Board of Directors

Jane Sanders - Secretary


Jane Sanders is the current Secretary for the Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. Board, she is also the Director of Bethlehem Senior Services.


Wilma DeLucco - President

Wilma DeLucco retired in 2006 as Director of Administrative Services with the NYS Thruway Authority. During her 37 year career in State Government, she also held various positions in human resource management. She began volunteering as a Senior Services driver in 2006 and joined the Senior Projects Board in 2009. Wilma considers helping Seniors in our Town to be a rewarding effort and it serves as a way to make new friends in the community. As the President of the Senior Projects Board, Wilma writes the weekly column on Senior Services events for the Spotlight Newspaper.

Wilma also is a past President of the Delmar Progress Club and serves on the Board of Hope House, Inc. She rounds out her retirement hours playing bridge and singing with the Friendship Singers and the St. Thomas Church choir.



Andrew J. Sullivan, MD - Vice President

I am Andrew J. Sullivan, MD, a retired Family Physician, I live with my wife Kathy in Slingerlands.  I joined the Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. Board in 2007, but my awareness of the senior program started when patients in our office would remark, in a positive way, about the transportation service and the volunteer drivers.  It also became apparent that the program included resources for assistance  with various emergency and non emergency programs through the help of the Outreach Workers, such as the food pantry and social programs that  bring seniors together at the town hall and in the community.  It also became apparent that the staff and many volunteers had a great awareness and involvement in keeping the senior population connected to the community and its services.  As a the Vice President of the Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. I am given the opportunity to support those activities.



Joyce H. Becker - Assistant Treasurer

Joyce H. Becker joined the Board in 2010.  Joyce is the Director of the Town of Bethlehem Senior Services Department and served for 27 years in the field of aging.  Prior to 2010, she served as Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant Director of services for the elderly in Bethlehem.

I believe the mission of Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc., as a fundraising organization and the Town of Bethlehem, as partners, work together to provide programs assisting individuals as they remain in their homes as long as possible.  The Town of Bethlehem supports their older residents who have made Bethlehem a great place to live!  Also, Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. provides support to the Bethlehem Food Pantry.  The pantry is staffed by volunteers and provides an emergency supply of food to over 1,800 individuals a year.  Without the assistance of Bethlehem Senior Projects, this program would struggle to help those in need.

Joyce serves on the Board of the Community Fund, an organization that quietly assists families and seniors in need as well as a Bethlehem Public Library Trustee.



Gerald Schimanski - Treasurer

Gerald Schimanski; Born and educated in the Chicago area. Worked for an International Insurance company and transferred to New York in 1974. Helped to establish the Combined Life Insurance Co. and remained as Assistant Vice President of Claims Services until retirement in 1999. He began driving for Senior Services in 2005. He drives at least one day a week and, looks forward to the conversations with the clients he drives. Every person has a story to tell, and every new story is as interesting as the one you just heard. In all the years I have driven, I have heard nothing but compliments from our Seniors on our program.  I joined the Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. Board in 2011, and became involved in organizational work, which includes monthly and annual planning.  In addition to Senior Projects, I volunteer at my Church, as a minister, as the parish administrator for the Annual Bishop’s Appeal and as a senior member of the Stewardship Committee.  Also, I work on a committee with our Home Owners Association.  When I’m not busy, I’m spending time with my family, wife Kathryn, three children and eight grandchildren, and/or on the golf course.



Board Members

Radworth Anderson

Radworth (Rad) Anderson—I retired in the spring of 2014 from New York State Government after 35 years of service. As a state employee, I applied my Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning in three different state agencies at the senior and management staff levels.About half of my professional service was with the State Emergency Management Office.While there, I served the public primarily through their local governments, from Plattsburgh to New York City and Buffalo to Montauk Point. I responded to dozens of natural, technological and human-caused disasters by supporting the local governments where these events occurred. I also provided technical assistance to these entities in the areas of disaster preparedness planning, recovery, disaster risk management, business continuity planning and grants writing and management.Additionally, I facilitated numerous public meetings during which I provided information on funding availability and eligibility for the prevention or reduction of flooding and other risks.

