New Board members join Shelters of Saratoga

Shelters of SaratogaAs Shelters of Saratoga (SOS) celebrates 20 years of service to the community, they are pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors:  Mary Lynn Bradley, Angelo G. Calbone, and Marcy Dreimiller, MBA, SPHR.

“SOS is moving briskly forward to expand its professionalism and capacity. I am delighted to welcome three community leaders as our newest directors,” said John Penzer, Executive Director.  “These individuals bring to SOS a wealth of experience, skills and community spirit and we are most fortunate that they possess a strong interest in helping the homeless help themselves.”

The SOS Board of Directors is currently led by President Kelly Reinhart, CPA.  “Shelters of Saratoga has been taking great measures to continue to meet an overwhelming demand for our services in these challenging economic times,” said Reinhart.

To date in 2011, 236 individuals have been turned away from the emergency shelter because the shelter was at capacity.  In 2010, SOS added a transitional housing pilot program and mobile outreach services to address unmet needs.  SOS is actively and
aggressively planning extensive future expansion.

Reinhart continues, “As in the past, we will reach out to the community and its leaders
to support our unique cause.  We are grateful for the positive response we have received.”

Bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to the Board, collectively the newly
appointed directors will be charged with promoting the mission of SOS and ensuring that the agency remains a driving force behind preventing homelessness and very actively helping the homeless and at-risk homeless.

Mary Lynn Bradley
As Vice President for The Community Preservation Corporation in Albany since 2006, Lynn works with public, private and non-profit developers to provide financing for
affordable multi-family housing projects that will stabilize and sustain low and mixed income communities.  Previously, she served as Vice President and Team Leader for Commercial Real Estate for the Eastern Region of First Niagara Bank.  Ms. Bradley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and a Master’s of Science degree in Urban and Environmental Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lynn served as Chair of the Board of The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in
Troy from 2005 until 2011 and is a member of the Board of TRIP Housing Company
in the City of Troy, which is a Neighborhood Preservation Company.

Angelo G. Calbone
Angelo Calbone has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Saratoga
Hospital since September 2006.  Prior to this, he was President/Chief Executive Officer of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston/Niagara Falls. Calbone holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Liberty State College and a Master’s in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.  In 2011, Calbone was elected as Chairman of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Marcy Dreimiller
Since October 2009, Marcy Dreimiller has served as the Director of Human Resources for
Saratoga Hospital.  Prior to Saratoga Hospital, Dreimiller served as Vice President of Human Resources at Glens Falls Hospital.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of Albany and a Master’s in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Dreimiller also serves as a board member on the Warren-Washington-Saratoga Employee Assistance Program, the Saratoga County Community Services Board and the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center.

SOS is the only emergency adult homeless shelter in Saratoga, Washington, and Warren counties. For the past 20 years, SOS has proudly assisted individuals with shelter, food, clothing, employment, and transportation assistance.

For more information on SOS, visit sheltersofsaratoga.org.

Join us for our open house June 23 at 11 a.m.

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