Lending A Hand Hometown: Mooers Forks, NYFamily: Husband of 31 years, Gregg; three adult children and two granddaughtersEducation: B.S. in Business Administration, SUNY PlattsburghOccupation: Senior Lender, Champlain National BankCommunity Involvement: Current president of the Plattsburgh CommunityHousing Board; 20 years of service to the former Rotary Club of Rouses Point; past treasurer for Champlain Children’s Learning read more


HOMETOWN: Cadyville, New York FAMILY: Husband, Jon; son Griffin; pets: Dixi, Oreo and Nacho EDUCATION: B.A., Mass Communication, SUNY Plattsburgh OCCUPATION: Executive Vice President, North Country Chamber of Commerce Jody Parks has been a well-known face at the North Country Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years. She has been a driving force both behind read more

John Remillard

By Michelle St. Onge Photo by Ty Kretser NAME: John RemillardHOMETOWN: Peru, NYFAMILY: Three adult children, four grandchildrenEDUCATION: B.A., Business Administration from LeMoyne College; M.A., Health Care from Sage Colleges in AlbanyOCCUPATION: President, University of Vermont Health Network’s Elizabethtown Community HospitalCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board involvement with the Champlain Valley Family Center and the North Country Chamber read more

Sylvie Nelson

OCCUPATION: Executive Director, North Country Workforce Development Board HOMETOWN: Montreal born, Sherbrooke, Quebec raised FAMILY: Husband, Kurt Munson, children Gisèle and Ian EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degrees in English Writing from St. Edwards University (Texas), and in Communication Studies from Concordia University (Montreal). Graduate degree in Journalism from Concordia University COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Board president, United Way of read more

Doug Hoffman

Hometown: Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, NY Family: Carol, wife of 46 years, three adult children, six grandchildren Education: A.A.S. in Business/Accounting from North Country Community College, B.A. in Business from SUNY Plattsburgh, M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut Occupation: Business advisor, coach, and C.P.A at Hoffman Eells Group, C.P.A.s Community Involvement: Lions Club, Adirondack read more

Michelle Cromwell

HOMETOWN: Trincity, Trinidad OCCUPATION: University Executive; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant; yoga teacher; Reiki master teacher FAMILY: 24-year-old son Kidane EDUCATION: Diploma in Music Education from Valsayn Teachers College; B.S. in Social Work, University of the West Indies; M.A. in Dispute Resolution; and Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University (Florida) SB: What read more

Julie Edwards

Title: Owner, Willow Hill Farm in Keeseville, NY Family: 3 adult children, 5 stepchildren, and many foster children over the years. Hometown: Hydesville, Maryland Education: B.A. in philosophy from the University of Delaware Community Involvement: 25 years of involvement with U.S. Pony Club – a national organization dedicated to teaching children about horses and riding. read more

Steve Moore

Occupation: Co-owner, Condo Pharmacy Education: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Hometown: Plattsburgh Professional Involvement: President-elect of the Pharmacy Society of the State of New York (PSSNY), member of National Community Pharmacists Association. Family: mother Jean and brother Dave Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh has been run by the read more

Marge Garcia

Hometown: Elizabethtown, New York Family: Husband, Bruce, one son, two stepchildren, and three grandchildren Occupation: Recently retired as the Development Coordinator for Adirondack Community Action Programs in Elizabethtown. Community Involvement: Co-chair, the United Way of the Adirondacks annual campaign (2016); served on the campaign team for 18 years, Human Services Coalition, United Way Citizens of read more

John Redden

OCCUPATION: Commissioner, Clinton County Department of Social Services HOMETOWN: Plattsburgh EDUCATION: B.A. in Business Administration from the Citadel, M.A. in Business Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. FAMILY: Two adult children The Clinton County Department of Social Services is fortunate to be able to boast almost three decades of solid leadership under the direction read more