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Ralph LaCasio, President

Ralph completed his Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, from Boston University, in 1974. In 1982 he obtained a Master’s in Psychology from RPI, and in 1984, a Master’s in Education from SUNY Albany. He played a significant role in the passage of the Occupational Therapy Licensure Bill in New York State. He was president of the Capital District chapter of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association for several years.  He was one of the three therapists who established and obtained national accreditation for the occupational therapy assistant program at Maria College, in Albany, NY. He also served as a faculty member during the 1980-1981 academic years.

Ralph established and operated Regional Rehabilitation, an occupational, physical, and speech therapy company, which employed up to 150 therapists. When he closed Regional Rehabilitation in 2002, he accepted a management position at Restore Therapy, PLLC.  While at Restore Therapy, he has established relationships with several colleges, for the training of both therapists and assistant level students. Mr. La Casio is currently Managing Director of Occupational Therapy Services and is a member of the company’s compliance team, as well as a founding board member of In Flight, Inc.

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John Kavanaugh, Vice President

John Kavanagh is a social worker who has lived and worked in the Hudson Valley for fifty years. He graduated with a BA from Marist and an MSW from SUNY Albany. For forty of those years he has worked with Intellectually Disabled Individuals in every capacity from Direct Service Professional to Assistant Agency Director. He joined the In Flight Board following his retirement from Devereux in 2014. He now serves as the Board Vice President. John lives in Saugerties with his wife Sue. He has two sons, Christopher, a paramedic and Matthew, a college professor.

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John D. Trott, Treasurer

John currently serves as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Team Leader for Salisbury Bank & Trust. He joined Salisbury Bank, in April 2017 and has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in the areas of Commercial Lending, Commercial Credit Administration, Credit Underwriting, and Portfolio Management. He is also a graduate of SUNY New Paltz, holding a B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, and a minor in Development Economics.
 

John has served as the Chairman of the Manufacturing and Trade Committee and Co-Chair of the Employer Resource Committee, for the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, renovating antique homes, woodworking, and cooking. Most importantly, he is the proud father of a special needs child.

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Jon Papineau, Board Member

Jon has worked at Cardinal Hayes Home for Children for the past 4 years as the administrator of facilities and operations. Prior to this, he worked in the construction industry for 30 years. Jon is married with two children and one grandchild, with another on the way.

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Adeline Malone, Board Member

Adeline is an attorney specializing in corporate, tax, real estate and trust and estates work. She attended New York University of Law as well as St. John’s University School of Law. She also holds a BA in English Literature from Fordham University. Adeline has served on the Board of the Germantown Student Education Foundation, was Director and VP of the Anderson fund, and was a former community member on the Taconic Farms, Inc. committee for the care of animals. She is also the former Treasurer of the Gardens I Condominium Association.

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Richard L. Totman, Secretary

Richard is a financial services professional with 36 years of experience. He takes pride in developing relationships with his clients through discovering their past experiences, present situations and future goals. Richard and his wife, Barbara, live in Milan, NY where they enjoy many large family gatherings with their 5 children spouses and 11 grandchildren. In his free time, Richard enjoys music and scuba diving. Serving on the Board at In Flight is a welcomed opportunity for Richard as he has a personal connection to their mission.