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…

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 of the 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 of the City University of New York.  Dr. Hopkins has worked for over thirty years to provide quality services…

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 a Professor in the Special Education Program at Hofstra University where she directs advanced certificate programs and oversees a course sequence in applied behavior analysis. She has 30 years of experience directing…

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…

Randy Horowitz, M.S. Ed., S.A.S.

Associate Executive Director of Education & Adult Services

Randy has a Master of Science in Education from Queens College and a Certificate of School Administration and Supervision from the College of New Rochelle. Randy is currently a doctoral candidate in the educational leadership program at Concordia University. Randy started her career as a special education teacher in public school in Nassau County 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,…

Joanne Capuano Sgambati, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Director of Psychological Services for Eden II’s Genesis Programs on Long Island

Dr. Sgambati serves as the Director of Psychological Services for Eden II’s Genesis Programs on LI.  She specializes in consulting, counseling, evaluations, and behavior management of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  For the past 30 years, she has been dedicated to using positive behavior approaches, applied behavior analysis (ABA), for enhancing the lives of students in…

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…

Lauren Colon,MS Ed., BCBA

Director of the Genesis School

Lauren Colon is the Director of the Genesis School on Long Island. She has been employed by Eden II Programs since 2009, and has worked in Adult Services, Outreach Autism Center and The Genesis School in many different roles. Lauren earned her Master’s degree in Students with Disabilities at CW Post’s CASE program (Competencies in…

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…

Christine Jascewsky

Director of Adult Services

After being awarded a degree in psychology from Binghamton University, Christine spent some time working in the field of Geriatrics before moving into the field of developmental disabilities where she made her home. Christine began her career at Eden II programs in 1995. With over 20 years experience in the field, Chrissy has held a…

Ivan Marmalejos, MBA

Director of Facilities

Mr. Marmolejos began working at Eden II in 1993 as an assistant teacher in the Adult Services Program. Over the course of five years, Mr. Marmolejos moved up through various supervisory positions within the Adult Services Program finally becoming the Director in 1999, a position he held for five years. In 2004, Mr. Marmolejos earned…

Nakia Marshall, MPA

Director of Residential Services for Staten Island.

Nakia Marshall has joined Eden II Programs as the new Director of Residential Services for Staten Island. Nakia began her career in social services as a DSP in the mid ninety’s at Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS (CPA of NYS). During her tenure at CPA of NYS, Nakia attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services…

Asisat Muldoon

Controller

Asisat Muldoon is currently the Controller at Eden II programs, Asisat joined Eden II in 2021 with over 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Asisat found her enthusiasm for social services while in high school volunteering with summer camp programs funded by OPWDD. Asisat has worked in many roles within this particular…

Jillian Panni

Associate Director of Adult & Family Support Services For Long Island

Jillian began her career in the area of autism and special education in 1998 when she worked as an Early Interventions Specialist and Parent Trainer. After being awarded her degree in Community and Human Services with a major in disability studies from SUNY ESC at Old Westbury, Jillian began her career at Eden II programs…

Visar Restelica

Director of IT

Visar has been working at Eden II since 2015 where he started as a Sytems/Network Engineer in the IT department and serves as IT Director leading the IT Department on supporting, planning, implementing and maintaining Eden II Network and Systems infrastructure. Visar has been able to connect with Eden II staff as a trusted resource…

Shari Schatzman, MS Ed., SAS, SDA

Director of Training

Shari Schatzman is currently the Director of Training and also serves as the agency’s Privacy and Security Officer. She has been working at the Eden II Programs since 1992, when she began as a teacher assistant.  Since this time, she has held numerous positions within the agency ranging from teacher to director of clinical services. …

Erin Sparacio-Archibald, MS Ed., SAS, SDA

Director of Long Island Administration

Erin Sparacio-Archibald is the Director of Long Island Administration. She has been employed by Eden II Programs since 1997. Erin earned her Master’s Degree from C.W. Post’s CASE (Competencies in Autism for Special Education) Program and is a New York State licensed Special Education Teacher. Ms. Sparacio-Archibald holds a Certificate of School Administration and Supervision,…