2009 Annual Report
“We are indebted to all of our board members for their generosity and their advocacy of the Living Resources mission, but especially to our presidents– past and present – who unselfishly give us many hours of their valuable time and expert advice with no thought of compensation. It is their advice and support that has allowed me and my staff to work so effectively on behalf of the people who come to us for help.”
Living Resources 2009 Board Presidents, clockwise: Donald D. Bourque, Ph.D., Corporation Board; Joan L. Healey, Certified Home Health Agency; John G. Walsh, Foundation Board; Helga A. Schroeter, Licensed Home Care Agency
Fredrick W. Erlich, Chief Executive Officer
Mission Statement To promote and provide life-enhancing services to individuals with disabilities in a safe and nurturing environment.
Dear Friend of Living Resources As we take this opportunity to present the 2009 Annual Report to our stakeholders, we can never forget that the Living Resources story is always about people: The people we serve; the people who work here; and, the people who support us. The people who rely on our programs every day must always come first and it is their input that shapes the programs we develop. I think our readers will be excited about the new directions we are moving in as of 2009 and we will begin to share our new focus with you in this report as we prepare for the next decade.
Be assured that Living Resources is positioned to continue providing quality of care, as well as recruiting, training, and retaining needed staff. We will continue to deliver quality services and seek every opportunity to continually improve services.
What more can we say about our staff other than to reiterate how grateful we are for their strong commitment to the Fredrick W. Erlich, CEO important work that takes place in Living Resources programs and for their generosity of spirit as well as their financial support. Our investments in staff training and staff wellness more than pay for themselves; we know this because we receive many 2009 was a challenging year for all of us whose lives were touched by Living Resources. While agency services were growing incrementally kudos for the quality of our staff through the annual family surveys. in most of the programs, unmet needs were also increasing as Governor One of the great surprises of the year came from you, our many Paterson projected deficits in the current and future fiscal years. Our community supporters. Our fundraising efforts for programs and first order of business was to protect funding of existing programs by services, in spite of the economy, surpassed our goals in many areas: preventing or reducing the impact of proposed cuts. In addition to our Private foundations provided the funding we needed for equipment internal fiscal strategies and decisions, our staff embarked upon a purchases and for the expansion of program activities as well as our prolific letter writing campaign to their elected officials, while parents, capacity to serve. Individual donors, including our very generous board members and senior staff met with legislators. Our efforts paid board members and staff, also made it possible for us to look with off and we were spared the Draconian cuts first proposed. hope to needed funding for future services. The unmet need for services are significant in all areas, specifically Your ideas, advocacy and generosity have allowed the Living residential, day services, service coordination and supportive services Resources story to continue to be told with an eye on future challenges to families. We continue to work closely with families and funding and the unwavering commitment to individuals with disabilities and sources to meet the needs that are being expressed, however, the their families. We will support them and be sure that they have development of new services has been dramatically curtailed. As we opportunities in 2010 and beyond. To all of you â€“ those we serve, look to 2010, our ability to grow the agency may be delayed by budget those who serve and those who provide support â€“ we dedicate the constraints placed upon new services. These challenges, nonetheless, 2009 Annual Report; thank you for sharing the journey. energize us to reach back and figure out how to move forward. Sincerely,
Donald D. Bourque, Ph.D. President, Board of Directors
Fredrick W. Erlich Chief Executive Officer
About Living Resources For the past four decades, Living Resources has proven to be an industry leader and pioneer in providing outstanding services to people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Since its founding in 1974, the agency has helped over 5,000 people with developmental disabilities live life as productive, capable members of the community. Living Resources has earned the respect and trust of families, community stakeholders, and government officials throughout New York State by implementing cutting-edge services and programs under the direction of highly trained, educated and qualified professionals.
Innovative Services & Programs
In order to meet life’s challenges, Living Resources has developed a successful continuum of care services and innovative programming that address the full range of needs experienced by individuals with disabilities. Service highlights in 2009 include:
College Experience Program (CEP)
This ground-breaking two-year certificate program provides young adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to pursue a unique curriculum in a residential college setting. Living Resources, in partnership with the College of Saint Rose in Albany, provides each student with a well-rounded experience, both academically and residentially, that prepares students to live independently with confidence, work in competitive employment or continue to pursue higher education. The College Experience Program’s resounding success is due to its true uniqueness. There are few well established college programs in the country, and we are the only one in which a not-for-profit is partnering with a college of higher education. Enrollment in the program increased CEP students at the College of to 13 students in 2009 and will grow Saint Rose. to 16 students in the next term. Eventually, Living Resources and the College of Saint Rose plan to grow the program to 24 students with funding coming from both the Medicaid waiver and private tuition.
Carriage House Arts Center
The Arts Center provides a place for individuals with disabilities to discover and explore their artistic abilities under the direction of professional instructors in subjects as varied as painting, photography, fiber arts and jewelry making. The program has received national recognition for its quality of instruction and the artwork created by its students, many of which have gone on to win numerous awards and see their work prominently displayed in countless shows and galleries. There are now 200 students in the arts program and this has led to a prolific increase in finished art. Living Resources’ Miller Sanders Gallery stages new shows on a quarterly basis, and in 2009, 13 outside shows were staged The “Halfmoon” by Carriage and a new 25 minute video was House artist Jim Darcy produced.
