Nancy Harvey, LMSW
Chief Executive Officer
Nancy Harvey was appointed Executive Director of SPOP in 1990 and became CEO in 2014. She is responsible for overall agency management including finances, human resources, fundraising, and program development. Prior to this position Ms. Harvey was the Acting Executive Director for the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults and the former Director of the JSPOA Friendship Center. She received her Masters of Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany and her B.A. at the State University of New York, New Paltz.
Dan Del Bene, LCSW
Chief Administrative Officer
Dan Del Bene oversees the administration of all SPOP programs and activities. He was formerly associated with The Bridge, Puerto Rican Family Institute, ANDRUS, and the Greyston Foundation, and has taught social work research at the NYU Silver School of Social Work since 1997. He received his Masters of Social Work from Columbia University.
Catherine Thurston, LCSW
Chief Program Officer
Catherine Thurston oversees the SPOP Clinic, PROS/Personalized Recovery Oriented Services Program, Bereavement Support, community outreach and other program initiatives. She has over 29 years of prior experience in geriatrics which includes serving as Chief Services Officer at SAGE/Service & Advocacy for GLBT Elders and as Director of Alzheimer’s Programs at the Cobble Hill Health Center. She received her Masters of Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work.
Kathleen Cullen-Kortleven, RN, NPP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Kathleen Cullen-Kortleven is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who worked for many years at New York Presbyterian, Westchester before joining the staff of SPOP. She currently is a candidate in the psychoanalytic program at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Carola Chase, LCSW
Director of Bereavement Support Services and Training & Education
Carola Chase received her MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work and received analytic training at The Contemporary Freudian Society. She was the 2009 recipient of the Anna Freud Award from the Anna Freud Foundation for a paper that was later published in The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child.
Sandra Feist, LCSW
Senior Vice President for Clinical Services
Sandra Feist oversees all SPOP outpatient clinical services provided at our 91st street location, in six satellite locations, and in the homes of clients. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining SPOP, she provided psychotherapy to clients struggling with mental illness and substance abuse at CIS Counseling Center
Robert Franco, MA
Senior Vice President for PROS
Robert Franco oversees the PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) Program at SPOP. He received an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University and has devoted his entire career to adult mental health care. Before joining SPOP, he served as Clinical Manager at Riverdale Manor Adult Home and as Director of Congregate Programs at Beacon of Hope House, residential programs in the Bronx.
Senior Vice President for Development
Janet Rosenberg manages all external communications and donor relations, including foundation, corporate, government and individual support. Her previous experience includes annual and capital fund raising at the Council on Foreign Relations and DOROT. She has a B.A. from Trinity College and M.A. from the University of Connecticut.