Denise Barry, Ed.D., resides in East Chatham. Dr. Barry retired as of June, 2011, after forty years of teaching Special Education in the Hudson City School District. She had a separate “summer career”, having spent thirty years as a teacher and/or administrator in local correctional facilities. Active in the community, she was a Jefferson Award Medalist for volunteerism in the Capital District in 2010. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities for Columbia/Greene Counties and Outreach Coordinator at St. James Church in Chatham. Most recently she was elected to a three-year term on the Chatham Central School District’s Board of Education in May 2015. Dr. Barry is the longest, continuously serving, member of Coarc’s Board of Directors, having joined the Board in 1972.