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CSSC Elects New Board and Celebrates 2016 Achievements

Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. (CSSC), celebrated their 2016 accomplishments and achievements at the 2017 Annual Meeting on May 16th.  Board members, employees, sponsors, volunteers and friends enjoyed a recognition ceremony, honoring the achievements of employees, community support by sponsors and Board Members.

Ed Neary, Executive Director, CSSC, (left) and Peter Campito, President of the Board of Directors, CSSC, (right) present the President’s Award to Steve Muth, M&T Bank and CSSC Board Treasurer, and his family (Beth, wife, and children).

CSSC receives generous support from many businesses and organizations including The Salvatore R. & Anna E. Beltrone Family Foundation, Albany Broadcasting Company, Bank of America, Berkshire Bank Foundation, CAP COM Federal Credit Union, CDPHP, Citizens Charitable Foundation, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, CVS Foundation, Exit 9 Wine & Liquor Warehouse, J. Eric King and Kathlene Thiel, Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Lanier and Company of New York, M&T Bank, MVP Health Care, and The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Inc. These major supporters of CSSC were recognized at the reception. The Executive Director’s Special Recognition Award was given to Ernie Carlson, Maintenance Supervisor, CSSC, and Lise Dermody, Administrative Assistant, CSSC.  The Ann Marie Sheehy President’s Award was presented to Steve Muth, M&T Bank. Steve now serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors.

The officers and board for 2017-2018 will be as follows:

Elected Officers:

President: Dr. Russell Ward, SUNY at Albany

Vice President: Cynthia A. Pettit, KeyBank

Secretary: Mary E. Brizzell, Retired, Town Supervisor

Treasurer: Steven Muth, CPA, M&T Bank

Assistant Treasurer: Victoria A. Harkins, M.E.D., Capital Bank


Director Emeritus:

Carm Basile

Peter Campito

Michael J. Hoblock, Jr., Esq.

Robert C. Lamar, D.D.

John S. Deffigos


Members of the Board:

Dr. John D. Bennett, CDPHP

J. Eric King, Equinox Companies

Kevin J. McCoy, CPA, Marvin and Company

Anthony F. Mantello, Mantello Construction

James K. Patrick III, Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments

Richard E. Rowlands, Esq., Rowlands & LeBrou, PLLC, Legal Counsel

Mary Beth Sonne, Community Volunteer

I-Hsin Wu, Retired, NYS Office of Aging


Colonie Senior Service Centers is an independent, community based not-for-profit serving the largest population of seniors in the Capital Region.