Acquired Brain Injury Services (ABI)
Established in partnership with NeuroPsychological Rehabilitation Services, the ABI program helps people who have suffered brain injuries regain control of their lives. The rehabilitation program’s innovative model focuses on re-building social skills and fostering independence by transferring knowledge and skills acquired through cognitive mediation back into the individual’s home and community. In 2009 a very popular music club was established providing opportunities for stress-free socialization. Club members, some of whom were musicians before their injuries, relish the chance to again express themselves in ways that bring them joy and self confidence. Although some of the participants have their own instruments, many of the instruments and electronic equipment were purchased with funding provided by our generous donors. The ABI musicians are again finding their voices through weekly jam sessions and the growing friendships of others who understand the difficulties experienced by those with brain injuries.
ABI musicians – ready to jam!
Designed specifically to serve people with disabilities while allowing them to maintain an independent lifestyle, the progressive Smart House model developed by Living Resources may serve as a universal housing model for individuals with disabilities and the elderly.
“The combination of aging, emerging health issues and the structural limitations of housing that does not accommodate their needs can no longer be tolerated by an organization that promises to meet all of its residents’ life challenges,” stated CEO Fred Erlich. Living Resources expects as many as 33% or 90 of our group home residents to reach the age of 60 over the next decade. The answer is Smart House construction; it will be singled-storied, barrier-free inside and out and will incorporate green energy efficiencies and medical technologies. Thanks to community support and $650,000 Senator Neil Breslin, pictured with CEO in NYS Capital Funding Fred Erlich, announcing his support of the secured by Senator Living Resources Smart House project. Neil Breslin, we plan to complete our first Smart House in 2011.
2009 – The Year in Review The People We Served in 2009 To describe the individuals we serve by using the names of their disabilities is to do a great injustice both to the individuals and to our Annual Report readers. Those of us who know and work with our program participants have learned that we share more similarities than differences in our approaches to daily life. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it is also their voices that help to tell the whole story. See their faces. Hear their words. Be prepared to be surprised!
“We are the same as the so called normal people. We laugh, we cry, we love, we play, we think and we hurt, but here at Living Resources we can always talk about it and work through it.” Bob D., Brain Injury Survivor
Day Community Opportunities friends at the 2009 annual picnic.
Artist Collin Rose photographed with his latest painting at Living Resources’ Miller Sanders Gallery.
Residents of New Scotland Avenue at the 2009 annual picnic.
Brian Aunchman, center, shares his painting of the “Half Moon” with staff from Berkshire Bank which sponsored the Life and Times of Henry Hudson art reception in October 2009.
“I encourage others to go out and find a support group; hearing about the experiences of other survivors makes every day of recovery just a little easier.” Brian A., Brain Injury Survivor
“The isolation we feel is a cell of our own creation. If we look for rejection, we will find it. If we look for joy… it may not be where it was before, but we will find it.” Lindy, Brain Injury Survivor Participants Denise Obercon, Bernie Durivage and Greg Evangelista sell desserts at the Acquired Brain Injury Program bake sale where they raised money for special activities and day trips. Lindy Sanford, brain injury survivor, enjoys weaving at her full-size loom.
“I wanted more independence. I wanted to do things on my own and experience life.” Kevin, College Experience Program
Dion Vandeputte, center, with “Grampa” and staff Robert Lewis at a late October picnic for residents and families in Westchester.
New graduate of the College Experience Program, Kevin Archibald, at a recent party at one of the Lancaster Street apartments.
From Employment Services, Kera Damarest demonstrates how to use the price scanner at her Rite Aid job in Cohoes.
Living Resources Corporation and Affiliates Financial Statements
Combined Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets for the year ended December 31, 2009
Combined Statement of Financial Position December 31, 2009
Revenue Program services revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35,105,520 Other revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117,078
Assets Cash and cash equivalents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,617,745 Investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309,201 Receivables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,778,099 Prepaid expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362,224 Property, Plant & Equipment, net . . . . . . . . .14,160,046 Other assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .860,751 Total Assets
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23,088,066
Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,649,283 Current portion of long term debt . . . . . . . . . .526,324 Deferred revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53,954 Interest rate swap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578,674 Long term debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,617,398 Other liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,359,546 Total Liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17,785,179 Net Assets Net assets, unrestricted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,302,887 Total Liabilities and Net Assets . . . . . . . . . . .23,088,066
Audit conducted by: Cusack & Company, Certified Public Accountants LLC
Total Revenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35,222,598 Expenses Salaries and wages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20,723,180 Fringe benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,230,938 Other than personal services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,308,146 Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,803,860 Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34,066,124 Change in net assets before swap contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,156,474 Change in fair value of interest rate swap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597,326 Change in Net Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,753,800 Net Assets, unrestricted, Beginning of Year . .3,549,087 Net assets, unrestricted, End of Year . . . . . . .5,302,887
Revenue increased 4.3% from 2008.
Services Provided in 2009 Programs & Health Agencies
Acquired Brain Injury Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Adventure Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 After School Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Carriage House Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Certified Home Health Agency* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 Clinical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472 College Experience Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Day Services (community-based) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Day Services (site-based) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Employment Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Hearing Impaired & Interpreting Services . . . . . . . . . . . .68 In-Home Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Licensed Home Care Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Residential Services** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286 Rotaract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Service Coordination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289 _________ Total individual program enrollments . . . . . . . . . .2,404 Total unduplicated individuals served . . . . . . . . . .1,275 From left: Human Rights Commissioner Galen Kirkland, artist Mary Chamberlain and Human Rights Regional Manager Michael Kendall at the NYS Division of Human Rights reception for Living Resources Carriage House Center artists.
