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Citizen Advocates COO joins United Way of NNY Board of Directors


Citizen Advocates is proud to announce that Vice President & COO Kati Jock has been elected to the Board of Directors for United Way of Northern New York.

“I’m deeply honored and humbled to have this opportunity to support the mission of the United Way of Northern New York, and to be affiliated with the impactful work they lead throughout the region,” said Ms. Jock.  “Because Citizen Advocates has a strong presence in several communities throughout northern New York, it is also important that we are active within those communities by volunteering our time with key community institutions like the United Way.”

Kati Jock, COO

With a workforce of over 750 individuals, Citizen Advocates employees share a sense of duty to the communities where they work and live – whether it’s coaching youth sports, volunteering for local fire and rescue departments, removing roadside litter through the Adopt-A-Highway program or serving as board members – civic engagement is an important priority within the organization.

“Please join me in offering a warm United Way welcome to Kati Jock, our newest member of the board of directors!” said Dawn Cole, Executive Director of the United Way of Northern New York.  “I have had the privilege of working with Kati as her organization, Citizen Advocates, was preparing to open the behavioral health urgent care center in Watertown.  A true professional with a big heart, she will make a wonderful addition to our board.”

Based in Watertown, NY, the United Way of Northern New York is a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to improving lives and creating positive change in the communities it serves. By bringing together local businesses, nonprofits, and community members, the United Way supports initiatives focused on education, health, and financial stability. Through strategic partnerships and resource mobilization, the organization aims to uplift individuals and families, fostering a thriving community for all.