Long Term Care Council

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Chautauqua County Long Term Care Council began in 2008. The council is charged with: soliciting input from long term care stakeholders regarding changes in the community environment, legislation, or regulations; identifying gaps in service accessibility and availability; analyzing emerging community needs in the long term care delivery system; reviewing and recommending strategies to address identified needs and barriers; advising Chautauqua County Departments on matters related to Chautauqua County NY Connects and other long term care issues; and advocating for services throughout the county.
  • 9 - 11 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of the quarter
  • Location varies with meetings held in Mayville, the north county, and south county.


The council can have 20 to 26 members and it consists of individuals that are community based and residential long term care service providers, county government representatives, and consumers. The County Executive and the NY Connects Coordinator also serve as Ex-Officio members on the council. All members are appointed by the County Executive and members serve a two-year term, except for ex-officios and county government representatives whose terms coincide with their position. Current members include:
  • Shauna Anderson               
  • Melanie Booth                    
  • Patricia Brinkman                 
  • Heather Brown                     
  • Kimberly Buffone                 
  • Gregory Carlson                  
  • Marie Carrubba                    
  • Dana Corwin                        
  • Carmen Hlosta                    
  • Vincent Horrigan                
  • Karen Lucks                        
  • Pam Nordine                       
  • Clark Poppleton                  
  • Christine Schuyler              
  • David Smeltzer                   
  • Mary Ann Spanos              
  • Carrie Spence                    
  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Vacant