Meet our team

Life's WORC is staffed by a team of dedicated, experienced professionals who share a deep commitment to providing individuals with autism - and the families who love them - the resources they need to live life to the fullest. We invite you to meet some of them.

Janet Koch

Janet Koch | CEO

Janet Koch was selected as CEO of Life’s WORC in October, 2014. Prior to her selection as CEO of Life’s WORC, she served for six years as the agency’s Chief Financial Officer. In her tenure as CFO, she displayed an ability to identify new funding opportunities, as well as an ability to maintain an exemplary quality of service to individuals … Read More

Neal Schweifel

Neal Schweifel | Chief Operating Officer

Neal Schweifel currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Life’s WORC. He holds an undergraduate BA Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education. Neal has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for more than 40 years and has been a strong advocate for people with disabilities. Throughout the past 29 years at Life’s WORC, he has … Read More

Ming Lan Cai

Ming Lan Cai | Chief Financial Officer

Ming Lan Cai, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer.  She began her career almost 20 years ago, working in both the public and private accounting sectors.  Ming Lan has honed her expertise providing services to a variety of not-for-profit agencies.  Ming Lan graduated from Queens College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

Matthew Zebatto

Matthew Zebatto | Assistant Executive Director overseeing Development and Public Affairs

Matthew Zebatto is the Life’s WORC/FCA Assistant Executive Director overseeing Development and Public Affairs. He is a cum laude graduate from the State University of New York, college at Fredonia. Matthew has over twenty-five years’ experience as a Resource Development professional with experience in housing, child welfare and human services and is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). … Read More

Mary Rafferty

Mary Rafferty | Assistant Executive Director of Residential Services

As the Assistant Executive Director of Residential Services at Life’s WORC, Mary Rafferty oversees Residential Services with oversight of nursing and clinical services. She has been with Life’s WORC for over 25 years. Mary, who is currently pursuing her MBA, received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, with a concentration in Health and Human Services.

Maryann Greco, LMSW

Maryann Greco, LMSW | Assistant Executive Director of Community Services

Maryann Greco is the Assistant Executive Director of Community Services for Life’s WORC. Maryann holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Maryann has worked in the ID/DD field for over 35 years, the last 17 of which has been leading the Clinical Operations Department at Life’s WORC. Maryann oversees Community and Vocational Services including: Medicaid … Read More

Laura Lovelock, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Laura Lovelock, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Assistant Executive Director of Support Services

Laura Lovelock is the Assistant Executive Director of Support Services for Life’s WORC. Laura has worked in human resources for over 25 years, the last 11 of which has been leading the HR and Training teams at Life’s WORC. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and an undergraduate degree in Psychology.