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Our Staff

Casondra Hamilton

Executive Director

Casondra originally joined the AOP staff as the HIICAP Program Coordinator in April 2013 and became AOP’s Executive Director one year later. She received her Master of Public Administration degree from Binghamton University and Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations at SUNY Oswego with the goal of leading an organization, such as AOP, working to improve the lives of community members. Casondra is also an avid distance runner, preferring races between the 15k (9.33 miles) and marathon (26.2 miles) distances.

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 newest 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.

Rebecca Bradley

LTCOP Program 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, while working to diligently serve residents of long-term care facilities, 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 7 year old nephew around or cheering on her beloved Woman’s National Soccer Team.

Morgan White

LTCOP Program Coordinator

Morgan began working at AOP as a Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Coordinator in November 2015.  She began her professional career at a Long-Term Care facility in 2007 as a dietary aide and, shortly after, became a dietary supervisor. After attending SUNY Cortland and earning her Bachelors Degree in English Literature, she started working as an activities leader at another facility. When Morgan isn’t advocating and empowering residents of Long-Term Care Facilities she enjoys reading and is a big fan of British history and pop culture. Once she receives her Hogwarts acceptance letter, she knows she’ll be sorted into Ravenclaw. You can often find her spending time with her husband, parents, and siblings (She’s #6 of 8 kids!), nieces and nephews, and involving herself in a variety of crafty things.

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.

Sabrina Scelsi

Program Specialist/Office Manager

Sabrina joined AOP in September 2017. She has an A.A.S degree in Paralegal and worked for several local law firms before taking time off to raise their three daughters. During their school years she was grateful to be employed as a clerical substitute for the Vestal Central School District so she could still tend to their needs. One of the things that brings Sabrina the most joy is helping others. She also enjoys teaming up with her husband to conquer projects in their home, reading, babysitting their two precious grandsons, and having a full house with laughter, fellowship, and good food. She feels blessed to be a part of the team here at AOP.

Ellen Hotchkiss

Program Specialist

Ellen began working for AOP in September 2018 as a Program Specialist. She came with experience in different facets of Health Care including Mental Health services and Cardiology services. Prior to working for the aging population, Ellen assisted local youths in school and at the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference. Besides working for AOP, Ellen enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren, reading, gardening, and traveling the country. Her favorite place to have traveled in, so far, is Montana.

Action for Older Persons’ Board of Directors

Denise Mughetti, President
Home Instead Senior Care

Greg Catarella, Vice President
Levine, Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

Sandi Sanzo, Secretary

Mark Johnson, Treasurer
Johnson, Lauder & Thompson, LLP

Kathy Bunnell

Lucia Esposito

Suk-Young Kang

Judith Kessler

Catherine Maczko

Ann McNichols

Srikanth Poranki

Kathy Rezeski

Douglas Russell

Robert Smolinsky

Joan Sprague

Lorna Steigerwald





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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

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