Board Members



UWMRNY Board of Directors 2024


Chair: Jennifer Telesky: NBT Bank

Vice Chair: Shelly Bartow

Secretary: Marcia Watt

Treasurer: Annette Burns


Community Impact:

Chair: Shelly Bartow



Kelly Ames: Fidelis Insurance

Katie Conron: Mid York Press, Inc.

Amanda Holland 

Lynn Kent

Matthew Lake: Hartford

Melissa Lusby: New York Mutual Insurance

Tracey Porack: UHS CMH

Allyson Yacano: Chenango County Planning Department

John Watt: NBT Bank 

Jerri Webb: Frontier

Ethan White: Hood                                




Board Service Opportunity

The United Way of Mid Rural New York, Inc. is seeking interested community members to serve on its Board of Directors.  We are a New York not-for-profit corporation serving Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Madison Counties and our mission is to improve the quality of life for all residents of our four-County service area by focusing on income and financial stability, education and health.  Candidates should have significant ties and a demonstrated commitment to the communities we serve.  Directors meet at least five times a year and are elected to serve a three-year term.  


Directors are nominated and elected at the Annual Meeting of UWMRNY held in January of each year.  A variety of factors must be taken into consideration by the Nominating Committee of the Board in determining who will be placed in nomination at any given time for a seat on the Board of Directors, including diversity, geographic community and County representation, as well as representation of important economic, cultural and other interests of the community.  In addition, the Board seeks to have members with a variety of skill sets that can best serve the various needs of the organization.  Your interest is appreciated, and consideration will be given to your application based upon these various factors and the current needs of the organization. 

Interested candidates must be at least18 years of age and should complete the application form available here: