Board Members

Arc of Onondaga

Arc of Onondaga is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of members of the community and family members of people with developmental disabilities.  The Board of Directors meets monthly at Arc’s Administrative Offices.

Executive Committee

James Flynn

Susan Scharoun
First Vice President

Christopher Mason
Vice President

Christopher Centore

James Moran
Assistant Treasurer

Amy Mech

Members of the Board of Directors

James Cannon

Gordon Eyer

Daniel Fernandez

Young Lee

Melanie Nappa-Carroll

Chris Paronis

Chuck Seereiter

Carolyn Stark


Executive Management Team

Ellen Gutmaker, Executive Director

Sonja Gottbrecht, Chief Operating Officer

Joanna Jewett, Director of Marketing and Development

Donna Loveland, Assistant Executive Director of Quality and Compliance Services

Daniel Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Allison Zmarthie, Director Of Human Resources

Arc of Onondaga Foundation

The Arc of Onondaga Foundation leadership is comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors from the community. The Board, which is headed by the elected Executive Committee, meets quarterly at Arc of Onondaga’s administrative offices.

Executive Committee

Brian Speller
Foundation President

Brian Hurley
Foundation Vice President

Jennifer Lovell
Foundation Treasurer
JJL Mediation & Consulting

Mary Ellen Kaier
Foundation Secretary
Meals on Wheels


Members of the Foundation Board of Directors

Juli Boeheim, The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation

Sean Broderick, Fulton City School District

Aida Byrne, Excellus BCBS

Ellen Gutmaker, Executive Director, Arc of Onondaga

James Nicoll, Mackenzie Hughes LLP

Colette Powers, UBS

Jennifer Sweetland, Mohawk Global

Steve Vasick, Mooney Marketing Group