Executive Director

    Linda K. O'Brien

  • Former self-employed business owner and director of the K-6 After School Program.
    • Office: (607) 637-5262
    • Email: hcef@hancock.net
    • Address:
      • P.O. Box 819
      • Hancock, NY 13783

Board of Directors


  • President: Evan Hall
    • Retired Military and Commercial Pilot
  • Vice President: Dawn Joyce
    • Branch Manager of NBT Bank, NA
  • Treasurer: Janice L. Crosby, RN
    • Retired Hospital Vice President; Retired School Nurse
  • Secretary: Candace Tinagero
    • Retired from the non-profit world with 20 years of clinical and executive leadership in the New York City foster care system.
  • Advisor: Ellen Sceles
    • Retired Chemist and Educational Activist
  • Director of Pupil Personnel/ CSE & CPSE Chairperson, Hancock Central School District: Mrs. Julie R. Bergman
    • Appointed January 2019
  • Kenneth Salvestrini, Owner of Bisbee Lumber Company
    • Appointed January 2019


  • Jerry DaBrescia
    • Former Owner: DAB Insurance Agency, Retired
  • Vincent Furfaro
    • Retired Teacher
  • Michael McDonald
    • Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services at DCMO BOCES
  • Rev. Daniel Quinn
    • Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Church
  • Patricia DeLuca
    • Owner and operator of DeLuca Training, a full service training communications group, since 1989.