Board & Governance

About the Board

People support decisions they help to make, and Cornell Cooperative Extension believes strongly in shared leadership through locally elected Boards of Directors and active program development committees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors that consists of 13 elected community volunteers and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Rockland County who bring their knowledge of community needs and concerns to the governance of this organization. Our board sets policy, hires staff, prioritizes educational programs and works with Extension's educational staff to ensure program effectiveness.

Program Committees for each of our issue areas guide the direction of the workshops, classes and other services that we offer the residents of Rockland County, and review the effectiveness of our efforts. Our programs have evolved over the years to reflect changes in values, ethics, community norms, family structures, mobility and the economy in direct response to this grassroots community involvement.

CCE-Rockland is delighted to have active and diverse Board of Directors and Program Committees, which are key to achieving strong and meaningful community impacts! If, as you read more about how we are governed, you believe you have a contribution to make to our programming as a volunteer, please get in touch! We welcome your input and ideas!

2019 Board Members

  • Paul Pietropaolo, President
  • Charmaine Cigliano, Vice President
  • Stephen Fromson, Secretary
  • Richard Diaz, Treasurer
  • Carolyn Amdurer
  • David Aron
  • Ann Barry
  • Pradeep Bhashyam
  • Bernadette Connors
  • Robin Eifert
  • Miguelina Lopez
  • Bill Madden
  • Nicholas Mitchell
  • Rockland County Legislature Liaison – Legislator Aney Paul
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension State Specialist – Adam Hughes

2019 Board Meeting Dates (open to the public)

  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 23
  • June 26
  • July 24 
  • September 25
  • October 22
  • November 20
  • December 11

Meeting Time & Location

All meetings start at 5:30 pm and are held in the auditorium at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY.

Annual Meeting

The December 11th, 2019 Board Meeting is CCE-RC's Annual Meeting.

Last updated January 7, 2020