Our Board of Directors
Lennae Alicia Adams
Lennae is currently the Director of Financial Reporting for Catholic Health (CH) where she manages, leads, and mentors a team of over 20 accounting professionals. She has been working with CH since 2007, and has held various financial positions within the organization. This year she celebrated her 15 year anniversary with CH. Lennae has a BS in Accounting from SUNY Old Westbury College School of Business, and has been volunteering her time at Bethany House for over a year, as well as lending her financial knowledge regarding not for profits.
Bonnie Ryan-Arrante, CPA, Vice Chairperson/Treasurer
Bonnie is currently a partner in a finance and management consulting firm. She is a Rockville Centre resident who is highly active in the community and a supporter of Bethany House. Bonnie has extensive experience in banking, investment management and corporate relationship management. She has also served as a Pod leader facilitating small peer groups of women within the Declare community, providing professional development and mentorship to the next generation of female leaders. Bonnie is the Co-Chairperson for the Bethany House Finance and Audit and Corporate Compliance Committees.
Jim has been in the financial services industry for 35 years and is currently the Senior Vice President of the Private Client Division at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., where he has worked for 25 years. Jim holds a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from the State University of New York, Empire State College. He has served as a volunteer with SEO Scholars and on the boards of several other charitable organizations. Jim is an avid golfer, and looks forward to continuing to be a part of both the Bethany House golf and finance committees.
Kia is an attorney, who resided in Bethany House with her family for a year when she was a teenager. She currently works as an Assistant Disabilities Rights Coordinator for the New York City Fire Department. Kia has had prosecutorial experience in two major cities and has in-depth knowledge on criminal law and rules of evidence. She has extensive experience in strategic planning and research. Kia also previously worked as an educator at the Ministry of Education in Guyana, South America.