Seaway Valley Prevention Council

Board of Directors

The general management of the affairs of this Corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors, each of whom shall be at least 19 years of age and work or reside in St. Lawrence County. The Board of Directors shall have control of the property of the Corporation and shall determine its policies with the advice of any committees it may from time to time establish. It shall have power to employ a Chief Administrative Officer, authorize expenditures and take all necessary and proper steps to carry out the purposes of this Corporation and to promote its best interest.

Subject to the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation and applicable law or regulation, the Board of Directors shall be composed of no fewer than seven nor more than twenty-one members.

Become a leader, and join our nonprofit board!

Follow the application link below and fill it out.  Return it to council@svpc.net.  We look forward to hearing from you!!

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD

Angela
President

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Angela Gray, CPA

Angela has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2005. Angela is a Partner CPA at Gray & Gray Associates, CPAs, P.C. Angela is a Clarkson University graduate who spends her time working with a number of organizations including the Canton Rotary, Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation, the Massena Chamber of Commerce, and the Young Women Leadership Institute. 

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Amber
Vice President

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Amber Sullivan 

Amber become a member of the board in 2016. Amber also serves on the Youth Advisory Board, EAP committee, Suicide Coalition for St. Lawrence County, and strives to remain active in the community with her son. 

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dawn
Treasurer

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Dawn Merz

Dawn has been a member of the board since 2010. Dawn graduated from Lyndon State College with a BS in Radio Scriptwriting and Performance. She continues to use her degree as the General Manager of Stephans Media Group in Ogdensburg and Massena. When she’s not working, Dawn serves as a Board Member for the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, and the St. Lawrence NYSARC. You can also find Dawn coaching Odyssey of the Mind and playing women’s slow pitch softball.

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Jennifer Barron
Secretary

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Jennifer Elliot

Jennifer has been a member of the board since 2018. Jennifer is a SUNY Canton graduate who went on to obtain her NYS OASAS CASAC and Family Development Credential through Cornell University. Jennifer is the Director of the North Country Freedom Homes in Canton, NY. Jennifer also spends her time serving as a member of the Massena Drug-Free Communities Coalition.

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Kay-C Hayes 2022
Board Member

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Kay-C Hayes

Kay-C has been a member of the board since 2018. Kay-C earned degrees in Community Health and Childhood Education from SUNY Potsdam and now serves as a Health Teacher at the Massena Central School District. When she’s not teaching, Kay-C serves as a PTO member for the Madrid-Waddington School District and serves as a member of the Town of Waddington Recreation Committee.

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Laurel Premo

Laurel has been a member of the board since 2020. Laurel graduated from SUNY Potsdam and earned her NYS OASAS CASAC. Laurel works for the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Counselor.

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Amanda Geary 2022
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Amanda Geary

Amanda became a member of the board in 2020. Amanda has her own law firm, the Law Office of Amanda Geary, in Ogdensburg, NY where she predominantly handles family court, real estate, and estate planning matters. Amanda obtained her degrees from Clarkson University and Hofstra Law School. Amanda also serves as a member of the Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club, Ogdensburg City Arts Council, Ogdensburg Land Bank Community Advisory Board, and the Chairman of the Clarkson University Greek Alumni Council.

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Rich Will

Rich has served as a member of the board since 2013.  Rich is a retired Presbyterian Minister who spends his time assisting the Presbytery of Northern New York, Synod of the Northeast, and the St. Lawrence Health System and a Spiritual Care volunteer. 

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Samantha Paige

Samantha has been a member of the board since 2020. Samantha has earned degrees from SUNY Potsdam, Purdue University, and the University of Florida. Samantha recently moved back to the area and is working as a Research Associate with doxy.me, LLC., a company that provides free and secure telemedicine solutions.

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Joseph Boswell 2022
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Joseph Boswell

Joey is a U.S. Army Veteran and SUNY Potsdam graduate. Joey joined the board in 2021. When he’s not at work at the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), Joey can be found coaching cheerleading, tumbling, or dance.

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