Administration

Matthew Palocy

  Matthew “Mateo” joined Mary’s Place  in August 2018. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Cum Laude and Master of Arts in Public Policy at Stony Brook University. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay from 2016-2018, and has worked with the Pittsford Central School...

PJ Ryan

PJ lived most of his life in West Webster, NY until he began a career in Ministry. He has served as Priest, Pastor, Educator, worked with the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities in the transition from institutions to group homes, and served as Team Leader for the Tabasco,...

Tonia Canty-McKinney, LMSW

Tonia comes to us as a clinical preventive worker.Tonia has had experienced with various populations in this role and is skilled in supporting families in who are affected by mental health symptoms that create barriers to effective parenting. Tonia also has several years of experience in working with people with...

Nicholas Cook

Nick came to Mary’s Place in October 2022 from Catholic Charities of Onondaga County where he served Veterans who are/are at risk of being homeless as a Case Manager and Data Coordinator. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Political Science from Boston University and Master of...

Other Staff

Abdullahi Mohamed

Abdullahi has worked with Mary’s Place as Donations Coordinator since 2015!

Jessica McAvoy

Jessica interned at Mary’s Place in the summer of 2020 as a Case Manager, then continued on as a volunteer Case Manager for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Jessica graduated from Nazareth in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She joined the Mary’s Place staff in March...