Ralph Scamardella

Chairperson

After nearly three decades of cooking in the kitchens of some of the most esteemed restaurants in the world, Chef Scamardella’s most recent endeavor is Corporate Executive Chef of Tao Restaurant. Born and raised in an Italian-American household in Brooklyn, New York, Chef Scamardella received many of his culinary values from his heritage.  With a…

Michael Giangregorio

Vice Chair

Michael is a Vice President at J.P. Morgan in the Custody and Fund Services. He joined J.P. Morgan in 2006 as a senior trader on the U.S. Fixed Income Lending Desk and manages the lending of US Corporate Securities. Michael has over 30 years of experience in the Financial Industry. Michael is very involved in…

Shanx Ravisankar

Treasurer

Shanx retired in 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer, Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit (FSGBU). He was a founding member and former CEO of Oracle Financial Services Software, (formerly known as i-flex Solutions, the company was acquired by Oracle in 2006Shanx enjoys exchanging. As a technology leader, he has also been profiled in leading…

David Glick

Secretary

David Glick, MA (Secretary) was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is married to Dr. Kristin Poizzotto, a professor of biology at CUNY and a paleontological research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, David attended Brigham Young University for undergraduate work and completed a Master’s Degree in Landscape Design from…

Jim Caldarella

Community Member

He is a senior consultant for i-flex Consulting, assisting clients in the design and development of high-performance systems, solution research and evaluation, enterprise architecture and strategic IT change management.  He spent much of his 37 year career developing wholesale funds transfer systems for Citibank.  The last of these systems is still operating, processing more than…

Michele Carr

Board Member

Michele joined the NFL in August of 2015 as the Group Managing Director, Partnerships.  She manages a portfolio of brand partners across multiple industries and leads all their experiential, digital, social and media activations with the League.  Before the NFL, Carr spent 16 years at American Express in the global sponsorships group, leading both sports…

Anthony Citarrella

Board Member

Anthony currently resides in Oceanside NY with his wife Deanna Powers. Deanna is an Occupational therapist with a passion for developing the autistic community. Anthony graduated from Fordham University and then obtained a Masters in accountancy at New York’s Baruch College. While attending classes at night, he worked at the Hospital for Special Surgery as…

Jeanette Collins

Parent Member

Jeanette has two sons, Joey (22) & Luke (20), who have attended Eden 2 School on Staten Island since 1996. Jeanette is a registered nurse who graduated from Royal City of Dublin Hospital, Dublin Ireland 1985. Jeanette currently works at MJHS-as a Managed Care Liaison. Her background includes Med/Surg, ER, and Home Care Nursing. Jeanette…

James Cronin

Board Member

James was born in Bronx, New York in 1965 and is a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, New York.  Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University College of Liberal Arts in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 1990.  He was admitted…

LouAnne Haley

Parent Member

After a two year break off the board, LouAnne is currently serving her third term as a parent member of the Eden II Board of Trustees. Her daughter is a graduate of the Genesis School program and presently attends the Genesis Adult Day Hab program. When her daughter started at Genesis, LouAnne was dedicated to…

Grace Han

Board Member

Grace Han is currently a Project Architect for Flad Architects in New York City.  She is licensed in the states of New York, Texas and New Mexico.  In addition, she is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) BD+C accredited professional which signifies a depth of knowledge in green building practices.  She graduated from…

Denise Holzka

Board Member

Denise Holzka is a partner at Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP. Denise is a trial lawyer who concentrates on defending complex medical liability cases representing major university medical centers, community hospitals, and healthcare providers in New York and Connecticut. Denise also specializes in handling products liability and mass tort actions, including those involving pharmaceutical…

William Juliano

Board Member

William Juliano is a community member. He is a Vice President at Stifel Financial Corp., where he serves as a supervisory analyst and registered options principal in one of Wall Street’s largest U.S. equity research departments. William has also had varied finance and journalism related experience since graduating from Fordham University with a degree in…

Steve Kirschbaum

Board Member

Steve Kirschbaum is Area G.M. for Lessing’s Hospitality, overseeing the catering division on Long Island, and the Tri-State area. Steve Kirschbaum is the father of a Genesis School student and has been the president of the Genesis PTO. Steve’s son, Brandon entered the program in 2002, and since then Steve has worked tirelessly to help…

Barbara Maxwell

Community Member

Barbara Maxwell is from Portsmouth, Va where she completed her former education. Upon arriving in NY she attended Secretarial School and NY Institute of Finance taking courses in Corporate Finance. She worked at a brokerage firm on Wall Street. Mrs. Maxwell has retired after 29 years as an Agency owner & CEO of Maxwell Insurance…

Nicole Memoli

Parent Membr

Nicole has a daughter Sarah who attends the School Program at Skyline Drive. She is a senior paramedic with North Shore LI J at Staten Island hospital where she has worked for  more than 20 years.  She has received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from SUNY Albany and nearly completed a Master’s of Science…

Bernardo Pace

Board Member

Bernardo Pace is a repeat-offender board member: His third term has just commenced. Pace has been and English professor at CUNY since 1983 and counts a Ford Foundation-funded project, a Fulbright fellowship to teach for a year at the University of Rome, and freshman composition textbook published by Harper Collins among his accomplishments. Also, in…

Donald M. Russo

Community Member

Donald is now retired but was the Senior V.P. of Oracle’s Insurance Global Business, a division of Oracle’s Financial Services Global Business Unit. He has over 35 years experience in the software industry working for major Financial Institutions as well as consulting to a number of industries. He served as V.P. at Salomon Brothers and…

Terry Tarangelo

Board Member

Terry Tarangelo was a career banker for 40 years before retiring in 2016.  She spent 30 years with Staten Island Savings Bank/SI Bank & Trust. Following the merger with Independence Community Bank, and later Sovereign Bank, she was a Vice President with the Business Development Department. She finished her career with Signature Bank as an…