Mission & History

Bay Ridge Center’s mission is to provide services and programs for adults 60 years and older in southwest Brooklyn that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life. Since 1976 our staff has been aided by enthusiastic volunteers and works in cooperation with other community organizations, local businesses, schools and social service organizations to fulfill its mission.

 

 

Leadership

The Bay Ridge Center operates under an independent Board of Directors, with input from our Community Advisory Board, Senior Advisory Board, and Staff.

Board of Directors 

 

Donna McClellan, President

Elizabeth Bohrer, Secretary

Rev. Paul Knudsen, Treasurer

Geraldine Brooks Cassone

Dr. Rob Composto

Patti Marchetti

Allison Nidetz

Dr. Roy Olsen​

Eleanor Petty

Community Advisory Board

 

Louis Peters, Chairperson

Kathy Azbell

Brian Chin

Janet Gounis

Mark Hibster

Jane Kelly

Patricia Killen

Peter Killen

Rev. Paul Knudsen

JoAnn Loddo

Donna McClellan

James McHugh

​Walter Ochoa

Louis Peters

 

Thanks to BRIC TV for this good film from 2017 about Bay Ridge Center:

Bay Ridge Center Staff

 

Marianne Nicolosi.........Executive Director...................ext:116

Todd W. Fliedner..........Deputy Executive Director........ext:115

Kim Laraichi................Meals on Wheels Director...................ext:119

Brandon Sanabria........Meals on Wheels Assistant........ext:112 

Catherine King.............Director of Senior Programs......ext:105

Dominique Raymond.....Senior Center Director.......ext:117

Michael LoCurto...Operations and Quality Assurance Manager.ext:114

Theon Velloza..............Admin. Assistant.......................ext:101

Cherly Utley...........Bay Ridge Connects NORC Director................ext:113

Omar Williams.............Chef.......................................ext:124

Margret Stone............. Front Desk..............................ext:102

Senior Advisory Council

 

Sonia Adamski...............President

Charley Eichler..............Vice President

Rachel Gutierrez............Treasurer

Joyce Rua.....................Fund-Raising

Mary Ann Castaldo.........Fund-Raising

Crystal Ferucci..............Sergeant at Arms

Judy Parris...................Outreach

Annette White...............Welcoming

 
 
 

Careers

Volunteer Opportunities

As a non-profit organization Bay Ridge Center relies heavily on its hardworking and enthusiastic team of volunteers. We offer a wide variety of ways that volunteers can become involve and help Bay Ridge Center achieve its mission. Volunteers are needed to assist with preparation of our home delivered meals, at special events, with fundraising activities and programs that directly impact our senior population. Please call Todd W. Fliedner, Volunteer Coordinator at 718-748-0650, X115 or contact by e-mail at tfliedner@bayridgecenter.com

 

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Intern Opportunities

 

If you are studying Social Work, you may be able to complete your assessed placement at Bay Ridge Center. Gain valuable hands-on experience in social work with comprehensive training and support in a range of Internship positions. Please e-mail Marianne Nicolosi, Executive Director at MNicolosi@bayridgecenter.com for further details.

Career Opportunities

 

Bay Ridge Center values its staff and feels that their contribution cannot be overstated. Our goal is to provide the finest quality services to our Members and the neighborhood senior population and to do so more efficiently and economically than our competitors. By satisfying our constituents’ needs we can better ensure that they will continue to do business with us and will recommend us to others. Our staff is an integral part of this process because their work directly influences our agency’s reputation.

 

Bay Ridge Center is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against staff members or applicants for employment on any legally

recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

 

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Supporters / Funders 

Bay Ridge Center’s major donors and financial supporters include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Meals-On-Wheels

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

St. Andrews Society of the State of New York (SASNY) Barker

Northfield Bank Foundation

 

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