Board of Directors & Officers

Tina Chirico
Chief Financial Officer
Anderson Center for Children
PO box 367
Staatsburg-On-Hudson, NY 12580

Anthony Cortese
Executive Director
St. Anne Institute
160 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Timothy Girard
Vice President of Educational Services
Gateway Longview
6350 Main street
Williamsville, NY 14221

Patricia Kennedy
2705 State Highway 28
Oneonta, NY 13820

Duncan Lester
The Reece School
25 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

John Lopez
Executive Director
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New York
40 Devereux Way
Red Hook, NY 12571

Nina Nechipurenko
Finance Director
Hillside Family of Agencies
1183 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Edward Placke, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Green Chimney’s Children’s Services
400 Doansburg Road
Brewster, NY 10509

Kristen Youmans
Chief Officer of Educational Services
Northern Rivers
One Genium Plaza
Schenectady, NY 12304

Karen Zandi
President and CEO
Mary Cariola Children’s Center, Inc
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620


853 Coalition – Officers of the Board 

Karen Zandi, President

Ed Placke, Ed.D., Vice President

Tina Chirico, Treasurer

Tim Girard, Secretary