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…

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…

Marissa McKeon, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Marissa McKeon joined Eden 2 in May 2024 as the Chief Financial Officer.  With over twenty years of experience in finance and operations, Marissa brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in P&L, cash management and investment strategies, margin and trade working capital improvement methods, development and implementation of financial processes. Her experience spans both private and…

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…

Victor Anjorin

Director of Staten Island Residential Services

Victor Anjorin is the current Director of the Staten Island Residential Department at Eden II Programs, a role he assumed in April 2024. His career at Eden II began in 1999 as a Direct Support Professional, and over the years, he has held various positions, allowing him to gain extensive knowledge in the field of…

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…

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…

Annmarie Itgen

Director of Adult Program Development and Social Enterprise

Annmarie Itgen is currently the Director of Adult Program Development and Social Enterprise.  She began her career at Eden II as a Clinical Coordinator in the school program and has previously worked as a teacher and clinical supervisor in school and adult transition services across Long Island. Annmarie is a Board Certified and New York…

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…

Janine Kipp

Director of Speech Services

Janine earned her undergraduate and master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Kean University. She is the director of speech services for the Eden II school and adult day habilitation programs in Staten Island, NY. She has been with the agency since 2008. Janine has worked with students with autism across the lifespan. She has presented…

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…

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…

Bill Myhre, MPA

Director of Human Resources

Mr. Myhre joined Eden II in May 2022 as Director of Human Resources. Bill brings more than 30 years of HR experience in the non-profit sector. He holds an MPA from American University. His efforts in workforce transformation have received local and national recognition.

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,…

Astrido St. Surin, MSW

Director of Residential Services for Long Island

Astrido St. Surin, recently assumed the role of Director of Residential Services for Long Island effective November 2022. Astrido, comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the OPWDD (Office of People with Developmental Disabilities) field. He is a seasoned leader with extensive managerial experiences. Astrido is a graduate of Stony Brook…

Tricia Thompson, LMSW

Director of Long Island Adult and Family Support Services

Tricia Thompson is the Director of Adult and Family Support Services for Long Island. She has been employed by Eden II Programs since 2019 and worked in the Outreach Autism Center and The Genesis School as a program coordinator and social worker. Tricia earned her Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University Graduate School…