Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets seven times a year and each Board member sits on at least one standing committee. The Board also hires an Executive Director who implements the agency policies.

The Officers of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director comprise the Executive Committee that meets monthly.

2018 – 2019


  • Chair

    Monica Lee
    Represents: Member at Large

  • Vice Chair

    Nicole Bonelli
    Represents: Member at Large

  • Treasurer

    Michael Liguori
    Represents: Rhinebeck Bank

  • Secretary

    Stephanie Moore
    Represents: Member at Large

  • Drita Nicaj

    Represents: Member at Large

  • Marguerite Woodcock

    Member at large

  • Julie Riess

    Past Chair
    Represents: Member at Large

  • Executive Director

    Jeanne Wagner, Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc.


  • Lance Bixby

    Represents: Department of Community and Family Services

  • Jessica Canale, MPH

    Represents: Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • Leann Coyle

    Represents: Abilities First, Inc.

  • Isabel J. Dichiara

    Represents: Member at Large

  • Kristen Dovgan

    Represents: Member at Large

  • Bonnie Fogarty

    Represents: YMCA - Putnam County

  • Kim Haight

    Represents: The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

  • Mary Ellen Iatropoulos

    Represents: The Art Effect

  • Lisa Kroohs

    Represents: Child Care Provider of Putnam

  • Pat Voytko

    Represents: Early Childhood Institute of the Hudson River Valley

  • Rebecca Edwards

    Dutchess County Legislature

  • Michael Polasek

    Dutchess County Legislature

The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization is governed by a Board of Directors who sets the agency’s policies.