Amanda Root

Amanda Root

Karen Greene

Karen Greene

Jess Geis-Archer - staff photo - updated 7/25

Jessica Geis-Archer

April Bennett - Staff Picture

April Bennett

Meet the Parenting Staff

Amanda Root: Amanda joined the Parenting Program in January 2003. She has one daughter who is now in college. She has lived in the North Country her whole life. Amanda’s goal for parenting education is to build on parents' strengths and help them be the best parent they can be for their children. 

Karen Greene: Karen joined the CCE parenting program in March 2017 as a Family Support Specialist for the Healthy Families New York program. Karen has two adult children, is currently raising a niece, and is a native of Jefferson County. Karen’s parenting goal is to assist families in fostering a strong healthy bond with their children and creating a nurturing home environment. 

Jessica Geis-Archer: Jessica joined the parenting program in April 2022. She has one child, a son, who is in elementary school. She has lived all over the United States, but currently calls the North Country home. Jessica’s goal for parenting education is to dispel the stigma around the education, and help parents realize their strengths and capabilities when it comes to parenting their children. 

April Bennett: April has been with CCE in the nutrition department since 2013 when she moved back to her hometown. She joined the parenting team in 2022 as program manager. As a busy single mom of 5, April can relate to the challenges she hears from other parents and hopes that CCE can be a place where families feel supported and connected to the resources they need. 

Contact

Amanda Root
Director of Operations/ Nutrition, Parenting, Taste NY & Fort Drum Issue Leader
arr27@cornell.edu
315-788-8450 ext. 273

Last updated August 5, 2022