Mr. Wolff has been on LaSalle’s staff since 1985, and is currently LaSalle’s executive director, serving in that capacity since 1994. During that time, he served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities and earned a master’s degree in Organizational Management. Mr. Wolff is the first lay administrator in a long line of Christian Brothers who have guided LaSalle’s operations since 1854. He is especially proud of his affiliation with the DeLaSalle Christian Brothers and the network of Lasallian programs around the world. In 2007, Mr. Wolff was named a Distinguished Lasallian Educator from the New York / Toronto Region of Christian Brothers, and in 2014, received Letters of Affiliation to the Institute of DeLaSalle Christian Brothers.
He is president of the New York State Coalition of 853 Schools and serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA). Mr. Wolff also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Children and Families. He is currently representing LaSalle School in the ‘Change in Mind’ brain science cohort sponsored by the national Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
In June 2014, Mr. Wolff was one of eight professionals from the Christian Brother’s District of Eastern North America who traveled to Nairobi, Africa to learn more about the plight of children with special needs.
Ms. Moscinski has been on LaSalle’s staff since 1981. She is currently LaSalle’s associate executive director and has oversight of all of LaSalle’s program services including Residential, Clinical, Educational, Medical and Juvenile Justice.
As a resource and supervisor to all program directors and program managers, Ms. Moscinski works closely to assure services are highly regarded, evidence informed, and effectively meet the needs of the youth and families with whom we work. She is committed to the mission of LaSalle School, and embraces the Lasallian philosophy as her own.
Ms. Moscinski earned a Master of Science degree along with an Educational Specialist advanced degree in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and philosophy from Siena College. Ms. Moscinski has been working in Human Services and Educational Services since 1973.
Ms. Jadlos has been on LaSalle’s staff since 1998, and is currently the director of the Office of Communications and Development. She is responsible for LaSalle’s fundraising initiatives including capital campaigns, Annual Appeal, and event planning; maintaining relations with corporate, individual and major gift donors; and activities consistent with LaSalle’s communications plan to elevate the agency’s profile in the community, attract appropriate referrals, and grow LaSalle’s donor base.
Ms. Jadlos assisted in securing donations to the ‘160 for the 160th’ 2:1 match campaign to transform the current George E. Hanner Chapel Cultural Center into the Hanner Center for Excellence and Lasallian Mission, and before that, joined the administrative team to raise $2.2 million for the Campaign for LaSalle to renovate campus buildings and facilities. She works with the executive director and members of LaSalle’s Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors on development goals and objectives.
Ms. Jadlos currently serves on the board of directors of the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Albany. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Communications, and a certificate of advanced study in Nonprofit Management from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Mr. Kennedy has been affiliated with LaSalle School since 1981, and on staff at LaSalle since 1996. He is currently the assistant to the associate executive director for staff development. He is one of a select few on LaSalle’s staff who returned to the agency to begin his career after having been a youth in the residential program.
Mr. Kennedy has served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities including child care worker, division manager, and residential supervisor. Currently, as LaSalle’s direct care trainer, the agency experienced a 75 percent reduction in physical restraints, which was acknowledged by both the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).
Certified by Cornell University in therapeutic crisis intervention (TCI), Mr. Kennedy is certified to train in alcohol and other drug affects on youth, staff and student boundaries, and gang awareness. He serves on several committees, including the Restraint Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Safe Schools Committee for the Albany City School District as well as LaSalle’s Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports committee.
Mr. Kennedy delivers presentations on The Power of Conversation to parents of youth participating in LaSalle’s Evening Reporting Center (ERC), one of three sites with ERC’s participating in the Albany County sponsored Juvenile Family and Reporting Center, an alternative to detention program for Albany County youth. Kennedy focuses on strategies parents can use to communicate in positive and constructive ways with their children.
He is a graduate of the Lasallian Leadership Institute, now known as the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice. This institute covers thematic areas including the Lasallian story, vision, and educational mission as well as social justice, spirituality, vocation, and collaboration – together and by association. Mr. Kennedy received a 2014 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award from the District of Eastern North America, an establishment administering, operating, and educating in more than 30 Christian Brother ministries throughout the northeast.
Ms. McManus has been on LaSalle’s staff since 2005, and has been a therapist in the field of sexual abuse and trauma for nearly 20 years. She is currently the Associate Director for Clinical Services and supervises clinical staff in LaSalle’s Specialized Treatment Services Program which includes both residential and outpatient programs. Many of the youth participating in these programs have engaged in sexually harmful behavior and suffer from complex trauma and mental health issues.
Ms. McManus currently maintains a private practice in Albany, NY, and in addition to her work as a therapist, provides training and consultation services regionally and nationally on trauma informed care, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), sexually harmful behavior, vicarious trauma and self-care.
Prior to joining LaSalle School, Ms. McManus worked with St. Anne Institute’s community based services program providing specialized treatment for children, adolescents and adults affected by trauma and sexual abuse.
Ms. McManus earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Albany, NY.
Mr. Meyer has been on LaSalle’s staff since 1978, and is currently the director of Educational Services and school principal. During this time has served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities. In his current capacity, Mr. Meyer is responsible for management of the junior-senior high school, supervises the Day Education program, and is a member of LaSalle’s Service Management Team.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Springfield College in Springfield, MA and a master’s degree in Special Education from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Ms. Repko has been on LaSalle’s staff since 2005, and is licensed by the State of New York as a clinical social worker with psychotherapy privileges. She is currently LaSalle’s director of Intake and Aftercare Services. In that position, Ms. Repko is responsible for making clinical assessments and placement determinations for all residential admissions, supervising three full time licensed social workers in the Aftercare program, managing the residential census, participating on LaSalle’s Service Management Team and Clinic Supervisory Team.
