Photo: Ms. Thea'gena Butler

​​​​​​​​​Mr. Romel & Mrs. Cynthia Torrence
For over 20 years, Romel and Cynthia Torrence have dedicated their time, talents and skills to Winds of Agape.  The efforts of this special couple has assisted in the overall growth of the Winds of Agape organization.  Mrs. Cynthia Torrence worked as a Teacher Assistant for the Syracuse City School District, for over 20 years.  Mrs. Torrence has volunteered with Winds of Agape Families In Crisis (FIC) Program.  Mr. Romel Torrence has shared his expertise in Carpentry, Construction, Upholstery and Trucking over the years, to help Winds of Agape meet our goal of assisting those in need thoughout Central New York.

Dr. Joel Potash, Medical Director, Volunteer

As a Volunteer Medical Director for over 10 years, Dr. Joel Potash has served as a Quality Assurance Committee Member and has performed physicals annually for Winds of Agape staff and volunteers.  Dr. Potash has shared his insights and encouraging perspectives with the Administrative Team.   Dr. Potash's medical expertise has been greatly valued.   Dr. Potash has exhibited generosity and compassion with his donations to the Winds of Agape Job Training Program for Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides.  

Upstate Medical University/

Elaine Cunningham, WOA Lead Medical Secretary

Since 2006, Mrs. Elaine shared her professionalism, pleasant nature and caring spirit with every person that visited or contacted Winds of Agape's main office at 1414 Grant Blvd.  Her diligent work ethic and skills helped to keep the programs and services running successfully. Mrs. Cunningham worked with the Winds of Agape Administrative Staff and the team of CHHAs, PCAs and Volunteers to assist with providing reliable and compassionate care.  Mrs. Elaine was an integral part  of the Winds of Agape Home Care Agency team, meeting the needs of the clients and their families, over the years. 

N'Daria McDowell, Service CoordinatorILST/HCSS/Waiver Supervisor

Winds of Agape Social Adult Day Program was led by Ms. N'Daria McDowell for over 5 years.   Ms. McDowell is also certified to provide assistance for clients as a Service Coordinator.   As an Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST), Ms. McDowell is adored by all of her clients and they appreciate her commitment to increasing their independence and quality of life through the provision of services under the Nursing Home Transition Diversion Waiver (NHTD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver Services. 

Mrs. Sue Stickles, R.N., B.S.N. 
Mrs. Sue Stickles has over 30 years of experience in Community Health Nursing.

Mrs. Stickles has worked with Winds of Agape Home Care Agency as a Nurse Supervisor, for 10 years assisting with overseeing the Winds of Agape Social Adult Day Program, On-Call, Nursing Visits and has served as a member of the Quality Assurance Committee.  

Dick Blume / The Post-Standard

​​​​​​Phyllis Perkins, R.N., M.S.N.
Winds of Agape Home Care Agency Volunteer, Mrs. Phyllis Perkins was honored with the Post-Standard Achievement Award for her dedication ​and volunteer services at several agencies throughout the Central New York community.  For over 10 years, Mrs. Perkins has assisted Winds of Agape Home Care Agency, as a Registered Nurse Instructor, in training over 400 aides.


Winds of Agape, Inc. has a dedicated team of staff members and volunteers that follow  The Agape Principle , to assist and meet the needs of individuals and families.  

The following list of staff members and volunteers are recognized for sharing their skills and talents with Winds of Agape, for ten or more years.