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Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Paul Lenz, of Kingston and a Kingston of­fice em­ployee of the New York City Department of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tio, has been named “Con­ser­va­tion­ist of the Year” by the New York State Con­ser­va­tion Coun­cil).

Lenz, who has worked at the water agency since 2002, is deputy chief of the Nat­u­ral Re­sources Divi­sion in its Bureau of Water Sup­ply.

He was rec­og­nized by the coun­cil for guid­ing the city’s ef­forts to open more water sup­ply lands for re­cre­ation, or­ga­niz­ing fish­ing clin­ics for fam­i­lies, sharp­en­ing the city’s fo­cus on in­va­sive species pre­ven­tion, and demon­strat­ing that hunt­ing pro­grams could com­ple­ment for­est man­age­ment projects in the water­shed.

Lenz earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in forestry and water re­sources and a mas­ter’s de­gree in for­est hy­drol­ogy and water­shed man­age­ment at the SUNY Col­lege of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence and Forestry. Be­fore join­ing the agency, Lenz worked as a hy­drol­o­gist for the Mas­sachusetts Water­shed Ini­tia­tive, and as a water con­ser­va­tion­ist for the Missouri Department of Con­ser­va­tion.

••• Dr. Amy Cocina, of Rhinebeck, has joined Health Quest Med­i­cal Prac­tice’s pri­mary care of­fice in Rhinebeck, where she works to pre­vent, di­ag­nose and treat diseases that af­fect adults 18 and older.

Pre­vi­ously, Cocina was a hos­pi­tal­ist at Vas­sar Broth­ers Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Pough­keep­sie and was cho­sen by her peers as a 2012 Physi­cian of the Year. She joined the Health Quest-af­fil­i­ated hos­pi­tal in 2010 after com­plet­ing her in­tern­ship and res­i­dency in in­ter­nal medicine at Mount Sinai Med­i­cal Cen­ter in New York City.

She holds a doc­tor­ate de­gree of medicine from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a mas­ter’s in molec­u­lar bi­ol­ogy from Prince­ton Univer­sity. She grad­u­ated summa cum laude from the State Univer­sity of New York at Ge­ne­seo, Liv­ingston County, with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in bio­chem­istry and was in­cluded in the Al­pha Omega Al­pha na­tional honor med­i­cal society dur­ing her grad­u­ate stud­ies.

••• Laura Flem­ing, of Rosendale, has joined the Kingston of­fice of The Spies­man Group / We­ichert Real­tors.

••• Jen­nifer L. DeCicco has been pro­moted to the rank of corrections sergeant in the Ul­ster County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

She joined the Sher­iff’s Corrections Divi­sion in 1997 and pre­vi­ously held the rank of cor­po­ral. She grad­u­ated from the Ba­sic Corrections Academy in 1998 and has com­pleted train­ing in Di­rect Su­per­vi­sion and Corrections Su­per­vi­sion, Crit­i­cal In­ci­dent Stress Man­age­ment, and Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Fraud and has taken the Firearms Long Course.

DeCicco has been corrections griev­ance co­or­di­na­tor since 2013 and served in the New York Army Na­tional Guard from 2009 to this year, hold­ing the rank of Ro­tary Air­craft Hy­draulic/ Pneu­draulic Main­te­nance Spe­cial­ist.

She is first woman to at­tain the rank of corrections sergeant in the Ul­ster County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

••• Brit­tney Scott, of Port Ewen, has joined Kingston Cre­ative, of Kingston, a cre­ative and strate­gic agency, as a full-time con­tent pro­ducer.

Her du­ties in­clude brand­ing, mar­ket­ing and web de­sign ser­vices for clients.

Scott was pre­vi­ously em­ployed by Stadri Em­blems in Wood­stock as a graphic de­signer. She re­cently col­lab­o­rated with Kingston Cre­ative on projects such as the Poke­mon Go map of Kingston and a cats-and-dogs coloring book.

••• At­tor­ney Jane Cot­trell, of Pough­keep­sie, has been named ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter of Dutchess County, of Pough­keep­sie.

A cer­ti­fied me­di­a­tor and a for­mer mem­ber of the Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter board, she was named act­ing ex- ec­u­tive di­rec­tor last Fe­bru­ary fol­low­ing the res­ig­na­tion of long­time ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Jody Miller, who be­came the new Equal Em­ploy­ment Op­por­tu­nity/ Hu­man Rights of­fi­cer for Dutchess County.

Cot­trell holds bach­e­lor’s and mas­ter’s de­grees from the Univer­sity of Utah and a law de­gree from Columbia Univer­sity.

Dur­ing her ca­reer as an at­tor­ney and me­di­a­tor in both the United States and the United King­dom, she worked with in­di­vid­ual and cor­po­rate clients in com­mer­cial mat­ters and di­vorce. She be­gan her ca­reer with a Wall Street firm, then moved to the cor­po­rate world, first at Cable­vi­sion and later as vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral coun­sel of CBS Ca­ble.

She com­pleted ba­sic and ad­vanced me­di­a­tion train­ing at Re­gent’s Col­lege in Lon­don and trained at the Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter un­der Miller. She served on the board of the Me­di­a­tion Cen­ter for sev­eral years and con­tin­ues to me­di­ate di­vorce cases with the agency.

She is a mem­ber of the New York State Dis­pute Res­o­lu­tion As­so­ci­a­tion and the Dis­pute Res­o­lu­tion Sec­tions of the Amer­i­can Bar As­so­ci­a­tion and the New York State Bar As­so­ci­a­tion.

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