Service Program for Older People

Key Staff

Nancy Harvey, LMSW
Executive Director

Nancy Harvey was appointed Executive Director of SPOP in 1990. 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.


Robert Tobing, LCSW, ACSW, CSWM
Director of Program Operations

Robert Tobing is responsible for all program operations at SPOP including the Clinic, the Adult Day Services, Bereavement Services, and the Training and Education programs.  Before joining SPOP, he was on the staff of Henry Street Settlement, the Puerto Rican Family Institute, and the University Settlement Society.  He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College, and both his Master of Social Work and Post Graduate Certificate in Social Work Administration from Hunter College School of Social Work.


Dan Del Bene, LCSW
Director of Administration

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.


Henry Mallard, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Henry Mallard, Medical Director, supervises all psychiatric services at SPOP.  Dr. Mallard is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Certified in Psychoanalysis.


Mary D. Emerton, LCSW
Clinic Director

Mary D. Emerton, LCSW, Clinic Director, joined the SPOP staff with over 25 years of experience in social work and mental health administration.  She has held senior positions at the Federation of Organizations, F.E.G.S., and Mercy Medical Center.  She received her M.S.W. from Adelphi 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.


Robert Franco
Director of Adult Day Services

Robert Franco oversees the Social Adult Day Center and Continuing Day Treatment 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
Director of 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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