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New Officers for Board of Directors Announced - (3/13/2020)

The Rise Board of Directors recently approved its April 2020 - March 2021 slate of officers.  The officers were voted in at the annual meeting, held on March 12th.

Courtney Ignarri will continue as President of the Board of Directors.  This will be her second year in the position.  Dr. Ignarri is employed as a Graduate Affairs Coordinator at Binghamton University. 

The incoming Vice President is Kristopher Bryson, a Financial Analyst at UHS.  Mr. Bryson previously served as Board Treasurer.  

The incoming Treasurer will be Nicole Mayers, CPA.  Ms. Mayers works at Vieira & Associates.

Leslie Reid will continue as the Board's Secretary.  Ms. Reid is the Student Success Coordinator at SUNY Broome.  

Other board members include Robert Adams, Ronald Bill, Jane Blake, Rene Coderre, Debra Cohn, Cathie Daley, Kerry Gallagher, Christina Kunzman, Paul Magner, David Mazzini, Ada Robinson-Perez, and Craig Williams. 

The Rise Board of Directors meets monthly to provide programmatic and financial oversight of the organization.  The usual term is three years, with up to one extension.  Rise thanks its board members for their time and commitment in carrying out Rise's mission.  

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What is domestic violence?

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.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

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Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

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