CWC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-18


Seated, l. to r.:
Mark McCarthy, Richard Parete, Michael Triolo, Robert Pelham, David Warne
Standing: Thomas Hynes, Martin Donnelly, Anthony Van Glad, Tina Mole, Wayne Marshfield, James Sofranko
Not pictured: James Eisel, Innes Kasanof

The CWC board consists of 15 members. Twelve of them are elected officials representing West-of-Hudson Watershed municipalities. Delegates are elected to the board by Supervisors of the 39 towns in the Watershed. Board representation is proportional to population within the Watershed: The Board includes six members from Delaware County, two from Ulster County, two from Greene County, and one each from Sullivan and Schoharie Counties.

In addition, the board includes a representative of New York City, appointed by the Mayor; a representative of New York State, appointed by the Governor; and a representative of the environmental community, also appointed by the Governor.

The CWC Board meets monthly at Corporation offices in Margaretville, Delaware County.

OFFICERS

Michael Triolo, President
Supervisor, Town of Stamford. Elected to CWC Board 2012, term expires 2020.

Mike joined the CWC staff in January 2003 and served as Economic Development Director until December 2011. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Upstate National Bank in Fayetteville; President and CEO of the First National Bank of Lisbon in Ogdensburg, and also held managerial positions at banks in Amenia and Stamford, NY. Mike lives in Hobart.

Robert Pelham, First Vice President
Supervisor, Town of Windham. Elected to CWC Board 2012, term expires 2020.

Bob is a native of Windham. A member of the Town Planning Board from 1997 to 2006, he has been a Town Board member since 2009. Bob owns an electrical contracting business that has been a family owned business for over 50 years.

Richard Parete, Second Vice President
Ulster County Legislator (District 3). Elected to CWC Board 2011, term expires 2019.

Rich, a lifelong resident of the Town of Marbletown, represents the Towns of Marbletown, Hurley, and Olive on the Ulster County Legislature. He is a graduate of Rondout Valley High School and Syracuse University. When not working as a field technician for Verizon Communications in Kingston, he is active in youth wrestling, football and baseball.

James Eisel, Treasurer
Supervisor, Town of Harpersfield. Elected to CWC Board 1997, term expires 2018.

Former Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, Jim has also served on the BOCES and the town planning boards. He is a retired business owner.

Mark McCarthy, Secretary
Sullivan County Legislator (District 3). Elected to CWC Board 2014, term expires 2019.

A native of Neversink, Mark served on the Town Council for several years and is a former Town Supervisor. He represents the Town of Neversink, Liberty and Rockland on the Sullivan County Legislature. Mark owns a contracting company and a barbecue business, and is Board President of the Recovery Center in Monticello, a 12-step recovery facility.

MEMBERS

Martin Donnelly
Supervisor, Town of Andes. Elected to CWC Board 1998; term expires 2018

Marty has a public employee insurance business. He has lived in Andes since 1982, and is a former chairman of the planning board there.

Thomas S. Hynes
Supervisor of the Town of Roxbury. Elected to CWC Board 2006, term expires 2018.

Tom has been town supervisor since 1984. He served as a CWC Director from 1996 to 1998 before rejoining the Board in 2006. He is the owner of Miller Funeral Home in Roxbury and Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville.

Innes Kasanof
Councilmember, Halcott Town Board. Elected to CWC Board 2012, term expires 2019.

Former Halcott Supervisor, Innes is also a former member of the Greene County Planning Board. She worked beside husband Tony Kasanof, a Cultural Affairs Officer, in US embassies and consulates in Turkey, Israel, Morocco and the former Soviet Union before retiring to Halcott in the late 1980s.

Wayne Marshfield
Supervisor of the Town of Hamden. Elected to CWC Board 2004, term expires 2020.

Wayne has been a Town Board Member for more than 20 years. He is assistant general manager of Delaware County Electric Cooperative.

Tina Molé
Supervisor of the Town of Bovina. Elected to CWC Board 2004, term expires 2020.

Tina is Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors. She serves as Delaware County representative for State Senator John Bonacic. She grew up in Walton, holds an A.S. degree in Business Administration and has lived in Bovina since 1992.

Tom R. Snow, Jr.
New York City Watershed Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. First appointed to CWC Board by NYS Governor 2005.

James Sofranko
Town Board member and Deputy Supervisor, Town of Olive. Elected to CWC Board 2017, term expires 2021.

Jim has lived in West Shokan for over 30 years where he owns an electrical contracting business. He was elected to the Olive Town Board in 2013.

Anthony VanGlad
Supervisor, Town of Gilboa. Elected to CWC Board 2017, term expires 2021.

Gilboa’s supervisor since 2004, Tony is Vice Chairman of the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors. He has served on the county’s Soil & Water Conservation District board, the Coalition of Watershed Towns and the Stamford Farmers Cooperative Board. The Van Glads operate a produce farm and make maple syrup. Tony is president of the New York State Maple Producers Association.

David S. Warne
Assistant Commissioner and Director of Watershed Protection and Planning for the NYCDEP’s Bureau of Water Supply, acts as alternate to NYC Mayor Appointee
VACANT: Environmental Representative