Tri-County United Way Is Pleased To Welcome New Executive Leaders To Its Governing Board

GLENS FALLS, NEW YORK – Tri-County United Way is honored to appoint several new positions to its Governing Board and Executive Committee. The new Board Chair for Tri-County United Way is Liza Ochsendorf, Director of Warren County Department of Workforce Development. Ms. Ochsendorf succeeds Rebecca Wood,  President at Six Flags Great Escape Resort & Lodge. Lottie Jameson, Director of Compliance & Risk Management at SUNY Adirondack will serve as Vice Chair Elect.

“I’m honored to serve as the Chair of the Tri-County United Way Board for this next year and continue such impactful work with people who care greatly about this community,” expressed Liza Ochsendorf, Director of Workforce Development for Warren County. “Our board members are all incredibly busy professionals so their commitment to this volunteer board speaks highly of the values they hold dear.”

We are delighted to introduce our new board members and to have Liza take on the role of our new Board Chair,” expressed Kristin Chlopecki, Executive Director of Tri-County United Way. “With Liza at the helm, supported by our Board and Vice Chair Elect, Lottie Jameson, we anticipate providing vital assistance to families in need. We extend our gratitude to all our members who generously devote their time and expertise to further the mission of Tri-County United Way.”


Liza Ochsendorf- Director of Warren County Employment and Training AdministrationLiza M. Ochsendorf Liza Ochsendorf is entering her third year on the TCUW Board and will serve as Chair for the next year.  As the Director of Workforce Development for Warren County, she oversees the operations in the Warren County Career Center and works closely with local and regional partners to address barriers to employment such as child care, housing, transportation, and skill deficits. Her work in addressing local needs has led to stronger private-public sector partnerships to problem solve collaboratively for short and long-term solutions. Her workforce development experience is an asset to TCUW for personnel and board member recruitment. Liza also has 14 years of experience working in education in Washington, DC where she oversaw Life Skills programs and was instrumental in implementing restorative practices to build community and improve student outcomes. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and resides in Glens Falls.  In addition to her role on the Tri-County United Way Board, she also serves on the Executive Board for the Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care, the Park Theater Foundation Board of Directors, and is a member of Greater Capital Region Women United.

Lottie Jameson As Director of Compliance and Risk Management, at SUNY Adirondack, Lottie Jameson continues working with organizations to achieve their mission. With decades of experience in strategic planning and management, policy, advocacy and government relations, Lottie excels in working with diverse stakeholders on complex initiatives to achieve tangible results. Lottie has served on committees at the UAlbany School of Public Health: its Institute for Health Care Management and its Community Advisory Council, and as board member for the Hometown Health Center in Schenectady. Lottie holds a Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration from the UAlbany’s School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Siena College. Lottie has also provided volunteer service to Wiawaka Holiday House, Open Door Mission, and Pine Knolls Alliance Church.


Joan K. Tarantino With 43 years of diverse experience in local non-profit organizations, Joan Tarantino specializes in social and human services. Currently, serving as the Executive Director at The Conkling Center Inc., Joan has a strong background in budgeting, program administration, counseling, and effective management. With a meticulous and responsible approach, Joan is known for significantly amplifying community impact across Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Trinity College. In her free time, Joan is actively involved with various organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Adirondack Home Health Aides, Southern Adirondack Child Care Network, Haynes House of Hope and the Glens Falls Rotary Foundation Board.

Paul Bricoccoli Jr. With over 30 years of experience in the local business management field within the Glens Falls and Saratoga communities, Paul Bricoccoli Jr. is the current owner of Bullpen Enterprises. Paul is also one of the co-owners of Talk of the Town restaurant, Dockside Landing Marina and The Bullpen Tavern. In addition to his professional career, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from the University of Buffalo. Paul is actively involved with various organizations, including the Family YMCA of Glens Falls Area, Tri-County United Way’s Allocations committee, and is a section 2 football referee for Glens Falls School District. Paul was previously the CEO and Executive Director of Adirondack Race Management. Paul currently resides in Queensbury with his wife Johnnna and two daughters, Sofie and Livia.

Thomas Iwinski With over 9 years in the utility industry currently holding the position of Manager of Customer & Community Management at National Grid in Glens Falls, Tom Iwinski is an experienced strategy and external affairs professional. In addition to his current role at National Grid, Tom actively contributes to the community through his involvement with the Queensbury Land Conservancy Board of Directors, and volunteers for trail maintenance at Cole’s Woods. Tom proudly graduated from the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Class of 2023 Leadership Adirondack program. He resides in Queensbury and can be found mountain biking or skiing through the woods in his free time.

To learn more about United Way of Tri-County United Way’s leadership visit: For questions or comments about this news alert, please contact Laura Jensen, Community Engagement, at (518) 793-3136.

About Tri-County United Way: Tri-County United Way is an organization dedicated to helping people. We work to improve lives and make a positive impact in our communities by raising resources, both monetary and volunteer. We strive to do this through collaboration with others, encouraging volunteerism, and resolving community problems through identifying and communicating our community’s priority issues.


Laura Jensen
Community Engagement
Tri-County United Way
543 Glen Street
Glens Falls, New York 12801
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