Youth Advisory Board

Members are appointed by their respective municipalities and serve as representatives of their communities. Adult members are appointed for three-year terms renewable as determined by the appointing municipality.  All board members must be residents of Broome County. 

Board Meetings

The Youth Bureau Advisory Board holds regular quarterly meetings, as well as special meetings as deemed necessary. Regular meetings are open to the public. For information regarding upcoming meeting times/locations, call 607.778.2193.

Board Member Roles

Board members are responsible for: 

  • developing multi-year plans that include goals linked to community priorities based on locally identified youth needs, gaps in services, and opportunities for coordination. 
  • reviewing grant proposals that address the needs, goals, and priorities contained within the departmental comprehensive plan. 
  • supporting the work of the Youth Services Staff members as they gather, analyze and share data on youth needs; collaborate with others to develop a supportive service for youth; monitor funded programs; implement metrics to trace programmatic performance;coordinate a wide variety of public and private services for children, youth and families. 
  • serving as a liaison between the County Youth Services Board and their respective municipality, attending town and/or village board meetings as needed. 
  • advocating for youth from throughout Broome County 

Youth Bureau Advisory Board Members

  • Barbara Mullen 
  • Beth Roberts
  • Cheryl Sullivan 
  • Christine Battisti
  • Heidi Mikeska
  • Jill Alford-Hammitt
  • Katie Simmons
  • Korin Kirk
  • Lynne Esquivel
  • Maria Gordon
  • Maria Fabrizi 
  • Megan Wise 
  • Rob Egan
  • Suzanne Pearson
  • Kristen Beylo 
  • Tara Kenyon
  • Derek Scott
  • Gwenderlyn Ramsey
  • Patrick McGinnis 


  •  Elizabeth Woidt, Director of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services
  •  Amanda Florance, Parks, Recreation and Youth Services Coordinator
  •  Christina Cramer, Runaway and Homeless Youth Coordinator