Rising Hope, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded by the late Rev. Dr. George (Bill) W. Webber, President Emeritus of New York Theological Seminary, and Dr. Marian Bohen, a college educator and Ursuline nun. The corporation’s Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers, including the program coordinators at each facility, educators, Rising Hope alumni and others, all of whom share a passionate commitment.
Pillars of Rising Hope who are no longer with us
December 2018 saw the passing of two individuals who played a vital role in the life of Rising Hope, Inc. Sr. Marian Bohan served as Program Coordinator of the Certificate in Ministry and Human Services Program (now called Rising Hope) from its inception in 1995 through May 2003. Robert Lukey first became involved in 1996 and became treasurer in 2002. He went on to become President of the Board, a post he held until 2014. The Board will miss Bob’s observations which come from his long history with Rising Hope. This past November we lost another stalwart member of our Board. W. Kathleen Reid, who taught at Woodbourne Correctional Facility also served as secretary of our board for many years. We miss her!
Board of Directors:
Susan Ulrich, President
Jordan Scruggs, Vice President
Deborah Moore, Secretary
Gary Carriero, Treasurer
Dr. Mark Lindeman, Academic Coordinator and Academic Records Coordinator
Susan Ulrich, Coordinator, Woodbourne Correctional Facility
Murthy Cheruvu, Coordinator, Fishkill Correctional Facility
Ernest Henry, Coordinator, Sing Sing Correctional Facility
Dr. Ronne Marantz