Office for the Aging Advisory Board

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging Advisory Council advises the Director of the Office for the Aging (OFA) on matters concerning the elderly of the county. The council also is responsible for advisement on OFA’s focal points of delivery, information referral services, advocacy, and any other services provided by the OFA.


The council can have 5 to 11 members that consist of OFA program participants, the general public, and a representative from the Chautauqua County Nutrition Program. Members are appointed by the County Executive and subject to the approval of the County Legislature. Current members include:
  • Paul Whitford
  • Marie Carrubba
  • Ellen Coffaro
  • Russell Diethrick Jr.
  • Dan Girts
  • Frank Jay Gould
  • Mary Ann Johnson
  • David Larson
  • Elizabeth Turzillo
  • Max Martin