An experienced, dynamic and committed public health professional, Dr. Jeffrey L. Reynolds is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Family and Children’s Association (FCA), based in Garden City, NY. Since it began as an orphanage more than 137 years ago, Family and Children’s Association (FCA) has been committed to caring for Long Island’s vulnerable children, youth, seniors and families while helping them prepare for successful futures. The organization offers community-based programs for struggling families, at-risk adolescents, vulnerable seniors, and adults with substance use disorders. Today, FCA is one of Long Island’s largest health and human services organizations with an annual budget of $22 million, 360 staff, 200 volunteers and 40+ programs. Since arriving at FCA, Dr. Reynolds has helped secure more than $12 million in new funding and launched several innovative services, including three new recovery centers. He also re-branded and modernized the agency’s identity and during COVID, spearheaded a move to a new 30,000 square foot headquarters.
From 2009-2014, Dr. Reynolds served as Executive Director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), an organization that provides substance abuse screenings, brief interventions and referrals to addiction treatment, as well as professionally-facilitated family interventions and anger management services to adults and adolescents. Under Dr. Reynolds’ leadership, LICADD pioneered evidence-based K-12 substance abuse prevention programs in several Long Island schools, initiated a new mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents and expanded LICADD’s Employee Assistance Program. During his tenure, LICADD’s revenues tripled, and the number of families served per month increased nine-fold.
Prior to joining LICADD, Dr. Reynolds worked for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care for 19 years, where he started out doing case management and finished his tenure as Vice President for Public Affairs, responsible for government relations, resource development, strategic marketing, and communications. In 1997, he co-founded BiasHELP of Long Island, an organization dedicated to assisting victims of hate crimes and their families. As BiasHELP’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Reynolds secured federal, state and local grants and launched a wide array of crime victim assistance services and school-based violence prevention programs.
Dr. Reynolds currently serves on New York's Heroin and Opioid Task Force, the Executive Committee of the Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force, Suffolk County’s Heroin/Opiate Epidemic Advisory Panel, the board of the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Nassau's Family Violence Task Force, Suffolk County’s Welfare-to-Work Commission and he co-chairs the Huntington Town Opioid Task Force. He serves as a board member and treasurer of Lightning Warriors, a youth triathlon team, and was recently elected to serve on the board of the Long Island Association (LIA).
Dr. Reynolds is Vice Chair and remains the longest serving member of the NYS AIDS Advisory Council, first appointed by the NYS Senate Majority Leader in 1994 and reappointed five times since then. Dr. Reynolds has also served on the NYS Governor’s Recreational Marijuana Task Force, been chair of Nassau County’s Youth Board, co-chaired Nassau County Comptroller's Non-Profit Steering Committee and served on the transition teams for County Executives Laura Curran (D) and Bruce Blakeman (R).
Dr. Reynolds has served as a consultant and grant reviewer for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at statewide and national health and human service conferences.
He has authored more than 250 news and op-ed articles that have appeared in a wide variety of publications and is consistently used as an expert source for substance abuse, addiction, HIV/AIDS and human/civil rights information by local and national radio, television, online and print outlets. Dr. Reynolds has received numerous awards for his community service and leadership and was named one of the “most influential Long Islanders” each year 2010-2021 by the Long Island Press. Dr. Reynolds has received leadership awards and honors from the Simple Hope Foundation, Caron Treatment Centers, Strong Youth, Inc., the Long Island Recovery Association, Mainstream House, LICADD, Long Island Business News (Long Island Business Hall of Fame, 2021) and Herald Newspapers (Top Business Leaders in Nassau County, 2021). Dr. Reynolds is also a graduate of Energeia, a regional stewardship program spearheaded by Molloy College.
Dr. Reynolds holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dowling College (1988), a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) with a specialization in health administration from Long Island University (1997) and a doctorate from Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare (2007). Dr. Reynolds’ doctoral dissertation was on “Using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change to Explore Substance Use Patterns and HIV Risk Behaviors in a Suburban Sample.”
A lifelong Long Islander, Dr. Reynolds is an avid marathon runner having completed 15 marathons and Ironman triathlete, a passion he’s used to raise much-needed funds for FCA, United Way of Long Island and other local/national charities.
Lisa Burch has over 25 years’ experience in public health, non-profit management, community and government relations, grants administration, budgets, strategic planning, and program development. Prior to joining FCA Lisa worked for the North Shore-LIJ Health System for 11 years where she first established the Office of Sponsored Programs followed by a Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) program. Earlier in her career, Lisa worked for Odyssey House, the Osborne Association, Planned Parenthood of New York City and Safe Horizons. Lisa earned her BA in Psychology from Clark University; her MPH from Hunter College and a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Management from Boston College.
Angela Montemarano is currently VP & Chief Human Resources Officer for Family & Children's Association. Mrs. Montemarano comes to FCA with more than 25 years experience in the human resources field, during which time she worked closely with Long Island-based universities and healthcare settings maintaining sound employee relations, creating effective strategies to recruit top talent and cultivating exceptional company culture.
Angela received a M.S. from New York Institute for Technology in Instructional Technology.
Ms. Vassallo has over thirty years’ experience in the financial and operational management of not-for-profit human service organizations. Prior to her arrival at Family and Children’s Association she served as the Director of Finance for the Suffolk County Long Island Head Start Program and Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Operations for North Suffolk Mental Health Center, Inc. She also served as a program reviewer and trainer for the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Mary Ann has devoted her efforts to building partnerships between community based organizations, private donors and government to strengthen and protect individuals, families and their communities. She has served on the board of trustees of a number of Long Island’s human service organizations including Hands Across Long Island (HALI), Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence and the Suffolk Network on Adolescent Pregnancy. She spent many years as a volunteer at the Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island.
Craig Pinto is the Vice President for Strategic Advancement and Chief Development Officer at Family and Children's Association. A graduate of New York University where he completed both his B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Communication and M.S. in Fundraising and Grant Making, Craig brings a wealth of management, fundraising and event experience in the nonprofit sector to FCA. While at NYU he was given the prestigious NYU Bart Lawson Award for Public Service for his work and dedication to the nonprofit community. More recently, he was named "Best Philanthropist" by Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of Long Island for 2020.
Prior to joining FCA, Craig lead successful fundraising efforts at Man Cave Health, Celiac Disease Foundation, Child Care Council of Nassau, and Lawrence Woodmere Academy, focusing on disease research, education, mental health, childcare, and social services.
A former two-sport Division 1 athlete, Craig also holds four Guinness World Records, all achieved while raising money for nonprofit organizations.
Craig is a member of the Jericho High School Alumni Hall of Fame, the American Football News Hall of Fame, was awarded the Portuguese-American Young Man of the Year award in 2014, and was selected by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to receive their Community Leadership Award for his dedication to the community.
He has been a guest lecturer at California State University, discussing nonprofit management and has also appeared as a guest on various programs on ABC, RTP, TLC, NatGeo, News12, ESPN, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Books for Better Living, Newsday, as well as Gluten-Free Living magazine, SiriusXM radio, ESPN Radio, and Power 105, discussing philanthropy, nonprofit development, and the importance of giving back.
Jaymie Kahn-Rapp joined Family & Children's Association in July of 2017 as the new Assistant Vice President of Addiction Prevention Treatment and Recovery Services. With a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Masters in Public Administration, as well as a License in Mental Health Counseling and Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling, Ms. Kahn-Rapp brings over 15 years of experience in the not-for-profit and healthcare sectors, having successfully led both grant funded and Medicaid reimbursable programs.
Ms. Kahn-Rapp has recognized strengths in executing and sustaining new programming; securing funds for program innovation; developing and implementing systems to ensure program, fiscal and regulatory requirements are met; and streamlining operations to maintain fiscal health and stability. Ms. Kahn-Rapp has been very active in the Medicaid Redesign initiatives, and has spearheaded the implementation and tracking of quality for Health Home, Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment programs (DSRIP), and Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) at her prior agencies.
Ms. Kahn-Rapp has significant experience with developing and implementing Quality Management programming, and incorporates this experience when managing the multiple programs in her portfolio. Her initial focus at FCA has been to grow and sustain those programs in her portfolio, seek additional funding and programmatic opportunities, and ensure all regulatory, fiscal, and quality indicators have been achieved and/or exceeded.