* This number includes individuals who received only a single service during 2009 such as the Peer Review Instrument assessments required annually by Medicaid waivered programs. ** Includes 77 homes and apartments for people with developmental disabilities living in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Westchester Counties.
2009 – The Year in Review The People Who Make the Programs Work A perfect picture of the people who make up the Living Resources staff and volunteers also presents many challenges, partly because there are over 700 of us and because we all come with a variety of skills. There are some qualities, however, that most of us have in common – a fervent desire to help others, a strong commitment to share talents and life experiences with those we serve, a generous spirit of giving when donating time, goods and money, and the energy and enthusiasm to tackle any hurdle in the workplace with patience and kindness. Here are some of these special folks doing what they do best!
College Experience Program staff members Antoine Johnson and Margaret Gladwin give a “thumbs up” to the new 2009 graduates at a house party.
Staff set up for “Sweet Street,” an employee driven fund raiser which benefits the individuals served by Living Resources programs. Dr. William Cromie, retired CEO of CDPHP, visits with Beth and Lindsay Burditt at the Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Awards Dinner in June 2009.
Board Member Deborah Newkirk, parent Cindy Barkowski, Assemblyman George Amedore and CEO Fred Erlich meet at the Legislative Brunch in February.
Volunteers and staff selling hot dogs and hamburgers at the NYRA Family Open House in July for the benefit of Living Resources programs.
Staff members Jolene Cituk and Talia Colon work with Day Community Opportunities participants Tim Larned, Pasquale Colicchio and Anthony Baldato to prepare a mailing.
Scott Hamilton practices with one of the automated external defibrillators with the guidance of trainer Patrick Tefft.
Mary Kerbelis and Jen Keller, at the reception desk, provide help to all who come to the Albany headquarters on Washington Avenue Extension.
Taalib Horton, Coordinator of In-Home Residential Habilitation Services, wraps presents for the individuals in his program attending the Holiday Party.
Melissa Houck and Bonnie Unser prepare the list of silent auction winners at the 2009 Culinary Cornucopia.
Chef Dale Miller, Chairman of Living Resources’ Culinary Cornucopia since 1990, expresses his support of Living Resources.
“…why the consumers of Living Resources are so important: We help them and their families because they are worth it, because we are worth it, because the decency of us as individuals should be measured by how we treat our most vulnerable citizens.” Chef Dale Miller, C.M.C.
Partnerships in Caring
The People who Provide Support | Donations received January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009
The people who support the work of Living Resources do so for many reasons. They support Living Resources because they need services or have a family member who would benefit from one of our programs. Some of our hardest working supporters are employed by Living Resources. Our greatest source of support, however, often comes from individuals who want to be a part of an organization that truly makes a difference. These community donors support our programs through the annual appeal, by attending our events and by making personal donations to celebrate or mark special events in their lives. Thank you, 2009 donors; only with your help can Living Resources continue to do all that needs doing! Gifts to the Acquired Brain Injury Program Review Foundation
Gifts to the Endowment Lawrence I. & Blanche H. Rhodes Memorial Fund
Gifts to the After School Program Stewart’s Foundation Holiday Match WGY Christmas Wish Campaign
Gifts to the Licensed Home Health Agency Carmeen Kolpack
Gifts to the Carriage House Arts Center Berkshire Bank Grayce Susan Burian Susan Lum Creitz & Tabitha Slyman Loretta E. Darcy Mary Ann & Martin Kenneally Jill E. Mullin from Drawing Autism
Gifts to the College Experience Program HSBC Bank
Gifts to the Day Community Opportunities Program Patricia Hernandez
Gifts to the Needy Family Fund Cogentrix Energy, LLC
Gifts to the Residential Program Ted & Patricia Levine Fran & Charles Rasmussen
Gifts in Support of Services to Individuals with Disabilities Kenneth W. Abele Albany Light Truck Repair Service, Inc. Cliff & Joyce Apgar Robert & Bonita Bailey Manning & Lois Balcom Susan & Ralph Bandel John S. Bartlett, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel H. Bassett William A. Bernardo Karen M. Berney Mr. & Mrs. Ray Bleser
Vladia C. Boniewski & Daniel R. Vallely Donald & Jeanne Bourque Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D. Louis H. Buhrmaster Bob & Anne Bylancik Vince & Mary Capka Frances Celano Mrs. G. David Cerneck Peter & Joanne Champagne Ellen C. Chapman Gerard W. Cimon Mr. & Mrs. John Cimon Richard & Jeanne Cody Mr. & Mrs. Paul F. Cooney Mr. & Mrs. Bruce N. Covey Susan Lum Creitz Crisafulli Brothers, Inc. Robert S. Cummings, Sr. Loretta E. Darcy William Davies Robert H. Day, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John S. Delaney Mr. & Mrs. Robert Del Signore Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence P. Demers Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Desharnais Jack & Barbara Draffen John & Susan Dunnigan Mr. & Mrs. Roland Eberhard Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Ferguson Judy & Roy Fruiterman Richard A. Fuerst, Esq. Arnold & Lois Anne Galbraith A.J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Elizabeth J. Gallagher Sandra F. Gersowitz Mr. & Mrs. Michael K. Gilligan
