Appoints Nelsonville resident to new position
By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong
The Philipstown Town Board on March 1 named Danielle Pack McCarthy, co-chair of Philipstown Communities That Care, a volunteer organization that works to reduce substance abuse, as its first Prevention, Treatment and Recovery coordinator. She will earn $24 hourly for up to $10,000 annually.
McCarthy, who served as a Nelsonville Village trustee from 2015 to 2017, is a former Peace Corps volunteer in the Caribbean and founder of Denniston International, a nonprofit that aids disadvantaged children through educational projects there. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University.
The Town Board created the position in November. It hoped to have a one-stop place for residents to learn about the options for dealing with addiction.