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María del Mar Piedrabuena is an award-winning multimedia journalist, editor and publisher. She is the founder and publisher of Tu Prensa Local, a local Spanish news site on the East End of Long Island. She is also a reporter for RiverheadLOCAL and a contributor of Voices of New York. She has worked at leading news outlets including RiverheadLOCAL en Español, News12, Long Island Wins and...

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...

Entrepreneur | Mentor | Activist Lynne knows that nurturing leadership is about being present with the people we influence. Lynne graduated from RMM's Youth Arts Group, having attended the Overnight Leadership Camp as a camper and returning as a counselor. She received her BBA at Monroe College. After a successful 10 years of management and logistics experience, Lynne walked away from the...

Wanda Martinez-Johncox is the President of Re-lief Corporation, a non-profit, humanitarian organization. She was employed at the Canandaigua Veteran Affair Medical Center (VA) for almost 11 years, and is an advocate for veterans and LGBTQ* Veterans. She is a member of the leadership committee for Rochester Red Cross for the Armed Forces and also volunteers teaching chess to veterans at the...

Sakima McClinton 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...

Kathy Mendall is the Event Manager at Cornell Tech. She has been a Vestry Member, Choir Member, and Co-editor of the quarterly church newsletter Trinity Bells at Trinity Episcopal Church, Roslyn, NY, and has also been Coordinator for the YPF group, Rector Search Committee Member, Centennial Committee Member and a member of the Hospitality Committee.

Jim Monnier is recently retired after a 45 year career in Higher Education Administration, Corporate Training and Development, and Fundraising. He has been a VP for Training and Organization Development at major investment banks, Associate VP for Institutional Advancement at St. John’s University in Queens, and most recently a Senior Development Officer at Habitat for Humanity.

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 O'Shaughnessy 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 two 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...

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