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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    Richard Carlson

    Richard Carlson brings years of experience to his position at The Breukelein Institute. Having served either on the board or in leadership roles for organizations such as The Creative Center for Women with Cancer, CHIPS, Park Slope Geriatric Day Center, St. Joseph's High School, The Brooklyn Heights Association and The Oratory Church of Saint Boniface, Richard's experience with not for profit organizations has been largely focused on the support and development of services for those in need. Currently retired having spent over 40 years as a leader in the interior design industry, Richard is now focusing his talents on the mission of the Institute.
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    Noreen McKee

    Beginning her career as a social worker, Noreen, along with her late husband, sports columnist Steve McKee served with the Jesuit Youth Corps in Alaska. These experiences have led to a life long activism on behalf of the poor and the young at risk. She serves on the Boards of Unity House, League of Women Voters and the newly formed Justice Center of Renssellaer County(JCRC) -all in the Troy, New York area. A long time resident of Brooklyn, Noreen continues to maintain her connection to the community needs of Brooklyn through the Breukelein Institute and her Stephen J. McKee Foundation.
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    Monica Alvarez Alferman

    Monica Alvarez Alferman brings diverse business and community experience to her role as member of the board of The Breukelein Institute. She spent her professional career in the area of adult and childrens' education serving in senior leadership positions at A Better Chance and Young Presidents Organization. Monica was one of the founding members of the Cobble Hill Playschool. Her former board positions reflect her commitment to education and to those in need. They included Willoughby House Junior Board, CHIPS,Nazareth Housing, Open House Early Childhood Center, Cobble Hill Association, PS 29, and the Pastoral Councils of St James Cathedral-Basilica and The Oratory Church of St. Boniface.
  • Anthony Andreassi, c.o.

    Anthony Andreassi, c.o.

    Anthony Andreassi is Ex officio-Provost of the Brooklyn Oratory and Principal, Regis High School.