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, becoming board president in 2018. 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.
Mary Schiller, Esq, Vice President
Mary is an attorney and 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.
Stephanie Malinowski-Church, Secretary
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.
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 near Jamestown with her husband, Michael. She is the mother of two adult children, Kendra and Justin, and two dogs, Kazi and Libby. She is a member of Zonta, enjoys traveling, health and wellness, reading, and knitting. Laura walks and fosters dogs for the Chautauqua County Humane Society and can be found answering the phone there some mornings.
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. Marion grew up with a lifelong love of animals, but now (living in a pet allergy home) is aunt to three dogs and four cats she visits as often as possible.
Holly Hackett was born and raised in Chautauqua County, graduating from Frewsburg High School and Jamestown Business College. She has been employed by Phillips Lytle LLP as a legal assistant since 2011 and specializes in residential real estate. Holly is a West Ellicott resident where she makes her home with her husband, Chris, and her two English Bulldogs, Khloe and Bentley. Holly has an extraordinary passion for animals, especially dogs. She has fostered English Bulldogs for rescue groups and has rescued others from bad situations. Holly enjoys spending time with her family, dirt track racing, traveling, and helping others.
Heidi was born and raised in Chautauqua County, graduating from Falconer Central School. She went on to get her BA in Business Administration and Public Communications from Ashland University, Ashland Ohio. She began her career running her family's company, Voting Machine Service Center, which was the last company to service and sell the Automatic Voting Machine. For the past 10 years she has owned and operated JB Liquor in Jamestown. She previously served on the Board for the Reg Lenna Center For the Arts. Heidi makes her home with her husband Pete, two young daughters, Laine and Carly, three dogs (one of which was adopted from CCHS), three chickens, eight fish, and two snails. The love of animals began in her youth with many dogs, hamsters, birds, mice, and any other animals that her parents would allow her to have. Heidi's hobbies include golf, travel, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Lee was raised in Falconer and currently resides in the Town of Ellicott. Other than four years of active military service, Lee has lived in the area. Lee and his wife, Wendi, own Jamestown Advanced Products, Corp. and Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa. They have one son, who is in the MBA program at The George Washington University. They are also the proud parents of two Giant Schnauzers.