The last seven years of my state career was with the State Office of General Services where I managed the state identity management, business continuity and emergency management programs.These efforts ensured the protection of state government facilities and employees as well as the people who visited the facilities.

The satisfaction I received from my many years of public service—service to my fellow man—is a part of my DNA.Over the years I have also volunteered as mentor and teacher for at-risk youths. With my interest in helping people with special needs, not long after I retired I volunteered to work with the Bethlehem Senior Services. It has been enormously satisfying to help seniors, in the town I have called home for 35 years, obtain essential services that enhance their quality of life. A natural progression of this voluntary service was becoming a member of the Bethlehem Senior Project, Inc.'s Board in 2016. I intend to assist the board in whatever way I can; but particularly, I intend to use my emergency management, planning and research and grants writing and management skills to aid the organization.



Priscilla Miller


Priscilla Miller, Joined the Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. Board in 2017.


Maura Barrett

Maura Sheehan Barrett, Licensed Master Social Worker, is a Senior Care Advisor and Consultant providing private geriatric care management as well as consultant services to long term care agencies. She has worked with older adults and their families since 1987 in acute care, day care, long-term care and in the community. Maura’s work has been published in the book entitled, “Gerontological Social Work: a Task Centered Approach.” In addition, Maura works in Pastoral Care at St. Thomas Parish in Delmar with many aged and infirm community residents. Maura has always been an active volunteer in the community serving on a number of boards, most recently the Diocesan Commission on Aging (past President) and Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Agency. Having resided in the Town of Bethlehem since 1976, with the exception of a few years, Maura is keenly aware the supportive services that the Town of Bethlehem and Bethlehem Senior Projects provide for older adults in this community. Many could not continue to maintain their independence without those services. It was an easy decision for her to join the board in order to support these projects. Maura is a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, The College of St. Rose, and the University at Albany School of Social Welfare. She resides in Delmar with her husband and four children and enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family.



Charles J. Tobin, III

Charles "Tod" Tobin, Esq., currently "of counsel to the Latham law firm of Tobin & Grifferty, PC," has over 35 years’ experience as a practicing attorney serving not-for-profit organizations, social service providers and religious communities located in the Capital Region of New York State. Tod, as he prefers to be called, has been a board member since 1989 and President of the Board from 1992 to 2014. During his tenure he has enjoyed the dedication and collegiality of his fellow board members as well as the importance of BSP's partnership with the Town of Bethlehem which has served the residents of the Town so well over the years.



David Corlett, Pastor

The Rev. David Corlett is the former Senior Minister at the Delmar Reformed Church. He has retired from full-time ministry and now lives in South Bethlehem. There was always a natural “fit” for David on the Board, since his ministry's focus was to serve others in need. While minister at the Delmar Reformed Church, the congregation increased its support of missions locally, nationally, and around the world. Now that he is retired, he hopes to expand his involvement in the many programs of Senior Projects.



Leslie M. Trosset

Leslie Horn Trosset is the owner and CEO of BizTechLink. Founded in 2000, BizTechLink offers web design, social media strategy, and online marketing services from her studio at 915 Broadway in Albany, NY. Prior to that, she worked at KeyBank and Key Services for fifteen years. Leslie's appreciation and respect for seniors developed as she learned from her mother, Anna Horn, how to care for the elderly as Director of Nursing at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. More recently, Leslie gained first-hand knowledge as the primary caretaker for both her parents at the end-stage of their lives; both a privilege and honor.  Leslie joined the Senior Projects board in 2013 and provides marketing and social media support to the organization.

Leslie is a past-president of the Bethlehem Business Women’s Club in Delmar. A 1983 graduate of Bethlehem Central and Hudson Valley CC, Leslie lives in Delmar with her four children and adopted dog, Milo.






What We Do

The organization raises funds for projects that support independence and community involvement for older residents and low income families of the Town of Bethlehem.

Fundraising

Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. relies on financial donations to continue to work. To make a tax-deductible donation...

Programs and Announcements

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Testimonial

“The value of the volunteers is what really makes the programs work.”
- Tod Tobin, President of Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.


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