Donald Hammond | CEO & President
Dr. Donald Hammond is a life-long resident of Rockland County. He has served in executive capacities for national and regional nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years. Most recently he served as President & CEO of United Way of Dutchess and Orange counties. Previously, he served as chief operating officer for the Rockland County YMCA and as vice president of External Affairs for the Episcopal Church Foundation, executive director of Bridges to Community and vice president of Episcopal Relief and Development.
Don is a trustee of the Village of Nyack and has served as a board trustee for the Nyack Schools' Board of Education for six years and as its president for two years. He holds his doctorate of Ministry in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary, a master of business administration degree from Iona college and a bachelor's degree from Nyack College.
Marion Elkins | Director of Finance
Marion Elkins joined the executive team at Meals on Wheels as Director of Finance in August 2014. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing the Agency's nearly $4 million budget which includes: preparation and analysis of the organization's income and expense statements; daily cash position; oversight of payroll and tax returns and the collection and management of all agency data. Marion and her team administer the funding from local, state and federal programs, in addition to contracted services and fundraising.
A life-long resident of Rockland, Marion has spent most of her career in public accounting. In public accounting, Marion spent several years managing audits for many not-for-profit organizations in the tri-state area. For the last three years Marion has tied in her financial background into the role of human resource manager in private industry.
Marilyn Zurlnick | Director of Human Resources
As Director of Human Resources for Meals on Wheels, Marilyn manages all employee benefits and payroll operations. She also directs the clerical staff and acts as the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and Board of Directors of the Agency.
Sharon Martini | Director of Home Delivered Meals
Sharon runs the day-to-day operation for the Home Delivered Meal Program, Social Work and Transportation. She joined the Meals on Wheels team in May of 2013 as the Volunteer Coordinator. Sharon has achieved success in recruiting and retaining over 400 volunteers, and running special programs such as blizzard boxes and the Mutts and Meows Pet Pantry. Sharon's past administrative experience is in operations in the fields of home health care and corporate-level restaurant management with a Fortune 500 company. Sharon is also extremely active in the community and volunteers with the scouts, local schools, and other organizations.
Marianne Colucci RD, CDN | Director of Food Services & Nutrition
Marianne Colucci has worked for Meals on Wheels for more than twenty-five years. She is a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and a leader in the field of geriatric nutrition. As Director of Food Services & Nutrition, she is responsible for the complete operation of the Central Commissary. Marianne plans nutritionally balanced menus for all the programs along with the purchasing of food and supplies. She insures that the preparation and handling of food complies with county, state and federal sanitation codes. She also provides nutrition counseling and nutrition education to the Homebound, Adult Day Care of Rockland at the Bobbi Lewis Center, and Senior Center clients.
She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, Consultant Dietitians for Health Care Facilities, the Westchester Rockland Dietetic Association and Aging Services Dietitians of New York State.
Jean LaBosco | Director of Senior Programs
Jean LaBosco joined Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc. as the Community Outreach Coordinator in April, 2011. Today, Jean is responsible for managing our five senior activity centers and the Adult Day Program of Rockland at the Bobbi Lewis Center. Her focus will be to ensure that the centers are operating effectively, while promoting programs that provide for the health, safety and social well-being of its members. Jean's background is in human resources management and she has extensive experience in recruitment and training. She has worked for both a management consultant firm and a multi-national electronics company.
Diane Hill | Manager Adult Day Care at Bobbi Lewis
Diane joined Meals on Wheels in February 2015 as the Program Coordinator and Assistant Supervisor for the Adult Day Care of Rockland at the Bobbi Lewis Center. She is responsible for creating an array of stimulating cognitive, sensory and social activities for clients with various stages of Alzheimer's and dementia. Diane has a Master's degree in Public Administration and Gerontology from Long Island University and a Bachelor's degree in Health Science and Human Relations from Pace University as well as a strong clinical background. Diane brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from working directly with individuals and caregivers in the field of Alzheimer's and dementia. Her prior roles include executive director and operations/management for residential homes specifically for memory care.
Stephen Papas | Director of Development
Stephen grew up in Rockland County, and his passion for community service began early in high school when he would help feed the homeless with his church youth group and participate in other volunteer efforts. After graduating from University at Buffalo in 2007, Stephen began a fulfilling career in government working for a number of legislators, including Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and State Senator David Carlucci. Stephen also ran David Fried's campaign for County Executive. Moving to the non-profit field, Stephen worked at the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County and now at Meals on Wheels. Stephen continues to help the Rockland Community through his work on the Board of Directors for VCS, TOUCH, and One to One Learning, as well as on the Planning Board for the Town of Clarkstown.
Maureen Nicolich | Community Outreach Coordinator
Maureen joined Meals on Wheels in September as a substitute homebound driver, giving her the to deliver meals to nearly all of our homebound clients over time. In May 2015, she transitioned into the role of Community Outreach Coordinator where she is responsible for educating the community about Meals on Wheels' programs and services. Maureen has a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Ramapo College of NJ. Before joining the staff of Meals on Wheels, she worked in childcare and in education, both as a teaching assistant for special needs students and as a substitute monitor and office clerk in area elementary schools.
Dave Bellizzi | Transportation Coordinator
Dave has been with Meals on Wheels since 2009. He oversees the transporting of our clients to and from our Senior Centers. Before joining the Meals and Wheels team, Dave was the Safety & Training Director for a local school bus company. Dave is also a Defensive Driving Instructor for the National Safety Council and a motorcycle safety instructor for the Motorcycle Saftey Foundation.