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.


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


  • Kathleen Monroe – Representing Mayor of City of Olean – Serving on Personnel Committee
  • Melanie Churakos (Board Vice-President) – Representing Cattaraugus County Sheriff – Serving on Executive, Personnel, and Board Development Committees
  • Shayla Adamic – Representing Mayor of City of Salamanca – Serving on Finance and Board Development Committees
  • Michelle Imhoff – Representing Commissioner of Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services – Serving on Program Planning Committee
  • Dr. Kevin D. Watkins – Representing Chairman of Cattaraugus County Legislature – Serving on Program Planning Committee


  • 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 Treasurer) – Representative of Industry – Serving on Executive, Finance, and Board Development Committees
  • Nancy Phillips (Board President) – Representative of Human Services – **Ex Officio on All Committees
  • Ryan Wilcox – Representative of Technology – Serving on Executive, Program Planning, and Board Development Committees


All Board Meetings are held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at 25 Jefferson Street, Salamanca, New York, at 5 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month.  There is no meeting in August, and the November/December meetings are combined and held the 1st Thursday of December.

  • January 24, 2019 – Presentation:  John Dennis, Director of New Construction & Rehabilitation, Re:  Housing Rehabilitation
  • February 28, 2019 – Presentation:  Re:  Trauma-Informed Care
  • March 28, 2019 – Presentation:  Jodi Fuller, COO of Planning & Development, Re:  Transitional Services Department
  • April 25, 2019 – Presentation:  Andy Studley, Director of Youth & Family Services, Re:  Youth & Family
  • May 23, 2019 – Annual Board Orientation
  • June 27, 2019 – Presentation:  Agency-wide Audit; Annual Budget; Strategic Plan
  • July 25, 2019 – Presentation:  Bruce Dineen, CFO/HR Director, Re:  Finance
  • September 26, 2019 – Presentation:  Ken Tomczak, COO of Energy & Housing Re:  Weatherization
  • October 24, 2019 – Presentation:  Tina Zerbian, CEO Re:  State of the Agency
  • December 5, 2019 – Presentation:  Amy Maitland, COO of Services Re:  Services Department