Local Chapter: Professional Women of Sullivan County
Since 1990 I have enjoyed membership in BPW/NYSW. Since my retirement as Athletic Director, Aquatic Director and Physical Educator at Fallsburg HS in 2008, I have taken chapter leadership roles in NYSWOMEN. In my Professional Women of Sullivan County Chapter, I have served on the EC, Financial, Membership, Bylaws, Scholarship, and Women of the Year Committees - chairing Scholarship 2015-2017. I currently chair the Woman of the Year Event.
From 2015-2017 I served as the Recording Secretary of PWSC and from 2016-2017 I served as the Region 3 ARD. As President of PWSC 2017-19, I worked with our Foundation toward 501c3 status, instituted a Chapter Parliamentarian and parliamentary procedure, developed Policies and Procedures Guidelines for each of our Standing Committees, and established Executive Committee Meetings and a Treasury audit. I was elected Secretary of NYSW in 2018 and served on the EC and Meetings Committee. While Vice president, I served on the Strategic Planning and Meetings Committees, the Grace LeGendre Board and was the on-site conference chair. As President-Elect, I served as liaison with the Regional Directors.
Outside of NYS Women, Inc, I serve as chairman of the SC Youth Bureau (1982-) and as Secretary of the SC Retired Teachers Association (2015-). I have served as the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer since the 70’s - also serve as a Lifeguard, Waterfront, CPR/AED, Babysitting, First Aid and Responding to Emergencies Instructor. I coach Girls and Boys Varsity Skiing and Girls Varsity Tennis at area high schools. I am the Summer Parks and Rec Director for the Town of Neversink and Aquatic Coordinator for the Town of Fallsburg. In NYSPHSAA, I chair Section 9 Safety serving on the State Safety Committee since 1982 and chair Section 9 Alpine Boys and Girls HS Skiing on the State Committee. For ten years I served as the Section 9 Boys Tennis Chair. I was also the Boys and Girls Tennis Chair for the NYS Empire State Games for 16 years. I have taught a variety of classes at SCCC in the Physical Education Dept and for the last 13 years have been a Student Teacher Supervisor for SUNY Cortland.
In NYSAHPERD, I have served as the President of the Aquatic Section, the Secondary Section, and the Catskill Zone, served on the Conference Planning Committees and the Executive Committee, was elected to the Leadership Council, as well as the Board of Directors and served as President of the BOD. I have been a NYS Trainer for Goals 2000 and Physical Best and have offered workshops on many topics. I am a long- time member of the US Tennis Assn., the Eastern Prof. Ski Instructors Assn., NYS Ski Racing Assn. and the National Ski Patrol. I have served as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout Leader and badge counselor. I am a graduate of the Human Performance Institute and I believe through education of our minds and bodies, we empower ourselves to be our best and to be able to help others through action.
My husband Cliff and I reside in an 1842 schoolhouse in Claryville. Our three daughters are married and we are devoted to our four adorable grandchildren. I enjoy outdoor activities – all water sports, tennis, skiing, hiking, biking, gardening, para sailing, sky diving – photography, cooking and traveling.