Leadership Team

Antara Mitra
Executive Director

Kim Pavlus
Division Director, Administration & Finance 

Cheryl Giarrusso
Division Director, Crisis 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 Manager, Oswego Teachers Employees Federal Credit Union


Dianne Apter
Chair of Board Nominating Committee
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
Chair of Fund Development Committee
Affirmative Action Officer, SUNY ESF

Helen Hudson
President, Syracuse Common Council, City of Syracuse

Eric D. Larison
Chair of Strategic Planning Committee
Consultant, OCM BOCES

Dr. Maureen A. Patterson
Chair of Board Development Committee
Director of Education Leadership Programs, Le Moyne College

Richard Riccioli 
Franciscan Friar, 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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