Bryan & Andrea Goldberger Arthur & Deborah Goldstein Rufus J. Gould & Debra Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gray Thomas A. Greeley Kathleen P. Hannan M.M. Hayes Company, Inc. Joan L. Healey N. Raymond Henderson Patricia Hernandez Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hinkel Mr. & Mrs. J. G. Fred Hiss, Jr. Independent Insurance Agents of Albany County Oscar & Gloria Iverson Jay H. Jakovic, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. John A. James Mayor & Mrs. Gerald D. Jennings John’s Auto Service, Inc. Debra Johnson Karen B. Johnson E. Stewart Jones, Jr. Keeler Motor Car Company Patricia R. Kellam Stanley Kelly Vincent P. Kelly Martin & Mary Ann Kenneally Key Bank Foundation Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D. Adam & Ruth Koblensky Leonard J. Kot Robert W. Lazar Mark & Jane Levine Ted & Patricia Levine James & Barbara Malerba Leo & Delores Malossi Phyllis & Edward Marks
Philip McCallion Mr. & Mrs. Gerard McGarvey Mr. & Mrs. William McVeigh Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Meckler Richard C. Mereday Thomas E. Meyer Miller Printing & Litho, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. M. Edward Mooradian Mary E. Mounteer Mr. & Mrs. Harry Mulhall Mr. & Mrs. Robert Muller Carmella Murphy Ken Myers/ Hoffman & Miller Oil Co. Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Myers Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nandkissore John J. Nigro Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Nolan Mr. & Mrs. Walter Novak Sandy & Harris Oberlander Chet & Karen Opalka Bob & Sharon Ormerod Lawrence Ormsby Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Paioff Julie Panke Mr. & Mrs. David Parente Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred B. Pauquette Deborah A. Pero Mr. & Mrs. William B. Picotte Gerene Pincher Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Placek Alice B. Poole Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rasmussen Mr. & Mrs. Jim Riccardi Ken & Susie Ritzenberg Debbie & Kevin Rose Dan Round Donald S. Rubin Drue Sanders
James Sartore Alta & Bernie Schallehn Helga A. Schroeter Mr. & Mrs. Greg Schwab Jim & Robin Sevinsky Drs. David & Mollie Shulan Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth C. Skinner, Jr. Barbara P. Sloan Irwin J. Smith, III Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Sonne Elizabeth Squires Robert & Elsie Stenard Dorothy S. Stevens Mr. & Mrs. William S. Stevens Dave & Rowie Taylor Marisa Teller/Strategic Pension Services The Old Brick Furniture Company Kathlene Thiel & J. Eric King Susan Thrasher, M.D., Ph.D. Richard & Laura Thumen Willard & Mary Towne Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Tryon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Tucker Kevin Tully Mark & Jody Urban Carolyn & Mario Vaccaro Paul & Kimberly Valente Marcia & Stephen Wainwright John G. Walsh Christopher & Sara Ward Charlene & David Welcome Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Windish Anna Zito
Grants William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation, Inc. The Carlilian Foundation The Wright Family Foundation, Inc.
Imagine thisâ€Ś Appeal for Innovation Anonymous Manning & Lois Balcom Mary Anne Barber Kwesi Blankson Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Vladia C. Boniewski & Daniel R. Vallely Brian Boodrow David B. Borge Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D. Dave & Dorothy Brownell Mary Beth Burditt Sergio & Laurel Camacho Mr. & Mrs. Philip Catchpole, Jr. CDPHP Michael & Macaire Cognetti Steve & Kathy Condon John Charles Cook Kimberly Darling Stephanie DiCocco Celia A. Donnelly Anne Doyle Karen Doyle Barbara Dragon Empire Health & Fitness Center Michael Brian English Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich Maggie Erlich & Reed Anderson Ron & Judi Frey Bette & Joel Frisino Richard A. Fuerst, Esq. Erin Gapp Hal G. Gueutal, Ph.D. Denise Hamedy Francine Hemans Rachelle Hicks Janice Hundley A. J. Jayapal Freddie L. Johnson, III Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D. Joe LaMalfa
Martha M. Lamb Lori A. Lawrence Donald Led Duke Jim Levay Julie Liss Michelle A. Locke Susan Lovelock Marc W. Lustick M&T Charitable Foundation Eileen Martel Rachel Martino Jason & Keri Mazzuca William & Sheila McVeigh Joan & Jim Meyer Tara & Joseph Morelli Pauline & Tim Morris Janet & Neil Murray David Noonan Christine Pamberi Randy & Lawanda Patterson James & Carol Perkinson Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Poitras Prieme Books Donna & Yono Purnomo David C. Putman Kathleen Quinn & James Lortsher Lisa, John & Joseph Razanousky Review Foundation Charlene Saide Alta & Bernie Schallehn Helga A. Schroeter Ruth Smith Timothy & Bonnie Unser Carolyn & Mario Vaccaro Anne Valliere Janeen VanAuken John G. Walsh Susan White Tamara Wong
Heidi Hernandez stands next to her photographic array of the changing seasons in the Miller Sanders Gallery.
2009 Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Awards honorees Peter Cornell, center, representing BBL Companies and James Morrell, far right, with CEO Fred Erlich, Bishop Hubbard and Sister Anne Bryan Smollin.
