Eden II’s Board of Directors were pleased to announce the addition of 3 new members at its most recent meeting: Jeanette Collins, David Glick, and Nicole Memoli. All are parent members of children currently attending Eden II Programs.

jeanette collinsJeanette Collins is the proud mother of two sons, Joey and Luke. Ms. Collins is a registered nurse currently employed at Metropolitan Jewish Health System. She graduated from Royal City of Dublin Hospital in 1985. Ms. Collins has an extensive background that includes surgery, Emergency Room care, and home care nursing.

Collins has been an active member of her community for many years, serving on multiple boards. She sat on the Board of Parent to Parent of NYS from 2000—2002, and continues to function as a support Parent for P2P. In addition, she has been on numerous committees for Offices for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). From 1997-2000, Collins held the position of secretary for Brooklyn Consumer Council.

davidglickDavid Glick, born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a devoted father of five children, with another on the way. Two of his children are special needs children adopted out of foster care. His daughter, Emmaline, attends the preschool program. Glick is married to Dr. Kristin Poizzotto, a professor of biology at CUNY and a paleontological research associate at the American Museum of Natural History.

He worked for several years as a public school teacher in Los Angeles, California. Glick earned a Master’s Degree in Landscape Design from Columbia University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mud Lane Society for the Renaissance of Stapleton. Glick is also a bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

nicoleNicole Memoli works as a senior paramedic with North Shore LIJ at Staten Island Hospital, where she has been employed for more than 20 years. Her daughter, Sarah, attends the Little Miracles Preschool. Memoli received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from SUNY Albany and nearly completed a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from the College of Staten Island.

Memoli has served as a member of the Executive Board of the Eden II PTO for the past two years, helping to raise funds for the school program. Memoli has also been highly involved with fund-raising on Eden’s behalf for their annual dinner dance.

Additionally, the board also elected a new Treasurer and Secretary: John Rudin, and Bernardo Pace, Ph.D., respectively.

Eden II Programs, located in Elm Park, provides autism services to the community through school programs, a vocational center, two adult programs, 6 community residences, and a new state of the art autism center in Stapleton.