The ACCORD Corporation Board of Directors is comprised of nine elected members, representing the Private Sector, Elected Public Officials and the At-Large Market, who jointly oversee the activities of the agency.  The board's activities are determined by the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated and detailed in our Corporate By-Laws.

Our Board of Directors


Carrie Whitwood
Chairperson / President
Private Sector Representative - Nonprofit Finance & Management Expert

Bernie Riley
Vice Chairperson / Vice President
Private Sector Representative - Criminal Justice Expert

Debra Miller
Secretary / Treasurer
Low-Income Individuals and Families Representative


Edna Kayes
Elected Public Official Designee

Reita Sobeck-Lynch
Elected Public Official Designee

Joseph Damiano
Low-Income Individuals with Disabilities Representative

Ellen Matla
Private Sector Representative - Early Childhood Education Expert

Rebecca Fanton


Low-Income Individuals and Families (Head Start) Representative

Anne Campbell


Elected Public Official Designee

Board Meeting Schedule:

The ACCORD Board of Directors meets the third Monday of each month unless otherwise stated, with the exception of July and December.  Meeting dates and times are subject to change.  All board meetings are open to the public, held at ACCORD's Corporate Office located at 84 Schuyler Street, Belmont, NY 14813.  Meetings begin promptly at 4:30pm unless otherwise noted in the meeting notice. 

Next Board Meeting:
The next ACCORD Corporation Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 23,2023 at 3:30pm - to be held in the Peterson Board Room/conference call.  Please contact Jenevera Embser, Clerk of the Board, if you are interested in attending or would like more information: