Daniel Rauch, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Rauch joined Eden II in 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Eden II, he served as the chief financial officer at several not-for-profit organizations including a continuing care retirement community and acute care hospitals. He also has over 10 years of experience at the national accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche.…

Eileen Hopkins, Ph.D.

Deputy Executive Director

Dr. Hopkins is currently the Deputy Executive Director at Eden II Programs. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, and holds a Doctorate in Neuropsychology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.Dr. Hopkins has worked for the Eden II Programs since 1990, when she started as a…

Mary McDonald, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Associate Executive Director for Long Island Programs

Dr. McDonald is the Associate Executive Director for Long Island Programs and Chairperson of Eden II’s Research Review Committee. In addition, she is an Associate Professor in the Special Education Program at Hofstra University where she directs and teaches a course sequence in applied behavior analysis. She has nearly 25 years experience directing programs for…

Irene Cavanagh, Ed.D.

Associate Executive Director for New York City OPWDD Services

Dr. Cavanagh has been with Eden II Programs since 2004 and is currently Associate Executive Director for NYC OPWDD Services at Eden II Programs. She began her career at the Guild for Exceptional Children, Brooklyn, NY in 1983 within the residential program. She holds a master’s degree from Long Island University in Special Education and…

Jamie Arnold, M.S.Ed, SBL

Director of Educational Services

Jamie Arnold is currently the Director of Educational Services for the Eden II Programs. She has been with the agency since 2005. Jamie earned her Master’s Degree in Childhood Regular/Special Education from the College of New Rochelle and her Master’s Degree in School Building Leadership from St. John’s University. Jamie has been a classroom teacher,…

Teresa Cirelli

Director of Development

Teresa Cirelli joined the Eden II team in 2020 and is currently the Director of Development. She has a bachelor’s degree from Stockton University in Political Science with a minor in Jewish Studies. Teresa began her community outreach career in 2012 within the office of Assemblyman Matthew Titone, serving as the Communications Coordinator and working…

Jan Downey, MA, CCC-SLP

Director of Speech and Language Services Eden II/Genesis Programs

Jan Downey is the Director of Speech and Language Services for Eden II/Genesis. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in New York State, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Ms. Downey received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from C.W. Post/Long Island University in Speech-Language Pathology. She…

Shirley Dunn, MPA

Director of Quality Assurance and Corporate Compliance Officer

Shirley Dunn is the Eden II Director of Quality Assurance and the Corporate Compliance Officer. Shirley started working with the agency in 1992 as a teacher and became the director of the adult program several years later. In 1998 Shirley became the Director of Quality Assurance. Corporate Compliance Officer was added to her responsibilities in…

Janet La Mantia, M.S. Ed.

Director of Family Support Services

Janet La Mantia is currently the Director of Family Support Services at Eden II Programs.  She started her employment with Eden II in early 2005, and has held many different roles throughout the years.   She began her career as a Teacher Assistant in the School Program previously housed at Granite Avenue.  She had worked in…

Lauren Grimaldi, MS Ed., SAS, SDA

Director of Little Miracles Preschool and SEIT-SETSS

Lauren Grimaldi is the Director of Preschool/SEIT-SETSS at Eden II Programs since 2005. She received her Master of Science in Special Education at Wagner College as well as a Certificate of Developmental Disabilities and Certificate in Supervision and Administration from the College of Staten Island. Mrs. Grimaldi has been working with children with autism, and…