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Our Mission

The Wildwood Foundation advocates for people with developmental disabilities and works toward creating an awareness of how their goals and needs can be met through philanthropy. The Foundation fulfills the philanthropic needs of Wildwood Programs through progressive, cost effective, fund raising initiatives. The Foundation encourages the community’s involvement and investment in Wildwood and strives to build and nurture long-term relationships.

 


Our Team

Lauren Roecker
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lauren Roecker

Executive Director
518.836.2319
lroecker@wildwoodprograms.org


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Matt Jones
DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION MANAGER

Matt Jones

Development Information Manager
518.836.2317
mjones@wildwoodprograms.org


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Jenn Lawrence
MANAGER, ANNUAL FUND AND EVENTS

Jenn Lawrence

Manager, Annual Fund and Events
518.836.2318
jlawrence@wildwoodprograms.org


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Amy Leisenfelder
DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPY

Amy Leisenfelder

Director, Community Philanthropy
518.836.2320
aleisenfelder@wildwoodprograms.org


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Stay Connected

Invest in Diversity
No Cost Recruitment, Retention, and Education Services for Businesses
 At Wildwood, we aim to enhance our community by connecting businesses in the Capital Region with qualified job-seekers living with disabilities. Discover how our employment services enable businesses to access federal, state, and public funding that helps hiring professionals create successful job matches, develop effective retention strategies, and adopt a culture of inclusion in the workplace.  

 
Recruitment Services
Find Good People
  Access an untapped market of qualified candidates with neurologically-based learning disabilities, autism, and other developmental disorders who are looking to lead purposeful lives through part-time and full-time work. Wildwood partners with businesses in many industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, human and public services, hospitality, technology, and administrative fields. We learn about your hiring needs and match your business with qualified candidates who receive our job-assistance services, all at no cost to you.  

 
Retention Services
Build Good People
When you hire someone who receives services from Wildwood, we can continue to support them both on and off the job to ensure that both your employee and your business thrive. Our skilled Employment Specialists provide support by working closely with employees and employers to ensure your business’ needs are being met successfully. We can help individuals master their job tasks, improve communication, build confidence in their roles, and develop techniques to succeed and advance in the workplace. Supports are individualized and vary in intensity and duration based on the needs of the employee and of your business.

 

 

Workplace Inclusion
Be Good People

At Wildwood, we understand that working with an agency like ours may be new territory for hiring managers and current employees at your business. Therefore, we offer free one-on-one consultations and staff trainings to help your business strengthen its commitment to inclusion by building a culture of acceptance. We can also point you to valuable resources like tax credits, training opportunities, and other incentives to hiring workers with disabilities.

Contact Us

Give us a call, send us an email, write us a letter, or just drop in to chat!

 

Latham Office
1190 Troy-Schnectady Rd,
Latham,  NY  12110
518.640.3300

Curry Rd Office
2995 Curry Rd Ext,
Schenectady,  NY  12303
518.836.2300

 

Programming and Admission Inquiries
  518.640.3300

School and Admissions Questions

  518.836.2200

Media, Public Relations and Other Communications
Tom Schreck: 518.836.2311

Executive Director
Mary Ann Allen: 518.836.2310

Chief Operating Officer
Lou Deepe: 518.640.3342

Chief Financial Officer
Nelson VanDenburgh : 518.836.2330

Chief Human Resources Officer
Jennifer Massey: 518.836.2350

Employment Verifications
  518.836.2353
Applications / Career Opportunities

  518.836.2351

 careers@wildwoodprograms.org

All Other Human Resource Inquiries
  518.836.2353

 

 

Our Locations

 

Curry Road Office

 

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