Danise C. Fairchild - Zone 1
Danise Fairchild - Zone 1
Danise Fairchild was appointed to the Claverack board of directors in February 2013. She is also a member of the boards of directors for C&T Enterprises where she holds the position of board secretary and Valley Energy where she holds the position of vice chairman. Danise has achieved her Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and Director Gold Credential Program (DGC) accreditation.
A resident of Standing Stone Township, she retired in July of 2021 as accounting manager at Global Tungsten & Powders Corporation and its affiliates, a position she has held for over 30 years. Fairchild holds a bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University and a master's degree in business administration from George Mason University.
She and her husband, Terry, have three daughters. In her free time, Danise enjoys traveling, camping, gardening and community service activities.
The Zone 1 director represents members in the following townships: Albany, Asylum, Herrick, Standing Stone, Stevens, Terry and Wyalusing in Bradford County.
Dr. Robert R. Faux - Zone 2
Dr. Robert R. Faux - Zone 2
Dr. Robert R. Faux was elected to the Claverack board of directors in July 2008 and currently holds the position of chairman of the board. He is also a director on the boards of C&T Enterprises, Citizens' Electric Company and Allegheny Electric Cooperative. Bob has achieved his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC), and the Director Gold Credentials (DGC).
Faux is a retired Teaching Professor from Penn State University having completed over 35 years with the university. He taught courses in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, and alternative energy applications.
Faux holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering science from Penn State University. He also holds a doctoral degree in human development with a concentration in instructional leadership from Marywood University.
A lifetime resident of Claverack’s Zone 2, Robert and his wife, Laura, have one son, Christopher. Bob, Laura and Chris work a 5th generation farm. Faux is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys the opportunities for hunting and fishing provided by living in a rural part of Wyoming County.
The zone 2 director represents members in the following townships: Clinton, Eaton, Exeter, Falls, Lemon, Monroe, North Moreland, Noxen, Overfield and Tunkhannock in Wyoming County; and Exeter and Franklin in Luzerne County.
Angela S. Joines - Zone 3
Angela Joines - Zone 3
Angela Joines was appointed to the Claverack board of directors in July 2012 and currently holds the position of vice chairman. She also serves as a director for Citizens' Electric, located in Lewisburg, PA. Angela has achieved her Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and Director Gold Credential Program (DGC) accreditation.
Angela was recently appointed to an advisory board position at Honesdale National Bank, Honesdale, PA (Susquehanna County Branch.) She has also been re-elected for a 6-year term as auditor for Jackson Township.
A lifelong resident of Jackson, Susquehanna County, Angela is the sole owner of Summit Workwear in New Milford, PA. She is a graduate of Broome Community College with an associate's degree in business/accounting.
The mother of two children, Angela enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities.
The zone 3 director represents members in the following townships in Susquehanna County: Clifford, Gibson, Harford, Hop Bottom Boro, Jackson, Lathrop and Lenox, as well as Benton Township in Lackawanna County.
Gary L. Hennip - Zone 4
Gary L. Hennip - Zone 4
Gary Hennip was elected to the Claverack board of directors in 2015. He also serves as director for Citizens Electric in Lewisburg, PA, director of C&T Enterprises, where he holds the position of vice-chairman, and as Claverack's representative on the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association Board of Directors. Gary has achieved his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and Director Gold Credential Program (DGC) accreditation.
Born and raised on a small dairy farm in Orwell Township, Bradford County, Gary is a Northeast Bradford High School graduate and earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mansfield University.
Hennip’s work with cooperatives includes 18 years of employment with Sire Power Cooperative in Tunkhannock, where he was the director of marketing for membership sales and service in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey and New York.
For 16 years leading up to his retirement, Hennip was employed as a dairy extension educator and county extension director with Penn State University Cooperative Extension Service in Bradford County.
He is the past superintendent of the Pennsylvania Farm Show dairy shows, assistant superintendent of the All-American Dairy Shows, member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, member and administrative council chairman of the North Orwell Union Church and Northeast Bradford Education Foundation trustee. He was also a Northeast Bradford High School varsity softball coach for 19 years. He is past member of Citizens and Northern Bank’s Wysox advisory board.
Gary and his wife, Marianne, have three children and ten grandchildren, enjoy traveling, working outdoors, and spending time with their family.
The zone 4 director represents members in the following Bradford County townships: Athens, Litchfield, Orwell, Pike, Rome, Sheshequin, Ulster and Windham.
Robert W. Fearnley - Zone 5
Robert Fearnley - Zone 5
Robert Fearnley of Montrose was elected to the Claverack board following a special election in February of 2019. He also serves as a director on the board of Wellsboro Electric Company. Robert has achieved his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD) and Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).
Fearnley earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Penn State University. He returned to his family dairy farm and ran the business until 2007. He then took a position as the watershed specialist of the Susquehanna County Conservation District from which he has now retired.
Robert is currently a director for the Susquehanna Co. Conservation District. A former 4-H leader, Fearnley has served as a board member of Farm Service Agency, Susquehanna Co. Holstein Club, Penn State Cooperative Extension of Susquehanna Co., YPCA and Friends of Salt Springs State Park. He is a past member of the Susquehanna County Farm Bureau and served on the board of directors for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Montrose Area Sire Power Advisory Committee and the local board of directors for Dairy Farmers of America.
He currently serves on the Friends of Salt Springs State Park Education Committee. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and Forest Lake Baptist Church, where he serves on the ministry support team.
Robert and his wife, Dawn, live in Forest Lake Township. They have two sons.
The zone 5 director represents members in the following townships: Apolacon, Choconut, Forest Lake, Middletown, Jessup and Rush in Susquehanna County and Warren in Bradford County.
Timothy T. Tewksbury - Zone 6
Timothy Tewksbury - Zone 6
Tim Tewksbury was appointed to the Claverack board of directors in September 2019 and currently holds the position of vice secretary/treasurer. Tim has achieved his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD).
A resident of Meshoppen, Tewksbury is senior vice president/chief information officer for PS Bank, formerly Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing, where he has held various management and leadership posts since 2007.
He serves on the board of directors of the Meshoppen Rod & Gun Club and has held a number of officer positions with the club over the years. Tewksbury serves as a volunteer hunter/trapper education instructor and had previously volunteered as a coach with the Auburn baseball and softball association.
Raised on a dairy farm in Wyoming County, Tewksbury graduated from Elk Lake High School and holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Lock Haven University. He and his wife, Lori, have one daughter, Megan.
As the zone 6 director, Tewksbury represents members in the following townships: Cherry and Colley in Sullivan County; Braintrim, Forkston, Mehoopany, Meshoppen, North Branch, Washington, and Windham in Wyoming County; and Tuscarora and Wilmot in Bradford County.
Charles R. Bullock - Zone 7
Charles Bullock - Zone 7
Charles Bullock was elected to the Claverack board of directors in July 2007. Charles has achieved his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and Director Gold Credential Program (DGC) accreditation.
A retired banker, he is active in the St. Joachim & St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he is a member of the Holy Name Society, a former parish council president, and the current chairman of the finance committee. He is former treasurer of the Crescent Lake Association, and formerly served as the service unit chairman for the Wyalusing unit of the Salvation Army.
A former Susquehanna County jury commissioner, he serves on the board of Wellsboro Electric Co., where he serves as secretary.
Bullock is past president of the Bradford-Sullivan County Bankers’ Association and a former Auburn Township auditor. He is a member of the American Legion Post 510 and the Meshoppen Rod & Gun Club. He is also a former coach for the Auburn Baseball Association.
Raised on a family farm in Auburn Township, Bullock graduated from Elk Lake Joint Schools and attended Central City Business Institute in Syracuse, N.Y., and Bucknell University.
Bullock has a son, Matthew Simon Bullock.
The zone 7 director represents members in the following townships: Auburn, Bridgewater, Brooklyn, Dimock and Springville Susquehanna County, and Nicholson in Wyoming County.
Charles R. McNamara - Zone 8
Charles R. McNamara - Zone 8
Elected to the cooperative board in 2010, Charles R. McNamara of Friendsville currently holds the position of secretary/treasurer. He is also a member of the boards of directors for Wellsboro Electric Company and Valley Energy. Charles has achieved his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and Director Gold Credential Program (DGC) accreditation.
McNamara operates his own business as a “green” building contractor, with over a decade of experience in OSHA-trained commercial/industrial construction safety. He specializes in the restoration, repair and relocation of antique timber frames used for private residences and businesses.
In addition, McNamara was recently a part-time employee of Stantec consulting group, an international engineering firm, providing technical support and coordination for a multi-disciplined engineering team.
A graduate of Montrose Area High School, he holds a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from Binghamton University.
He is active in St. Brigid's parish, serves as board vice president on the St. Augustine Cemetery Association and is a member of the Valley Energy board of directors.
A life long resident of Silver Lake Township, McNamara built his own energy efficient home utilizing electric load management control and thermal storage.
McNamara and his wife, Barbara, have two sons.
As the zone 8 director, McNamara represents members in Franklin, Great Bend, Harmony, Liberty, New Milford, Oakland, and Silver Lake townships in Susquehanna County.
Anthony J. Ventello - Zone 9
Anthony Ventello - Zone 9
Anthony "Tony" Ventello of Towanda was voted to the board of directors in July of 2019. He has achieved his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and Director Gold Credential Program (DGC) accreditation. Tony also serves as a director for C&T Enterprises, Inc.
Since 1993, he has served as the executive director of the Progress Authority, the local economic development provider for Bradford and Susquehanna counties. Ventello currently leads the Bradford County and Susquehanna County Broadband Dark Fiber Development projects to improve public safety and overall connectivity. He also assisted in establishing the first Agriculture Security Area in Pennsylvania in Athens Township.
Ventello's experience with economic development and project management is diverse, with an emphasis on small business development and rural infrastructure. He serves as a board member for the Bradford County Conservation District, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, the Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies and as a local advisory board member for First Citizens Community Bank. He is a member of the Bradford County and Susquehanna County Farm Bureaus. Tony is also a member of Saints Peter & Paul Parish in Towanda.
Ventello holds a bachelor's degree in geography and regional planning from Mansfield University and a master's degree in public administration from Marywood University. He also holds a certification from the American Economic Development Council through Penn State University.
Ventello and his wife, Trudy, have two daughters, one son and a grandson. He enjoys his rural lifestyle, traveling, outdoor activities, hunting, fishing and spending time with family.
Ventello said he believes the cooperative's membership model allows for rural utility delivery that does not put profit before people.”
The zone 9 director represents members in the following townships: Burlington, Canton, Franklin, Granville, Leroy, Monroe, North Towanda, Overton, Smithfield, Towanda, West Burlington and Wysox in Bradford County. Additionally, McNett township and Union township in Lycoming and Tioga Counties (respectively) are represented by the zone 9 director.