Executive Board

Angel Network of Cooperstown, Inc.

Miriam Murray- President

Recruitment Coordinator, SUNY Delhi

Miriam Murray lives with her husband and three children in the Cooperstown School District. She attended SUNY Geneseo for her undergraduate studies and is completing her master’s degree at SUNY Stony Brook in Higher Education Administration. After working as a middle school teacher in Virginia, Miriam moved back to the area and began working in higher education.  She currently works at SUNY Delhi in the School of Nursing.  For several years, she ran the CROP after-school program at Milford Central School and sat on the Milford Education Foundation board.  Miriam has always worked in public education and is a firm believer in the importance of vibrant public schools.  As a parent to current CCS children, she joined the board to ensure that the Angel Network continues to provide essential support to any families in need so that all children in the CCS district have the opportunity to grow and thrive together. 

Stephanie Nelen- Vice President

Special Education Teacher, Cooperstown Central School

Stephanie Nelen  is a New York State certified Special Education teacher certified in grades K-12. She holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary & Special Education from the University of Castleton with a minor in psychology. She has a  Masters degree in Special Education from Cambridge College. Prior to moving to Cooperstown, Stephanie taught for over 7 years in Boston MA, in both public and private schools. Stephanie has been teaching Special Education for the last 18 years.  Stephanie is a versatile and child advocate with a solid focus on individual needs.  She is a kindhearted and empathetic professional who is flexible and accommodating in the design and implementation of inspiring and hands on lessons.  She is skilled in addressing student needs, ensuring that all children thrive and are able to be the best at what they can be.

 

Outside her classroom, Stephanie volunteers in many community events  She helps promote independent living skills for adults with special needs as a registered Community habilitation provider.  Stephanie helped found the Angel Network of Cooperstown, Inc. and currently serves on the Executive Board.  Stephanie enjoys being involved in as many Cooperstown community events as possible.  Stephanie is married and has three children that attend the Cooperstown Central Schools.

Jessica Baker- Treasurer

AVP Mortgage Lender, Bank of Cooperstown

Jessica has been the treasurer for Angel Network since 2016 and enjoys giving back and helping a community that has been her home for so long. Jessica is a CCS Alumni and has a degree in education. Jessica still resides near Cooperstown with her husband and daughter.  Jessica sits on the board of Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc., is involved in TREP$ and the treasurer of the Faith Baptist Church. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading, blogging and spending time with her family. 

Martha Clarvoe- Secretary

Community Member

Martha Clarvoe has lived in Hartwick, NY with her husband Paul since 1980. They raised their three adult children there. Clarvoe is a past president of the League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area. She served as OCCA Board President from 2009-2012. In 2009 she was a founding member of the Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates wich functioned for 10 years. She is currently the Town of Hartwick Climate Smart Community Task Force Coordinator and chair of the Conservation Advisory Committee. 

She believes in the work of the Angel Network and hopes to be involved in finding a long term location for My Neighbor's Closet. She is serving as the current Secretary for Angel Network since 2020. 

Christine McBrearty-Hulse

School Guidance Counselor, Cooperstown Central School

Christine has been a guidance counselor at Cooperstown since the early 1990's. She and her husband Rick have created a beautiful farm in a rural area of Fly Creek. Christine joined the Angel Network to be able to share with children, parents, families that there are programs and services available to them. It is rewarding to be able to help a child who is worried about not having a bed to sleep on, food in their bellies or something just as simple as a new notebook or a pack of pencils. 

In her spare time, Christine spends her days caring for her goats and B&B and meeting area visitors. One fun fact about Christine is that you can find her and her husband and son, on an episode of Tiny Homes that aired January 1, 2017

Stephanie Oceguera, MD

General Surgeon, Bassett Medical Center

Stephanie has lived in the Cooperstown area for the last 18 years. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, she did her undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College in Maine. It was while attending Dartmouth Medical School that she spent time at Bassett Hospital and fell in love with the community and the area. It was for this reason she returned to Cooperstown for her surgical training. Aside from a fellowship year at the University of Virginia, Cooperstown has been her home. 

Stephanie is married and has one dughter now in the Cooperstown Central School District. She is very interested in giving back to the community and appreciates the mission and work of the Angel Network. 

Georgia Meeter

Community Member

Moved to Cooperstown in 1995 with her husband and three children to live near family. Georgia and her family opened a summer Bed and Breakfast Inn and she became involved in the Cooperstown PTO, CCS Search Committees, CROP afterschool program teacher and led parent workshops. Georgia returned to school herself and completed a masters degree in Global Leadership with a range of studies in 2016. 

In 2018 Georgia launched an activities program for children "UPBEAT Kids Club" for children in grades 1-8 which meets on "no school days" when school is closed for holidays and conferences. This program has been successful in reaching kids and is mentored by a team of retirees who assist me to provide a family atmosphere of belonging and enrichment to have fun while learing courage, kindness, board games, art, music, life skills and integrity handling social media, boredom and loneliness. 

Georgia is excited to join the Angel Network and takes great pride in representing their mission helping children and teens. 

Alicia Chase

Long Term Care Coordinator, Otsego County

Alicia loves to give back to her community and volunteers in many local organizations. Alicia joined the Angel Network of Cooperstown to share her knowledge of community resources and her love of web design with the organization. 

She has a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration and has worked in both healthcare and community based organizations. She ran a home daycare for 10 years and currently is employed locally for Otsego County. She is a CCS Alumni and loves the Cooperstown Area. She only left for a short time before returning here to raise her family. When Alicia is not volunteering or working she spends her time painting and enjoying time with her six children.

Ryan Miosek

Attorney

Ryan Miosek, a native of Cooperstown, graduated from Fairfield University in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts he continued on to receive his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law in Boston in 2008.

Ryan moved back to Otsego County from Boston in 2009. Since moving back to Cooperstown, Ryan has maintained a busy general practice office and is involved in multiple community efforts. 

 

In his free time, Ryan likes to spend time with friends and family including his wife and their children. Ryan enjoys the outdoors especially skiing and soccer. He is excited to join the Angel Network and help where ever he is able to.