Partnerships in Caring continued... Matching Gifts Aspect, The Silicon Valley Community Foundation GE Foundation Materials Recovery Company
United Way/ SEFA Anonymous Steven R. Blow Patricia A. Brennan Alfred C. Brunson Andrea D. Cass Timothy Daly Mr. & Mrs. John S. Delaney Kathleen F. Henault Mary B. Horn Stanley Kelly Susan M. Lanahan James W. Lane Philip McCallion Catherine A. Merriman Neil V. Murray Carolyn Peterson-Vaccaro Eileen M. Pierce Constance Rue Mary Shoudy Thomas Shoudy Nancy Splonskowski Michael R. Symanski Sherry-Jean Waite Linda U. Zell
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Awards Dinner Honoring James J. Morrell and BBL Companies Kevin Baker Mary Ann Barber BBL Companies Vladia C. Boniewski Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D. Laura Brazee
Dorothy Brownell Mary Beth & Lindsay Burditt Michael Castellana David Chamberlain Ellen C. Chapman Tracy Christopher Citizens Bank Michael & Macaire Cognetti William Connor John Charles Cook Peter J. Cornell Dr. & Mrs. William J. Cromie Paul Cwiakala Rob Daggett Scott & Kim Darling John DeCelle Carol Desmond Jason Doling Karen Doyle Carmen Duncan Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich Maggie Erlich & Reed Anderson Seth Erlich Judi Frey Joel & Bette Frisino Roy & Judy Fruiterman Richard A. Fuerst, Esq. Jessica Griffith Denise Hamedy Georgette Hathaway Patricia Hernandez Hershberg & Hershberg Allie Hlas Charles & Chris Hough Charles & Nora Hough Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Inger Hurley Jay & Patricia Jakovic Mr. & Mrs. James Jednak Mrs. Edward Johnson Karen B. Johnson William & Irene Juron Jen Keller Paul & Sharon Kendzierski
Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D. Peter & Mary Kay Komarinski Andrew Lammon Ray Lammon Scott Lammon Jim LeVay Kaleef Lewis Julie Liss Michelle Locke Susan Lovelock Jennifer Lutz Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Malinowski Jeanne Maloy Rachel Martino Drew Matonak Jason & Keri Mazzuca Linda McDermott Senator Roy McDonald Melanie Meeson Joan Meyer Paul Miesing Jeffrey Mirel Alma Mitchell Joseph Morelli James & Kathy Morrell James & Melody Morrell Joseph & Amber Morrell John & Kelly Murray Deborah A. Newkirk Kevin O’Connor Dan & Katherine Owens Chris Phillips Nate Phillips Lawrence Poitras Christian Price David C. Putman Kathy Quinn & James Lortsher Mr. & Mrs. Jim Riccardi Richard C. Riccio Jennifer Richard Mr. & Mrs. John Robinson Daniel Round Drue Sanders & David Ehmann Sarah Saunders
Helga A. Schroeter Toni Serafini Jim & Robin Sevinsky Siena College Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin Dorothy S. Stevens Clifford & Peg Stuart Andrea Taichnar Rob Thomas Rose Thomas Shelly Topino Kevin Tully Bonnie Unser Anne Valliere John Walko Ying Ying Wang Christopher Ward Ralph & Bobbie Young Ann Marie Zimmerman
NYRA Open House & Family Day Tina Barber Dan & Tammie Bertrand Kim Darling Barbara Dragon Debbie Hall Inger Hurley Peter Karp Kevin & Debbie Kreis Gary Lanahan Julie Liss Michelle Locke Susan Lovelock Cara Marruso Joan Meyer Gordon & Deb Murtagh Dan Owens Kay Pasternak Drue Sanders & David Ehmann Peg Sipple Susan Thrasher, M.D., Ph.D. Bonnie Unser
19th Annual Culinary Culinary Signature Sponsor: Northeastern Fine Jewelry Supporting Sponsor: Hannaford Supermarkets Corporate Sponsors: Capital Bauer Joseph Carr Wine First Niagara HSBC Bank Rose & Kiernan, Inc. SEFCU Time Warner Cable Media Sponsors: 99.5 The River Clear Channel Radio WNYT News Channel 13 A Peaceful Place Albany Broadcasting Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau Albany Dodge Albany Light Truck & Car Repair Albany Marriott Albany Marriott Market Mary Ann D. Allen American Culinary Federation Angelo’s 677 Prime Clifford & Joyce Apgar Arlene’s Artist Materials Nancy Armstrong Aroma D’Italia Carol & Leon Aronowitz, II Marcia Aronowitz Artforms Gallery & Framery Vincent Ausfeld Autism Society of America Albany Chapter Melissa & Sophia Bacon Sue Bailey Tina Barber Tracy Barbosa
The People who Provide Support Mr. & Mrs. Mark Bardack Cindy Barford Judge & Mrs. J. Albert Barsamian Bud Bates David & Carol Bauer Dan Bazinet BBL Construction Services, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Beddoe Belisama Body Works II Richard Bergeron Vicki Beyer Mr. & Mrs. Ray Bleser Ricky & Jolene Bleser Blown Away Salon Thomas & Cassie Bobb Frank & Mary Bolognino Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Bouchey Financial Group Bountiful Bread Bournebrook Antique Center Donald & Jeanne Bourque Braverman-Panza Medical Group
Senator & Mrs. Neil D. Breslin Michael Brown Kathy & Sarah BurbulesSexton Mr. & Mrs. David Buthfer Cabot Cheeses Assemblyman Ron Canestrari Capital Communications Federal Credit Union Capital District Business Review Capital Region BOCES Capital Region Urology Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird, PC CDPHP Century House Chatham Imports, Inc. Keilan Christopher Nicholas Christopher Colleen Cioffi James Clark Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Classe Catering Lisa Clifford Richard & Jeanne Cody Colleen & Rudy Coletti The College of Saint Rose Comedy Central Community Living & Advocacy Supports, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Conboy Kathy Condon William Connor Jackie Conti Cool Insurance Agency, Inc. Jean Corlew Irma Cornell-Kudlacik Jenness Cortez The Costumer Bruce & Deborah Covey C.R. Gas Logs & Fireplaces Bob & Meredith Crandall Frank & Denise Crisafulli Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Crossgates Mall Crowne Plaza Albany
Kathy Condon, left, Manager of the After School Program, works with students in the very popular drumming class.
