Board of Directors

Bob Eddings – President
Bob is currently the Director of Group and Family Retreats for the Frost Valley YMCA, bringing people from all over the Tri-State area to learn about the environment and leadership skills. He is also a former licensed school aged child care provider in Sullivan County. After working closely with the Sullivan County Child Care Council as a provider, he joined the board in 2009 and began his tenure as president of the Board in 2011. Bob lives in Claryville with his family. Bob serves on the Executive Committee and is an ex officio member of all other committees.

Darlene Beiling – Vice President
Darlene is currently the Day Care Director at the Center for Discovery. She is also a former child-care provider, running her own a daycare center and a group-family day care. Darlene was the former president of the Sullivan County Family Daycare Association where she worked closely with other child care providers. Darlene joined the Board in the summer of 2011, understanding the importance of quality child care. Darlene lives in Liberty with her partner, Bill Kehrley and her children. Darlene serves as the chair of the Personnel Committee and also serves on the Executive and Fund Development Committees.

Jodi Kane – Treasurer
Jodi is a former employee of the Child Care Council and became a board member because she believes that the agency is crucial to the health, safety and success of the children and families in our county. She has an AAS in Early Childhood Education and a BA in Human Development/Psychology and is working toward her Master’s degree in Social Work. She lives in Liberty New York and works for The Sullivan County Department of Family Services as a Senior Caseworker for Child Protective Services.

Elizabeth Kubenik – Secretary
Elizabeth worked at Sullivan County Community College for 30 years; in 1990 she became the Dean of Administration, later changed to Vice President for Administrative Services, and reported to the President and the Board of Trustees. She also served as Treasurer for the SCCC Faculty Student Association, SCCC Foundation, and SCCC Dormitory Corporation and reported to the Board of Directors of each of these entities. Elizabeth has served on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance for 25 years. She served as President from 2002 to 2006; presently she is serving as Treasurer. She works on the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, and several other standing committees of this Board. She also volunteers 3-4 days a week at the Delaware Valley Arts Center, assisting in the office and the gift shop. She served on the planning committee for the for the last two successful RISE fundraising events, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. In the past, she served on committees in the Jeffersonville Central School District and on the boards of several other organizations.  Elizabeth lives in Kenoza Lake with her husband, Henry, and has a son, Jared. Jared and his wife, Melissa, are the parents of two adorable daughters. As a new member of the Board, Elizabeth is looking forward to working with the other members to bring positive change to the lives of children and their families in Sullivan County.

Susan M. Dollard
Susan M. Dollard, a native of Sullivan County, and is married to Timothy Dollard from Rock Hill, NY. As a retired teacher from Monticello Central Schools with 30 years of experience, she has always been concerned about Sullivan County youth, care and education. She has a BS, MA in Art Education and a BS, MA in Education. Susan is a professional artist who has shown her work locally and has brought an artful twist to her position as Master Gardener Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative. An avid gardener and floral designer for many years, Susan has found a comfortable niche’ coordinating the Master Gardener Volunteer Program and Community Tree Steward Program. Under her guidance the Master Gardener program has won a number of grants and awards.

Jim Farrell
Jim Farrell is the elected District Attorney of Sullivan County. Prior to his election in 2009, he spent 14 years as a Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney. Jim joined the board in 2004 and serves as the Chair of the By-Laws Committee. He lives in Cochecton with his wife, Nicole, a second grade teacher at the Sullivan West Elementary School, and his two children, Douglas and Kelsey. “Both Douglas and Kelsey attended daycare with a wonderful provider who gave them excellent care and who had enormous positive impact on them and my goal in serving on this Board is to ensure that all children have affordable and safe child care in our County”, Farrell said.

Tony Harvey
Tony works as a marketing and advertising consultant. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Management from Baruch College and Masters Degree in Internet Marketing. Tony and his wife Diane reside in the Town of  Fallsburg where she runs an independent daycare. They have two children who both attend the Fallsburg Central School District. As both a parent and a childcare service provider Tony understands the importance of having safe, affordable, reliable childcare available, as well as the challenges daycare providers face on a daily basis. As a new member of the Board, Tony is looking forward to helping Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc in its mission to support quality child care for children of Sullivan County.

