Meet Our Directors

2016/2017 Board of Directors


President: Ronnie Williams Jr. Attorney Onondaga County

Treasurer: Richard Jenkins, CFP,CPA Focused Financial Solutions

Harrison V. Williams Jr. Attorney Bousquet Holstein

JFX Mannion, CEO, Retired Unity Life

Marcia Rothenberg, CEO, Glottal Enterprises

Patti Gern, Volunteer

Parick Hennessy, Attorney Hennessy Law

Michael Eason, Representative Olinsky Law Firm



Executive Director, Linda Green was appointed to her position on May 1, 2004, succeeding the late Phyllis Newland, founder.


Linda has been a staff member of The Newland Center since May 1999.  Her responsibilities have included maintaining daily TNC operations, conducting volunteer orientations, supervising 90 volunteers, providing student assessments, scheduling programs for more than 200 TNC enrolled students each year, and promoting community participation and relations.


In addition to developing community relationships with 20 area agencies, Linda has coordinated community projects in financial literacy, children's reading programs, Veteran's programs,computer literacy, and cultural awareness.


She is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda of Columbia College in Syracuse and was a board member of the Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union from 2003 to 2004 and a board member of the Determination Center from 2011 to 2012.  


Linda received the CBS 5 "Women in Leadership" award in 2006.

Linda Green and Mary Smith, a 102 year old tutor, were named in a book dedication for new adult readers entitled, The Smith Brothers, When in Rome, by Elise Leonard, from Nox Press.