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Jennifer Selander

CHAIRMAN

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Jen Selander joined the Board at the Center in 2011. She has served as Secretary and is currently in her second year as the Board Chairperson. Jen earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology and worked in the pharmaceutical industry in both research and sales for 13 years. Although she is originally from New Mexico, she has lived in the Hudson Valley for 18 years with her husband and two sons. Jen is active in her church, at her kids schools, participates in Relay for Life each year and has also served on the board at the Baptist Home and Community at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck. Volunteering at the Center is one of the most rewarding experiences she has had and is honored to a part of this dynamic organization.

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Susan Green

BOARD MEMBER

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Susan Green has been a volunteer at the Center for several years, and has been vice-chair of the board and Fund-Raising Chair for the last two. She previously worked in the Thoroughbred horse industry in Kentucky and Virginia, before giving it up to become a full time mother and manager of her family’s small farm, comprising of horses, donkeys, chickens and dogs and cats. Susan is married to Chris, an attorney in Armonk, and has two daughters, Chloë and Phoebe. She has been very active in their schools, President of the co-operative nursery and chairing numerous committees. Susan also previously served on the board of the Children’s Aid Society in Manhattan.

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Karen Page

TREASURER

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Karen is a native of the area. Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY. Graduated from Arlington High School. Attended Dutchess Community College graduating with a Business Administration Transfer Degree and an Accounting Degree. Graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration. Currently a New York State Certificated Public Accountant. Working currently in the family commercial real estate  business. Has had a bookkeeping ,corporate and personal tax business for the past twenty plus years.  I am currently the Treasurer and board member  of the CPCA, I am currently a member of the LaGrange Historical Society, served as board member of the Ryan McElroy Childrens Cancer Foundation, currently on the Board of Directors and Past President of the Mid Hudson Lumber Dealers, served on the Board of Directors and Past President of the LaGrange Rotary.

Roseanne Vanikiotis

Roseanne Vanikiotis

SECRETARY

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Roseanne has lived most of her life in the Hudson Valley. A graduate of Arlington High School, Roseanne went on to earn a B.A. in Musicology and an M.A. in Germanic Languages & Literature. In 1982, Roseanne married Teddy Vanikiotis and began working in the family business, the Vanikiotis Group. The Vanikiotis Group is a restaurant group here in Dutchess County. Roseanne’s current role in the organization is Administrative Officer. Roseanne started her connection with the Center through volunteering on fundraising and board/volunteer development committees. She joined the Board in 2009 and currently serves in the position of secretary. She and her family support many non-profit organizations in the community. Roseanne is honored to be a part of this Board and organization.

Gloria Cukar

BOARD MEMBER

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A longtime business leader and visionary operations executive, Gloria Cukar is Senior Director, External Affairs at MidHudson Regional Hospital. As a member of the hospital’s executive team, Cukar helps foster partnerships between MidHudson Regional and the Hudson Valley community.She previously worked as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Office of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she helped guide the 2010/2011 consolidation of the Dutchess and Greater Southern Dutchess Chambers.Prior to her time there, Cukar owned and operated a trio of area businesses: Forever Memories Florist in Poughquag, I.C. Construction Co., Inc. in Red Hook, and the Beverly Farm Resort in the Catskill Mountains.A resident of Poughkeepsie, Cukar currently serves on the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Executive Board, Half Moon Theatre Board, the WLA Executive Committee, American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley Region Board, and she is a member of the Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess.

Betty Fanelli

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Betty A. Fanelli is a Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources and Corporate Administration for Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, a member of the Board of Directors of Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc., where she serves as Board Secretary, and a member of the company’s ESOP Advisory Committee. An active community advocate, Betty also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and on the Development Committee for the Dutchess County SPCA. Betty graduated from the State University of New York at Albany.

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Alex Tuller

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

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Alex Tuller is a founding principal at Drake Creative, a graphic design firm based in the Hudson Valley since 2003. Drake’s primary areas of focus are: experiential design; branding and identity systems; and environmental graphics including signage, wayfinding and digital installations. When not hard at work, Alex enjoys downhill skiing, fly fishing, horseback riding and cooking.

Anthony Burger

BOARD MEMBER

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Dennis Conn

BOARD MEMBER

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A banking veteran of 34 years, Dennis has served as Branch Manager of our 2680 South Road, Poughkeepsie and our 39 Burnett BLVD, Poughkeepsie branches for the past ten (10) years. He is a graduate of the prestigious American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and serves on the boards of the Center for Prevention of Child Abuse, Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity and St. Simeon Properties in Poughkeepsie. He has lived in Hyde Park for 20 years.

Nick DiMarco

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Timothy Doyle

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Andrea Kirchhoff

BOARD MEMBER

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Andrea Kirchhoff grew up in Dutchess County and worked as a Nursery School teacher at Rainbows End Child Development Center and Northern Dutchess Day Care Center.

Amy Solis

BOARD MEMBER

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Amy has been a happy resident of the Hudson Valley for 13 years. A NJ native, she received a B.A. in Communications from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a minor in theatre and studio arts. Prior to moving to the area she lived and worked in Manhattan for over a decade as an executive assistant, event planner, advertiser, and jack of all trades for companies including Swiss Re and Mutual Marine Inc. Upon moving to the Hudson Valley she worked for two years as an executive assistant at Bard College before leaving to focus on raising her daughter. Amy is an active leader and supporter of her daughter’s schools and has spearheaded several fundraising initiatives to assist them in reaching their goals. Amy is honored to join the Board of the CPCA and looks forward to helping the effort to end child abuse.

Paul Porco

BOARD MEMBER

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Ozie Williams

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Eben Yager

BOARD MEMBER

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Eben Yager is entering ninth season as General Manager of the Hudson Valley Renegades and his second as President of the Pittsfield Suns. Under Eben’s leadership, the Renegades received the 2015 Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Spirit Award, and have donated over $400,000 toward community programs throughout the Hudson Valley. Prior to joining the CPCA board, Eben has served as chairman on numerous boards including the American Red Cross of the Mid-Hudson Valley, the Hudson Valley Boy Scouts Dutchess District, and the New York Blood Center’s Little Doctor’s Program, as well as serving on numerous other boards in the region.