TEAM
QCSW

Executive Director

Joan Serrano Laufer, LMSW, ACSW

Joan Serrano Laufer, LMSW, ACSW, has been the Executive Director of Queensboro Council for Social Welfare for almost 30 years. After receiving her MSW from the University of Michigan, she returned to NYC and worked with community organizations, including community centers, and programs for people with disabilities. Through these experiences she acquired knowledge and skills in program development, grant writing and group dynamics. One of the favorite parts of her job, is serving as a field instructor for social work interns from many of the NYC universities.

Office Manager

Carol Levner

Carol Levner has worked with Queensboro Council for Social Welfare for the past five years. She started in the fall of 2013 as a volunteer and joined the staff as Office Manager in 2017. She studied at Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton & NYU. Carol worked in Human Resources as a Staffing Specialist and Manager. Through these experiences Carol has been able to work in the Non-Profit Sector and pursue her passion in working on Housing Rights and the Homeless.

Community Outreach Coordinator

Leilani Blira-Koessler

Leilani has been the Community Outreach Coordinator for QCSW since August 2017 . She is responsible for scheduling and planning events at locations throughout Queens County where speakers are brought to educate the public on various topics, such as housing issues and domestic violence. She is also responsible for maintaining reports of what occurred at these events. Leilani previously worked as a community liaison for two NYS Assemblypersons, and has earned degrees in Business Administration and Management from Queensborough Community College and St John’s University.

Chief Financial Officer

Carl Dindail

Carl Dindial has been the part-time Bookkeeper/Accountant of Queensboro Council for Social Welfare since 2004. Since then, he has earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy from Baruch College, CUNY. An important member of our team, his assignments at QCSW involve not only the application of general accepted accounting principles within a not-for-profit environment, but also serving as the network administrator, website planner/designer, and the application of VPN technology.

Volunteers

Angelica Carchi,

BSW Intern

Jesse Truxton,

MSW Intern

Evelyn Jimenez,

BSW Intern

Cynthia Flores,

BSW Intern

Web Designer

Luis Carchi

Luis Carchi came on board with the agency on 2018. His perspective of giving back to the community is the example of sharing his passion and knowledge within the technology field. His experience has played a significant role in designing our website. Luis has helped us to execute a live and vivid site.

QUEENSBORO COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL WELFARE, INC.
2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

President

Thomas L. Tedeschi, Esq

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1st Vice President

Esther Siev Benenson, Ed.D

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2nd Vice President

Joyce Kevelson,
MA, CRC

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secretary

Jane C.Bardavid,
LCSW

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assistant secretary

Carolyn M. Clemons,
RN, MS

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Signature bank treasurer

Joann A. DeMartino

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BOARD MEMBERS

DESIGN

Jane C. Bardavid, LCSW

101 W End Ave, Apt 30E
New York, NY 10023

social

Esther Siev Benenson, Ed.D

166-25 Powells Cove Blvd.
Beachurst, NY 11357

Present

Suleika Cabrera Drinane, LMSW

581 7th St.,

Brooklyn, NY 11215-3708

engineer

Carolyn Clemons, RN, MS

197-44 Nashville Blvd
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

Co-founder & ceo

Joann A. DeMartino

Group Director and Senior Vice President
Signature Bank
78-27 37 Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

content manager

John P. Kaiteris, LMSW

Executive Director
HANAC
49 W. 45 th Street
New York, NY 10036

engineer

Joyce Kevelson, MA, LMHC

110-11 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Co-founder & ceo

Nancy Rojas, MA, PHR

Dir. of Marketing & Business Development
Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne Street
Flushing, NY 11354

content manager

Lina Scacco

Asst. VP of Corporate Outreach &

Development
Parker Jewish Insitute for Health Care &
Rehabilitation
271-11 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11040-1433

engineer

Ruth Schlossman, LCSW

166-25 Powells Cove Blvd.
Beachurst, NY 11357

Co-founder & ceo

Thomas L. Tedeschi, Esq.

87-44 251st Street
Bellerose, NY 11426

content manager

Michael Upston, LCSW

Director, CAPE

Samuel Field YM&YWHA
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362

engineer

Joan Wachtler, LCSW

10 Stone Hill Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Co-founder & ceo

Art Weiner, LCSW

Director
Pride of Judea
24-302 Northern Blvd.
Little Neck, N.Y. 11362

content manager

Christina Yang, LLM

Associate Director, Older Adult Services
Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services
191 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, 11201

engineer

Robert P. Mundy, LMSW

Volunteer Consultant
to the Board of Directors

Co-founder & ceo

Joan Serrano Laufer, LMSW, ACSW

Executive Director

Queensboro Council for Social Welfare
120-55 Queens Blvd.,
Kew Gardens, NY 11424

Directors

DESIGN

Amanda Lee

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social

Adam Cheise

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Present

Mike Stuart

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engineer

Floyd Staller

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Co-founder & ceo

Donald Milson

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content manager

Mishel Fox

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