Board of Directors

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 serves as President of the Delmar Progress Club and serves on the Boards of Hope House, Inc. and ESCOT, Inc. She rounds out her retirement hours playing bridge and singing with the Friendship Singers and the St. Thomas Church choir.



Gerald Schimanski - Treasurer

Gerald Schimanski was born and educated in the Chicago area. He worked for an International Insurance company and transferred to New York in 1974. He 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 most 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. Gerald states that in all the years I have driven, I have heard nothing but compliments from our Seniors on our program. I came onto the Board of Senior Projects 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. 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.



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.



Board Members

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 our church liaison member of the board. He has been the Senior Minister of the Delmar Reformed Church for the past fourteen years, and a member of the Board since 20??. There is a natural “fit” for David on the Board, since his congregation has been a big supporter of the Senior Projects Food Pantry through the years. The church is also the site of the Humanities Institute of Life-long Learning (H.I.L.L.), a continuing education program for seniors. He seeks to keep channels of communication open between Senior Projects and H.I.L.L. David’s ministry always focuses on serving the poor and the needy, and being a part of the Senior Projects program is one way he can provide such help.



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.



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

Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. works with the Town of Bethlehem Senior Services to offer many programs...

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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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