Before her current position, Ms. Repko worked as a Community Connections social worker prior to supervising the program which supports youth and families participating in residential and day education programming. Her knowledge and experience has grown to include outpatient and inpatient substance abuse counseling as well as work as a private mental health practitioner. Ms. Repko has presented on creating a trauma-informed continuum of care at the National AACRC and at the New York State Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders.
She earned a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the State University of New York at Albany, and her bachelor’s degree (BS) from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Mr. Silverbush has been on LaSalle’s staff since 1991, and has extensive experience in children and family services in various treatment and leadership roles. He is currently the associate executive director for quality, strategy and compliance. Mr. Silverbush oversees outcome oriented approaches to programs and services to achieve outcomes and maintain compliance with best standard practices and regulations.
He promotes effective data-driven and performance based models of quality improvement and works with agency staff and leadership to achieve the essential components of an integrated, overarching quality improvement program. Mr. Silverbush also works closely with leadership and the Board of Trustees on strategic planning to identify emerging trends and to create new opportunities for services and programs and meaningful outcomes for youth and families.
In April 2015, Mr. Silverbush was responsible for coordinating, organizing, and implementing the process resulting in LaSalle receiving high marks in all compliance standards identified by the national Council on Accreditation (COA) as being necessary for an agency’s excellence. This outcome resulted in COA’s expedited reaccreditation of LaSalle’s programs and services. COA is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization founded in 1977.
He earned a Master of Social Work degree from the State University of New York at Albany, School of Social Welfare and Master of Science in Organization Management and Human Resources Certificate from Sage Graduate School, Albany, NY.
Mr. Spencer has been on LaSalle’s staff since 2013, and is currently the director of the Juvenile Reporting and Family Center. He is responsible for overseeing interagency alternative detention programs for youth ages 9-17 of both genders based in JRFC programs at LaSalle School, St. Catherine’s Center for Children, and St. Anne Institute. The purpose of the Juvenile Reporting and Family Center during our three month intervention with a family is to provide a holistic approach to build and enhance the protective factors for a youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system while maintaining the youth’s connection to his or her community.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Spencer was a program director for six years with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady working with youth and families in the Mont Pleasant neighborhood. He worked on average with 85 children a day at the Mont Pleasant Clubhouse site implementing a diverse program meeting the needs and interests of community youth, and helping members acquire the capacities in the following youth development outcomes: positive self identity, competencies, community and civic involvement, health and well being and moral compass. Mr. Spencer received a Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in History from Brock University.
He is currently serving on the Juvenile Justice Steering Committee for Albany County as well as the Alternative to Detention work group. As a member of the executive committee of the Capital Region Youth Juvenile Justice Team, Mr. Spencer serves on the Restorative Justice and Disproportionate Minority Contact work group, and is co-chair of the Youth and Family Engagement work group. He also serves on New York State’s After-Hours Detention Risk Assessment subcommittee.
Dr. Steinke has been on LaSalle’s staff since 2012 as the Program Assessment and Effectiveness Research Specialist. Her research interests include evidence based practice, trauma informed care, and the linkages between client characteristics, treatment interventions, and outcomes for youth in treatment. Dr. Steinke actively presents on these topics at regional and national conferences for organizations including the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers and the American Society of Criminology. She is currently representing LaSalle School in the ‘Change in Mind’ brain science cohort sponsored by the national Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
In addition to her work at LaSalle, Dr. Steinke is an adjunct professor in the University at Albany’s School of Criminal Justice, and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She is the data and research analyst for ‘1Life2Live,’ a program run by Youth Life Support Network, Inc. in Schenectady, NY.
Dr. Steinke earned bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice and Spanish at the University of Nevada, Reno, and continued her work in Criminal Justice at the UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice. She was introduced to LaSalle through her graduate work with the University’s Service Outcomes Action Research (SOAR), a project designed to aid LaSalle in the development and testing of a theory of change to help determine what methods work best with which clients.
Mr. Wallace has been on LaSalle’s staff since 2004, and is licensed by tbe State of New York as a clinical social worker with psychotherapy privileges. Formerly director of LaSalle’s clinical services, he is currently the associate executive director for Program Development at LaSalle. Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience in child welfare, juvenile justice, and private practice, Mr. Wallace has developed a specialization in the treatment of juvenile sexual aggression and trauma. He is also an active trainer, speaking to audiences throughout the nation, and has consulted for numerous government and private agencies across New York State.
Beyond his clinical experience, Mr. Wallace holds an Adjunct Faculty position at the Sage Graduate School and has served as a Ph. D. Dissertation Committee member with the State University at Albany, School of Criminal Justice. He is also a member of the American Association of Children’s Residential Center’s National Program Committee, serves on the Board of Directors for the NYS Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the NYS Alliance of Sex Offender Service Providers, and is a member of the NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Adolescent Level of Care (LOCADTR)Design Committee. Mr. Wallace’s insights on trauma informed care and the effective treatment of court involved youth have appeared in several articles published by the Schenectady Gazette, New York Nonprofit Press, and ACEs Too High.
He earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Binghamton.