Meet our Staff!
|Peter Dolan, MPA||Executive Director
I started my career working direct care in Long Island while finishing my undergraduate degree. I came to SDC as a Medicaid Service Coordinator in 2002. Each day working in this field brings a new experience and I have grown both personally and professionally along the way. I was promoted to MSC Supervisor, and later to Program Director. My first two mentors, Mary Bonsignore and Terry O’Neill, both former Executive Directors and founders of SDC, had a passion for serving individuals with developmental disabilities. I hope to honor them by continuing their vision as I lead SDC as a newly appointed Executive Director.
|Antonio Gianfrancesco||Chief Financial Officer
I started working with SDC in 2007 as the chief financial officer. During my time here, I have enjoyed learning about the field of developmental disabilities. It has been a pleasure working with both the staff and residents at SDC. My experience at SDC has been unique in that I have not only grown in the financial world but have also had the opportunity to get to know each individual personally. Getting to see the impact that our agency has on the lives of these individuals makes my job both rewarding and fulfilling.
|Akeem Mohammed||Quality Assurance Director
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|Crusita Ramos||Family Support Director
I have worked with SDC since 2000. I began as a DSP at the Fieldston Residence. At Fieldston I had the opportunity to assist each individual in reaching a personal goal, which was very rewarding for me. In 2005, I was given the opportunity to coordinate the agency’s family support program “We are Family,” which provides information and training to parents and individuals with developmental disabilities. This is very rewarding for me. It gives me the chance to meet exciting, new people each month. If you are a self advocate or have a member living with a developmental disability, please come join us at our monthly meeting.
|Luis Torres||Human Resources Director
I started my career in the field of developmental disabilities as a DSP in 1981. I remained in this field and have had the experience of many different positions such as Residence Manager, Medicaid Service Coordinator and my present position as Director of Human Resources and Staff Training at SDC. I feel I have a wealth of knowledge to share and my present position allows me to do so with all the direct support professionals at SDC. I look forward to helping advance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and to supporting our staff members who make a direct impact on the lives of our residents and participants on a daily basis.
Fieldston Direct Care Personnel
|Yvette Almodovar||Direct Support Professional
I have worked in the field of developmental disabilities since 1984 and I began working with the residents in Fieldston in 2000. I started as a DSP with the female residents, who each had individualized needs. My current title is Assistant Manager/DSP and I also assist with our family support group, We are Family! Working in this field just feels right for me. As a mother of an adult son with a developmental disability, I understand the unique needs of this population. I care for my residents with the same quality of care that I expect to be afforded to my son. I plan is to stay with SDC until I am ready to retire.
|José Sanchez||Fieldston Medical Coordinator
I have been working at SDC since 2009. I am the Medical Coordinator at the Sylvan Ave residence. I work directly under the R.N.s supervision and accompany every individual on their medical appointments. I am very active in each individuals health and encourage nutritious eating and exercise. Starting at SDC as a DSP gave me an opportunity to build a relationship with all the individuals, which helped when I was offered the Medical Coordinator position. I am presently attending college and plan on continuing my education with expectations of utilizing the SDC career ladder. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience working with SDC.
Day Program Personnel
|Reva Zawel||Director of Day Programming
I have been a member of the SDC team since 2009. My first experience working with the developmentally disabled was at the age of 17 as a volunteer taking kids bowling, which was a joyous endeavor. Since that time, I have held numerous positions, attained my MSW, and am currently the Director of Day Programs. Through all of my years working in this field, the most gratifying aspect has been the opportunity to assist another in achieving their goals, dreams, and desires.
Weekend Respite Personnel
|Gloria Taveras||Weekend Respite Director
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||Direct Support Professional
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