Chief Executive Officer
As BBBSLI’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark leads the agency's staff of nearly 100 employees, including mentoring program staff and the operations of the Donation Center. As the former Chief Development Officer, Mark served as lead strategist for agency fund development, including donor acquisition, developing and executing fund-raising events, and cultivating relationships to drive corporate and foundation giving. Responsible for creating some of the agency’s most successful fundraising events, Mark also secured the largest single contribution in the agency’s history. Mark was formerly the Associate Director of Athletics for External Affairs at Hofstra University, his alma mater, where he also played four years of collegiate football and lacrosse. See Mark’s full bio.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Susan brings over 22 years of experience as a leader at BBBSLI. Having started as a Case Manager at the agency in 1990, she has since been instrumental in developing the BBBSLI Scholarship program as well as establishing a service delivery model that streamlined the agency’s enrollment process. Susan’s unwavering commitment to improving the lives of Long Island’s youth extends beyond her executive office, and can be seen in the dugout during the BBBSLI Summer Picnic, where she has led the annual softball game for over a decade. See Susan’s full bio.
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Chris joined BBBSLI in 2013 with valuable work experience in higher education, professional sports, PR agency and not-for-profit communications. Chris is BBBSLI’s main media contact and spearheads the Agency’s marketing efforts. Prior to BBBSLI, he worked within the Department of Bursar at New York University and was the PR & Marketing Manager at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Born and raised in New York City, Chris is a nationally recognized hockey coach and serves as the head ice hockey coach at New York University. Chris holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Hofstra University.
Director of Finance
Helen began her career with BBBSLI in September 2012. With over fifteen years experience in finance and accounting, Helen is responsible for the fiscal operations of the Agency. Prior to BBBSLI, Helen served as Controller at Local Credit Union. Helen holds a M.B.A. from Long Island University and resides in Suffolk County.
Director of Development
Jamison started at BBBSLI in 2013 and brings more than thirteen years of annual fund, capital campaign, endowment, athletic development and event experience to the agency. In his role as Director of Development, he oversees all fundraising programs supporting the BBBSLI mission to provide quality mentoring, education and support services to children on Long Island. Prior to BBBSLI, he held development positions at NYIT, Adelphi University, St. John’s University and Hofstra University raising millions of dollars in annual, endowment and facility funding. Jamison holds a holds a B.B.A. in Banking & Finance from Hofstra University, where he was a Division I golfer.
Director of Human Resources
Carmelina joined BBBSLI in 2011 and brings with her a diverse knowledge of retail, manufacturing and non-profit organizations to administer human resource programs including recruitment and retention, employee relations, payroll and benefit administration. As the newest addition to the agency, Carmelina’s determination to improve the lives of others makes BBBSLI a perfect fit for her.
Asst. Director of Services
Josephine began her career with BBBSLI in 1998 as an Enrollment Specialist and was promoted to Asst. Director of Services in 2001. With over 16 years experience in the field of social work, Josephine oversees program staff and day to day program operations. Josephine has a history of volunteerism and preventative work and is dedicated to BBBSLI’s mission of improving the lives of children here on Long Island.
Rachelle joined BBBSLI in January of 2011, following a career in youth services and development. With 10 years of work and volunteer experience, including 5 years as a Youth Program Director, she is the perfect fit for overseeing the East End Site-Based school programs as well as managing her caseload of Bigs and Littles. Rachelle is passionate about seeking creative ways to positively impact the upcoming generation.
Before joining BBBSLI in 2010, Brian gained valuable experience as the Head of Teen Services at a school district public library. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Flagler College in Florida and his Master’s Degree from Long Island University. Brian uses his strong background in youth services, youth development and social work to help support the BBBSLI mission. In addition to managing a caseload of 60+ matches, Brian assists with enrollment, recruitment and our Suffolk County site based school program. Outside of working at BBBSLI, Brian also works for an agency within a Suffolk County residential facility where Brian assists at-risk children, teens and families who are homeless. He enjoys spending time with his nephew and nieces, and played soccer at the collegiate level.
Mara has had a diverse career background, ranging from overseeing art programs for children ages 6-18 to management roles in the financial and real estate industries. Combined with her dedication to inspire and guide others and her interest in helping children, it proves most effective for her role as a Case Manager overseeing 65+ matches for BBBSLI. When she isn’t doing match support, you may find Mara sculpting, painting, or volunteering for charitable organizations.
After earning her Masters in School Counseling and following her career at the EAC (Education & Assistance Corporation) Mary joined BBBSLI’s program staff as a Case Manager in 2009. In addition to managing a caseload of 40+ matches, Mary oversees the Hofstra University Site Based Mentoring Program, sharing a glimpse of higher education and providing recreational activities to the Littles in her program.