Board of Directors
St Paul’s Center is very fortunate to have a wide range of expertise in its Board of Directors. As you will see from the information below, we have a diverse, caring, multi-talented and committed Board working to insure that the Center continues to live out its mission statement to empower the women and children in our care, to advocate for all homeless persons, and to manage the resources of the Center so that it will be able to serve well into the future.
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Dolores has a background in Accounting, Human Resources and Financial Management. She was a controller for 15 years in Commercial Real Estate and currently works as the Business Office Manager for the Society of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Latham. She joined the board in 2009 and previously Chaired the Finance and Audit Committee for SPC.
Melissa comes to us from her work as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. She has expertise as a membership, marketing and events coordinator and is the past Chair of the Resource Development Committee. She enjoys photography, event planning and graphic design. Melissa has served on the St. Paul’s Center board since 2009.
Michelle comes to us as the Project Associate, Technical Assistance Unit, at CARES, Inc., a not-for-profit agency which works in partnership with persons living withHIV/AIDS and other disabilities. CARES manages the Homeless Management Information System for the tri-city area which tracks the demographics of homeless persons and their unmet needs for shelter or housing. She is part of our Resource Development Committee.
With a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Susanne served as a senior policy analyst and program manager with the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform, and later worked as the Deputy Inspector General in the NYS Office of the Medical Inspector General. Most recently, she was the Program Coordinator for the Schodack Castleton Community Partnership (SCCP) where she administered the Drug Free Communities Grant they were awarded in 2006. Susanne serves as Co-Chair of the Governance Committee at St Paul’s Center.
Patricia is a registered nurse with a doctorate degree in Nursing Education and Leadership. She is the Assistant Dean of Nursing at Excelsior College. Her passion is research, advocacy, and working with vulnerable populations. She is Co-Chair of the Governance Committee.
James Gumaer, MBA
Jim’s experience is extensive. He’s held his current position as director of Community Services for Montgomery County for 17 years, was associate executive director of the NYS Rehabilitation Association for 8 years and prior to that, managed a sheltered employment program for about 8 years. Jim is very familiar with the needs of people who are mentally ill, developmentally disabled, addicted and physically disabled, and worked on homelessness issues in Fulton and Montgomery Counties for many years. He is a 30+ year resident of Averill Park and brings with him a great desire to address homelessness in his back yard. Jim is a graduate of New School College in NYC and SUNY Albany.
Bob is a Managing Attorney at the Legal Aid Society in the Albany office. He graduated with a B.A. from The Ohio State University in 1987, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1990. He’s been a legal aid