Bev Van Cleef
Second Vice President
Bill Apgar, a twenty-five year veteran with the Tompkins County Probation Dept., has been involved with Cops, Kids and Toys for twenty years, serving as President for the last four years.
Bill’s primary duty at Probation is supervising community service projects throughout the county. In that capacity, he has worked with many of the area’s not for profits including Friends of the Tompkins County Libraries, Dump and Run, GIAC, United Way and many more.
As CKT president, Bill’s focus is to insure no child in Tompkins County is overlooked during the Christmas season.
Donald Lyke is the Vice President of Cops Kids and Toys. I have been Vice President for three years. He has been a Road Patrol Sergeant at Ithaca College for the last 4 years. He has worked at Ithaca College for the past 22 years. He started out as a Security Officer and was promoted to Patrol Officer, Master Patrol Officer and then Sergeant. Along the way, he has received the Mike Hammer Officer of the Month, been recognized by Ithaca College for helping a suicidal person and for helping the community with Cops, Kids and Toys.
Don started volunteering at an early age. He was a volunteer at Wilson Hospital back in 1984 where he was able to play Santa Clause for the first time handing out presents to the patients over the holidays. Fast-forward to 2008 when he met George Sutfin and started helping out with Cops, Kids and Toys. Don continues to play Santa at during the holidays for fundraisers for Cops, Kids and Toys.
Don believes that Cops, Kids and Toys is a wonderful organization which he is so proud to be a part of. He has brought in two grants from Home Depot, where there staff also come and volunteers their time helping us during the year.
Bev Van Cleef
Was raised in Tompkins County playing various sports and riding horses competitively through 4-H before attending college in the Corning, NY area.
Was a 2002 graduate of the BCLEA after being hired as a Patrol Officer with Cornell Police in 2002. Current rank: Community Engagement Officer(2010)
Trumansburg PD patrol officer from 2003-2008
Has delivered toys and volunteered with COPs Kids and Toys since she entered LE in 2002. Bev has been with Cops Kids and Toys as a board member since 2010.
Enjoys gardening, hiking and making handmade gifts in my spare time with family and friends.
Loves working in the community with local food pantries and has previously volunteered with her local church, cub scouts and horse clubs.
Tyler Mix, was appointed Treasurer in 2023. Tyler works as a project supervisor for the Tompkins County Probation Department. He operates a beef farm with his family in Brooktondale. Tyler is an avid hiker, skier, and gardener.
Jodi Condzella, appointed Secretary of Cops, Kids & Toys, has been a Cornell University Police Officer since 2007 and a Crime Prevention Officer since 2017. I am a wife and a proud mom of two boys and believe that every child should feel the magic of the season on Christmas morning. Cops, Kids & Toys is an organization run by dedicated and selfless people that helps to make that happen for our community.