Executive Board

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Laurie Williams – President
Alicia Chase – Vice President
Program Manager, Otsego County

Alicia loves to give back to her community and volunteers in many local organizations. Alicia joined the Angel Network of Cooperstown to share her knowledge of community resources and her love of web design with the organization.

She has a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration and has worked in both healthcare and community based organizations. She ran a home daycare for 10 years and currently is employed locally for Otsego County. She is a CCS Alumni and loves the Cooperstown Area. She only left for a short time before returning here to raise her family. When Alicia is not volunteering or working she spends her time painting and enjoying time with her six children.

Shelby MacLeish
Shelby MacLeish – Secretary
Community Member

Shelby MacLeish recently moved into the Cooperstown School District with her husband and four children. She holds a degree in Biology with further education in Campus Crisis Management and College Advising, and is currently working as an Education Specialist for the Otsego County Conservation Association. Before moving to Cooperstown, Shelby was an Associate Dean of Student Development at Deep Springs College. She is passionate about connecting people with the food they eat and promoting learning rooted in one’s own place. Shelby is excited about working with the Angel Network and connecting all students in the CCS with the best available resources for learning. She also sits on the Board of the Cornell Cooperative Extension and volunteers for the CCS PTA and Kid Garden.

Matthew Monahan – Treasurer
Community Member

Matt moved to Cooperstown in 2015 and lives in Fly Creek with his wife and two children. He is an IT engineer and holds a Bachelors in Management Information Systems from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from SUNY Albany. Prior to moving to Cooperstown Matt was the Mayor of his hometown, Hoosick Falls, New York. Matt has more than 25 years of experience in community service and has most recently assisted the Brookwood School, Cooperstown Sportsmen’s Association and Cooperstown Rotary. In his free time Matt and his family enjoy camping, geocaching and kayaking.

Martha Clarvoe – Director at Large
Community Member

Martha Clarvoe has lived in Hartwick, NY with her husband Paul since 1980. They raised their three adult children there. Clarvoe is a past president of the League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area. She served as OCCA Board President from 2009-2012. In 2009 she was a founding member of the Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates wich functioned for 10 years. She is currently the Town of Hartwick Climate Smart Community Task Force Coordinator and member of the Hartwick Conservation Advisory Committee. She believes in the work of the Angel Network and served as the Secretary for Angel Network from 2020 – 2022.  She worked with Stephanie Nolan to organize and set up the current home of Angel Network’s My Neighbor’s Closet.

Miriam Murray – Director at Large
Community Member

Miriam Murray lives with her husband and three children in the Cooperstown School District. Miriam has always worked in public education and is a firm believer in the importance of vibrant public schools. As a parent to current CCS children, she joined the board to ensure that the Angel Network continues to provide essential support to any families in need so that all children in the CCS district have the opportunity to grow and thrive together.

Stephanie Oceguera, MD – Director at Large
General Surgeon, Bassett Medical Center

Stephanie has lived in the Cooperstown area for the last 18 years. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, she did her undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College in Maine. It was while attending Dartmouth Medical School that she spent time at Bassett Hospital and fell in love with the community and the area. It was for this reason she returned to Cooperstown for her surgical training. Aside from a fellowship year at the University of Virginia, Cooperstown has been her home.

Stephanie is married and has one dughter now in the Cooperstown Central School District. She is very interested in giving back to the community and appreciates the mission and work of the Angel Network.

Tabetha Rathbone – Director at Large
Community Member

Tabetha Rathbone is a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway, headquartered in Cooperstown, NY. She has been with the NYS&W for over 20 years. She oversees the finance, accounting and IT departments. She has an accounting degree and is a Certified Public Accountant. Tabetha lives with her family in the Cooperstown area and has participated in various civic capacities. She has served in local office, as Co-President of the Cooperstown Central School PTA and has been a member of the Cooperstown Rotary Club.

Erin Rawitch – Director at Large
Community Member

While Erin is a recent addition to the Cooperstown area, she’s no stranger to community service and working with non-profits. She has been actively involved in volunteering since she was a teen growing up on Eastern Long Island and most recently served  as President of the PTO for her children’s elementary school. She’s thrilled to be a part of Angel Network and give back to this wonderful community! Erin graduated with a Business degree from Indiana University and has worked in web design for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Josh, have two children in the Cooperstown Central School District.

Ryan Miosek

Ryan Miosek, a native of Cooperstown, graduated from Fairfield University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts he continued on to receive his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law in Boston in 2008.

Ryan moved back to Otsego County from Boston in 2009. Since moving back to Cooperstown, Ryan has maintained a busy general practice office and is involved in multiple community efforts.

In his free time, Ryan likes to spend time with friends and family including his wife and their children. Ryan enjoys the outdoors especially skiing and soccer. He is excited to join the Angel Network and help where ever he is able to.

School Support Team

Stephanie Nelen
Special Education Teacher

Stephanie Nelen is a New York State certified Special Education teacher certified in grades K-12. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary & Special Education from the University of Castleton with a minor in psychology. She has a Masters degree in Special Education from Cambridge College. Prior to moving to Cooperstown, Stephanie taught for over 7 years in Boston MA, in both public and private schools. Stephanie has been teaching Special Education for the last 20 plus years. Stephanie is a versatile and child advocate with a solid focus on individual needs. She is a kindhearted and empathetic professional who is flexible and accommodating in the design and implementation of inspiring and hands on lessons. She is skilled in addressing student needs, ensuring that all children thrive and are able to be the best at what they can be.

Outside her classroom, Stephanie volunteers in many community events She helps promote independent living skills for adults with special needs as a registered Community Habilitation provider. Stephanie helped found the Angel Network of Cooperstown. Stephanie enjoys being involved in as many Cooperstown community events as possible. Stephanie works with parents and caregivers to find the best educational services for the student according to his/her challenges.

Sara Mileski
Elementary Guidance Counselor

Sara is a School Counselor at Cooperstown Elementary School. She received a M.S. Ed. in School Counseling from The State University New York at Oneonta. Previous to this, she received a B.S. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University. At SU, she was a Remembrance Scholar where their motto is to “Look back, act forward.” She embraces these words to live by as they exemplify her passion to support and advocate for others. Sara is excited to serve the Angel Network of Cooperstown.


Development Committee

Tabetha Rathbone- Board Liaison for Fundraising

Communications Committee

Alicia Chase- Board Liaison and Facebook
Erin Rawitch- Board Liaison, Outgoing Email and Facebook

My Neighbors Closet Committee

Martha Clarvoe- Board Liaison and Co-Committee Chair
Stephanie Nolan- Co-Committee Chair

Special Programs Committee

TBD- Board Liaison

Clergy and Outreach Committee

TBD- Board Liaison

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