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Ballston Area Recreation Commission

61 Eastern Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
(518) 885-1634

Executive Director

Nora Osuchowski

Nora Osuchowski came to this position after 18 years working for not-for-profit agencies that provide services to people with disabilities & their families. Starting out as a recreation therapist in an after school program and moving her way up to Director of Community Services, where she supervised individualized, community-based programs, advocated for people with disabilities, supervised various community-based recreation & service programs, and wrote grants for new programs. She has a BA in Creative Arts & Therapy from Russell Sage with a concentration in visual art & theater. Nora is also a mom of six kids, a health coach, and a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa. Both she & her kids have participated in BARC programs (as participants, coach, & sponsor), which has made her a strong supporter of BARC programs and all that they have to offer.

Board Chairman

Tom Slocum

Program Coordinators & Commissioners

Theatre Producer/ Program Coordinator

Melissa Glastetter

Melissa is a life long resident of Ballston Spa and has been a participant, parent, and volunteer with many BARC programs throughout the years. She is an avid lover of theater and has been the costume designer for Launching Pad for many years.  Melissa is also the founder of Ground Control. This 100% volunteer organization coordinates fundraisers to support Launching Pad (the BSMS theater troupe) and the annual scholarship awarded to a graduating senior who is pursuing a future in performing arts.  Ground Control sponsors and runs BARC’s soccer concession stand as a part of this endeavor. 

T-ball & Baseball Commissioner, Arts Program Coordinator & Enrichment Program Coordinator (*Registrar for all 3 programs)

Ryan Cummings

Ryan has been with BARC since the Fall of 2018 and has served as both the Enrichment Program Coordinator the TBall/Baseball Commissioner during that time. Ryan received his Master’s Degree (2019) in Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (2017) from the College of St. Joseph. His past experience includes supervising a local recreation program for three years, and working as an Assistant General Manager with the Glens Falls Dragons. He also has extensive experience with athletics as a baseball player earning 2 National Championships and is currently the Assistant Baseball Coach at SUNY Adirondack. Ryan is also the program registrar for all 3 programs.

Theater Director/Program Coordinator

Grace Glastetter

Grace Glastetter is a Sophomore at Sarah Lawrence College studying directing and acting. She is thrilled to be directing for BARC Theater this year after performing with the program previously. Grace has been involved with many local theater companies over the last 8 years, including being a camp counselor for Carpe Diem Theater from 2019-2021, and directing 2 musicals with the company in the summer of 2021. She has most recently performed in the area with Home Made Theater in Mamma Mia! (Lisa). Grace is also studying psychology and Spanish in college and enjoys going to the city in her free time.

Track & Field Commissioner

Matthew Germann

Matt has been coaching Cross Country and Track & Field since 2004.  He is currently the head coach of the Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams at Ballston Spa High School.  He is the Commissioner of the BARC Track & Field program, and also the founder of Radar Running Camp (a local summer running program designed for both elementary and high school athletes interested in running cross country).  During the day he is an educator at Ballston Spa Middle School.

Soccer Commissioner (*Program Registrar)

Christine Bouchard

Chris lives in Ballston Spa with her husband and three children- each of which participated in BARC soccer when they were younger.  She coached for BARC in the past and currently coaches a u10 & u12 team for the Ballston Spa Soccer Club.  Chris has a long history of working with children, and with community organizations. Currently, she works as a teachers aide in a medically fragile classroom at Gordon Creek Elementary School. Chris also acts as the program registrar for both soccer & basketball.

Soccer Technical Coordinator

Coleman Akey

Coleman is a Saratoga Springs native with coaching and playing experience ranging from grassroots to the collegiate level. He has a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Plattsburg and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Soccer Coaching Education through Ohio University.  Coleman was the recipient of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 program’s class of 2020, recognizing young coaches going above and beyond to develop players and enhance the game. His coaching experience through the Saratoga-Wilton Soccer Club and SUNY Delhi Men’s Soccer team round out his soccer experience.

Basketball Technical Coordinator

Randy Hotaling

Randy grew up here in Ballston Spa where he started playing basketball in BARC’s program. He then later played at the varsity level throughout most of his high school career. As a parent, Randy has coached several BARC basketball teams throughout the years, and volunteers his time wherever he is needed.  He has had the pleasure of being the technical coordinator of BARC’s basketball program since December of 2016 and is a strong supporter of the philosophies of this volunteer organization.

Swimming Commissioner

Matt Phelps

Matt is a BARC board member with a long history with BARC as a parent volunteer and coach for various sports.

Tennis Commissioner

Mark Rabideau

Mark is the Director of the Ballston Area Community Summer and Winter Tennis Programs, and he also coaches the Boys and Girls Varsity tennis teams at Ballston Spa High School. Mark founded BARC’s Indoor Tennis & Tennis Summer Camp programs, which have quickly grown to be two of BARC’s most popular programs. During the day, he is an educator at Milton Terrace Elementary School.

Administrative Assistant

Rocky Smith

Rocky is a long time resident of Ballston Spa and retired Navy Senior Chief Yeoman Submariner, and a retired U.S. Postal Worker. He coached his children as they participated in various BARC sports throughout the years and now is our administrative assistant and the assistant Commissioner of BARC’s T-ball & Instructional Baseball programs.

*Our skating & skiing programs are community partnerships programs that are not run by BARC. For questions on either of these programs, please contact Nora Osuchowski.