Kulli Kask
Kulli is a CPA and is currently a tax manager for Cooper Arias, LLP, a local CPA firm.  Kulli is from Estonia, has been living in Bethel, Sullivan County, with her husband, Victor, and daughter, Madeline, for the last 15 years. She holds BS Summa Cum Laude in Accounting and MS/MA in Engineering. Being a parent and working full time has been challenging, and without close family living in the area to help out, finding quality and reliable daycare has been very important. She is committed to support the expertise in early childhood education and resources that the Council makes available to the area childcare providers, by improving the childcare quality and making it more affordable.

April Rodriquez
April has been employed with Sullivan County for over 5 years . She has worked in several different departments including, Public Health Nursing, Dept. of Public Works in conjunction with the Office of the Aging, Department of Family Services and is now currently with the Center for Workforce Development. April has volunteered with St. Peters Regional School in Liberty, NY and the Sullivan County AMVETS, briefly held the Den Mother status with Cub Scout Troop 717 and is currently a 4-H parent. April has been a Sullivan County resident for over 10 years and has an eight year old son who has benefited by receiving high quality childcare. Now that he is in grade school after school care is currently needed. April feels fortunate that her son has received superior childcare from infancy up until now and is looking forward to contributing her ideas and time to help to continue to improve quality childcare for all families that are in need in Sullivan County.

Regina McKenny-Snead
Regina is the Associate Executive Director for Programs at SullivanArc.  She is a native of Sullivan County and a graduate of Fallsburg Central High School.  Regina has a BA in Psychology from Temple University and a MS in Counseling with a concentration in Human Resources Development from the University of Bridgeport.  She and her husband Jules reside in the Town of Fallsburg and have two children, Zayd and Zhara.  As a new parent, she understands the need of parents to find a safe childcare environment where children are nurtured and can thrive.  Regina is proud to serve on a board for an agency that is a resource to working parents and child care providers but most importantly whose focus is to support quality child care for children of Sullivan County.

Robin Meddaugh
Robin is the Office Manager for Best Friends Services Inc. She lives in Rock Hill with her husband Judge Mark Meddaugh. Robin has three sons and two granddaughters; Joshua married to Melinda, Jonathan married to Tracy, Ryan who is living in Maine. Robin joined our Board in 2005. Robin presently serves on the Audit Committee and as Chairman of the Fund Development Committee.

Laura Quigley
Laura is the Director of the Center for Workforce Development and the Workforce Development Board of Sullivan Inc. As Director since 1999, Laura brings over 20 years experience working with individuals and businesses in workforce development and human resources arenas. Laura works as an intermediary/broker between key stakeholders to create workforce solutions for youth, adults, dislocated workers and business customers. She does this by positioning the Workforce Development as the bridge between industry and education, advancing and promoting a skilled workforce, and responding to businesses needs to attract, grow, and retain workers. Laura has served on the Council Board since 2011.

Nora Rausch
Nora is a native Sullivan County who grew up in Wurtsboro with her brother and five sisters.  Nora and two of her sisters married brothers who came from a family of nine children; thereby creating a very large extended family!  Nora has five adult children who are married and thirteen wonderful grandchildren.  Family is the main focus for Nora and believes that our children are our greatest treasures. Nora’s interest in the Child Care Council stems from the fact that while she was able to be a stay at home Mom, only one of her daughters has had that luxury; the others are two income families that need to rely on outside childcare. Her family’s search for quality childcare has brought to the forefront how important the services offered by the Child Care Council are to Sullivan County. Nora is honored to be able to take part in the development of quality childcare in Sullivan County. Nora is also a Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension of SC.

Dr. Jeffrey Weinstein
Dr. Jeffrey Weinstein is a physician who is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He owns Catskill Adult & Pediatric Medicine (CAPM) in Monticello, NY where he provides care to all stages of life from infancy through adulthood. Dr. Weinstein has been practicing in Sullivan County for many years, both in private practice and at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He has become very familiar with the needs of the community and has worked hard to meet those needs. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the CRMC Foundation and Emerald Green Property Owners Association (Rock Hill). Additionally, he is the Medical Director for the Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp. Dr. Weinstein lives in Rock Hill with his wife Barbara and two children Allison and Matthew.

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