Our Staff

Executive Director: Agnes Zellen

Volunteer Program Director: Debra Fagans

Our Board of directors

The Wizard’s Wardrobe Board of Directors - January 2019

Eric Fagans (President)

Former/Present Titles:

Retired Minister of Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.

Former/Present Affiliations:

Various Affiliates of Habitat for Humanities

Board Chair, South End Improvement Association


Michael Attwell

Former/Present Titles:

Chief Budget Examiner, NYS Division of the Budget

Senior Auditor, Albany County

Lecturer, SUNYA Romance Languages Department

Former/Present Affiliations:

Treasurer and Finance Committee Head, Interfaith Chapel at SUNYA

Treasurer and Finance Committee Head, Capital Area Council of Churches

Board Member, Albany YMCA

Eagle Scouts

Boy Scouts of America


Bruce Brynolfson (Treasurer)

Former/Present Titles:

Senior Systems Engineer, IBM

Owner, Bruce Brynolfson Consulting Services

Manager of Technical Support, State University of New York / Central Administration

Former/Present Affiliations:

Director, New York Civil Liberties Union-Capital District Chapter

Member, Association for Computing Machinery

Adjunct Instructor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Maria Qualtere

Former/Present Titles:

Teacher, Slingerlands Elementary School

Building Substitute, Albany City School District

Teacher, Kreative KidZone Summer and After-School Program

Teaching Assitant, Voorheesville Elementary School

Book Editor's Assistant, People Magazine

Former/Present Affiliations:

The College of Saint Rose, Syracuse University


Noelene Smith

Former/Present Titles:

MSW/Mental Health Case manager

Executive Director of Baby Institute

Former/Present Affiliations:

NAACP Education Committee, Community United for Quality Education 


We are 30+ volunteers strong

Dedicated Tutors

Committee Members


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