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Joseph Kovacs is an independent contractor and consultant to custom woodworking suppliers. He has been in this industry for 40 years, working with architects, designers, and cabinet and furniture manufacturers. He has traveled the world extensively for new sources for the woodworking market. Joe is also an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor intern. As a church elder, his passion is...

Laura Lecour, Managing Director, has worked for over 25 years as an advocate on behalf of children and migrant farmworkers beginning as a Daycare Provider, then a Tutor/Advocate with Migrant Education, an Interpreter/Translator and currently as Managing Director of RMM. She has a B.S. in Marketing and Management from New York University, and is working toward her M.P.A. at Marist College....

Madeline Lee’s consulting services include individual attention in a variety of disciplines critical to successful non-profit activity, including program development and planning; meeting planning and facilitation; writing and editing; search processes; and individual coaching.

Alan B. Lubin, New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) former executive vice president serving from 1993 to 2010, helped guide the union's massive political mobilization and legislative efforts. He came to Albany after 26 years as an educator and elected leader of the United Federation of Teachers, NYSUT's affiliate in New York City. He served from 1995 to 2010 as a vice president of the...

Roger Markovics has worked as a community organizer in Albany, NY, since 1970, in a job sharing arrangement with his wife, Maria, through Albany Catholic Charities. In 1971 their joint organizing efforts brought together a group of low-income tenants that eventually became the United Tenants of Albany. While continually operating as a storefront service center, the United Tenants has...

Sakima is an Iraqi war veteran who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Engineering, and went on to get her Master's in Business with a minor in Accounting. She is a Board Member of the Dutchess County Mental Health of America, sits on the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board, and a social member of the Exempt Firemen Association. Sakima was the first...

Jon Norton is a semi retired clergyman affiliated with the Reformed Church In America. He served three churches in the Metropolitan New York City region: Fort Lee NJ, Hackensack NJ, Spring Valley, NY and for 20 years was the Executive Minister of the Regional Synod of NY, Reformed Church In America. He has had a long association with Rural & Migrant Ministry. He is currently the...

While a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany for 17 years, Brian served in numerous roles, including parish associate, HC chaplain and Director of the Peace and Justice Commission (which taught modules on “effective organizing for social justice” throughout the diocese). He also was the diocesan Refugee Resettlement Coordinator for 3 years.

Jane Gurley Orcutt, originally from the Syracuse area, moved to Callicoon in 1970 with her husband and 2 sons . She has a BS in music education and music therapy and taught private piano for over 40 years. She has been active in many area music and community projects as well. She is an elder at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church and has been interested in RMM's work through Hudson River...

Jeannine Otis, RMM’s Music Director has become an important ally in our quest for farmworker justice in NYS. Jeannine has produced RMM’s Voices of Hope CD and leads the music programming at the Overnight Leadership Camp and our Annual Rural Women’s Conference. As a songwriter, singer, actress, and recording artist, she moves from style to style. She has worked with Grover Washington,
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