Service Program for Older People

Key Staff

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.


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.


Janet Rosenberg
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.


Mobin Siddiqui
Director of Finance

Mobin Siddiqui oversees all fiscal operations and reporting.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Business from Karachi University and Bachelor of Accounting from Adelphi University.

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