Board

Julie Krieger, President

Ms. Krieger joined the Board in 1987 and became Treasurer of the Board in 1993. She has continued to hold this position for the past 14 years. Ms. Krieger currently holds the position of Vice President & Group Manager of the Middle Market Commercial Banking Division for M&T Bank in the Hudson Valley. She is a graduate of Marist College. Julie was appointed President of the Board of Directors in 2015.

 

Joseph Beichert, First Vice President

Mr. Beichert joined the Board in 2009. He was born and raised in Ulster County and he and his family currently reside in Kingston. Mr. Beichert received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1999 from George Washington University in Washing ton, D.C. He is the Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Timely Signs, Inc. since 2000. He is also an active member of the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Paul Geary, Second Vice President

Mr. Geary joined the Board in 1997. Mr. Geary was elected to the position of Secretary in 2000 and was elected Second Vice President in 2001. A lifelong resident of Kingston and graduate of Marist College, Mr. Geary retired from 23 years of service with IBM and is the associate funeral director with Keyser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc. and A. Carr & Son Funeral Home.

 

Donna Rocap, Treasurer

Ms. Rocap joined the board in 2003. She formerly held positions at Fleet Bank and Sperry Cuono, Holgate and Churchill Accountants. She is currently the Associate Dean of Administration at Dutchess Community College. Ms. Rocap is on the Audit & Finance and Program Committees.

 

Howard Whitaker, Secretary

Mr. Whitaker lives in Kingston and has been a board member since 1985. He was a former board President, served as second Vice President and was a member at large on the Executive Committee of the board. Mr. Whitaker is retired from IBM. He currently holds a position as a real estate agent for O'Connor, Kershaw Real Estate.

 

Joseph H. Tremper, At-Large Member

Mr. Tremper joined the Board in 1989. He became Board At-Large Member in 2001, a position he has continued to hold since that time. Although currently retired, Mr. Tremper enjoyed a 35 year banking career in the Hudson Valley, primarily as Senior Vice President of Key Bank South Eastern New York.

 

Donald Holzhammer, Member

Mr. Holzhammer joined the Board of Directors of UCP in 1988 and became President of the Board in 2000-2015.

Mr. Holzhammer has earned numerous insurance industry awards, including recognition in the Million Dollar Round Table, for life insurance sales.

 

Lewis C. Kirschner, Member

Mr. Kirschner has served on the Board for four decades. He initially joined in 1966. He served on the Building Committee to raise funds for the Agency’s Community Rehabilitation Center. Lew is serving his ninth term as Ulster County Treasurer and prior to that served as County Legislator. Lew is very active in the community and has served on a wide variety of not for profits boards.

 

James McCasland, Member

Mr. McCasland is a former banker and has held various managerial positions for several companies. He has served on the UCP board since 1999. He is a current member of the Program Committee of the board.

 

Frances "Linda" Reuter, Member

Ms. Reuter has been a board member since 1995. She is currently chairperson of the Program Committee of the Board of Directors. Ms. Reuter has a strong background in the hospital finance field and computer operations. She is currently retired.