Board of Directors

Dr. Thomas Greer, President

Originally from Rochester, New York, Thomas has now been a Jamestown area resident for 30 years. He is a retired physician from a Jamestown area radiology practice and has been a CCHS member/donor since 1988. His first term on the CCHS board ran from 2010 to 2016, during which he held the office of vice president; in 2017 he rejoined the board, becoming board president in 2018. Dr. Greer is interested in all aspects of shelter growth and improvement. He lives on a farm in Ellicott with his wife Sally, one rescue dog, and four horses.

 

Mary Schiller, Esq, Vice President 

Mary is an attorney and a partner at Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo in Jamestown, focusing in litigation. Mary and her husband Charlie live in Mayville with their two adorable dogs, both adopted from CCHS. In addition to serving on the board, Mary spent many years as a CCHS volunteer dog walker.

 

Xena VanDewark, Treasurer                         

Xena is a certified public accountant with over 15 years of experience with small businesses and non-profits. Xena fosters dachshunds and participates in animal rescue transports. 

 

Stephanie Malinowski-Church, Secretary 

Stephanie Malinowski-Church was born and raised in Albany, New York. Throughout grade school, she worked at a horse stable, was a pet sitter, and worked at a boarding kennel. Stephanie went to the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA. While in college, Stephanie interned at Rochester Gas and Electric as well as Anheuser-Busch. Also throughout college, she worked for the RIT Tech Crew, which involved running event production (sound, lighting, power) for many events on campus. After graduating, Stephanie received an engineering job offer at Cummins and she moved to Jamestown. Stephanie and her husband have two dogs, both adopted, and one of them is from Chautauqua County Human Society.  Stephanie’s hobbies include volunteering at CCHS, working on cars and boats, shooting sports, and karate.

   

David Misenheimer

A native of Buffalo, David has lived in Jamestown since 2009 where he is an architect with LaBella Associates and has been on the CCHS board since 2015. David has always loved animals and worked at a pet store throughout college. In addition to being on the board, David is chairperson of the Building Committee that assists the humane society in the management of their physical properties.

 

Rob Wohlgemuth

Rob is an engineer for SKF Aerospace and moved to Chautauqua County from Seattle in 2014 with his wife, Anna. Rob’s family currently includes a golden retriever, their second rescued Saint Bernard, one cat, and 11 chickens. Rob says that he has experienced the true blessing and companionship that pets provide to a family, and he believes strongly in the humane treatment of animals. Rob says that he is honored to be a member of the Chautauqua County Humane Society board of directors, which provides an opportunity to influence the positive impact that CCHS has on our community.

   

Laura Corey

Laura Corey is a retired human resource consultant who lives near Jamestown with her husband, Michael. She is the mother of two adult children, Kendra and Justin, and two dogs, Kazi and Libby. She is a member of Zonta, enjoys traveling, health and wellness, reading, and knitting. Laura walks and fosters dogs for the Chautauqua County Humane Society and can be found answering the phone there some mornings.

 

 Mark McConnon, DVM

Dr. McConnon received his undergraduate degree from Maryland University/American University and his veterinary degree from Ohio State University. He has also practiced at Cornell University and Moonbrook Veterinary Hospital in Jamestown.

Dr. McConnon, who has three cats at home, is especially interested in bovine and equine medicine. When he isn’t working he enjoys building and construction.

 

 Marion Beckerink

Marion Beckerink, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is currently the Director of Development at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. She previously worked as a Staff Attorney with the U.S. District Court for the N.D. of Ohio in Cleveland for 21 years until her retirement in 2014. That same year, Marion remarried and moved to Jamestown to be with her husband, Rod, a recently retired history teacher at Southwestern High School. Marion and Rod live in Jamestown and enjoy off-highway trips throughout the country. Her son lives and works as a full-time musician in Brooklyn, NY. Marion grew up with a lifelong love of animals, but now (living in a pet allergy home) is aunt to three dogs and four cats she visits as often as possible.

 

Edwin Rodriguez

Edwin Rodriguez grew up in Falconer and graduated from Falconer Central High School. He received his Associate's degree from Jamestown Community College and Bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia. Edwin has worked for various for-profit and non-profit organizations during his career and has given a lot of free time to the community as a board or committee volunteer. Edwin is currently the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Lutheran and GA Family Services. He has two cats and two boxers (the dogs were both rescues from CCHS). Humor and laughter is a big part of his life; Edwin likes traveling, his Jeep, the Oakland Raiders, and he really enjoys experimenting with new recipes using his Kitchen Aid mixer and air fryer.

  

Holly Hackett

Holly Hackett was born and raised in Chautauqua County, graduating from Frewsburg High School and Jamestown Business College. She has been employed by Phillips Lytle LLP as a legal assistant since 2011 and specializes in residential real estate. Holly is a West Ellicott resident where she makes her home with her husband, Chris, and her two English Bulldogs, Khloe and Bentley. Holly has an extraordinary passion for animals, especially dogs. She has fostered English Bulldogs for rescue groups and has rescued others from bad situations. Holly enjoys spending time with her family, dirt track racing, traveling, and helping others.