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

Jaci Kelleher

Hometown: Merchantville, New Jersey Family: Husband Mark Hobson, four adult children, 2 grandchildren Education: B.A. in English, Georgetown University; J.D. , University of Pittsburgh Occupation: Partner at Stafford Owens, appointed attorney for Clinton County Select Community Involvement, New York State Surrogate Decision-Making Committee, Board of Directors of the United Way of the Adirondack Region   read more