Board of Directors

Name & Professional Affiliation

Association Officers

Sarah Manasse, President, Vice-President/Key Bank
Katharine Ellis, Vice-President, Senior Director for Communications & Marketing/Binghamton University
Arby Swift, Treasurer, Retired Vice-President & Sr. Loan Administrator/Farm Credit East
Mary Matwey, Secretary, Retired Computer Systems Administrator; CCE-BC Master Gardener


James Dutcher, CEO/Owner: AZeit, ValuAg & TUF-E; IT Director/Broome County Government
Chenoa Hailey, Engineer/Delta Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors
Beth Harrington, Permanency Specialist Supervisor/Hillside Children’s Center
Rebecca Harris, Contract Specialist/Broome-Tioga Workforce NY
Francis Kirk, Retired Anesthesiologist; CCE-BC Master Gardener
Sheli O’Hara, Community School Coordinator/Binghamton City School District
Peter Reynolds, Owner/Operator: McRey Farm
Kellyanne Truesdale, Assistant Vice-President & Business Banking Officer/NBT Bank
James Ward, Attorney/Law Offices of James D. Ward
Judi Whittaker, Co-Owner: Whittaker Dairy Farm

County Representatives (Appointed)

Scott Baker, Broome County Legislator
Cindy O’Brien, Broome County Legislator

Extension Representative

Paul O'Connor, Extension State Specialist


Lorraine Kemak
Co-Director, Finance & Operations
(607) 773-3400

Last updated April 22, 2020