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 collaboration with colleagues at the Hunter College School of Social Work and the CUNY School of Law, Pace launched an initiative called Project Equity that put law and social work students to work as advocates for poor children with autism in New York City. Bernardo’s daughter Gina started to attend Eden II in 1999, when she was seven and lived in Brooklyn. The two of them moved to a pretty house on Staten Island’s Oakland Avenue ten years later in 2009. Gina is a student in the Eden II program at Wright Avenue, and Pace is proud to report that he was recently appointed to the executive committee of the Democratic Party in Richmond County. Governor Andrew Cuomo also appointed him to serve on the Visitor’s Board of the Staten Island DDSO until 2022. Gina and her dad continue to ski quite a bit every winter, mainly through Camelback’s Adaptive Program: Gina was a student there for a few years and Bernardo was a coach. They skate and bike all the time and eat ice cream.