Shari Lubeck is a New York State licensed LCSW-R who holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Adelphi University and a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta. Shari additionally earned her SIFI certification at New York University in 1998.
Shari has over 20 years of experience in program development and oversight and is passionate about working with families and children on Long Island to increase access to quality service provision. Prior to coming to Family and Children's Association, Shari worked at Beacon Health Options as the Director of Children's Case Management for New York State. In this capacity, Shari was responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Children's Medicaid transition to managed care for the organization's New York State business. Prior to working at Beacon, Shari spent over 10 years at Little Flower Children and Family Services in a variety of roles including as the Director for their Bridges to Health program.
Throughout her career, Shari has successfully developed and implemented programming that utilizes an individualized, strength-based approach to ensure children and families receive quality services that are delivered in flexible settings.
Donna Teichner, LCSW received her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and attained her MSW with a concentration in Family and Children’s Services from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Teichner began her career at the New York Foundling Hospital providing foster care and prevention services to at-risk families. Ms. Teichner continued her prevention work at Elmhurst Hospital in the Maternity and Outpatient Clinics. Issues of lack of affordable housing, substance abuse, mental health illnesses, a growing immigrant population and the onset of the Aids epidemic placed more individuals and children at- risk and in need of services. Ms. Teichner early on has been an advocate for individual and community change, utilizing a strength-based philosophy to her social work practice.
Ms. Teichner joined FCA and the Family Ties Prevention Program in 2000. She is currently the AVP of FCA’s outstanding Preventive Programs. Ms. Teichner is an Adjunct Social Work Professor at LIU Post and has been the long standing co- chair to the Nassau County Department of Social Services (NCDSS) Family and Children’s Advisory Committee as well as a current member and past secretary to the NCDSS Advisory Executive Committee. Ms. Teichner sits on many Nassau County committees and is considered an expert by her colleagues regarding accessing services for Nassau County Residents.
Lisa Stern has been with Family and Children’s Association since 2011 and is passionate about providing quality services for seniors living in Nassau County. Prior to joining the staff at FCA, Lisa worked as a Clinical Social Worker at the JCC of the Greater Five Towns for eight years. There, Lisa worked on program development, individual and group counseling, was coordinator of the bereavement program, organizing and implementing social programs for seniors.
Lisa earned her BA in Psychology from Clark University in 1983, and an MSW and a Certificate in Gerontology from Adelphi University in 1985, following which she was awarded her ACSW, LCSW and LCSW-R respectively. Lisa completed her SIFI certification at Molloy College in 2006. In 2011 she received a Post-Masters certificate in Spirituality and Social Work from NYU. In 2009 Lisa was recognized with the JCC of the Greater Five Towns New Leadership Award and the Town of Hempstead Citation for excellence in outreach service to the Five Towns community.
Kim Livingston, LMSW, Assistant Vice President of Residential Services, oversees FCA's Lakeview House residence, West Nassau residence, Nassau Haven Emergency Youth Shelter and Walkabout Youth Transitional and Independent Residence Program.
Kim began her career with the organization in 1998 as a Preventive Worker in the Family Ties program. She has worked in the field of homeless services and housing for 20 years. Just prior to re-joining FCA, Kim was the Director of Supportive and Emergency Housing Programs for Community Housing Innovations. During her tenure at Community Housing Innovations, Ms. Livingston was responsible for the creation and implementation of innovative programming that addressed the gaps in service in the homeless population. A pilot program that she spearheaded, the Transitional to Permanent Housing Program was a finalist for an Imagine Award in 2018 in the Innovation category.
Ms. Livingston has a long history in collaborating with and securing funding through multiple governmental programs including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, NYS Office of Temporary Disability Assistance, and the Department of Social Services in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Kim is on the governance board of the LI Coalition for the Homeless Continuum of Care and a member of the Suffolk County Commissioner's Advisory Board. She has worked with people struggling with mental health and substance use issues as well as people living with HIV. Kim brings with her a wealth of experience and a dedication to helping serve vulnerable communities.
Kim received a Bachelor's degree in Human Relations from St. Joseph's College and a MSW from Stony Brook University. She is licensed to practice social work in the State of New York.