Executive Leadership

James P. Scordo
Executive Director
With Credo Since: 1983

“I have been fortunate to have worked the last 31 years for an organization such as Credo that shares the same values and beliefs that I have as a person: honesty, hope, compassion, trust, respect, responsibility, integrity, and accountability. I have learned that if I give 100% every day and treat people as I would want to be treated – with dignity and respect – we can be part of making small miracles happen, one life at a time.”

Jefferson Community College Board of Trustees 2009-Present; Board Chair July, 2014-Present
Watertown Family YMCA 1992 – 2001, 2004 – 2013; Board President 2000 & 2006 – 2008
North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network 1997 – 2006; Board President 2003 – 2006
Alcohol Substance Abuse Council 1988 – 1995

Community Involvement:
Italian American Civic Association since 1987, Board Member 2006 – 2008: President
Sunrise Rotary 1997-2013

NYS Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council 2013-Present
Alternatives to Incarceration Committee 1990 – present
Alcohol Substance Abuse Subcommittee of Jefferson County Community Services Board 1996 – 2003; Chairperson 1999 – 2000
Central New York Alcohol and Drug Providers Association, Chairperson 2001 – 2003 & 2006 – 2008

Lloyd Hurlbut, Jr.
Business Manager
With Credo Since: 1983

“Seeing the changes in people’s lives for the better. Seeing people working toward a better life by going to school or getting a job so they can support themselves and their families.”

BA in Accounting
Marsala/Wertman Award 2013
United Way Community Spirit Award 2007
Jefferson Leadership 2004

Kathleen Scheible
Human Resource Director
With Credo Since: 2005

“I love working for an agency that is totally committed to improving the lives of others. I am able to guide the work of our employees through honest feedback, transparent communications and ethical, realistic expectations. This contributes to a culture of integrity that ultimately benefits our clients.”

Bachelors in Business Management
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

Member of North Country Human Resource Association, 2005 – present
– Board member 2005-2013; President 2009-2011
Member of Society for Human Resource Management, 2007 – present
Member of Thousand Islands Snowmobile Club, Inc., 2003 – present
– President 2008-2010
Member of Jefferson Council of Social Agencies
Jefferson Leadership Institute, 2006

John Wilson
Director of Residential Services
With Credo Since: 1995

“We Celebrate Life! I love that Credo works hard as an agency to provide the highest quality treatment to each and every client that walks through our doors.”

Graduate NEATTC Leadership Institute

Jason Halstead
Director of Quality Assurance/Compliance

My time in the military allowed me to grasp a strong understanding of what true values are. I sincerely believe that I now work for an organization that shares a common set of values; loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Beginning my career as a counselor at Credo granted me the opportunity to work hand in hand with others to accomplish their life goals. I am grateful for the opportunity to move forward in a quality assurance aspect; this will allow me to ensure that individuals receive quality care while facilitating positive change in our community.

Jefferson Leadership Institute 2016

UHC Behavioral Health Advisory Subcommittee 2017 – present
Tug Hill Seaway Regional Planning Consortium 2017 – present