Vision

"...to establish a company founded on excellence and compassion to care for and develop individuals with developmental disabilities by providing a variety of active & enjoyable services in an environment that is conducive to learning, elicits growth, produces individualized opportunities and creates a sense of community."

Mission

"...to love, enhance, equip, and inspire lives & families.” Every Life is important, every life tells a story, every story sings a song. Simply stated, our motto is “Let my life song sing for you."

Goal

“….to bolster sociability, independence, and a sense of personal worth and importance for all participants enrolled.”

Our Executive Management

Executive Director – Philip J. Catchpole

philAndJillCatchpolePhilip J. & Jill Catchpole

LifeSong Inc. is a not-for- profit corporation under the Management of Executive Director, Philip J. Catchpole.  Philip was born in Port Jefferson, Long Island moving to Lee Center, NY at 8 years old.  He has 20+ years working in this field serving people with disabilities.  He started his career working direct care service at Utica UCP and then was hired by the State of NY at Sunmount DDSO.  Through the years Philip has developed a well-rounded, knowledgeable career through a variety of residential and day service employment positions.  He was employed for most of his career in the Capital District as a Director of Day Services which led to an Assistant Executive Director Position.  He has operated programs receiving State Best Practice acknowledgement.  Philip enjoys relating to participants, families, staff, networking agencies and government officials. He has a great deal of knowledge with regards to state regulations and sits on statewide committees including a NY State Advisory Board for Senator McDonald’s Office.  He has a successful management style and organizational systems.  He dedicates his time to bring staff cohesiveness, quality of services and order through implementation of policy, procedure and ongoing internal review. 

Assistant Executive Director – Jill Catchpole

Jill Catchpole is the Assistant Executive Director of LifeSong responsible for all the financial aspects of the Corporation.  She is the Corporate Compliance Officer and reviews policies and systems as to their integrity and effectiveness.   Jill worked for several years as a Financial Advisor in a Bank where she had to develop systems and analysis to track the bank’s financial situation and report to the Board on a regular basis.