Board of Directors

Tripartite Board

CEO is a Community Action Agency with a tripartite Board composition. Tripartite means that three valuable sectors of the community are represented on the Board of Directors. Each board member is nominated to one of the following sectors based on their qualifications or background. The first is the Consumer sector, representatives who are eligible for CEO’s services or represent low-income residents in the work they do. The second is the Public sector, representatives who are elected or appointed officials in the community. The third is the Private sector, representatives from a variety of professions or backgrounds who are looking for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by poverty. These three sectors work together as a full board in the best interest of community residents by helping to fulfill CEO’s Mission.


Private Sector

Megan Ross – Treasurer
Director of Corporate Finance, Broadview

Michael Bossert, CPA
Chief Fiscal Officer, Tri City Rentals – Retired

Patrick Morphy, Esq.- Secretary
NYS Office of Attorney General – Retired

Dr. Patricia O’Connor – Vice Chairperson
Dept. of Psychology, Russell Sage Colleges

Brian Williams – Chairperson
Principal Employment & Training, Rensselaer County


Meeting Dates

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 12:00 noon

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 12:00 noon

Tuesday, September 24, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Consumer Sector

Betty Bellino
Community Representative

Ellen Venson
Community Representative

Sandra Cimorelli
Community Representative

Fortune Omase
Community Representative

Demetria Canty
Community Representative

Public Sector

Michael Stammel
Mayor, City of Rensselaer

Steven McLaughlin |  Designee: Leslie Wallace
Rensselaer County Executive

Peter Grimm
Rensselaer County Legislator

Mark Fleming
Rensselaer County Legislator

Dan Casale
Rensselaer County Legislator

Emeritus Board Members

Kathy Jimino

Judy Marks

Kevin O’Bryan

Ethel Hammett Simon

Barbara Urban

Caroline Wilcox 

Want to get involved?

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