Board of Directors

United Way of Broome County’s Board of Directors is a distinguished group of community leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization. The commitment of United Way board members is not only evident in the time they contribute as volunteers, but by the fact that each board member donates generously to support our work.


Zachary Majka, Empower Federal Credit Union

Vice Presidents

Nick Spencer, Smith Brothers Insurance

Sean Britton, UHS


Francis Battisti, Community Member

Assistant Treasurer

Brett Pennefeather, Eck Plastics


Desiree McGreal, Binghamton University

Board Members

Rachel Abbott, Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

Francis Battisti, Community Member

Sean Britton, UHS

Denise Cook, Superintendent, Deposit Central Schools

Doris Cheung, Xylos Art and Design

Preston Evans, ACHIEVE

Lesley Frey, Columbian Financial Group

Greg Lesko, Lesko Financial

Zach Majka, Empower Federal Credit Union

Desiree McGreal, Binghamton University

Brett Pennefeather, Eck Plastics

Lisa Schuhle, Broome County Office for Aging

Dr. Nicole Sirju-Johnson, Ph.D. – Binghamton University

Nicholas Spencer, Smith Brothers Insurance

John Stevens, Community Member

Jon Tooley, Community Member

MaryAnn Wilcox, Community Member

Amy Williamson, The Agency

Rev. Kellie Wofford, Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church