Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member, Business Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Business Law Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member, General Practice Committee, Education Law Committee

Recipient, 2003 & 2004 Long Island Works Coalition Workforce Builder Award
In recognition for creating partnerships between local businesses and school districts

Birchwood Civic Association

New York State School Boards Association

  • Delegate to New York State School Boards Delegate Assembly
  • Active in raising issues as they relate to state standardized tests
  • Supported NYSSBA resolutions to reexamine state testing and alternatives

AHRC Chairperson, Government Relations Committee

  • Actively lobbied for New York State Cares Program by meeting with every Nassau County State Legislator
  • Actively lobbied for New York State Health Care Decisions Act for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (passed in 2002)
  • Met with Senator Clinton’s office regarding IDEA issues
  • Currently working with town governments to speed approval of community residences for participants
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee Nassau County AHRC
  • Active participant in strategic planning for Nassau Association for Help of Retarded Children
  • Member, Board Clinic Committee 2000-2003
  • AHRC Chair, Educational Services Commission
  • Vice President of the Board
  • Frequent Speaker at various events, including luncheons, fund-raisers

Advisory Board Member, Long Island Spectrum
Bi-monthly publication for parents of children with autism and developmental disabilities

Elected Delegate to NYSARC Board of Governors, December 2002