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Our Staff

Jessie Stone He

Executive Director

Jessie comes to AOP with more than 15 years of experience working in nonprofit and higher education fundraising and marketing. Originally from Niskayuna, NY, Jessie received a Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University and Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.  In addition to her professional experience working in the nonprofit sector, Jessie has served on the boards of Tioga County Rural Ministries the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Finger Lakes Chapter, the YWCA of Binghamton, and the Endicott Rotary Club. 

Rebecca Bradley

E-MDT Coordinator

Rebecca (Becky) Bradley has been with Action for Older Persons since October 2011 as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Coordinator and has led the program through its expansion with the program now serving Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Tioga Counties. Becky has spent her entire career focusing on the needs of our aging population and became AOP’s E-MDT Coordinator in January 2019. While working to diligently serve victims of elder abuse, Becky still finds time to stay involved in local community events and organizations. In her spare time, she can be found drinking coffee (all of it), schooling everyone on Game of Thrones lore, chasing her two nephews around or cheering on her beloved Woman’s National Soccer Team.

Mary Ann DeMoney

ICAN Program Coordinator

Mary Ann joined AOP in June 2013 as a Program Specialist. She came to AOP with 10+ years experience in Customer Services and Mental Health services. She has her A.S. in Human Services. In June 2015, Mary Ann became the Program Coordinator for AOP’s newer program the Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) assisting those with both Medicare and Medicaid receiving assistance in their homes. She currently oversees the program in 5 counties, including Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Otsego, and Delaware. She prides herself on organization, dedication and advocating on behalf of her ICAN clients. She also has two kids that keep her very busy with school and sports.

Jane Talbot

HIICAP Program Coordinator

Jane started working at AOP as the HIICAP Coordinator in December 2015. She began her career as a programmer for IBM, working there for 12 years. Then, after staying home with her children for a few years, she worked for 10 years as the Director of Faith Formation at Church of the Holy Family in Endwell. She is excited to be leading the HIICAP program which provides such valuable assistance to local residents.

Chereese Douglas

Assistant HIICAP Coordinator/Health Insurance Generalist

Chereese joined AOP in June 2015 as a Program Specialist. After assisting with various aspects of the AOP’s programs, she became our Assistant HIICAP Coordinator. She continues to spearhead the Advanced Planning for End of Life program which helps individuals receive beneficial information about Advance Directives. Raised in New York City, she moved to Binghamton to continue her education and graduated from Binghamton University in 2014 with a Master’s in Social Work. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, dancing, yoga, and spending time with her beloved cat Honeydew.

Mykayla Zeigler

LTCOP Program Coordinator

Mykayla comes to us with a diverse skill set having worked in the human service field for the past seven years. She has worked with a variety of populations including individuals with developmental disabilities, domestic violence victims, individuals struggling with mental health crises, as well as  our local  geriatric population. She has her cosmetology license from BOCES, Associate in Human Services from SUNY Broome, and her Bachelor in Social Work from Keuka College. Prior to joining AOP, Mykayla was a social worker at a local nursing home, which sparked her desire to find a position where advocating for residents was her main focus. She believes that even the most basic rights need to be protected and advocated for. When she is not working, she is spending time with her family. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two little kiddos, Adelaide and Colson, who are their world.

Reva Mack

LTCOP Program Coordinator

Reva joined the AOP team as a program specialist working at the front desk in February 2019, she was promoted to the position of LTCOP Coordinator in July 2019. Reva has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with minors in Gerontology and Public Justice. She came to us with a background that started in helping seniors in their homes and working as an activities leader at a local nursing home. She then went on to serve individuals with disabilities as a counselor for a few years at a local agency. Reva joined the team to continue to serve this aging population that she truly loves.

Suzy Conmy

Program Specialist

Suzy joined AOP in December of 2019 after working in Mental Health and Children’s Services. She enjoys working at the front desk where every day brings new people and new experiences. Suzy enjoys reading, walking, hiking and exploring new places with her family and friends.

Linda Kresock

Program Specialist

She joined AOP in August 2021.  She has worked for 27 years as an office assistant in the insurance industry, in both personal and commercial lines. She is active in service groups at St James Church and Your Home Public Library.  She enjoys reading, walking, home improvement projects, but especially spending time with my twin grandsons who arrived at the start of the COVID pandemic.

Lynn Forsberg

Program Specialist

Lynn joined AOP in September 2021. She has worked as an office manager in a chiropractic office for 25+ years. She’s been married for 40 years, has three adult children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a longtime member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Endicott.  She enjoys cooking, reading and traveling, but her passion is golf.

 

 

Action for Older Persons’ Board of Directors

Greg Catarella, President
Law Office of Greg S. Catarella

Ann McNichols, Vice President

Lucia Esposito, Secretary
Broome County Office for Aging

Mark Johnson, Treasurer

Johnson, Lauder, & Thompson, LLP

Kimberly Brady

Colleen Hunt

Suk-Young Kang

Catherine Maczko

Megan McClure

Maria Motsavage

Denise Mughetti

Lakshmi Poranki

Kathy Rezeski

Douglas Russell

Jean Westcott

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Action for Older Persons, Inc.

200 Plaza Drive Suite B
Vestal, NY 13850

Phone: 607-722-1251
Fax: 607-722-1293

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm

Action for Older Persons does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or age.

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