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New Officers for Board of Directors Announced - (3/15/2018)

During Rise's annual meeting, the new slate of officers for the Board of Directors was announced.  Barbara Newcomb, previously the Vice President, will be the new President of the Board of Directors.  Newcomb retired last year from her position as a Senior Clinical Social Worker at Lourdes Center for Mental Health.  Courtney Ignarri will be the new Vice President.  Ignarri works in administrative coordination of graduate affairs at Binghamton University.  Tad Cline, a new addition to the Board, will be the Treasurer.  Cline is a Comptroller at National Pipe and Plastic Company.  Finally, Rene Coderre will stay for a second term as Secretary.  Coderre is a retired construction consultant at Binghamton University.

These new officers will replace Dawn Desorcie and Robert Carey, former President and Treasurer respectively, who will step down from the Board of Directors after reaching their term limit.

Rise actively tries to recruit professionals with a wide range of skills to contribute to the organization's management.  If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, you can submit an inquiry to info@rise-ny.org.  

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Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

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