Thomas Crudo The Crystal Spa Culinary Institute of America Pat Curran Dr. Kathleen M. Dalton Loretta E. Darcy Kim Darling Bob Daubney Davies Office Refurbishing, Inc. Leo Dean John DeCelle Robert & Kathy Del Signore Courtney DePalma Michael John DePalma Thomas DePalma Thomas & Helene DePalma Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Desharnais Dimension Fabricators, Inc. Anthony DiMoro Discount Flooring Supermarket Divinitea Mr. & Mrs. Kent Dixon Bonnie & David Dlugolecki Jason Doling
David Doyle Karen Doyle Jack & Barbara Draffen Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers John & Erin DuBois Charmaine Dull Dunkin’ Donuts Alex & Kim Easterling Mr. & Mrs. Roland Eberhard Edgeco Environmental, Inc. Edison Club Empire Wine & Liquor Mr. & Mrs. Rene Englehardt Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich Jacob Erlich Exit 9 Wine Rene Farley Felthousen’s Florist & Greenhouse Thomas Finnegan Matthew & Caroline Fitzgerald Eileen Fitzpatrick Michele Fleming Fogg’s Automotive & Suzuki
Partnerships in Caring continued... Phyllis & Lisa Frankel Judi Frey Joel & Bette Frisino Judy & Roy Fruiterman Richard A. Fuerst, Esq. Furniture Theater Fusion Cuisine G. Willikers Distinctive Toys Sally Gage Joyce Gaige Arnold & Lois Anne Galbraith A.J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Elizabeth Gallagher Michael & Deborah Gilligan Ginsberg’s Food Service Glen Sanders Mansion & Angelo’s Tavolo Grace Golden Golf Galaxy Golub Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Edward Gorman Thomas & Sylvia Gorman Bill & Kay Gormley Jason Gough Jeffrey & Carrie Gray Thomas Gray Family Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark Greene Trucking, Inc. Joseph & Sara Grega Michelle Gromoll Mr. & Mrs. Norman Guay Eric & Gretchen Guenther Adventure in Food Trading Gary Guenther Guilderland Chamber of Commerce The Guilderland YMCA Tracy Gutowski Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe Debbie Hall Henry Hamelin
Pauline Lyons Hamelin James & Celia Hamilton Marc Hannibal William M. Harris, Esq. Maureen Hartman M.M. Hayes Company, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Hazaz Hilary Healy Lena Herbert Hermies Music Store Patricia Hernandez Barbara Hess Rachelle Hicks Higgins, Roberts, Beyerl & Coan, P.C. Eric & Jeanne Hill Hilton Garden Inn Albany Hilton Garden Inn, Troy & Rensselaer Banquet & Conference Facility Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hinkel Fred & Marialyce Hiss Hoffman & Miller Oil Co. Hoffman’s Car Wash Roy Hogeboom & Cindy Turkett William Hohenstein, CEC Melissa Houck Huck Finn’s Warehouse Inger Hurley Fedor Ilecki Maria Ileckova The Inn at Erlowest Gloria & Richard Iverson Tom Jablonski Mr. & Mrs. Robert Jackson Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC John’s Auto Service Jones Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC Mr. & Mrs. Richard Jozwiak Dale & Kathie Kane Peter Karp Lauren & Rob Kasper Brian Kavanaugh James Kavanaugh
Keeler Motor Car Company Jen Keller Bryan Kelley Gregg & Valerie Kelly KEM Handbags Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D. Adam & Ruth Koblensky Bohdon Kostiuk Krause’s Homemade Candy Charles Kreuter Kristen’s Kitchen Jams & Jellies Kate Kucharski Ron Ladouceur Ronald Lagasse Lake George Steamboat Company Lammon Architects, LLP Lapland Lake, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Larned La Serre Restaurant Lavelle & Finn, LLP Laurie Lee Jane & Mark Levine Diana Lindsay Julie Liss Terry Little Michelle Locke Michael & Lynne Long Susan Lovelock Gary & Kim Lynch Michael Lynch M&T Bank Colleen B. Macaulay Robert & Janet MacLasco Adam Madkour Maestro’s Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Mahar Peter & Christina Mahoney Malkin & Ross The Mallozzi Group Jeanne Maloy Lori Mann Donna Manupella Marche at 74 State
Eliot Margolis Michael Marsello & Brian Aunchman Marshall & Sterling Insurance Eileen Martel D. C. Martinez & S. M. Kipper Dr. & Mrs. Phillip Martinez Noble Masi, CEPC, AAC Matt & Debi Matney Angelo Mazzone Linda McDermott Kelly McLeod Erin McLoughlin Joan McMullen Donald & Jean Medick Peter & Patricia Menditto Paul Mendoza The Merriam Insurance Agency Caitlin Merrill Joseph & Nancy Michaels Dale Miller, CMC, AAC Dale Miller, The Art of Dining James & Kristen Miller John Miller Miller Printing & Litho, Inc. Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa Miss Sydney’s Alma Mitchell Mohonk Mountain House Mr. & Mrs. Jose Molino Joseph Morelli Michael Morgan, CEC, AAC Tara Morgan Morgan Linen Service Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Mr. & Mrs. James J. Morrell Pauline Morris MTM Pharmacy Services Anne Murphy Carmella Murphy Janet Murray John & Kelly Murray Mary Kate Murray Deb Murtagh
