Ability Partners Foundation

Our Mission

The Ability Partners Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to raise and generate funds that will promote, support, and augment the continuation of long-term services for people with disabilities offered through CP Rochester, Happiness House, and Rochester Rehabilitation in the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester areas including Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Wayne, Livingston, Monroe, and Orleans Counties.

Our Vision

The Ability Partners Foundation will provide the necessary resources to ensure that all individuals receiving services through CP Rochester, Happiness House, and Rochester Rehabilitation will experience “What Happens Here Changes Lives Forever” in a community that is “Opening Doors and Enriching Lives” and provides "Work. Wellness. Independence."

Foundation Board of Directors


Elsa Steo, Chair
Vice President, Pomco

Richard H. Hawks, Jr., Vice Chair
(retired) Vice President, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.

Justin Bruckel, Treasurer
Owner, Vita-Rite, LLC

Charles T. Graham, Founder

Jeffrey W. Baker, Secretary

Amy Cram, Chair, Immediate Past Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Bill Cram, Inc.


John Bartholf
President, Relph Benefit Advisors

Roy M. Beecher, Director
Retired Banker

Nanci Bentley

Margaret M. Clark
Retired Administrator Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield

Michael A. Coppola
Marketing Manager, Paychex, Inc.

Catherine Frangenberg
Claims Manager, State Farm Insurance Companies (retired)

John Horvath

Robert 'Bob' Schick, Immediate Past Chair
President, Lyons National Bank

Joyce W. Weir


Gerald Archibald
Partner, The Bonadio Group

Ann Costello
Executive Director, The Golisano Foundation

Mark Gearan, Esq.
President in Residence, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Betsy Kubiak
Owner, Sugar Hill Farm

Brian P. Meath, Esq.
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Constellation Wines US