Who We Are

The Oneida County Youth Bureau is made up of a staff of dedicated people whose mission is to serve the youth of Oneida County.

Our Mission

The Youth Bureau is a department of Oneida County created to provide access activities, programs and services to all youth under the age of 21.  The Youth Bureau is responsible for planning, coordinating and supplementing the activities of public, private and religious agencies devoted to, in whole or in part, to the welfare and protection of youth.

Our Staff

Kevin M. Green - Director
(bio) contact Kevin at kgreen@ocgov.net

Karen Pensero-Shanley - Youth Program Director
(bio) contact Karen at kpensero-shanley@ocgov.net

Vicky Conover  -  Disbursements Officer 
(bio) contact Vicky at vconover@ocgov.net


Kevin M. Green - Director

Kevin Green comes to Oneida County Youth Bureau from Notre Dame High School where he was a Physical Education teacher as well as the Physical Education Department Chair and previously was that school’s head varsity baseball coach.  Since 2015 in addition to his duties at Notre Dame he serves as head coach of New Hartford Varsity Baseball.

Green has a Bachelor Degree from Ohio Dominican University and a Master Degree in Elementary Education from Dowling College.  Before returning to his alma mater in 2012 Kevin had a fascinating career that included stints as a Division II baseball Coach, minor league baseball player and a hitting instructor with the Chicago Cubs.  Kevin also served in director roles including time as the Director of Baseball Operations of the All American Baseball Center North Campus in Pennsylvania and the General Manager of the Diamond Training Center in Pennsylvania.

You can contact Kevin at (315)798-5027 or kgreen@ocgov.net

Karen Pensero-Shanley - Youth Program Director

Karen joined the Youth Bureau in 2018. Prior to joining the Youth Bureau, Karen was employed by The Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC for 20 years.  Twelve of those years were spent as the Deputy Director of Service Coordination. She was responsible for overseeing the Medicaid Service Coordination Unit (MSC).  Karen supervised 25 MSC’s & oversaw services to 1200 persons (children & adults) with developmental disabilities.

Contact Karen at (315) 798-5027 or kpensero-shanley@ocgov.net


Vicky Conover  -  Disbursements Officer

The Youth Bureau is happy to add Vicky to its staff as Disbursements Officer.  Vicky will be responsible for all of the Youth Bureau's fiscal reporting requirements for the County and also for the New York State office of Children and Family Services.  Vicky has been with the County since 1990, having most recently worked in the Department of Finance.

Vicky resides in Rome, New York with her husband and two sons, and she is currently working on her BBA at Empire State College.

Contact Vicky at 798-5084 or vconover@ocgov.net