Leadership Team

Pat Leone
Executive Director

Kim Pavlus
Division Director, Finance & Administration

Cheryl Giarrusso
Division Director, Crisis Intervention Services

Susan VanCamp
Division Director, School Services

Board of Directors

Alan Andrews, LCSW, President
Alan Andrews & Associates, LLC

Maria Rachetta Wheeler, Vice-President
Branch Manager, NBT Bank

Linda Barbuto, Treasurer
Senior Budget Analyst, Office of Budget and Planning, Syracuse University

Paula Freedman, Corresponding Secretary
President, Freedman Associates, Inc.

John Rey, President Ex-Officio
Business Development Officer, Empower Federal Credit Union


Dianne Apter
Retired, Apter & O’Connor Associates

Michelle Breidenbach
Reporter, The Post-Standard

Rachel Breslin 
Assistant Director of Special Programs, Syracuse City School District

Kortney R. Dale, MSW 
Vice President, Family Services, Liberty Resources, Inc.

Dr. Joseph T. Himmelsbach 
Associate Professor
SUNY Upstate Department of Psychology & Syracuse University Clinical Psychology

Rebecca Hoda-Kearse 
Affirmative Action Officer, SUNY ESF

Helen Hudson
President, Syracuse Common Council, City of Syracuse

Eric D. Larison 
Retired, Assistant Superintendent, Solvay Union Free School District

Dr. Maureen A. Patterson 
Director of Education Leadership Programs, Le Moyne College

Richard Riccioli 
OFM Conv., Assumption Church Syracuse

Dave Shaw 
Principal, Roxboro Road Middle School, North Syracuse Central School District

Neil J. Smith, Esq.
Attorney, Mackenzie Hughes, LLP

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