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 Schoharie and Otsego Counties is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors that consists of 12 elected community volunteers; 2 voting members appointed by the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors, and Otsego County Board of Representatives and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Schoharie and Otsego Counties 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 Program areas guide the direction of the workshops, classes,and other services that we offer the residents of Schoharie and Otsego Counties, 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.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego Counties 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!
Name / Board Role / Professional Affiliation
Maureen Blanchard / Program Director, FCS, Secretary / Project Director & Community Coordinator, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, SUNY Cobleskill
James Bryant / At-Large Director, Vice President / Attorney at Law
Elizabeth Goblet-Schubert / Program Director, Ag / Farmer, Hessian Hill Farm
Sarah Goodrich / At-Large Director / Retired Executive Director, SALT
Danielle Hautaniem / Appointed by CCE Director / CCE State Specialist, Cornell University
Alex Luniewski / Appointed by Schoharie B.O.S. / Representative, Schoharie County Board of Supervisors'
Andrew Marietta / Appointed by Otsego B.O.R. / NYCON VP Regional Development, County Legislative Board of Representatives
Kristin Pullyblank / Program Director, FCS / Supervisor, Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego, and Montgomery Counties
Cindi Shelley / At-Large Director / Professor, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, SUNY Cobleskill
Jason Stone / At-Large Director, President / Farmer, Oaks Creek Farm/Hops Grower Brewery Ommegang
Vali Vargha, / At-Large Director, Treasurer / Farmer, Big Sky Farm
Katerina Weingarten / Program Director, 4-H / Student, SUNY Cobleskill
Bill Woodward / Program Director, 4-H /
Jordan Clements / Committee Chair / District Manager, Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District
Elizabeth Goblet-Schubert / Committee Secretary / Farmer, Hessian Hill Farm
Betsy Jensen / Meat Lab Manager, SUNY Cobleskill
Karli Johnson / Farmer, Muddy River Dairy
Mary Leonard /
Alicia Terry / Director of Planning, Schoharie County Planning & Development Agency
Maureen Blanchard / Project Director, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, SUNY Cobleskill
Arleen Clark / Home Dialysis Supervisor, Bassett Health Care
Brittany Goodrich / Director, The Kennedy Willis Center
Toni Joslin / Executive Assistant
Kristin Pullyblank / Committee Chair / Registered Nurse, Center for Rural Community Health
Ruth Allen / Retired, NY CCE Administrator
William Combs / Grounds Supervisor, Cobleskill Sunshine Fair
JoAnne King / Farmer, Kings Roaming Angus Farm/Cafe Help Cook
Cindy Powers / Committee Chair / Retired School Teacher
Bill Shue / Retired School Teacher
Lydia VanEvera / Secretary
Katerina Weingarten / Student, SUNY Cobleskill
Bill Woodward /
Last updated August 13, 2020