Welcome to the CCE Board Toolbox

Welcome! Board membership in Cornell Cooperative Extension can be a rewarding and exciting time of service, and is foundational to the oversight of the organization. As a board member, you have assumed the duties of care, loyalty and obedience for both the organization and the governing body. The following resources are provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Administration to help you and the full board provide governance, oversight and direction for your local association, and to make a unique contribution to the over 100 years of extension in New York State and your community!


Mission Statement

CCE puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping New York state families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

Contact your State Extension Specialist for additional guidance:

Danielle Hautaniemi, dah35@cornell.edu  

  • Capital Region (Albany, Columbia-Greene, Fulton-Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington) 
  • Leatherstocking (Chenango, Delaware, Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Schoharie-Otsego)  

Adam Hughes, ath66@cornell.edu  

  • Finger Lakes (Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates) 
  • Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester)  

Renée Mooneyhan, rls476@cornell.edu 

  • Western NY (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming) 
  • Central NY (Cortland, Onondaga) 
  • Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk) 

Paul O’Connor (Assistant Director), pro3@cornell.edu  

  • Central NY (Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins 
  • Northern NY (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence)