Staff

Peg Ellsworth

Executive Director

Ms. Ellsworth has been directing and administering Federal, State, and locally funded projects for over 25 years. Formerly the Community Resource Director for the Town of Roxbury, she has successfully developed, overseen, and administered projects that range from large preservation and construction projects to NY Main Street facade programs.  She brings a strong sense of responsibility to the communities MARK serves and incorporates the highest of standards, strategies and best practices into the core of the organizational goals and objectives. She is committed to programmatic success for the benefit of the region. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council.

Katie Camillone

Deputy Director

Ms. Camillone was brought on staff at MARK to provide immediate assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irene. She was instrumental in the coordination of volunteers, needed resources, and funding assistance to flood effected individuals, families, and businesses. She currently has primary administrative responsibility for our CDBG programs, as well as administering our Small Business Development Fund and other local business development projects. MARK also uses her talents to maintain our website and our social media outreach efforts.

Diane Cognitore

Program Administrator


Ms. Cognitore is directly responsible for office operations and direct assistance to clients. She also has primary administrative responsibilities for our open HOME and NY Main Street Programs. She has keen understanding of file maintenance, application requirements, and general program oversight. She also possesses the necessary people skills to ensure participants are comfortable and understanding of the process and program requirements, especially those which require income eligibility documentation.

Susan Greenberg Folkman

Financial Manager


Ms. Folkman is well versed in QuickBooks and brings nearly 20 years of bookkeeping experience to MARK. She fully understands the organizational finances and performs fiscal oversight and accountability to all of MARK’s funding sources and donors.

Fred Beemer

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist

Mr. Beemer comes to MARK with over 30 years of construction experience and is a certified lead paint risk assessor. He possesses extensive knowledge of rehabilitation to older buildings using best practices in Historic Preservation while incorporating the latest in green technology and energy efficiency and also works closely with local Code Enforcement Officers to insure adherence to all local and state building code requirements.

Trish Adams

Administrative Assistant

Trish brings a relentless dedication to and admiration for the people of Delaware County to her new position at MARK, where she uses her organizational, graphics and writing abilities as best she can to further the mission and many programs that MARK undertakes.