The Children’s Home has a rich history in the Hudson Valley. For over 170 years a dedicated group of volunteers, paid staff and consultants have worked to carry out the mission of the Children’s Home, making the Home a place of healing and hope.

    Board of Directors

    Our Board of Directors is comprised of generous community members who have been selected for their knowledge, expertise and commitment to our mission.

    2020-2021 Board of Directors

    Maureen Crush, President
    Patricia W. Goodemote, First Vice President

    Vice President in charge of:
    Audit – Donald K. Stammer
    Governance – Mary Lou Davis
    Investment – Alyssa Bowers
    Program – Vanessa Rice
    Resource Development – Rochelle Friedman

    Susan K. Stoller Secretary
    Jessica L. Vinall, Treasurer
    Valerie Murphy, Assistant Treasurer

    Alicia Dean
    Amy Dittmar
    Christopher Downey
    Catherine Forbes
    Nicholas Garin
    Sherry LaTassa
    Agnes Laub
    Linda Lurie
    Mary McGowan
    Patrick Meaney
    Kim Scoralick

    Walter J. Joseph, Executive Director


    The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie employs over 225 individuals who care for our children and youth, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. These dedicated employees work in various departments including; administration, direct care, social services, medical, housekeeping, maintenance and food services.

    Agency Directors

    Walter J. Joseph, MPA – ext. 106
    Executive Director
    Email Walt

    John Bray, BS – ext. 117
    Director of Operations
    Email John

    Erin M. Cafarelli, BA – ext. 177
    Director of Development and Public Relations
    Email Erin

    David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP – ext. 162
    Clinical Director
    Email Dr. Crenshaw

    Courtney Doyle, LMHC – ext. 2006
    Director of Community Based Services
    Email Courtney

    Denise Fowler, LCSW-R – ext. 169
    Incident Review Coordinator
    Email Denise

    Elizabeth Greaney, LMSW – 845-474-7110, ext. 1000
    Program Director, Nuevas Alas Program
    Email Elizabeth

    Danielle Mitchell, BA – ext. 101
    Director of Human Resources
    Email Danielle

    Loida Sarabia, BA – ext. 172
    Fiscal Director
    Email Loida

    Lori Stella, LCSW-R – ext. 188
    Program Director, Safe Harbour Program
    Email Lori

    RaeAnn Tompkins, LCSW-R – ext. 166
    Director of Social Services
    Email RaeAnn

    Janel M. Winters – ext. 119
    IT Director
    Email Janel