Who We Are

United Way of Broome County

BBAPI is an initiative of the United Way of Broome County. The United Way seeks to drive change that will provide positive impact on the critical needs of our community by strategically leveraging the collective resources of community partners. Find out more at http://www.uwbroome.org/

Community Partners

  • Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition

  • Broome County Urban League

  • Broome Tioga NAACP/Economic Development Committee

  • Catholic Charities of Broome County

  • Crime Victims Assistance Center

  • Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network of South Central New York

  • Research Foundation for the State University of New York

  • Rural Health Network of South Central New York

  • The Salvation Army

  • United Way of Broome County- Binghamton Community Advocates Project (BCAP)

  • Upstate Minority Economic Alliance

  • WSKG Public Telecommunications Council

Steering Committee Members

  • Arra Braisher
    Community Advocate
  • Asia Ambler
    Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Catherine Cornelius
    Community Advocate
  • Celena McDonnell
    Community Advocate
  • Chris Whalen
    Representative for Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo
  • Dawn Tallett
    Community Advocate
  • George Homsy
    Binghamton University
  • Jack Salo
    Rural Health Network of South Central New York
  • Jason Andrews
    Windsor Central School District
  • Jennifer Conway
    Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
  • Jennifer Lesko
    Broome County Urban League
  • Jessica Fiacco
    Representative for Senator Fred Akshar
  • Josephine Burrell
    Community Advocate
  • Julie Weisberg
    Family Planning of South Central NY, Inc.
  • June Mead
    Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Karina Martinez
    Community Advocate
  • Laurie Gialanella
    Representative for Assemblyman Clifford Crouch
  • Mark Bowers
    Community Advocate
  • Mary Whitcombe
    Broome County Catholic Charities
  • Megan Brockett
    City of Binghamton
  • Myra Sabir
    Binghamton University 
    / Community Advocate
  • Nahdiya Giles
    Community Advocate
  • Patricia Follette
    Whitney Point Central School District
  • Randall Edouard
    Binghamton University
  • Raychelle Kendrick
    Community Advocate
  • Sara Liu
    Broome-Tioga Workforce / Broome County Executive’s Administration
  • Scott Heggelke
    New York State Police
  • Sharon Chesna
    Mothers and Babies Parinatal Network
  • Sonja Bennett
    Broome County Department of Social Services
  • Stacey Duncan
    The Agency
  • Sue Spencer
    Broome County Council of Churches
  • Tim McMahon
    Visions Federal Credit Union
  • Tina Barber
    The Community Foundation
  • Tonia Tompson
    Binghamton City School District


  • Jacqueline Gerchman
    Executive Director, United Way of Broome County
  • Paula Perna
    Community Initiatives & Planning Director
  • Korin Kirk
    Community Engagement Specialist
  • A’ali Tillman
    VISTA, Community Engagement


Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative of United Way of Broome County 

47 North Street

Binghamton, NY 13905




M-F | 8:30am - 4:30pm
(please call for hours during holidays and special circumstances)

The United Way of Broome County provides administrative support and oversight to BBAPI committees.