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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

New CEO Named by Schenectady Community Action Program


SCHENECTADY — A new era⁢ begins⁢ at the ⁤Schenectady⁣ Community Action Program (SCAP) with​ the appointment of ⁤a⁣ fresh chief executive officer.

The nonprofit’s board of directors announced this week that Adelaide Haberbush will⁤ be stepping into the role. Haberbush is no stranger to SCAP, ⁢having served as its deputy director for several years, in​ addition to holding leadership roles ‍in other local nonprofits.

Maxine Brisport, ​president of SCAP’S ⁤board of ‍directors, expressed her excitement in a statement, “We are delighted to usher in Addy as our new CEO. Her leadership, dynamism, and innovative thinking will undoubtedly enhance our programs‍ and services. Moreover, her profound ​commitment to our community is truly inspiring.”

Haberbush⁤ will be taking over‌ from Debra Schimpf, who recently retired ​after‌ a remarkable 35-year tenure ⁢at the helm of the organization.

“Deb’s leadership has been instrumental in shaping our organization,” Brisport acknowledged. “We ‌are​ incredibly lucky and deeply appreciative to have had her as SCAP’s guiding⁤ force.”

Since its inception in 1965, ‌SCAP has been dedicated to combating poverty ‍across Schenectady County. Today, ‍the organization boasts a team of 150 staff members and‌ provides assistance to over 7,500 individuals annually through a​ wide range⁣ of programs, spanning from early learning to employment ⁢and ⁣housing services.

“I’m⁣ eager to carry forward SCAP’s rich legacy of being a reliable ⁢provider of services and programs aimed at helping our community members‍ rise above poverty,” Haberbush stated. “SCAP⁣ plays a pivotal role in addressing the needs of our community, and I’m ⁤thrilled to have​ the⁢ opportunity to contribute to this legacy.”

Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, a native of Schenectady, has returned to his hometown after several years of reporting in the Midwest. A graduate of Missouri School of Journalism, Alex is known for his empathetic approach to local news, covering everything from community events to local governance, always with an aim to bridge diverse perspectives.
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