Vision Hudson Valley Announces New Director

Vision Hudson Valley is happy to welcome Kaitlynn Lancellotti as the new Executive Director. Prior to joining VHV, Kaitlynn worked for the Orange County Partnership as the Director of Business Retention & Expansion where she excelled in cultivating and managing client relationships with top executives. She has extensive experience with non-profits, marketing, and administrative fields. Kaitlynn’s organizational and planning skills have fueled her success in her professional life.

Kaitlynn achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the State University of New York, New Paltz. She recently received her Master’s Degree at Johnson & Wales University in Business Administration with a Concentration in Hospitality to hone her event coordination and planning skills.

In addition, Kaitlynn serves as marketing chair on the Leadership Orange Board of Directors and is a board member of Cornell Cooperat7ive Extension since January 2023.

“We are very excited to welcome Kaitlynn Lancellotti as Vision Hudson Valley’s new Executive Director. As a lifelong Orange County resident, Kaitlynn joins us with vast experience working with other not-for-profit organizations, commercial businesses, and government agencies”, said John Carola, VHV Chair & Vice President of Retail Delivery & Marketing for Walden Savings Bank. “The Board of Trustees could not be happier selecting Kaitlynn to take on this leadership role.”

Kaitlynn is proud to have the opportunity to impact the quality of life in the region for years to come with Vision Hudson Valley. She has a deeply rooted interest and appreciation of our local agriculture industry, and particularly enjoys Orange County’s bucolic landscape.
Outside of her professional career, Kaitlynn enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, her family, and her dog, Roscoe.

About Vision Hudson Valley (formerly the Orange County Citizens Foundation): Vision Hudson Valley, founded in 1971, is a membership-based, non-governmental organization that improves quality of life for Hudson Valley residents through public policy and advocacy in land use and transportation planning, water conservation, waste management, cultural affairs, education, agriculture, recreation, and healthcare. Vision Hudson Valley is housed on 50 acres of bucolic farmland, formerly the home of Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann. On these Sugar Loaf grounds, known as the Seligmann Center, the organization brings people together to create and share new ideas, artistic performances, and thought-provoking programming. For more information, visit their website at or contact them at 845.469.9459.

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