Jan Albanese is employed as the Coordinator of ACT – Helping Youth ACT Responsibly, a program of Community Action of Orleans & Genesee. This state-funded project addresses high teen pregnancy and STD rates among youth in Orleans and Genesee counties through evidence-based group education within school health classes and community organizations. Jan serves as chairman of the Orleans County Community Services Board, vice president of Hoag Library Board of Trustees, and is a member of many local organizations. As a life-long resident of Albion with her husband, she has raised two sons, and always enjoys traveling to visit family, friends and warm weather.
Scott D. Wilson was born and raised in Orleans County. He served in the United States Army with the 326th Engineering Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, with one combat tour in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1990. In 1998, he was hired by Orleans County Sheriff’s Department as a correction officer, was promoted to the rank of correction sergeant, then promoted to correction lieutenant. In 2012, Scott was appointed to his current position, jail superintendent. Scott is a certified general topic instructor for the Municipal Police Training Council and is the Orleans County Jail training coordinator. He holds the following certifications; New York State Firearms Instructor, Chemical Agents Instructor, and Defensive Tactics Instructor. Scott’s distinguished career with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department includes numerous awards and commendations. Scott has volunteered his time to successfully coordinate the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program for Orleans County. This program has collected and destroyed approximately 1882 pounds of unused medication and sharps.
Marsha Rivers is Executive Director of United Way of Orleans County. She previously served as Development Director for Hospice of Orleans and Executive Director for the Care Net Center of Greater Orleans. Rivers spent the first part of her career in higher education administration, including admissions, alumni relations, marketing and public relations roles, for her alma mater, Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary of Rochester, NY.
Samantha Roskowski is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and currently works for the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce as well as part-time with United Way of Orleans County. Samantha loves living and working in Orleans County, even (but not especially) in the winter months.
Jeannine Larkin has been professionally employed by Orleans County Child and Family Services for 23 years and has been the supervisor of foster care and preventive services for the past 12 years. Prior to her current position she held a number of different positions including child protective worker, preventive worker, foster care worker and senior caseworker assigned to the Youth Diversion program. A strong advocate for the safety of children, she works hand in hand with her staff to protect children and their families. Her professional interests focus on improving programs here in Orleans County to better meet our family’s needs.
Andrea Ziehm Piotrowski is a graduate of SUNY Brockport. She is a casework facilitator for the Liberty Partnerships Program at Genesee Community College. She works with at-risk youth in grades 6-12 in Medina and Batavia Middle and High Schools. Andrea provides tutoring, homework help, enrichment activities, cultural awareness, and college and career exploration.
Nola Goodrich-Kresse has 25 years’ experience as a public health educator/public information officer with Orleans County Health Department and has worked in the public sector for 32 years. She has a master’s degree and is a master certified health education specialist (MCHES). Nola has been a member of Orleans United Coalition since the beginning and has participated in the development of trainings and assisted with the grant processes. She has extensive experience in coalition building, grant writing, and networking. Nola is a past president and current member of Mental Health Association (MHA) in Orleans County, past president and current member of Human Services Council of Orleans County as well as several advisory boards and coalitions in the county. Nola is responsible for the county community health assessment (CHA) and community health improvement plan (CHIP) and was a driving force in the development of the 2013-2017 Tri-county CHA and CHIP working cooperatively with Genesee and Wyoming County Health Department. She oversees interns from several institutes of higher learning and is also a regular featured columnist for the local e-news the Orleans Hub.
Suzanne Metzo is a retired elementary educator, having taught in Pennsylvania for 3 years and in Medina for 31 years. Even though Sue has been retired for 14 years, she continues to substitute teach on a regular basis. She is current president of the Medina Area Association of Churches (MAAC), a non-profit organization that has 16 member churches. MAAC has a resale store, The Clothing Depot, located at Calvary Tabernacle Church for which Sue is the representative. The store recycles treasures from the public, resells them to the public, and uses the money earned to help churches and other agencies who help those in need. Sue is also an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Medina.
Robert Batt left Orleans County to complete his bachelors at Elmira College in 2003. When he returned to Albion he completed his masters in exceptional education at Buffalo State while working as a special education preschool teacher from 2003-2014 at the Arc of Orleans Rainbow Preschool. In 2009, Robert was fortunate enough to start as the teacher at Camp Rainbow and enjoyed five fun summers. In 2014, he transitioned to a different educator position with Orleans County 4-H after spending many years as a volunteer and alumni.
Lorienda J. Smith has lived in the Albion, New York area for over 30 years. She pursued her educational career and obtained a business degree from Roberts Wesleyan and a master’s degree from Cornell University. Lorienda retired from Orleans County Department of Social Services in 2006. She joined her husband, Henry, in establishing a minority owned company in Orleans County; HLSJ Driving Academy Ltd. giving private driving lessons, conducting the 5 hour pre-licensing class and the NYS 6-hour point and insurance reduction class. Lorienda has been very active in the community serving on boards such as Literacy volunteers, the LIFE Program, United Way, GCASA, TGIF, Oak Orchard Health, and the Community Coalition Initiatives & Actions (CCIA), a grass roots non-profit community organization established to serve the needs of the underserved and underprivileged Orleans County community.
Wayne Litchfield retired from the Orleans County Sheriff's Department 911 center in 2013, after a health crisis that required him to endure a 13 month ordeal in the hospital and nursing home. He provides office support at the Albion Free Methodist Church. Wayne also serves as Volunteer Coordinator for VALOR MRC at Orleans County Public Health. Wayne's hobbies include computers and listening to music.
Paul F. Fulcomer enlisted in the United States Navy in August of 1965. Paul served on the rivers of South Vietnam on a 50 ft. Swiftboat and then served his second tour of duty in Vietnam on the USS Walke, a Navy Destroyer. Paul was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1969. Paul worked in heating and air-conditioning for 30 years which included owning his own heating company. Paul and his wife reside in Albion where he works as director of the Orleans County Veterans Service Agency. Paul also serves as executive director for Orleans County Joint Veterans Council. The council runs a medical transport fleet for veterans to be transported to their VA Medical Appointments. Paul is an active member of the American Legion Post #1603, Lyndonville, NY, past commander and life member of the VFW Post 1483, Medina, past commander of the American Legion Post # 204, Medina, and past commander of Orleans County American Legion. Paul enjoys classic cars and camping with his family.