Board of Directors
Dan Corbett, Vice President of Water Quality
Pure Waters Member since 2010
Residence: Seneca Lake Southwest quadrant
Dan moved to Seneca Lake after retiring from Corning Inc. as an engineering director. He was led to join Seneca Pure Waters after ownership of a cottage on Keuka Lake had highlighted the effectiveness that lake associations can have on preserving water quality.
His active involvement in Pure Waters began in 2014 as a part in the newly formed stream monitoring program. Dan assumed responsibility for that program in 2015 and helped expand the effort from three to five major tributaries in the watershed. He participates in HABs shoreline monitoring and initiated the CSLAP lake water quality monitoring. Dan was also active on the committee to understand lake level variations and potential improvements.
In 2017, he was named Vice President of Water Quality, overseeing all monitoring programs and initiating efforts to address issues seen as major threats to the lake water quality. Dan and his wife Laurie enjoy lake living, boating, and swimming, and hope their grandchildren will enjoy Seneca lake long into the future.
Frank DiOrio, Vice President of Operations
Pure Waters Member since 1992
Residence: Seneca Lake Southwest quadrant
Frank is a retired Service Vice President with experience both in the Field and in the Corporate Service environments. His career included 32 years at Eastman Kodak Company and 10 years at Pitney Bowes.
Frank purchased his cottage on Seneca Lake in 1992 and has lived on the lake year round since retiring in 2015. One of his major undertakings was to convert his small cottage to a year round home, doing much of the work himself.
The Pure Waters organization has been a big interest of Frank’s, since becoming a member in 1992. After retiring, Frank’s assignments have included Stream Monitoring volunteer, Stream Monitoring Sub-Team Leader for the Outlet Trail, HABs volunteer, HABs Director, Board of Directors and now Vice President of Operations.
Frank very much enjoys being part of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association. First and foremost, he feels a real responsibility to preserve and protect this beautiful resource that he and his family have enjoyed for many years. He wants to make sure continuous improvement of lake water quality is a way of life around the lake.
Frank and his wife, Nancy, enjoy lake living year round. In the summer, boating and relaxing on their dock is what they enjoy doing most. And of course, having the whole family and the grandchildren at the lake on a beautiful day is the all-time best.
Frank is committed to do all he can to make sure our lake is there to enjoy for many generations to come.
Peter Muller, Secretary
Pure Waters Board Member Since 2016
Residence: Southwest quadrant
Peter is the Currently Owner/Innkeeper of The Pearl of Seneca Lake Bed and Breakfast and formerly an I/T specialist at Eastman Kodak and IBM. As a landowner on Seneca Lake since 1982, the beauty and quality of the lake has been a major priority for him. Seneca Lake Pure Waters has established itself as the premier organization safeguarding our lake. Peter's intention was to make use of his I/T background in support of the organization's goals and objectives.
Peter currently serves the Association beyond his role as Secretary, and is Co-Chair of the Communications Committee as well as the Southwest Regional HAB's Coordinator.
Frank Case, Treasurer
Pure Waters Board Member Since 2015
Residence: Northeast quadrant
Frank Case is a busy man, as he is the owner/operator of his own farm. Frank spent 27 years as Varick Town Justice, and is also a retired teacher. He is a past President of the Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, and has sat on the Board of Directors for the Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Frank feels that without a doubt, Seneca Pure Waters' work is necessary in order to protect it's water quality, and feels the affects of the decline due to his proximity to Reeder Creek.
Term Expires 2020:
Richard Ahola (Dundee)
Bob Barton (Mecklenburg)
Jim Bromka (Romulus)
Dan Corbett (Himrod)
Sayre Fulkerson (Himrod)
William McAdoo (Geneva)
Robert Shrader (Himrod)
John Socha (Himrod)
*Bold names indicate second 3 year term
Term Expires 2021:
Thomas Burrall (Geneva)
Frank Case (Romulus)
Frank DiOrio (Himrod)
Jacob Welch (Himrod)
Term Expires 2022:
Rich Adams (Geneva)
Kelly Coughlin (Geneva)
Peggy Focarino (Penn Yan)
Larry Martin (Penn Yan)
Peter Muller (Dundee)
Bill Roege (Penn Yan)
Kaitlin Fello, Administrative Coordinator
Pure Waters Member Since 2017
Residence: Seneca Lake Northwest Quadrant
After receiving a Masters in Water Resources Engineering at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, Kaitlin moved back home to Seneca Lake. Having grown up around the Lake, the converging threats to Seneca's water quality were more apparent than ever, which brought Kaitlin to support Seneca Pure Waters. She has a background in communications and management, and her interest in the world's water issues continue to ignite her dedication and advocacy to her home lake's cause.
Email Kaitlin - Kaitlin@SenecaLake.org
Jody Tyler, Administrative Assistant
Email Jody - Jody@SenecaLake.org