Governance

Financial Reports

OWNCS Management Letter 2016

OWNCS Financial Statements and Auditor's Reports (2016 & 2015)


Board of Trustees

Board Minutes

Dr. Jeanette Betancourt is the Vice President for Outreach and Educational Practices at Sesame Workshop. She directs the strategic branding and delivery of all domestic and international outreach initiatives to assure the greatest impact and visibility. She is conceptualizing, developing, and delivering compelling new models for the delivery of media-based outreach initiatives to a variety of audiences and communities worldwide. Dr. Betancourt received a BA from Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, an MA in Speech and Language Pathology from Hofstra University, an MS in Bilingual Reading/Special Education from St. John's University, and an Ed.D. in Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the mother of three children. Board Member since 2003.jbetancourt@owncs.org

Dr. Manu Bhagavan 

mbhagavan@owncs.org

Richard Bogle 

rbogle@owncs.org

Melissa Chin is the President/Education Director of Kid Krazy Preschool/Daycare in Astoria Queens with two locations on 21st Street and 27th Street.  Ms. Chin has a MA in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College and is a member of NYSAEYC (New York State Association for the Education of Young Children). Prior to her opening Kid Krazy Preschool in 2000, she was President of a design, sales, and manufacturing company within the fashion industry. She is the mother of a son and has been a Board Member since 2001. mchin@owncs.org

Olubunmi Emigli

oemigli@owncs.org

Maura Fitzgerald is the Senior Director, Human Resources at Helen Keller International, a global not-for-profit devoted to preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition in the world.  Her work focuses on human resources management for programs in 22 countries.  She is certified by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).  Prior to joining HKI, Ms. Fitzgerald served as the Director of Administration at Doctors Without Borders-USA, and worked as the Administrator of a law firm.  She maintains her membership in Actors Equity Association in honor of a former life as a singer/actor. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Having lived in several countries around the world including Iran, France, Spain and Switzerland, she currently calls Sunnyside, Queens home. Ms. Fitzgerald is the proud mother of two OWNCS students. She joined the board in 2009. mfitzgerald@owncs.org

Charles Guadagnolo is President of Guad Contracting, Inc., a 30-year-old family real estate development and remodeling company based in Westchester, NY. Previously, Mr. Guadagnolo was Vice President of cost analytics in the Bear Stearns Controllers Group, a non-profit liaison at the United Nations, and project manager at a sustainable development project in the Indian Himalayas. He received an MBA in Finance and International Business from Baruch College, and earned a BS in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University. Mr. Guadagnolo is the father of a son, and Board Member since 2013.  cguadagnolo@owncs.org

 

Executive Committee

Jeanette Betancourt (Chair), Melissa Chin, Maura Fitzgerald

Audit Committee

Maura Fitzgerald (Chair), Charles Guadagnolo

Development Committee

Jeanette Betancourt (Chair), Richard Bogle, Olubunmi Emigli

Education Committee

Melissa Chin (Chair), Jeanette Betancourt, Olubunmi Emigli

Facilities Committee

Richard Bogle (Chair), Melissa Chin, Charles Guadagnolo

Finance Committee

Charles Guadagnolo (Chair), Maura Fitzgerald