Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

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



Christian Aguilera
Chief Facilities Officer
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
Chief Financial Officer
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


“Change in order to lead a better life.”

~ Personal Mantra


Josianne Hippolyte
Accounts Receivable
Ext. 102




Jean Kelly
Chief Executive Officer
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
Chief Operating Officer
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
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ext. 107


 “Happiness consists in Giving and Serving Others”


~ Jane Wagner  

David Sinclair
Chief Development Officer, Donor Relations & Grants
Ext. 118





Cynthia Sucich
Chief Development Officer, 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
Director of Events
Ext. 108 


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


~ Gandhi


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


Mary Brennan INN Staff Directory 


Jason Tessler
Donations 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.



Deokie Santo
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 200


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


~ Personal mantra  




Emergency Shelter Staff Directory


Corine Morris, LMSW

Director of Emergency Housing
(516) 486-8506 x600


“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.


Center for Transformative Change (CTC)
Resource Center

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


CTC Staff Directory

Eileen Burke
Administrative Coordinator
516-489-3238 x301

Channie Byrd

Senior Case Manager, Edna Moran INN
(516) 486-8506 x601

Patricia Martin
Director, Guest Services & Long-Term Housing
516-489-3238 x308
Asia Peterson
Associate Case Manager, Journey Program
516-489-3238 x305
Jackie Castellanos
Case Management Associate 
516-489-3238 x300