About Us

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.

Board of Directors:

Susan Ulrich, President

Dale Singer, Vice President

Deborah Moore, Secretary

Gary Carriero, Treasurer

Dr. Mark Lindeman, Academic Coordinator and Academic Records Coordinator

Susan Ulrich, Coordinator, Woodbourne Correctional Facility

Melissa Boyer, Coordinator, Fishkill Correctional Facility

Dale Singer, Coordinator, Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Kathleen Reid

Wayne Atwell

Ernest Henry, Rising Hope alumnus, MPS New York Theological Seminary

Robert Lukey

Rev. Dr. George McClain

David Shover