Philip J. Catchpole

Philip Catchpole

Executive Director of LifeSong Inc.,

Philip leads and directs LifeSong Inc. that he founded in 2010 to provide quality Community-Based services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In doing so, he is a community advocate who engages local and state officials for effecting change and leads the way for service opportunities for not only LifeSong, but also the entire field of disability services. He represents several agencies in the state through his involvement with provider associations where he assists in shaping service provisions and expectations while forging the future of disability services in New York State.

Jill Catchpole

Jill Catchpole

Assistant Executive Director

Jill assists in agency wide operations, leadership and oversight, policy development and risk management. As CFO of LifeSong Inc., she is responsible for financial aspects of the corporation. She considers it a great privilege to work with such and amazing team that is genuinely united in our mission, vision and goals to serve the people we care so much about.

Scott W. Hamilton

Director of Day Services

Scott, our Director of Day Services, is exceptional! Our community-based, Day Habilitation Program and our Employment Services program are ever changing and require a great deal of organization and flexibility. Scott does an amazing job at keeping our programs running smoothly by uniting our great team, developing marketing tools and communicating with participants and families. He network of professionals, manages the day to day occurrences, and maintains a steady, patient, positive attitude.

Manager at Lifesong - Mark Hines

Mark Hines

Manager of Day Habilitation Program

Mark is the manager to our Day Habilition program as well as a Life Skills Coach. He helped set up our music program as well as LifeSong’s recording studio. He oversees the day-to-day operations of our Day Habilitation groups out in the community as well as the fleet of LifeSong vehicles that take to the road each day. Mark strives for excellence in all things and inspires our staff to give their very best to their work.

LifeSong Program Nurse - Sue Olszewski

Susan Olszewski

Program Nurse/ Scheduler

Sue Olszewski not only strives to make a person-centered schedule, but is available for any safety or health related issues as our agency’s Program RN.  With LifeSong from the beginning in May of 2011, “Mama Sue,” as endearingly known by many, has grown with the company.  Being most dedicated to scheduling quality services for individuals, she takes responsibility for knowing each person’s likes, dislikes, requests, goals, safeguards, availability, and more.  Rallying this information for approximately 100 people at any given time, she applies this knowledge to schedule roughly 70 different volunteer opportunities weekly among skill-building and recreational activities.   Sue continues to earn the respect and awe from anyone who truly understands how well she makes our Group Day Habilitation Program run!

Jocelyn - Manager of Employment Services

Jocelyn Hart

Manager of Employment Services

Jocelyn, our Manager of Employment Services, oversees all aspects of our Employment Department, as well a team of highly educated Employment Specialists. Jocelyn believes that individuals should be seen for their unique strengths, abilities, and desire to work, rather than their disabilities. You can also find Jocelyn in the community, speaking with businesses across the Capital Region to ensure our individuals and Employment Specialists are meeting the standards set by each.

Manager at LifeSong - Darren Barkman

Darren Barkman

Manager of Clinical Services

Darren, LifeSong’s Manager of Clinical Services, serves our participants and their families with compassion and concern. With a lengthy background in counseling and senior care, plus having a family member with developmental disabilities, Darren has a passion to help others live to the fullest despite their challenges. His affable humor and kind demeanor has endeared Darren to the people we support as a Life Skills Coach and now in his role as a manager.