Executive Director

    Linda K. O'Brien

  • Former self-employed business owner and former 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: Dawn Joyce
    • Branch Manager of NBT Bank, NA
  • Vice President: Michael McDonald
    • Superintendent of Walton Central School
  • Treasurer: Kenneth Salvestrini
    • Owner of Bisbee Lumber Company
  • 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.


  • Valerie Senese
    • Economic and Community Development Director at Hancock Partners Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: grant writing, fundraising, project management, minor secretarial services, networking, strategic planning, community building, marketing, industry exploration, and tourism.
  • Mrs. Julie R. Bergman
    • K-12 Principal at Hancock Central School
  • Evan Hall
    • Retired Military and Commercial Pilot
  • Vincent Furfaro
    • Retired Teacher
  • Christine Deluca Lotto
    • Retired Teacher
  • Melinda MacRabie
    • Member Contact Center Assistant Manager position for SFCU
    • Member of the 21st CCLC Parent Advisory Committee


  • Ellen Sceles
    • Retired Chemist
  • Patricia DeLuca
    • Owner and operator of DeLuca Training, a full-service training communications group since 1989.