John Kinner

John joined HANCI back in August 2000 as Chief Operating Officer. John oversees all of HANCI’s programs and is responsible for the agency’s development, recruitment and ongoing management. Before joining HANCI, Kinner was vice president of the United Way of Niagara, a position he had held since 1985. His major responsibility there was the annual … Continued

Dr. Maria Crea

Dr. Maria A. Crea is a beloved pediatrician and community leader in the Niagara community. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, and a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, Crea arrived in Niagara Falls in 1958 and has been working to improve the community’s health ever since. For more than 30 years, she was one of … Continued

Kevin Dafoe

Kevin joined HANCI as Controller back in 1994. He has an extensive background in finance and is passionate about community service. As controller, Dafoe manages a multi-million dollar budget comprising revenues from federal, state, county and municipal contracts, along with privately paid fees, grants and contributions. Kevin holds an accounting degree and he has 29 … Continued

Melisa Green

“There is nothing more rewarding than knowing another person’s life is better because you were there. This is what HANCI has been doing for almost 90 years – impacting lives and making a difference – and it is amazing to be part of a team that is driving positive change in our community.” Melisa feels … Continued

Janet Bellreng

After retiring from a rewarding 34 year career as a payroll supervisor with the VAWNY Healthcare System, HANCI was extremely lucky to have Janet to join our team in 2012 as a part-time payroll clerk in our home care department. Janet says “everyone at HANCI is so nice – I love working here!” Janet has … Continued

Jennifer Britton

“HANCI has been a part of my professional career from the start! I love the variety of opportunities available to the people of our county. With such a relevant and impactful mission to enhance the educational and health services provided to citizens, I couldn’t be more proud to join this amazing agency! The most meaningful … Continued

Mary Ellen Chatterton

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness,” is Mary Ellen’s favorite quote. When you first meet Mary Ellen you will learn quickly from her smile – it’s also the way she lives her life. Mary Ellen has been a loyal, trusted employee of the HANCI accounting department for over 17 years. She says … Continued

Jordan Moll-Vigrass

Jordan James, “Jordan Moll-Vigrass” brought excitement to HANCI as soon as he joined us as Assistance Coordinator for the Council for Older Adults in Niagara County (COA) from September of 2021 to March, 2022. In August of 2022, Jordan returned as Communications Coordinator for Complete Senior Care & HANCI. Jordan is one of those people … Continued


MaryBeth Kupiec

The Volunteer Center at HANCI is proud to welcome MaryBeth Kupiec as our new program director for RSVP! Not only is she caring and compassionate, she gets the job done!    


Nancy Green

Building a successful and sustainable non-profit organization requires a unified team effort – and Nancy Green is a key player in that process at HANCI. As our Human Resources Generalist she’s the confidential point of contact for all things HANCI. AND she’s one of those people you instantly become friends with the moment you meet … Continued

Marsha Winkfield

HANCI Home Care Coordinator What do you like most about working for HANCI Home Care?