Board of Directors

As a private, not-for-profit organization, Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc., is locally governed by a 15-member Board of Directors.  In accordance with federal law, the CCA Board is comprised of three sectors: the Community Sector, the Public Sector, and the Private Sector.  One of the original themes of the Community Action movement, dating from the mid-1960’s, is “maximum feasible participation of the poor.”  To that end, representation of low-income persons is critical in policy making decisions on the local level.

COMMUNITY SECTOR:

  • Andrew Dombek – Via Petition – Serving on Finance Committee
  • Cathy Mackay (Board Vice-President) – Via Public Election – Serving on Executive, Personnel, and Board Development Committees
  • Mark Sutton – Via Petition – Serving on Program Planning Committee
  • Kerrie Parr (Board Treasurer) – Via Public Election – Serving on Executive and Finance Committees
  • Jeffrey Reed – Via Public Election – Serving on Personnel Committee

 PUBLIC SECTOR:

  • Susan Cross – Representing Mayor of City of Olean – Serving on Personnel Committee
  • Melanie Easton – Representing Cattaraugus County Sheriff – Serving on Executive, Personnel, and Board Development Committees
  • Mary Fellow-Davis – Representing Commissioner of Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services – Serving on Program Planning Committee
  • Marilyn J. Harvey – Representing Mayor of City of Salamanca – Serving on Executive, Finance and Board Development Committees
  • Dr. Kevin D. Watkins – Representing Chairman of Cattaraugus County Legislature – Serving on Program Planning Committee

 PRIVATE SECTOR:

  • George Fillgrove – Representative of Veteran Interests – Serving on Personnel Committee
  • Andrea Spako – Representative of Native American Interests – Serving on Program Planning Committee
  • Donald Jones (Board President) – Representative of Industry – **Ex Officio on All Committees
  • Nancy Phillips – Representative of Human Services – Serving on Executive and Finance Committees
  • Ryan Wilcox (Board Secretary) – Representative of Charities – Serving on Executive, Program Planning, and Board Development Committees