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2022 Annual Members & Partners

Friday, June 17th, 2022

Welcome to our New Board Members!

Nonprofit Staten Island Annual Meeting for Members and Partners

Emerging Stronger and Looking Forward

At its Annual Meeting for Members and Partners on Friday, June 17, 2022, the Nonprofit Staten Island elected two New Board Members – to serve an initial renewal term of 3 years from July 2022 – June 2025

Nicole Meyers, President, National Council of Negro Women-Staten Island
Karyn Turner, Executive Director, Kaleidoscope Mode Inc.

We look forward to a new year where Staten Island Nonprofit and our Board of Directors will work vigorously to support and strengthen the Staten Island nonprofit community.

In addition to voting in a new slate of board members, the following board members were renewed for another three year term and elected officers for the coming year, beginning July 1:

  • Adrienne Abbate, S.I. Partnership for Community Wellness
  • Mary Cottingham, Integration Charter Schools
  • Joanne Gerenser, Eden II Programs
  • Ilene Pappert, Goodhue Center

Election of Board Officers, to serve one-year terms:

  • Chair – Carol Bullock, Executive Director, Pride Center of Staten Island
  • Vice Chair – Yesenia Mata, Executive Director, La Colmena
  • Treasurer – Gabriele Delmonaco, President, A Chance in Life
  • Secretary – Mary Cottingham, Senior Vice President/Chief of Staff, Integration Charter Schools
  • Ex Officio – Adrienne Abbate, Executive Director, SI Partnership for Community Wellness

Nonprofit Staten Island FY 2021-2022 Successes & Accomplishments

  • 40+ Workshops, Trainings, Educational Sessions
  • Re-established Affinity / Peer Exchange Groups: HR, FR, Arts, Exec, Equity
  • Affinity/Sector-specific advocacy (NPNY, HSC, NYC VOAD, CDC Made to Save)
  • Multiple City-wide Advisory Boards, Committees, Task Forces
  • 4 Major Events: Holiday Gathering, Community Service Awards, June Annual Meeting, Annual Nonprofit Conference
  • Increased Social Media, Communications, Outreach & Membership Engagement
  • Grew Membership by 30%
  • Nearly doubled organizational budget and funder/sponsors support of the Association
  • Expanded Staff and Intern team
  • Initiated Equity Conversations and Trainings
  • Began website, logo redesign/rebrand
  • Focus on Board Development & Governance
  • Embedded Disaster Response & Preparedness
  • Pro Bono Consulting, Tools & Resources

City-wide Partnerships and Collaborations

  • NYC Pandemic Response Institute (PRI)
  • Staten Island Nonprofit staff – advisory board members pre-formation
  • Dr. Ginny ambassador for our borough
  • Launched May 10, 2022
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
  • Vaccine Equity Partner Engagement Project (with Fund for Public Health NYC)
  • NYC Health Care Coalition
  • NYC Community Emergency Networks

To view a recording of the meeting, see the livestream on Facebook.



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