A Message from the CEO

Since 1887, we at the Rescue Mission have had the privilege to serve our community – offering shelter, food, clothing and hope. Every employee at the Rescue Mission; whether they work at one of our Thrifty Shopper thrift stores or our donation redistribution warehouse, in our residential programs, at the emergency shelter, driving trucks or making meals all have the responsibility of helping those who are in the most need, the hungry, homeless and hurting.

I’ve been part of this organization for over a decade as a social worker, previously working for several local non-profits and as a staff pastor at a local church. My wife and son and I live in this community where we believe similarly to the founders of the Rescue Mission, that what we do for those who are living in the margins of society, reflects what we would do for God.

The “why” we do this is pretty simple from my perspective. Everyday there is someone or some family in our community who is overlooked and ignored with nowhere to go. We are the place where they will be welcomed, served and supported.  We put love into action!

Dan Sieburg, CEO


Dan Sieburg

Chief Executive Officer

Traci Faulkner

Chief Financial Officer

Crystal Cosentino

Chief Strategy Officer

Tori Perez Shires

Chief Development Officer

Amber Vander Ploeg

Chief Program Officer

Belinda Teller

Chief Human Resources Officer

Luana Lovenguth, Chief Social Enterprise Officer

Luana Lovenguth

Chief Social Enterprise Officer

Yulon Jones

Chief Spiritual Life Officer

Board of Directors

The Rescue Mission is governed by a strong, diverse group of community leaders dedicated to helping the men, women, and children struggling with hunger and homelessness across Upstate New York.

Chair: Dr. John McCabe, MD, Professor & Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at Upstate Medical University

Vice-Chair: David Allyn, Allyn Foundation

Vice-Chair: Andrew Maxwell, C&S Companies

Treasurer: Chris Gardner, FMF&E Wealth Management, LLC 

Secretary: Graham Brodock, Kris-Tech Wire

David Baim, Wegmans

Xenia Becher, LCSW, Family Planning of Syracuse

Eddie Brennan, Beak & Skiff and 1911 Est.

Jim Cifaratta, Smartest Energy

Sam Cosamano, P.E., IPD Engineering

Hal Wentworth, Community Bank System, Inc.

Andrea LaBarge, Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa, CPA, P.C.

Pastor Dan Williams, North Central Church

Todd Reid, Access Dental Laboratories

Regina Spause McGraw, RN, BSN, JD, Axia Women’s Health/Regional Women’s Health Management, LLC

Deputy Chief Julie Shulsky, Syracuse Police Department

Lynn Yoder Thibault, Amazon