Carmen Vianese graduated from Herkimer County Community with an Associates of Applied Science degree in the field of Occupational Therapy. Ms. Vianese also received an Associates of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy from the New York Institute of Massage. Since November 1986, Ms. Vianese has been employed in Perry, New York, as a staff therapist in the Occupational Therapy Department of the Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office of New York State. Prior to that position, Mrs. Vianese owned and operated Hands of Grace, a private clinical practice engaged in massage therapy, in Nunda New York. Ms. Vianese has served as a member of the board of directors of the Nunda Community Home and as a volunteer for Hospice Massage Therapy services. She is currently serving in her second four year term as a member of the board of directors of the national organization of United Methodist Women; her first four year term as a director of Global Ministries; and, through the New York Annual Conference, as the Vice President of the National Association of the Lay Servant Ministries.