Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie Appoints New Board Members and Officers

    Poughkeepsie, NY – The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie is pleased to announce two new board members and a new executive committee for the 2020-2021 term. The Children’s Home Board of Directors is comprised of generous community members who have been selected for their knowledge, expertise and commitment to our mission. The two newly elected board members are:

    Catherine Forbes is the Senior Director of Advancement at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. She previously worked at the Adirondack Mountain Club. Catherine earned her MPA in Non-Profit Management at Seattle University. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Grace Smith House and serves on the Town of Hyde Park Democratic Committee. In her free time, Catherine is training for her 15th marathon. She resides in Hyde Park, NY, with her husband and daughter, who just completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at SUNY Albany, Catherine’s alma mater.

    Patrick Meaney works at IBM and is a Senior Technology Staff Member. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and his Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. Patrick is a member of Hudson Valley Bridge Builders, is President/Area Director of Toastmasters, a New Hackensack Reformed Church Elder and Youth Leader. Patrick is a regular Children’s Home volunteer through his work with IBM and the Hudson Valley Bridge Builders. He has helped to obtain grants from IBM for the Home and presented engineering programs to residents. Patrick enjoys volleyball, hiking, reading and crossword puzzles. Patrick and his wife Susan live in Poughkeepsie and have three adult children.

    The newly appointed Executive Committee includes: President – Maureen Crush; First Vice President – Patricia Goodemote; Vice President, Audit – Donald K. Stammer; Vice President, Governance – Mary Lou Davis; Vice President, Investment – Alyssa Bowers; Vice President, Program – Vanessa Rice; Vice President, Resource Development – Rochelle Friedman; Secretary – Susan K. Stoller; Treasurer – Jessica L. Vinall; Assistant Treasurer – Valerie Murphy.

    “As we move forward this year at the Children’s Home, I am excited by the talents and passion our newest Board members will bring to the organization and so grateful for the strength and wisdom of our collective Board of Directors,” said Maureen Crush, President, Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie Board of Directors.