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…

Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Gerenser began working at Eden II in 1982 as a speech therapist. She received her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing at the Ohio State University and her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science at the City University of New York Graduate Center.She is an adjunct Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College as well as…