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Norman McFarlane, Esq, President


I joined the VCHC Board of Directors as it is only fitting that our homeless neighbors shall have a safe home to lay their heads. My service is an expression of my walk of faith; to love thy neighbor as thy self and to do unto others as they would do unto me.  Homelessness is unacceptable, so I urge you to join with us today by volunteering your time or by making a financial gift and most importantly pray for the success of VCHC.  Your gift and prayers will make a difference and will be honored beyond measure.

Phillip Oswald, Vice President

Attorney, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf & Cunningham LLC

I am a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served as an infantryman in Iraq and Afghanistan.  After leaving the service, I worked as a litigation attorney representing individual and institutional clients before state and federal courts.  I joined the Board because I want to assist in ensuring that our local veterans and their families have adequate housing.

James Dodd, Treasurer

Vice President, Finance and Controller,
Ballston Spa National Bank

I joined the VCHC Board of Directors to become a member of a dedicated organization that is focused on providing housing and other benefits to our much valued veterans. VCHC epitomizes the mindset of “think globally, act locally” to make a difference in peoples lives, and to enhance the communities we live in. I look forward to serving as a member of the board, and to giving back to those who have served our country

Wendy Brust

Vice President IT Systems at Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company
Why I am on the VCHC board...

Tom Ratsep

Senior Vice President at Ballston Spa National Bank

I have served VCHC since 2006 as Director and Treasurer.  Initially, I joined the Board to help support homeless veterans in the Capital Region.  Over the years VCHC has grown to provide numerous housing and support services to veterans as well as low-to-moderate income households in the area.  VCHC continues to grow and expand its helping hand, which I'm very proud to be part of.  None of this could be done without the dedicated VCHC staff and financial support from organizations, businesses and individuals in communities served. 

Ron Patterson

Queensbury Branch Manager, Trustco Bank

Being a 30 year Military Veteran, I have learned the importance of community and team work. A helping hand is sometimes not an easy thing to ask for. Being a part of the Veterans & Community Housing Coalition will afford me the opportunity to touch those who are afraid or too proud to ask for assistance. I'm looking forward to this new experience, and believe in the organization's mission statement. I'm honored to be a member of VCHC.