Staff

Mark W. Leuthauser

mark orangeExecutive Director

Born in Auburn, New York but raised in West Utica, Mark attended Notre Dame High School, where he served as Company Chaplain in his NJROTC unit. He also attended Mohawk Valley Community College, where he earned a degree in Human Services with a Counseling focus. He brings nearly ten years of experience working with the Oneida County Department of Social Services, and has volunteered with children in venues from Agapé House to Sunday school.

Mark has been with The Peacemaker Program since 2006, and has earned dozens of ADR-focused certifications. These include Farm Family Divorce Mediation, Parent-Teen Mediation, Civil Arbitration, Lemon Law Arbitration, Cultural Competency, Large Group Facilitation, and more. He has delivered trainings across the country, and continues to practice regularly as a mediator and arbitrator to keep his skills sharp.

In addition to being the resident facilitator, Mark also serves as The Peacemaker Program's webmaster. He has presented a regional Landlord Training Program, and conducts programs at local schools, in addition to having provided regular programming for Donovan Junior High School and Proctor High School. He currently resides in Yorkville with his wife, son, and daughter. Mark enjoys long-standing periodic poker and pitch games with friends, designs web sites, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and spends his remaining time repairing the computers of family and friends.

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John Gilligan

JohnSDMC Program Coordinator

John has several years experience working with mentally/physically challenged individuals as well as a background in human resources. He likes hiking, photography, baseball, jazz music and his Boston Terrier.

 

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Holly Pelnik

Holly PelnikFamily Services Coordinator

Holly first joined our staff in 2015. She has several years of experience working with individuals involved in Domestic Violence and drug/alcohol dependency issues. She spends her free time with her two daughters, Kaitryn and Emersyn.

 

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Mary Stevenson

Mary StevensonCommunity Services Coordinator

Mary first joined our staff in 2015. Apart from spreading her wings elsewhere for a few years, Mary is a lifelong CNY resident and adores the area; especially the local cuisines. She graduated from SUNY Morrisville with an Associate’s Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. If professional student was a career option, Mary would jump at the opportunity. She enjoys learning new things, food, the outdoors, and all types of music. She lives in the country with her four younger children, and her three older ones are nearby.

 

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