Colleen Melvin Schmidt (pictured) was elected to the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York. For nearly 30 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York has helped thousands of families to ensure that their children were never alone when battling illness. Schmidt is also on the Board of Make of Wish of Central New York and is active in various community organizations.
Schmidt is employed at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield as executive director of government programs. She is a registered nurse and received a master's degree in business administration from Binghamton University. She and her husband, Kent, and their four children reside in Baldwinsville.