It is the mission of SMICR to provide safe, secure, supportive housing and services to chronically homeless persons and their families living with chronic conditions. By providing this necessity, SMICR and its staff are able to assist clients with the self-empowerment, skills and motivation necessary to achieve their goals of personal independence, and stability in their emotional and physical health.

  • Jacqualine C. Lombardo, Esq.
    Jacqualine C. Lombardo, Esq. Executive Director

    Jacqualine is a 2013 graduate of WMU-Cooley Law School. Returning to New York in 2013, she was determined to make an impact in her community. She received a Master’s certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in 2016. Utilizing her skills in program management, community organization and leadership, she came to SMI with the vision of creating access to affordable housing and programming for individuals who need assistance with self-sufficiency and independence. Jacqualine has been noted by Times Union’s [email protected] magazine as a Top 10 Millennial to Watch and Benchmark Magazine, WMU Cooley’s Alumni publication.

  • Phil Garvey
    Phil Garvey Director of Finance

    Phil Garvey is in his 9th year as Finance Director. He had previously worked for Garcia’s Mexican Restaurants in Colonie for 25 years in various positions including Front-of-House Manager and Office Manager. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer for the New York State Council of Churches and Treasurer for his home church, Trinity Presbyterian, in Scotia.

  • Gilda Ashby
    Gilda Ashby Director of Housing

    Gilda is a native of New York City and has set roots in the Capital Region. She currently serves as the Director of Housing at Support Ministries, Inc. Gilda is passionate about her work and her service to the community, both publicly and privately. She has worked in housing and in the nonprofit sector for most of her adult life including employment with The Department of Housing Preservation and Development in NYC, Human Resource Administration (Medicaid Program NYC), SUNY Research Foundation and Unity House.

    She believes fully that people are not “cookie cutter”, but individuals. In assisting individuals to embrace a new, healthy way of life, she maintains a non judgmental approach. If you can inspire others with action and by examples of love, you have created an opportunity for change.

    Outside of work her passions include gourmet cooking, sewing and painting on canvas; she is also an Ordained Minister.

  • Kelly Shea
    Kelly Shea Ahana House Administrator

    Kelly began employment with SMICD in 2017. Coming from a medical background, she brings a wealth of knowledge to those residing in Ahana House.

    Born and raised in the Albany area, Kelly has shown continuous commitment the surrounding community. Outside of work, when not coaching cheerleading and gymnastics, she spends time cooking and creating new recipes for friends and family. She enjoys being outside as much as possible, fitting in as much golf as she can, growing her yoga practice and loving her two pups, Sophie and Cooper.