James Cronin

Board Member

James was born in Bronx, New York in 1965 and is a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, New York.  Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University College of Liberal Arts in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 1990.  He was admitted…

LouAnne Haley

Parent Member

Lou Anne is serving her second term as parent member of the Eden II Board of Trustees. Her daughter, Kerry, graduated from the school program and is now attending the adult program at the Genesis School on Long Island.  Over the years she has raised substantial funds for the LI Teacher Retention Program and served…

Steve Kirschbaum

Board Member

is Vice President of Carlyle Catering, providing services to Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park, The Palace in Plainview, The Omni Building, Temple Israel of Lawrence, Carlyle Designs, and off premise catering in the Hamptons, Manhattan and the tri State area. Steve Kirschbaum is the father of a Genesis School student and has…

Barbara Maxwell

Community Member

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 Agency with…

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…

Angela Natale

Parent Member

is a parent board member. Her son, Thomas, is 19 years old and attends the school age program at Beach Street. Thomas has been enrolled at Eden II since September 2000. Angela is a Early Intervention Therapist with more than 15 years of experience, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis. She received a Bachelor of Science…

Terry Tarangelo

Board Member

is an Associate Group Director/Vice President Signature Bank on Staten Island. She career spent 29 years with Staten Island Savings Bank/SI Bank & Trust in the residential and commercial lending departments. As a 5 year member of the South Shore Rotary Club, she is a recipient of the CAR Rosenberger “Service Above Self” Award, performs…

Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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 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…