Sandra & Joseph Nardoci Neal’s Auto Enhancing New York Long-Term Care Brokers, Ltd. New York Racing Association New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Ray Newberry Deborah A. Newkirk John & Dee Newkirk Newton Plaza Mr. & Mrs. John Nitsky Gail Nizinkirck Marguerite & Don Nolan Kevin O’Brien’s Family Maria Oeser The Old Brick Furniture Co. Olivia’s Smokey Southern BBQ John & Donna Olsen Orange Motors Orchard Creek Golf Club Joan O’Sullivan Ariel Pagano Brian & Jennifer Palmer Anthony Panza & Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D. Kay Pasternak Margaret & Rudy Paulsen Lynn J. Pauquette Wendy Peluso Mr. & Mrs. Randall Perry Dylan Petersen-Taylor Philadelphia Insurance Companies David & Terri Pillittere Paul & Cheri Pinkans Ron & Carol Piotrowski Mrs. Barbara Poll Kathryn Powers Colleen Pratt Warren & Dorothy Pratt Prime at Saratoga National
The People who Provide Support Anthony & Maria Principe Proctors Theatre Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary Michael Quaranta Kathy Quinn Marilyn Raleigh Randall Perry Photography Charles & Fran Rasmussen Phyllis Raymond Recovery Sports Grill Reel Seafood Company Kevin Reilly Thomas & Margaret Restino Mr. & Mrs. Jim Riccardi Justin Riccio Richard C. Riccio, St. Anne Institute Jennifer Richard Jack Richardson Donald & Pamela Robbins Roma Importing Company Deborah, Kevin & Collin Rose Susan Rosenberg Dan & Debbie Round Royal Care Pharmacy Rumors Salon & Spa Mary Ann Ryan Michael Ryan Tim Rychcik Michael & Betsy Saltsman Sam’s Italian America Restaurant Drue Sanders & David Ehmann Saratoga Hilton Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Spring Water John Savo Alta & Bernie Schallehn Ed Schmitz Helga A. Schroeter Paul & Diane Sciocchetti Greg & Mindy Scott
LeGrande Serras Marian S. Sevinsky Mr. & Mrs. Eric Siegelman Siena College Basketball Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Sim Mr. & Mrs. Donald Sipperly Marcia & Nicholas Siver Siver Hills Restaurant & Banquet House at Pinehaven Country Club Ken & Marggie Skinner Thomas & Kathleen Slater Gary & Kathy Smith Larry & Onnolee Smith Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin Ashley Smullen Thomas Snell Soft-tex Manufacturing Rudy Speckamp, CMC Spectrum 7 Theaters Augustine & Eugenia Sperrazza Joel M. Spiro, M.D. Spoon & Whisk Kitchenware Justin J. Spraker Elizabeth Squires Dr. Hyman Stadlin Staff Ciampino & Company, P.C. Eric Stensland Dorothy S. Stevens Harry E. Stevens, III Stewart’s Shops Stickley, Audi & Company Strategic Pension Services, LLC Stuyvesant Plaza Sunmark Federal Credit Union Sylvan Learning Center SYSCO Food Services Taft Furniture Andrea Taichnar Charles Tallent Tantillo Gallery
Tech Valley Communications Patrick Tefft Marissa Teller Brian & Carolyn Temperine Christina Theriaque Dr. Susan Thrasher & Dr. Charles Schwartz William & Joanne Toomey, Jr. Trang Trinh Scott & Lisa Troxell Truly Rhe Margaret A. Tucker Timothy & Bonnie Unser Carolyn & Mario Vaccaro Mary Vail Paul & Kimberly Valente Valvoline Instant Oil Change Janeen VanAuken Krista VanAuken Bernadette VanDeinse Viscusi Builders Ltd. Shirley Vogt Walmart John G. Walsh Ying Ying Wang Christopher & Sarah Ward Warren Tire Service Center, Inc. Gary & Jan Weitzman Mr. & Mrs. David A. Welcome Wheatfields Restaurant John & Amy White Whiteface Mountain Skiing Susan Williams Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Windish David & Janet Witkoff Bonnie Yaggle Dan & Anne Yamin Young Sommer… LLC Katie Yurenda Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ziskin
Kim Edmonds, Gabrielle Quail and Jeanine Quarles were among the 22 staff members who received plaques for 10 Years of Service at the 2009 State of the Agency celebration in December.
The 2009 graduating class of the Living Resources College Experience Program: Andy Valente, Nathan Berbach, Kathy Rue, Samantha Michaels and Melissa Powers.
