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John Carola

Seasoned executive, with over 27 years of experience working within the banking sector. Currently with Walden Savings Bank as Vice President of Retail Delivery & Marketing, overseeing all branch and call center operations and the Marketing department. As a key member of the bank’s senior management team, work on numerous internal committees including Compliance, ALCO,… Continue reading John Carola

Lia Fierro

Lia has served on the Board of Trustees for Vision Hudson Valley (formerly the Orange County Citizens Foundation) since 2015, joining the Executive Committee as a Member At Large in 2020.  She is a proud Hudson Valley native, having been born in Kingston, NY, and spending her childhood in Rockland and Orange Counties.  She graduated… Continue reading Lia Fierro

Dr. Janette A. McCoyMcKay

Transformational executive leader and mentor. Vision oriented, mission guided, with eyes on effective strategies for success cemented in core values of social justice. With more than twenty-five years of professional experience to draw upon, confidently uses storytelling to lead, educate, and mentor. Positive, analytical, energetic, and detail-oriented professional with broad and deep experience in public… Continue reading Dr. Janette A. McCoyMcKay

Lyle Shute

Lyle R. Shute has been a resident of Orange County, NY for over 50 years, and resides with his wife and family in Campbell Hall, NY Lyle attended Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and he is a licensed professional engineer in NY, NJ, & Pennsylvania.  He specializes… Continue reading Lyle Shute

Alexandra (Ali) Church

Ali is a planner focused on urban redevelopment, public realm, and historic preservation. She is currently the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Newburgh, NY where much of her work focuses on redevelopment and economic development, remedies for severely distressed property, and inclusionary and participatory planning. She has previously held positions with… Continue reading Alexandra (Ali) Church

William Dauster

Bill has been in health care fundraising and marketing since 1981 and has been a Certified Fundraising Executive since the mid 90’s. He has served on the New Jersey Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Board, as the founding President of the AFP NY Westchester Chapter serving as President from 2010-2016, and on AFP’s national Diversity Committee. … Continue reading William Dauster

Greg DeBuck

Owner of DeBuck Sod Farm.

Danielle Farrell

Danielle is a dynamic leader and established architect with over 20 years of experience in the architecture industry.  In her role as Assistant Vice President in LAN’s Goshen, New York office she excels at maintaining client relationships, working with consultants, leading design teams, and managing contractors. Danielle’s desire to design started from a young age… Continue reading Danielle Farrell

Michael Flynn

Vice President – M&T Bank

John Furst

John is a partner who has been with the firm since September of 2014.  He is a New York State licensed attorney with over 20 years of practice experience focusing in the areas of real estate, environmental, land use, zoning and municipal law. John represents developers and municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley in the land… Continue reading John Furst

Anthony Grice

I’ve been married to my wife of 20 years, we have three boys, and I am very involved in my church. My family has deep roots in this vibrant and beautiful community. My grandfather moved from Virginia to the City of Newburgh in the 1940s, opening a barbershop in the City of Newburgh in the… Continue reading Anthony Grice

Erika Hackman

Vice President, Academic Affairs – SUNY Orange

Louis Heimbach

Former county executive

Stefanie Kostenblatt

Stefanie proudly serves as Executive Director of the Newburgh Jewish Community Center and Kol Yisrael tangentially. She is an entrepreneur-turned nonprofit director, community advocate and partnership facilitator. Creative endeavors include Orange County’s All Access Pass and HappyHudsonValley.com. She is a writer, a hard worker and change-maker with a passion for community. She holds a B.S.… Continue reading Stefanie Kostenblatt

Jane Samuelson

Licensed Civil Engineer with a broad range of design, permitting, review, and construction experience. Focused on land use engineering consulting. Interested in managing and coordinating site development projects from inception to completion.

Gary Schuster

Gary is a Partner at Jacobowitz & Gubits. His varied practice includes formation, transactions and counseling for corporations, LLCs, partnerships and nonprofits; purchases and sales of businesses; commercial and residential real estate transactions and leasing; franchising; estate planning, administration and litigation; guardianship proceedings; and media, copyright and trademark. Gary received his B.A. in Government and… Continue reading Gary Schuster

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