Joseph Ferrero, Chairman / Founder
Joe is a fourth generation Geneseo resident and father of two. He spent many weekends (while growing up) at Long Point Park. With degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Education, Joe knows how to design and build a family oriented destination location. Since 2012, his Tree House Creations, which he built for his family on Lakeville Groveland Road in Geneseo NY, have been featured in many different media, including Sears - Craftsman, HGTV, SUNY Geneseo's Alumni Magazine "Scene," (585) Magazine, Livingston County Chamber of Commerce, and many other places. Recently, you can hear him as one of the narrators in Local History Out Loud - Chapter One: From the Iroquois Confederacy to pre-Civil War video. A happily married father of two, Joe invites the public to his home to enjoy his unique tree house village by appointment.
Joe has great drive and determination to help the town make the historic location of Long Point Park a destination place in Livingston County. His historic vision and ability to design great things that are desired by people of all ages could turn Long Point Park back into the "Playground of the Genesee Valley."
Dale Sells, Secretary
Dale’s commitment to Livingston County started in 1970 she she was hired as the first female deputy sheriff in Livingston County. She orchestrated programs centering on safety programs for Livingston’s youth, then hired by the NYS Commission of Correction to serve as a jail inspector for 15 counties in western NYS. She furthered her career for working for the NYS Bureau of Criminal Justice and was a certified as a trainer and trained police officers in the area of Crime Prevention.
Dale became the Director of Prevention for the Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and created prevention programs for the county. Dale's experience as an officer has helped our focus on security and safety in and around Long Point Park.
Dale has done many other charitable work including the development of a Caregiver program, Advocacy work for the Alzheimer’s Association, and facilitates two Support Groups giving assist caregivers. In her free time, she accepts donations of bridal gowns and her Angel Hands group creates articles of beautiful dresses/gowns for “babies who don’t come home” from the hospital. Gowns are donated to hospitals and funeral homes.
An additional passion is working with animals. She fosters dogs and also walks dogs for a local shelter. Dale lives in Geneseo with her husband who teaches physics in a local school as well as authors books. Weekends are spent with pets, book signings and family and friends. Dale and her husband have 6 grandchildren and 4 “grand dogs”. The other “guy” in her life is Mickey Mouse and his home in Florida.
Joahn Cucchiara, Treasurer
Joahn is a fourth generation Geneseo resident married and mother of two daughters. She spent many weekends (while growing up) at Long Point Park. With degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education and Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Joahn has been teaching since 1994 at Public Schools and at Genesee Community College for American Sign Language.
Joahn has contributed to the development of the New York State Regents Examination for American Sign Language. She received an award for Excellence from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and was an assessor for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Examination.
Working with all ages and with all grade levels from K-12 in each of her Certification areas, Joahn is a valuable asset to the educational aspect of the Friends of Long Point and Long Point Park.
Robert D'Angelo - Trustee
Bob is a native of Avon, graduated from Avon central School and SUNY Alfred with a degree in Electronic Technology. He is Business Manager and Operations Director at WYSL 1040am/92.1fm and operates a DJ/Karaoke Business, Front Stage Entertainment. He has over 26 years experience in the entertainment field, plays Trumpet, French Horn, Bass guitar and performs in the Chancel Bell Choir at Church. His hobbies and collections include Model Trains, Coin-operated Arcade equipment and a Wurlitzer Jukebox. Bob resides in the Village of Avon with his wife and daughter. He is passionate about historic and classic amusement parks and travels with his family often include visiting different Parks. They are Disney Vacation Club Members & love spending time at Disney Resorts.
Lore DiSalvo - Long Point Historian
Lore' has lived in Livingston, Steuben and nearby Monroe County most of her life except when attending college. She has many decades of memories of Long Point Park from her youth, dating her dear husband Vin and now learning the fascinating wonderful history of Long Point Park.
Lore' was honored to be asked by Hop Manapol to help the Livingston County Planning Committee with the Long Point Park Historical Panel. The "little project" that turned into a HUGE project. She was also honored to be given the title of Honorary Long Point Park Historian by the Geneseo Town Board.
Lore', having learning picture enhancement on her own, was challenged to restore and preserve a 1923 4 foot Panoramic picture taken from the Long Point Park Dock. This opportunity was afforded to Lore' by the kindness of it's owner, Diane LaGrou. This magnificent picture was taken with a Eastman Kodak Cirkut 10 Camera possibly by Frederick Brehm of Rochester, NY. Lore' also restored and reproduced a 1887 picture
taken at Long Point Park of a Geneseo Methodist Church Picnic.
For the last 5 years Lore' has been researching the rich and amazing history of Long Point Park and Conesus Lake. She has been honored by many wonderful people who have shared their pictures, memorabilia and memories of this special park. She looks forward to hearing many more memories and viewing more pictures, films and memorabilia that can be added to the Walter Kingston Jr Museum, Long Point Park Information Center.
Vin DiSalvo - Historical Liaison
After graduating from Mt. Morris Central School in 1965, Vince spent four years in the United States Air Force, spending his last 18 months at a base in central Alaska. Except for a period of about 10 years, Vince grew up and has lived the Geneseo area all his life.
After serving in the Air Force, Vince was employed with Eastman Kodak Company for 26 years holding supervisory positions in both Quality Control and Manufacturing, as well as working in Quality Engineering. Since 1999, Vince has been employed by Wegmans Food Markets and has been at the Geneseo store for over 14 years. While living in Mt. Morris, Vince was very active in community organizations. He also spent several years as one of the town's Assessors. Vince's memories of, and fond connection to, Long Point
Park range from bus rides to Long Point Park for swimming lessons twice a week in the summers of the early '50's to courting his wife, Lore', there in the summer of 1980. It is his hope that Long Point Park will again become the place where fond memories can be experienced by future generations.
Todd Cucchiara - Compliance Officer
Dedicated and always in the pursuit of excellence, Todd Cucchiara offers more than 10 years of experience educating individuals and managing business systems. Todd offers his talents in team building, team consensus, budget management, developing project scope (requirements, budget, timelines, delivery dates), customer relationships, and seeing projects to closure delivering excellent customer satisfaction and exceeding expectations. He is focused on quality and proven methodologies with impeccable critical thinking, problem solving, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Extremely determined to exceed expectations in all endeavors and new challenges, Todd capitalizes on the breadth of experience as transferable skills.