Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

211 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 486-8506




Christian Aguilera
Director of Facilities
Ext. 117


“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some lessons are painful, some are painless…but, all are priceless.” 


~ Unknown


Shahnur Chowdhury
Senior Accountant
Ext. 103


“The best job ever is where you get paid monetarily & spiritually”

~ Personal Mantra


Barbara Davis
Grants Coordinator
Ext. 110


No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Lorraine Engenito
Executive Assistant
Ext. 116


“I am a Wayne Dyer fan and plan to live by intention.”

~ Personal Mantra



Cindy Johnson
Accounts Payable
Ext. 119


“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”

~ Personal Mantra


Jean Kelly
Executive Director
Ext. 111


Dana Lopez
Director of Marketing & Communications
Ext. 138


“In the face of adversity…do as the bull and charge with confident power.”

Jose De Diego

 Robinson, Joanne

Joanne Robinson
Managing Director
Ext. 109


“I shall pass through this life but once. Any good therefore that I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again.”


~Etienne de Grellet


Denise Rodrigues-Gardine
Director of Human Resources
Ext. 107


 “Happiness consists in Giving and Serving Others”


~ Jane Wagner  


Deokie Santo
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 114


 “Treat others the way you would like to be treated”


~ Personal mantra  


Michelle Singh
Human Resources Soup Kitchen Coordinator
Ext. 143




Cynthia Sucich
Director of Corporate & Community Relations
Ext. 115


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

~ Maya Angelou


Nora White
Events Manager
Ext. 108 


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”


~ Gandhi


Johanna Willis
Accounts Receivable
Ext. 120




Mary Brennan INN (MBI) Soup Kitchen
100 Madison Ave.
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 486-6243


Mary Brennan INN Staff Directory 


Jason Tessler
Assistant Manager, Mary Brennan INN
Ext. 203




Jean C. Victor Jr.
Manager, Mary Brennan INN
Ext. 201


“Discipline is doing what you should do even when it is less than convenient”

~ Vic. Jr.




Emergency Shelter Staff Directory


Judith Dean, LMSW

Director of Shelter Programs
 Rosa Parks INN
(516) 486-8506


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”


~ Marianne Williamson


Andrea Coney, LMSW

Program Manager
 Rosa Parks INN
(516) 486-8506


Corine Morris, LMSW

Program Manager
Edna Moran INN
(516) 486-8506


“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much we put in giving.”


~ Mother Teresa.

ty-hopkins Ty Hopkins, LMSW

Program Manager
 Donald Axinn INN
(516) 486-8506



Center for Transformative Change (CTC)
Resource Center

108 Madison Ave.
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 489-3238


CTC Staff Directory

 Burke, Nancy

Nancy Burke
Program Manager, Center for Transformative Change


“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.”

~Dorothy Day