About Our Board

President - Barbara O’Keefe is a retired educator active in the Ogdensburg community.

First vice president - Joseph Cosentino is a long-time community and union activist.

Second vice president - Mark Valley a graduate of West Point and Gulf War veteran is a television and film actor.

Secretary -  Daniele Turcotte is an experienced project manager, and environmental and chemical engineer.

Treasurer - Eric Brunet,  AIF, CWS, is Vice President/Financial Consultant, Community Investment Services - INVeST Financial Corporation.

Judith Cree Ryan is a health-care professional.

Timothy W. Cryderman is a re-enactor with many years experience.

Michael Forrest Sr. is a retired construction and project manager.

Fred Hanss is the Director of Planning and Economic Development, Village of Potsdam.

William Hosmer is an Ogdensburg City Council member and local business owner.

Nancy LaFaver is a public historian and resource room educator at the Heuvelton Central School.

Judy Lesperance is a retired health-care professional.

Harry Luchetti is a long-time community activist.

Julie Madlin teaches social studies at Heuvelton Central School and is a former archivist.

Bill Merna is Vice-President of the Ogdensburg Kiwanis and is a retired social studies teacher.

John Miller III is an artist and re-enactor. 

Rhonda Roethel is President of the Lisbon Lion's Club and is a community organizer. 

Melissane Parm Schrems is a Professor of History at St. Lawrence University.

Martha Valley is a community volunteer and retired small business owner.

Nicholas J. Vaugh is the Social Media Manager Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.


From left to right: Fred Hanss, Martha Valley, Tim Cryderman, Anne-Marie Johnson, Eric Brunet, Michael Whittaker, John Miller III, Barbara O'Keefe, Judy Lesperance, Nancy LaFaver,  Melissane Parm Schrems, Harry Lucchetti, Bonnie Wright, Mike Forrest. Absent: Joseph Cosentino, Julie Madlin, Judy Cree Ryan