Dr. Thomas Greer, President
Originally from Rochester, New York, Thomas has now been a Jamestown area resident for 30 years. He is a retired physician from a Jamestown area radiology practice and has been a CCHS member/donor since 1988. His first term on the CCHS board ran from 2010 to 2016, during which he held the office of vice president; in 2017 he rejoined the board. Dr. Greer is interested in all aspects of shelter growth and improvement. He lives on a farm in Ellicott with his wife Sally, one rescue dog, and four horses.
David Misenheimer, Vice President
A native of Buffalo, David has lived in Jamestown since 2009 where he is an architect with LaBella Associates and has been on the CCHS board since 2015. David has always loved animals and worked at a pet store throughout college. In addition to being on the board, David is chairperson of the Building Committee that assists the humane society in the management of their physical properties.
Xena VanDewark, Treasurer
Xena is a certified public accountant with over 15 years of experience with small businesses and non-profits. Xena fosters dachshunds and participates in animal rescue transports.
Janet Bowman, Secretary
Janet is a life-long resident of Chautauqua County. She is married with 3 kids and 2 dogs that she adores. She enjoys golfing, likes to cook, and loves to shop. Janet says that she has really enjoyed serving on the CCHS Board and is sad that this will be her last year. Janet is the chair of the CCHS Legislative Committee.
Mary is an attorney who has practiced law in the Jamestown area for approximately thirty years. She lives in Lakewood with her husband, Lyle, and their two rescue dogs, Boots and Pablo.
Mary was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania and grew up in Harrisburg. She became a full-time Chautauqua County resident after graduating from Duke University with a degree in English in 1982, and a juris doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1987. Mary is a partner at Fessenden Laumer & DeAngelo in Jamestown, focusing in litigation. Mary and her husband Charlie live in Mayville with their two adorable dogs, both adopted from CCHS. In addition to serving on the board, Mary spent many years as a CCHS volunteer dog walker.
Rob is an engineer for SKF Aerospace and moved to Chautauqua County from Seattle in 2014 with his wife, Anna. Rob’s family currently includes a golden retriever, their second rescued Saint Bernard, one cat, and 11 chickens. Rob says that he has experienced the true blessing and companionship that pets provide to a family, and he believes strongly in the humane treatment of animals. Rob says that he is honored to be a member of the Chautauqua County Humane Society board of directors, which provides an opportunity to influence the positive impact that CCHS has on our community.
Laura Corey is a retired human resource consultant who lives in Jamestown with her husband, Michael. She is a member of Zonta, enjoys traveling and walks and fosters dogs for the Chautauqua County Humane Society.
Mark McConnon, DVM
Dr. McConnon received his undergraduate degree from Maryland University/American University and his veterinary degree from Ohio State University. He has also practiced at Cornell University and Moonbrook Veterinary Hospital in Jamestown. Dr. McConnon, who has three cats at home, is especially interested in bovine and equine medicine. When he isn’t working he enjoys building and construction.
Marion Beckerink, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is currently the Director of Development at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. She previously worked as a Staff Attorney with the U.S. District Court for the N.D. of Ohio in Cleveland for 21 years until her retirement in 2014. That same year, Marion remarried and moved to Jamestown to be with her husband, Rod, a recently retired history teacher at Southwestern High School. Marion and Rod live in Jamestown and enjoy off-highway trips throughout the country. Her son lives and works as a full-time musician in Brooklyn, NY.
Edwin Rodriguez grew up in Falconer and graduated from Falconer Central High School. He received his Associate's degree from Jamestown Community College and Bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia. Edwin has worked for various for-profit and non-profit organizations during his career and has given a lot of free time to the community as a board or committee volunteer. Edwin is currently the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Lutheran and GA Family Services. He and his wife have two cats and two boxers (the dogs were both rescues from CCHS). Humor and laughter is a big part of his life; Edwin likes traveling, his Jeep, the Oakland Raiders, and he really enjoys experimenting with new recipes using his Kitchen Aid mixer and air fryer.
Stephanie Malinowski-Church was born and raised in Albany, New York. Throughout grade school, she worked at a horse stable, was a pet sitter, and worked at a boarding kennel. Stephanie went to the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA. While in college, Stephanie interned at Rochester Gas and Electric as well as Anheuser-Busch. Also throughout college, she worked for the RIT Tech Crew, which involved running event production (sound, lighting, power) for many events on campus. After graduating, Stephanie received an engineering job offer at Cummins and she moved to Jamestown. Stephanie and her husband have two dogs, both adopted, and one of them is from Chautauqua County Human Society. Stephanie’s hobbies include volunteering at CCHS, working on cars and boats, shooting sports, and karate.