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I am, first and foremost, excited about the possibilities of Middle Main! I have been working on this project since 2008, and am thrilled to see the progress we have made. Community development is my passion. I began working at Hudson River Housing in 2002 as a Supervising Case Manager, working with clients of our emergency and transitional housing programs. I became Community Relations Manager in 2007, and Director of Organizational and Community Development in 2012.
In addition to my work overseeing Middle Main, I oversee our Community Building & Organizing line of business, our marketing, outreach, media relations, and communications, and our strategic planning. I am currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hudson River HealthCare, and have served on the Poughkeepsie Plenty Advisory Committee, the Comité Latino of Poughkeepsie, the Fall Kill Watershed Committee, the Poughkeepsie Journal Multicultural Advisory Committee, and the Dutchess Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee.
I have a BA in Latin American Studies from Vassar College, and an MS in Nonprofit Management from The New School.
2014 - what a year it has been! In brief:
In December we were awarded $1,350,000 in funding through the NYS Consolidated Funding Application. This brings our total committed funds to 64% of the total needed to rehabilitate the building. This announcement followed close on the heels of a $100,000 award from the TD Charitable Foundation. …Continue
If that sounds good to you then I've got your attention and can remind you of the Middle Main Walking Club setting off tomorrow at 12:15 from the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center at 317 Main St. It looks like cool, partly cloud, dry fall weather tomorrow- perfect conditions for a mid-day invigorating walk that will leave you feeling great and full of energy for the rest of the day!
I encourage you to take part if you can for several…Continue
When I read this article in the luxury-market magazine Departures, I couldn't help but think about how easily you could swap Houston for Middle Main. There are lots of parallels here - a city seen as less than a destination, neighborhoods filled with diverse cultures, and of course, an authentic ethnic food scene. The world-renowned chefs profiled in this article talk about drawing inspiration from the hole-in-the-wall joints in Houston's back-alley neighborhoods, and learning new…Continue