Executive Staff

Denis E. Wilson, Sr. - Executive Director / CEO

Denis Wilson joined Fulmont in 1996 as Executive Director/CEO. During his tenure, he has led the agency towards a high level of accountability by achieving extremely high ratings on state and federal agency reviews. Additionally, under the leadership of Wilson, the agency has received clean financial audits for over twenty years.Previous to joining Fulmont, Denis worked for Fulton Montgomery Community College for ten years, providing consulting and training services to local businesses. Previous to that, he was employed in the distribution/transportation industry. He began that career at Coleco Industries in 1970 in the distribution division. He left Coleco to take an administrative position with Buanno Transportation. After one year with Buanno, he returned to Coleco again in the distribution division. Denis performed all management functions in distribution, ultimately being named Distribution Manager, responsible for Coleco’s 250-plus square foot Distribution Center in Amsterdam, NY.

Denis earned a certification in Management Development from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as well as a certificate in General Management from the American Management Association, and a certificate in Essentials Community Action Agency Management from the National Association of Community Action Association.He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the New York State Community Action Association, and past President and current Board of Directors member of the Amsterdam Rotary Club. Denis is a lifelong resident of Fulton County and is active in his community as Chairman of the Town of Johnstown Zoning Board of Appeals.

Ann Black - Deputy Executive Director/Chief Administrative Officer

Ann Black has been employed by the agency since November of 1975. She currently serves as the agency Deputy Executive Director/Chief Administrative Officer and lead Senior Staff member; a position she has held for the past 20 years.  She has held many Management positions within the organization within many of the programs operated by the agency in her 44 year tenure.

She has served as the agency’s Planning and Program Director in conjunction with being the agency’s Community Services Director; a position she continues to hold in addition to CAO.  She has attended a vast number of trainings and courses in the area of Personnel Management and Program Administration. She is a past graduate of FMCC’s Leadership Academy, and has attended the nationally recognized Grantsmanship Center and the Executive Development Institute.

​In her career within the agency she has written many grants and secured numerous funding opportunities which have supported and/or developed many programs including the Wheels for Work Program, Senior Transportation, and the Women, Infants and Children’s Program along with the agency’s former Child Care Resource and Referral Program. She was in the first graduating class to receive the Family Development Credential from Cornell University. She currently holds a position on both the Fulton and Montgomery County Emergency Food and Shelter Boards.

Marianne E. Suchocki, Associate Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer

Marianne Suchocki has been employed with Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc. since
1998. Marianne began her journey with Fulmont as an intern within the Head Start program
and then accepted a part time position in the Community Services Department. Throughout
the years Marianne has held many different positions from center coordinator, to program
director of the Child Care Resources department and is currently the Associate Deputy
Director/COO. In her position Marianne is responsible for the direction of the Early Childhood
Services department as well as administrative support for the entire agency. Marianne holds a
master’s degree in non-profit management and leadership from Walden University, as well as a
bachelor’s degree in community and human services and an associate’s degree from Fulton
Montgomery Community College in early childhood education. Additionally, Marianne received
her Family Development credential from Cornell University in 2004 and was awarded Fulmont’s
Employee of the Year award in 2002. Marianne is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County,
where she lives with her family and continues to be an active participant in her community.

David Schissler - Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer

David Schissler joined Fulmont Community Action Agency as of January of 2020. Recently relocating to the Capital District area for an employment opportunity with Alliance for Positive Health as their Director of Finance and Administration. Prior that he was the Chief Financial Officer for BYRNE Dairy, Executive Director of the Faculty Student Association of Jefferson Community College, Chief Financial Officer of Hi-Lite Airport Services and Chief Operating Officer of DOHL Development. He has also been involved in business financial and operating consulting.

A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he has also held executive committee roles in Greater Watertown Sunrise Rotary, Jefferson Community College Foundation and Association of the United States Army. He has relocated to Fonda New York.

Donna M. Ward  - Human Resources Officer

Donna Ward has been employed with Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc since 2010.  Donna originally joined Fulmont as the Human Resources Manager, then was promoted to the Human Resources Director and more recently the Human Resources Officer.  In addition to her Human Resources position, she is also the Senior Transportation Coordinator/ Title VI Coordinator for Fulmont’s Senior Transportation Program. Prior to Fulmont, she worked for seventeen years in the Human Resources/Administration field with a private employer.

Donna has received an associates degree in applied science from Fulton Montgomery Community College.  Additionally, attended and received certificates for many Human Resources Trainings.

Donna is currently a New York State Notary Public, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and participates in the HR Consortium at FMCC.

Senior Staff

Peter Hansen, Energy Services Director

Stella Zanella, W. I. C. Director

Michelle Masi Sitterly, Associate Early Childhood Services Director

Katrina Maas, Early Childhood Services Education Director