Cornell Cooperative Extension names new ED
Porcupine Soup is reporting that the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties Board of Directors named Lisa Gallina executive director, effective June 6. As an educator and community program director Gallina has worked with CCE associations statewide. Her experience managing multiple sites for colleges, the Department of Defense, and nonprofit organizations across New York "will help bring strong leadership and partnership experience to the association," according to the board. Billy Greer, board president, said, “We are thrilled to have Lisa join us. She was unanimously selected from a nationwide search, and we look forward to working closely with her to help CCE make a difference in Columbia and Greene counties.” Gallina will manage day-to-day operations in the CCE Hudson and Acra offices. She will be responsible for maintaining and expanding CCE’s areas of programming including Agriculture and Natural Resource, Climate Change and the Environment, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Horticulture, 4-H and Youth Development, as well as the management of the state-funded Taste NY store at the Capital Region Welcome Center in New Baltimore. Gallina succeeds Executive Director Evon Antonio. Antonio will remain on staff for the near future to provide support as Gallina transitions into her new role. Read more at porcupine soup [dot] com.