Board of Directors

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    Dennis M. Corrado, c.o.

    As President of the Breukelein Institute, The Reverend Corrado has spent most of his working years in the administration of community based projects within the City of New York. Trained in communications, he has focused the successful fund raising work of the Institute on inner city children and the small charitable grass roots organizations primarily based in Brooklyn. The New York Daily News identified him as one New York’s new leaders for the 21st Century.
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    James P. Simon, c.o.

    As Secretary of the Institute, Brother Simon brings to the Board his years of development and fundraising experience at the International Center for the Disabled. Currently Director of Development for a major Brooklyn inner city school, he works extensively as a fund raising consultant to struggling educational projects throughout New York.
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    Ronald Marino

    As a founding Board Member, Mr. Marino brings many years of experience working within and along side New York City government agencies. For over 20 years, Mr. Marino has successfully initiated and guided renewal and renovation projects to completion within the City. Currently in the private sector, he travels nationally overseeing large transportation strategies and projects.
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    Cynthia Hammond

    Cynthia Hammond is Supervising Court Attorney-Referee at the King's County Surrogate's Court. While working in private law practice, She gave and gives extensive time and support to such diverse groups as The Brooklyn Waldorf School, The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, BAM and the Downtown Oratory Church in Metrotech. Along with her husband, Joe Samulski, she is an activist working for community and quality of life improvements particularly in their neighborhood of Boerum Hill.
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    Keri Charles

    Keri has spent her career dedicated to international education in both non-profit and for-profit-for-good organizations. She serves as a Vice President at the world’s largest privately held international education organization, providing culturally immersive education opportunities for youth and adults from around the globe. With more than 20 years of servant leadership in the US and abroad, she is committed to helping organizations succeed while also giving back to the communities they serve.

    Keri is a dedicated volunteer to her alma matter, Boston College, mentoring students and alumni in career exploration and navigation. She has led philanthropic initiatives for underserved children in Europe, Latin America, and throughout the US. Keri proudly serves her local community as a foster parent.
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    Thomas A. Stewart

    A native of Amsterdam, NY, Tom attended Brown University and is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where he studied with renowned acting teacher Sanford Meisner. After pursuing a successful acting career with roles in television, film, and Broadway theater, he moved his focus to Public Media. For many years his professional life was centered at Thirteen/WNET in New York, the PBS flagship station where he enjoyed a long run as Staff Announcer (“the Voice of Thirteen”) and On-Camera Host. A longtime resident of Brooklyn Heights, Tom continues to present the annual Brooklyn Heights Association Community Service awards. He is a recipient of the Gaudium Award from the Breukelein Institute.