Meet our Team

Tracy J. Pitcher

Tracy J. Pitcher

Executive Director

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After working at a credit union, Tracy turned to social work as a continuation of her dedication for “people helping people.” Her social work career includes community mental health, cancer support, and homelessness. Helping moms and children has been especially rewarding because of the impact on the local community. Housing renovation, junking, gardening and animals all help to balance out a busy life.

Shavina  "Shay" Richardson

Shavina "Shay" Richardson

Associate Executive Director

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“Shay” is a Master’s level social worker proud of her solution-focused outlook on life. She is currently pursing a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Shay believes in empowering individuals, in line with a “hand up, not a hand out” philosophy. She is the proud mother of three bright “little people” as she often calls her kids and enjoys expressing her creative side in a variety of different art forms.

Meghan Meyerson

Meghan Meyerson

Manager of Organizational Growth & Development

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After gaining experience developing and leading programs for nonprofits, Meghan went back to school to obtain her MSW. She enjoys marketing, fund development, and social media and has a passion for empowering women at work and in her life. In her free time, Meghan loves teaching group exercise classes and hopes to blend social work with fitness in the future.

Davida Cancer

Davida Cancer

Housing Stability Advocate

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Davida felt the need for change after becoming a single mom at a young age. After she graduated from high school Davida decided to further her education. She obtained an Associates degree in Substance Abuse from HVCC and a Bachelor’s degree in Women Gender Studies from UMASS Dartmouth. Davida has since dedicated herself to giving back to her community.

Jason Chaplin

Jason Chaplin

Housing Stability Advocate

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Jason has been working in the human services field for close to 15 years. Before coming to St. Paul’s Center, he gained experience working with boys in a group home setting and with families at a residential center operated through OCFS.  In Jason’s free time he enjoys reading, biking, and spending time with his daughter, two bulldogs, and cat.

Charlee Ingraham

Charlee Ingraham

Administrative Assistant

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Charlee thinks of herself as an uplifting individual and found her passion in business. She believes it is important to feel deeply with everything you do, and live everyday with confidence. Charlee says that we can all make a difference in the world if we set our mind to it and reminds us to smile on rainy days because the sunshine always comes back. 

Lenai Gordon

Lenai Gordon

Housing Advocate

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Lenai is working towards her bachelor degree in Social Welfare at the SUNY Albany and plans to continue her education at Fordham University. Lenai enjoys helping others and supporting others when they feel that they have no one. She thinks of herself as a person with a light, and uplifting personality, which drove her to pursue this career path. Lenai is very passionate about her work and excited to see what comes next.

Tammy Cobb

Tammy Cobb

Nutritionist and Program Aid

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Tammy has been with the Center as a Program Aid for several years. Recently, she has stepped into the Nutritionist role at the Center. With a passion for cooking, Tammy was the perfect candidate for this role. She enjoys planning healthy, well-balanced, and tasty meals for guests staying in our shelter. In addition to her role as a nutritionist, Tammy provides after-hours support services to the moms and children we serve.

Danny Garvansites

Danny Garvansites

Property Manager

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Danny joined our team with the launch of our Lee Dyer Family Apartments Program.  In addition to property management, Danny has also proved able to fix almost anything at our main Center. As a previous school bus driver, Danny is happy to be working with the children in our housing program. He notes how proud he was to join the team after connecting with out mission to shelter and support the families we serve.

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