Jessie Stone He
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 (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.
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.
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, most recently she has joined the HIICAP team to help with Medicare counseling. 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.
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.
LTCOP Program Coordinator
Jessica came to AOP with 8 years of experience at Broome County’s Office for the Aging. While there, she worked as the senior center site supervisor at one of their senior centers throughout the county. In 2017 she joined Binghamton Meals on Wheels where she helped coordinate 200+ volunteers who delivered healthy meals to over 450 eligible seniors. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family cooking, fishing, gardening and going on adventures in their RV. Working as an advocate and helping others is her passion.
Independent Consumer Advocacy Network Coordinator
Shari comes to AOP with 11 years of varied experience in nonprofits. Beginning after a few years of being a stay-at-home mom, she returned to the workforce as a direct support professional working with individuals with developmental disabilities where she found her desire to advocate for people who need a voice. Her career progressed through HR & recruitment, program coordination, and development & fundraising. Shari is excited to bring her experience and passion for advocacy to AOP and the ICAN program. When Shari isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her animals and the brief Broome County pool season each year.
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.
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.
Lisa joined AOP on a part time basis in February after retiring from a career of over 30 years with the Office for Aging. She enjoys working with people and finds her position at AOP the perfect part time job. Lisa is also a board member of United Way and the AgeOn Fund of Broome County, Inc.
When she isn’t working or volunteering in the community she enjoys traveling, socializing with friends, and enjoying outdoor activities.
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