Our Board

Craig Seaman

Board Member

Craig is a six generation Adirondacker having moved back to Long Lake in 1993. He is married to his wonderful wife, Karen, and they have two sons, Curtis, 22 and Calvin, 19. Craig owns Long Lake Real Estate and has been listing and selling properties in the Adirondacks for over 25 years. He also owns and operates Seamans Cabins on Long Lake which have been in the Seaman family for over 100 years. His favorite verse, Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do good works which He has prepared in advance for us to do.” Now is our time to help the helpless!

Julie Valentino

Board member

Julie resides in Malone, NY with her husband, Joe, and two teenaged daughters, Olivia and Natalia. She is a member of the Malone Wesleyan Church and has always loved working with and teaching children. Most recently, she discovered a passion in mentoring younger women to find the freedom that is already theirs in Christ. 

Rich Loeber

Board Member

Rich and his wife live on Upper Saranac Lake with a mailing address in Tupper Lake. He moved to the Adirondacks in 2002. He is a former elder at Adirondack Alliance Church and also currently serves as the president of the Ecumenical Council of Saranac Lake. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Historic Saranac Lake (VP), the Saranac Lake Volunteer Health Association, and the Adirondack Singers. He owns his own software development company headquartered in Saranac Lake.

Gary VanRiper

Board Member

Gary has served for sixteen years as Senior Pastor for Camden Wesleyan Church in Camden, NY and for 20 years, he co-authored The Adirondack Kids® book series with his son, Justin.

He and his wife, Carol, have three children and five grandchildren.

His love for all children, including the most vulnerable among us, the unborn, led him 30 years ago to help co-found CareNet of CNY (originally known as the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Oneida County), now with seven locations.

His hope is The Adirondack Pregnancy Center, with headquarters in Saranac Lake, will be the first of several locations to further serve families in need in and around the Adirondack Park.

Sheri Ducatt

Board Member

Sheri Ducatt is a thirty-year Adirondack resident, a proud mother of three teenage sons and wife to Pastor Mike of New Hope Church. She is also known for her love of the local church, serving others, and for enjoying the outdoors.

Lisa Tubridy

Board Member

Lisa and her husband Terry moved to Saranac Lake with their daughter Meg in 2006 after both retired from careers in the United States Marine Corps. Lisa subsequently spent 12 years traveling to and from the Baltimore/ Washington region where she worked as a defense contractor in the national security area but returned home to Saranac Lake full time in 2018. She holds leadership positions the Adirondack Leathernecks of the Marine Corps League and Saranac Lake Elks and is a member of the Adirondack Young Life Committee. She loves to kayak, climb mountains, ride bikes, occasionally run a triathlon and host family and friends in her home sharing the beauty of the Adirondacks. She attends the Adirondack Alliance Church in Saranac Lake.

Jennifer Ingham Hunt

Board member

Jennifer lives in Saranac Lake with her husband David of 28 years. They have three wonderful children. She had been seeking God for the opportunity to help women facing unplanned pregnancy when she received a call about starting a pregnancy help center. This was truly an answer to her prayer, and she is so excited to help bring the APC to the community. Her mission is to love others without judgement and to let them know of their value and worth. Jennifer is the Executive Director of a local non-profit organization. She has served on both children's ministry and worship team. She enjoys spending time in nature, singing her heart out, and listening to podcasts with a good cup of coffee.

Emily Trudell

Board Member

Emily works for Citizen Advocates North Star Inc. as the Prevention Educator Specialist at Tupper Lake Elementary and Middle School. Her job requires promoting awareness, resources, and education related to children and youth mental health and addiction. She works closely with school staff, teachers, counselors and administrators to develop trusted relationships with students, increase awareness around risky behaviors, and support referrals for struggling students. She also fights the stigma that exists around mental wellness, suicide, prevention, bullying and addiction. 

Sara Ashley

Board Member

Sara lives in Saranac Lake and is passionate about helping people where she can. She serves the community as an EMT and volunteers with a local fire department.

She loves making music with friends, good talks over coffee, and finding hidden gems in nature with her husband Jeff and their loyal dog, Joey.

We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but we are committed to offering accurate information about all pregnancy options to include parenting, abortion and adoption.