Board of Directors

Rev. Francis A. O’Connor, Founder and Board Member

  • Chaplain of the Shrine Church of our Lady of the Americas
  • Hospitality House- Board Member
  • Founder of St. Charles Lwanga Center Albany, NY


Patrick Bender, President
Board Member since the formation of FPCR

  • Albany Pyramid Agency Inc.- Benefits Consultant
  • Chairman of the Parish Council Mater Christi Parish
  • Board Member – McCloskey Community Service Corp.


Ariffa Bevin, Vice-President
Board Member

  • CDPHP, Community Engagement Specialist
  • Revival Health Coaching, owner and health coach


Stanley Kaltenborn, Jr., Treasurer

  • Attorney for NYS Insurance Department, 1975-2004 (retired)
  • Octavo Singers member
  • Bethlehem Senior Chorus member
  • Delmar Reformed Church Choir member
  • Delmar Reformed Church Bell Choir member


Diane Avery, Secretary, Board Member since the formation of FPCR

  • Supervisor of the NYS special education quality assurance eastern regional office
  • NYS Regional Associate for the Education of Students with Disabilities
  • Test writer for teacher certification exams for NES
  • Special education teacher in Cobleskill Richmondville CSD
  • Remedial math instructor in Guilderland CSD
  • Volunteer Director of Albany Chapter American Red Cross
  • Elder in Bethany Reformed Church and former Christian Education Director and choir member


Stephanie Abuzaid, Board Member

  • Former Case Manager Mercy House
  • Eligibility Worker Albany County Department of Social Services


Kathleen Burgess, Board Member

  • NYS Department of Public Service, Secretary to the Commission
  • Saint Pius School Board, President of Executive Committee
  • Albany Community Land Trust, Development Committee


Maria Guyette, Board Member


Oniver Saucedo, Board Member

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