James (Jim) McGinnis, Vice President
Pure Waters Board Member since 2020
Residence: Seneca Lake Southwest quadrant
Jim is a retired Corning Project Manager who lives in Watkins Glen. Jim is a sailor of Seneca Lake and hopes to help preserve this beautiful resource by volunteering as a Pure Waters board member.
Dr. John Cooley, Secretary
Pure Waters Board Member Since 2020
Residence: Southwest quadrant
John Cooley is a family physician who moved from Rochester to Yates County in 1994 to work in the Dundee Family Health Center and Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan. He served as school physician for Dundee Central School until his retirement in 2021. He has sailed his Penguin class dingy on Keuka and Seneca Lakes and on Lake George.
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.
Rich Adams, Water Quality Director
Pure Waters Board Member since 2019
Residence: Seneca Lake Northeast quadrant
After working in Pennsylvania for over 40 years on water quality regulations, assistance to watershed groups, and restoration projects, Rich and his wife Sandy have settled in on the Lake at Willow Cove where they would like to help make a difference in the future preservation and protection work with Pure Waters. “This is a gift we must hold dearly, for our kids and grandkids. Our work today will be multiplied through generations.
Term Expires 2022:
Rich Adams (Geneva)
Kelly Coughlin (Geneva)
Peggy Focarino (Penn Yan)
Larry Martin (Penn Yan)
Bill Roege (Penn Yan)
Term Expires 2023:
John Cooley, M.D. (Dundee)
James McGinnis (Watkins Glen)
Maura Toole (Lodi)
Term Expires 2024:
Steve Bromka (Romulus)
Thomas Burrall (Geneva)
Frank Case (Romulus)
Dan Corbett (Himrod)
Frank DiOrio (Himrod)
Ron Klinczar (Hector)
William McAdoo (Geneva)
Jody Tyler (Keuka Park)
Jacob Welch (Himrod)
Kaitlin Fello, Association Director
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 spends her free time gardening and getting on the lake as much as possible!
Email Kaitlin - Kaitlin@SenecaLake.org