Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc.


The FCCANYS Board of Directors governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission.  Principally, the Board manages organizational finances and sets long term priorities for professional development programs and community outreach.   Overall, the members of the Board contribute the organizational, educational, management, legal, and financial skills needed to ensure organizational stability.

The Board of Directors has at least 10 voting members.  Terms are for three years.  

Board Member responsibilities include attendance at three in-person meetings per year, as well as teleconference meetings and active electronic conversations as part of Board committees.  In some years the Board has held additional meetings.  Board members also hold a fiduciary responsibility for management of organizational capital and ensuring appropriate filings with federal, state, and local authorities.  FCCANYS’s attendance policy allows for removal if three meetings are missed without notice.

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FCCANYS Executive Officers

Joan Hallett-Valentine

Beth Patterson
Vice President

Debbie Strack


Sage Ruckterstuhl
Membership Secretary

FCCANYS Appointed Board

Dian Chen
Board Member

Tani Duchi
Board Member

Doria Escalante
Board Member

Sue Kowaleski
Board Member

Rebecca Martinez
Board Member

Travis Sweet
Board Member

Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 5486 Albany NY, 12205

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