Governance Board

Individuals are nominated to represent the following seats on the Governance Board. 

Elections are held quarterly. If no one is nominated for a specific seat, please contact one of the co-chairs.

Provider Serving Victims of Domestic Violence:

Kyle Vatalaro, Assistant Executive Director, Brighter Tomorrows  

Provider Serving Victims of Human Trafficking:


Provider Serving Unaccompanied Youth:

Bill Best, Director of Residential and Youth Services, FCA


Provider Serving Pregnant/Parenting Youth:

Deirdre Trumpy, Assistant Director, MOMMA’s House

Provider Serving Veterans:

Jackie DeLeonardis, Vice President, United Veterans Beacon House

Provider Serving Unsheltered Homeless People:

Dan Cervello, Veteran Peer Navigator, SUS

Provider Serving Families:

Victoria McGinn, HUD Coordinator, Suburban Housing

Provider Serving People with Mental Illness:

Donna O’Hearon, Director of Supportive Housing, Mercy Haven

Provider Serving People with Substance Abuse:

Kim Livingston, Director of Supportive Housing, CHI

Provider Serving People with HIV/Chronic Medical:

Allison Covino, Program Director, Options for Community Living

Provider Serving People with Developmental Disabilities:                                              


Provider Serving People with Physical Disabilities:

Paul Fink, VP of Marketing and Development, CDCLI

Provider Serving People who are Immigrants/Non-English Speaking:

Sarah Brewtser, Chief Director, Svcs & Operations, CDLH

COC Lead:

Greta Guarton, Executive Director, Long Island Coalition for the Homeless

Consumer-Current or Formerly Homeless Person:

Terri Tupper, Homeless Advocate

Consumer-Current or Formerly Homeless Person:

Jonathan Henderson, Veteran Peer Navigator, SUS

Emergency Shelter Providers:

Stephen Brazeau, Associate Director, Pax Christ Hospitality Center

Outreach Providers:

Peter Camporini, Outreach Specialist, SUS

Suffolk DSS:


Nassau DSS:

Paul Broderick, Deputy Commissioner, Nassau DSS

COC Entitlement Area:

Alison Karppi, Executive Director, Islip CDA


Scott Gorenstein, MD, Winthrop University Hospital

Law Enforcement/Jail:

Kristin MacKay, Coordinator, Youth Tier Initiative, SC Sheriff’s Office

ESG Recipient Org:

Valerie Chamberlain, Assistant VP, Housing and Homeless Svcs, FSL


Beth Gabellini, LI Regional Director, SUS








Anthony (Virasammi) Trendz, Anthony Trends Barber Shop



Affordable Housing Developers:

Christine Velia, Coordinator of Development and Special Projects, Concern


Suzanne Marmo, Student Affairs Coordinator, Adelphi School of Social Work

Faith-Based Organizations:
Lisa Marie Andreoli, Catholic Charities

Slots for which no one was nominated (we will accept nominations to fill these positions in 2017):

*Provider Serving Victims of Human Trafficking * Provider Serving People with Developmental Disabilities* Suffolk DSS*Schools/BOCES * PHA* NYS OMH/LDMH * Foundations