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Our Team

Bacoa’s team works each day to empower older adults and maximizes knowledge across generations. Together, we help members of our community maintain a quality of life that matches their needs, wants, and abilities. We do this by offering programs that serve our clients’ multiple needs, so they can live to their full potential and on their own terms.

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Sue McNamara, Bacoa Social Services Director

Sue McNamara

Social Services Director SHIP, Tax Appointments,
Comprehensive Care
Pam Pellizzari, Bacoa Memory Programs Manager

Pam Pellizzari

Memory Programs Manager 'A Day Out', Memory Cafe, Support Groups
Janine O'Leary, Bacoa Active Program Manager

Janine O’Leary

Active Program Manager Lunch & Bingo Program, Trips
Diane Vos Hansen, Bacoa Social Services Manager at Bacoa

Diane Vos Hansen

Social Services Manager SHIP, Utility Assistance,
Low-Vision Support
Jennifer Neuses

Jeniffer Neuses

Social Services Manager Lake County Caregiver Services
Matt Downing, Bacoa Communication & Client Care Manager

Matt Downing

Marketing and Communication Manager  

A Message from Our Executive Director

“Our commitment to redefining aging has allowed us to make tangible differences in the lives of countless older adults, families, and caregivers in our community. Our passion, expertise, and unwavering dedication to our clients has been instrumental in Bacoa’s continued success. I want to extend my deepest gratitute to each and every one of you for your incredible support.”

Terri Channer
A Letter From Bacoa’s Executive Director

Volunteer Opportunities

Our hard-working volunteers make it possible for us to improve client outcomes and expand assistance to people in nearby suburbs. Their work is invaluable to those we serve. By becoming a Bacoa volunteer, you will help us make a positive difference in the lives of older adults within our community.


Bacoa is home to a growing team of compassionate and talented individuals dedicated to our community. We welcome a variety of diverse individuals with unique backgrounds, skills, and experiences.

We’re here for you.

Bacoa is your connection to helpful resources. Our team is ready to assist with any aging-related needs. We look forward to connecting with you.