Paul Shane
Executive Director

Paul Shane grew up in rural central New York as the youngest of 10. At 23, he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in California where he was discharged as a disabled Veteran due to injuries sustained in the line of duty as a Law Enforcement Officer.  He is an experienced nonprofit executive with over twenty-five years of experience and has dedicated his life to the nonprofit industry.

Paul holds a Masters in Nonprofit Administration, a Bachelor’s in Human Services and an Applied Associates in Criminal Justice. He is also currently engaged in becoming a certified PC Specialist. He believes strongly in national and community service and served in both AmeriCorps National Service and Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA). Paul is truly committed to Servant Leadership and to being the “best for the world, not the best in the world”.

Paul has spent the two years prior to the pandemic traveling across the United States, from California to Virginia, exploring and hiking with his former pound puppy, Kringle. In his spare time, he tries to spend every available minute with his fiancée, Tammy (the love of his life).