Board of Directors

Ben Palancia President – (2015-2018)

Benjamin J. Palancia attended the Country Children Center as a child and now has a son in the Center. He owns the Albert Palancia Insurance Agency, Inc in Mamaroneck, NY.  Ben resides in Somers, NY with his wife, Joanna and two children Benjamin, Jr and Nicholas.  Very active in community organizations, Ben is exciting about the future of the CCC as the President of the Board of Directors.

Holly Hattendorf Vice President – (2014-2017)

 

Miranda McGill Secretery – (2014-2017)

Miranda McGill is the User Experience (UX) manager for Consumer Services and Mobilization at Consumer Reports. Before joining CR, Miranda lead UX design at two start-ups after having worked at larger technology companies including Oracle and Yahoo. Miranda is a UK licensed architect and also earned her Master’s degree in design and computation from MIT. In her spare time, Miranda is a Girl Scout leader, practices Taekwondo with her two daughters (both CCC graduates!), and enjoys cooking and gardening.

Jill Viggiano Treasurer – (2017-2020)

Jill joined the CCC Board in January 2017 and is currently the Treasurer.  She is a Vice President of International Tax at Sompo International in Purchase. She resides in Katonah with her family.  Jill is a strong supporter of CCC as her children have been a part of the CCC family since 2012. 

Chris Gebhardt (2018-2021)

Chris graduated SUNY Geneseo with a B.S. in accounting. He worked in the hedge fund industry for 20 years before leaving to become a stay at home dad. He lives in Somers with his wife and 2 children. 

Cathy Lewis (2016-2019)

Cathy is a parent of 2 CCC alumni, and has been in education for over 20 years. Currently, Cathy is teaching kindergarten in Valhalla

Greg Monteleone (2018-2021)

Greg is a partner in the law firm of Shapiro Gettinger Waldinger & Monteleone. He resides in Golden’s Bridge with his wife Katy, and two sons, Peter and Paul. Peter is a junior at Penn State, and Paul is a freshman at Michigan State. Both of Greg’s sons attended the CCC from 18 month old infants to the John Jay Middle School after school Program. Both also attended the CCC Summer Camp.

Greg is a former CCC Board Member President, stepping down recently, but continues to sit on the Board. Greg is also the Town Prosecutor in the Town of Lewisboro, and former special counsel to the Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals in Lewisboro. he also acts as the Chairman of the Open Space and Preserves Committee in Lewisboro.

Sue Das (2018-2021)

Sue Das is the Co-Director of the Professional Development Program at Brunswick School in Greenwich, where she has worked since 1998. Dr. Das’s educational experience spans more than 30 years from Early Childhood to Higher Education across both private and public schools. She has been an Adjunct Literacy Professor at Manhattanville College from 2004 and is connected to several Graduate Schools of Education in the tristate area. An immigrant, Dr. Das began her career in the United States at the Country Childrens Center where she worked from 1993 until 1996. She obtained a Master of Arts in English from the University of Calcutta, India in 1992; Master of Arts in Teaching (N-6) & Reading (K-12) from Manhattanville College (1998, 2001). Dr. Das received her PhD in Language, Literacy, Learning from Fordham University in 2010. Recently, she obtained the Certificate of Advanced Educational Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Das lives in Mount Kisco, NY, with her husband Jay, and Solo the adorable goldendoodle. She has two sons Rohan and Rishi, both graduates from the Country Childrens Center.

Edward Delaney Jr. (2018-2021)

Ed graduated from Villanova University and is a 40+ year resident of South Salem. Ed is a former employee for the Westchester County Department of Health, and former Board President at the Lake Waccabuc Association.