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David E. Jacobsen, Psy.D.
Chief Executive Officer
djacobsen@rmhcofalbany.org

David E. Jacobsen, Psy.D. joined the team at RMHC of the Capital Region as Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. As an experienced, mission-driven, non-profit leader, he focuses on implementing best-practice standards to develop self-sustaining, value-evident programs that serve communities one person and one family at a time. Prior to joining RMHC-CR, Dr. Jacobsen provided executive leadership to various non-profit organizations serving children and youth, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee populations, veterans and families. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Wheaton College (IL), is an active volunteer within his faith community, and enjoys spending time with each of his six grown children.

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Debbie Ross
Resident House Director
dross@rmhcofalbany.org

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Julia Geisel
House Manager
jgeisel@rmhcofalbany.org

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Lori Emery
Director of Operations
lemery@rmhcofalbany.org

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Tina Woodward
Director of Volunteers
twoodward@rmhcofalbany.org

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Don Emery
Director of Community Service Programs
demery@rmhcofalbany.org

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Sue Nigra
Director of Development
snigra@rmhcofalbany.org

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Nancy Damato
Read for RMHC-CR Coordinator
ndamato@rmhcofalbany.org

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Kimmy Venter
Director of Communications
kventer@rmhcofalbany.org

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Michael Coleman
Chief Financial Officer
mcoleman@rmhcofalbany.org

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Sharon Randall
Controller
srandall@rmhcofalbany.org

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Rachel Emery
Development Associate
remery@rmhcofalbany.org

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Christine Theophel
Development Associate
ctheophel@rmhcofalbany.org

Board of Directors

Officers

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Adele O’Connell
President

CDPHP

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Garry Finkell
Immediate Past President

Perinatal Data Solutions, Inc.

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Danielle Holley Tangorre
Secretary

O’Connell & Aronowitz

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Sarah Robinson
Treasurer

Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, PC

Directors

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Janis Koshgarian MSN RN

Albany Medical Center

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Christopher Manzella

BradManz Landscaping

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Barbara E. Ostrov, MD

Albany Medical Center

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Susan Phillips

Retired

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Dr. L. Oliver Robinson

Shenendehowa CSD

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Martin X. Shields

Bouchey Financial Group