At the Rotterdam Community Center, we nourish our neighbors in mind, body, and soul, and serve as a community hub where all people can connect to the resources they need.

RCC BOARD MEMBERS

Kimlee Marquise is the Chairperson for the RCC advisory board. She is a commissioner on the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission. She has a BS in social policy and community services. Her goal for the RCC is to create a safe space where diversity and inclusion are celebrated, and everyone has a seat at the table to have their voices heard and respected. She and her wife live in Schenectady.

Kimlee Marquise (she/her)

Chair

Pete Jones (he/him)

Vice Chair

Pete has been retired since June of 2019 having worked most of his life for St. Clare's Hospital, with 27 years of the time as the recruiter. When Ellis and St. Clare's merged, he continued in a similar role at Ellis. Subsequently he trained healthcare workers for Schenectady Community Action Program. Pete, his wife Jean, and grandson Tyler joined Messiah in 2014. He currently serves as Chair of the Personnel and Community Service Committees. He is very excited about the Community Center and its potential positive service for the Rotterdam and South Schenectady neighborhood.

Penny Incitti is a retired fifth grade teacher (Schenectady City Schools) who has lived in Rotterdam for 45 years. Raising four children in this community has led her to an understanding of why this Center is so necessary. She enjoys being involved and helping others, so the Advisory Board is an excellent avenue for her to be able to make a difference.

Penny Incitti (she/her)

Financial Secretary

Rachel DeTeso-Mathis (she/her)

Member at Large

A full-time teacher for over twenty years, Rachel earned her BA in English from the State University of NY at Albany, and her Master of Science in Education in Secondary Education from the College of Saint Rose. Prior to becoming a teacher, Rachel worked for several year in human services and nonprofit agencies. In her free time, Rachel loves to read, talk about books, watch reality TV and grow vegetables in her garden- especially tomatoes!

Annie Grzywaczewski (she/her)

Member at Large

Annie Grzywaczewski has lived in the Rotterdam/Schenectady area her entire life. Annie has one son, Joe, and is currently a Zumba instructor at the newly created Rotterdam Community Center. She has worked with children in a childcare setting most of her life and is currently employed as a teaching assistant for students with autism and other special needs at Crossroad Center for Children in Rotterdam. Having lived in Rotterdam for 12 years she is very aware of the needs in this community.

Annie enjoys opportunities to help others and give assistance to those in need. She is a volunteer for Street Soldiers, the Bread of Life Food Pantry and has been involved with many local fundraisers such as "Maddie's Mark 5k" and "Spina Bifida's Walk and Roll" by providing Zumba warmups. The Advisory Board is a perfect way for her to further help the Rotterdam Community.

Randolph McGough (he/him)

Member at Large

Randy is currently retired from NYS Government where he spent 35 years working in the field of Human Resources Management. Since then, he has been blessed to volunteer with a number of Community Based Organizations within Schenectady County which are engaged in meeting the needs of the unserved and underserved populations of the county. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneota where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in US History/Black Hispanic Studies.

He also attended graduate school in African/Afro-American Studies. He is looking forward to serving on the board of the Rotterdam Community Center as it goes about meeting the needs of those who are currently struggling within the Rotterdam Community.

Secretary

Kathryn Snively (any pronouns)

Katherine is a prolific notetaker who has lived in Schenectady County all their life. They have worked in various fields, including as a theatrical electrician, a mailman, and a farmer. They represent Congregation Gates of Heaven for the Community Center and are excited to see it grow and develop.

RCC Staff

Born and raised in Connecticut, Rev. Longmire joined Messiah Lutheran Church as Pastor in August of 2014 after graduating from United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia. During his time at seminary, he participated in clinical pastoral education at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, engaged in a year of local faith-based advocacy with Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania, interned with the Lutheran Office for World Community and served as Vicar of Saint Peter's Church in New York City. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Religion (with a focus on Islam) from the George Washington University in the spring of 2008.

Pastor Dustin has served his community through a variety of local and statewide ecumenical interfaith, and nonprofit organizations, including as Chair of Schenectady Community Ministry's Interfaith Task Force, as a member of the Schenectady County Food Council, as Chair of the Schenectady Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club and President of the New York State Council of Churches.

Rev. Dustin G. Longmire (he/they)

Executive Director

Heather Zimmer (she/her)

Business Administrator

Heather Zimmer has been a lifelong member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She currently has a bachelor's degree in early childhood and volunteers as Sunday School Teacher. in her free time, she loves to do crafts, enjoy family time and be outdoors as much as possible. She is looking forward to having an important role at this already amazing place.