Partnerships in Caring continued... Gifts Made in Honor of: Joseph Cimon from Gerard Cimon Kim Del Signore, for working hard! from Stephanie Balnaitis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Del Signore Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur T. Weeks Katherine P. Dixon from Richard A. Fuerst, Esq. Mark Eberhard from Mr. & Mrs. Roland Eberhard Jackie Levie, Happy Birthday from Amy R. Levie John James Murphy from Carmella Murphy Janet Osan from Carmeen Kolpack Tracy L. Rice from Madeline R. Homeyer Robin Smolinsky from Suzan P. Pollack Gifts Made in Memory of: Jarka Burian from Grayce Susan Burian Quinn Coffey from Stephen and Joan Coffey Anna Mae Corbo from David & Rosemary Vara Bob Correale from Geneva M. Kohler Gwendolyn DiGirolamo from Robert & Donna Johnson Linda Kilmer John & Elvie Marshall Nancy Dixon from Mr. & Mrs. Kent Dixon David J. Frankel from Lisa F. Frankel
Eamon Fitzgerald Hart from Lynne, Mike & Christopher Long Jennifer Miriam Katz from E. Shirley Barry Derek & Kristin Brown Andrew Castelluccio Robert & Trudy Cushing John Fata Robert Fathers Steven & Jayne Friedberg Abe & Leah Gaies Ed Hughes Rebecca Ianniello Robert & Jocelyn Kivort Stanley & Josie Kivort Colleen B. Macaulay Elsinore J. McGlone Robert L. Phillips Alan Rader Marjorie & Jerry Ryan Lee Serino Earl J. Shirkey Ron, Stacy, Zach & Luci Slater August Sodora, Jr. Philip Katz from Ed Hughes Lee Ann Marrazzo from Anthony & Joy Marrazzo Sanger E. McConnell from Shirley J. Drouin Harold & Helen Joslin John “Jack” McGrath from AWESCO – David Mahoney Genevieve Batchelder Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Charbonneau Edward Dudden Mr. & Mrs. Adam J. Koblensky
Janet Osan from Carmeen Kolpack David Sloan from Barbara P. Sloan Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Tryon, Sr. from Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Tryon, Jr. Thomas Unser from Mary Ann & Martin Kenneally
Gifts Made to the Lorraine Miller Scholarship Fund for the Arts John P. Miller
Carol Beverly was among the 12 recipients of certificates of recognition and 25-Year Living Resources jackets from Fred Erlich at the 2009 Family Picnic.
Gifts In-Kind Aeropostale, Inc. Arlene’s Artist Supplies Benchemark Printing, Inc. Moe Brand Chuck Cook Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich Judy & Roy Fruiterman Italian American War Veterans Macy’s Department Stores Steve Therriault Village Photo Bonnie & Jeffrey Zanger
Toby Slyman proudly displays her original artwork at the Wonders of the Circus show.
Living Resources Corporation 2009 Board of Directors Officers Donald D. Bourque, Ph.D., President John S. Delaney, Vice President Richard T. Cody, Treasurer Rosemary Taylor, Secretary Board Members Ralph W. Bandel, Esq. Vladia C. Boniewski Robert Bylancik William Davies Judy Fruiterman Philip Fusco, Ph.D. Hal G. Gueutal, Ph.D. James Riccardi Bonita Sanchez Peter Sheridan Elizabeth Squires Paul C. Valente Robert Wakeman Patricia Williams
Living Resources Certified Home Health Agency 2009 Board of Directors Officers Joan L. Healey, President Vice President (vacant) Kevin Tully, Treasurer William J. Gormley, Secretary Board Members Karen M. Berney Joan Gold, Ph.D. Marc Lustick Allen F. Maikels
Living Resources Licensed Home Care Agency 2009 Board of Directors Officers Helga A. Schroeter, President Michael Cooley, Vice President Joseph LaCivita, Treasurer Gary Siegel, Secretary Board Members Richard C. Mereday Shirley Raeddean Kenneth C. Skinner, Jr.
Living Resources Foundation 2009 Board of Directors Officers John G. Walsh, President Richard A. Fuerst, Esq., Vice President Daniel Round, Treasurer Christopher Ward, Secretary Board Members Carol L. Aronowitz Raymond A. Bleser, Jr. Donald D. Bourque, Ph.D. Kevin A. Carey Richard T. Cody Peter J. Cornell Jay H. Jakovic, Esq. James F. Jednak Robert W. Lazar Robert H. Ormerod Carolyn Peterson-Vaccaro Bonita Sanchez Drue Sanders Alta Schallehn James A. Sevinsky, Esq. Justin J. Spraker Jeffrey H. Stern, M.D. Dorothy S. Stevens Susan Thrasher, M.D., Ph.D. Paul C. Valente
Honorary Board Members Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Karen B. Johnson Dale L. Miller, C.M.C., A.A.C. Sandra V. Nardoci Rabbi Scott Shpeen
Administrative Staff Fredrick W. Erlich, Chief Executive Officer Roy Hogeboom, Chief Financial Officer Andrea Taichnar, Assistant Executive Director for Program Judith Frey, Assistant Executive Director for Administration
Directors Michael S. Cognetti, Acquired Brain Injury Services Barbara Dragon, R.N., Licensed Home Care Agency Susan Dunnigan, R.N., Specialty Health Services Christine Hough, Corporate Compliance Michelle A. Locke, Service Coordination Eileen Martel, Human Resources Jason R. Mazzuca, Quality Assurance Joan Meyer, Public Affairs Joseph J. Morelli, Strategic Planning & Internal Financial Review Dan Owens, Information Services David Putman, Resource Management & Allocation Kathleen Quinn, R.N., Certified Home Health Agency Jennifer Richard, Program Services Bonnie Unser, Fund Development Anne Valliere, Employment Services
Meeting Lifeâ€™s Challenges 300 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY 12203-7303 Main Office 518/218-0000 Certified Home Health Agency 518/867-8800 Licensed Home Care Agency 518/867-8777
Partnerships & Affiliations American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities American Network of Community Options & Resources Association for Persons in Supported Employment Brain Injury Association of New York State Home Care Association of New York State Job Placement Consortium National Guardianship Association Network of Choice and Opportunity NeuroPsychologic Rehabilitation Services New York State Association of Community & Residential Agencies New York State Rehabilitation Association Northeastern New York Association of Health Care Recruiters Shenendehowa Central School District Transition Advisory Committee Tech Valley Healthy Kids
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