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Our Board of Directors

Jeanne Adams

Jeanne is currently the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion (Institutional Securities Group) at Morgan Stanley.  In this role, Ms. Adams supports the business group’s diversity initiatives involved in community outreach, mentorship and sponsorship of high-performing employees of color, as well as build new external partnerships and maximize efforts in diversity campus recruiting and current initiatives with historically Black colleges and universities.  Ms. Adams also has over 15 years of experience in non-profit work, and she understands what it means to be mission-driven, whether in direct service with young people or in partnering with corporations for resources and support.

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.

Ellen Furyua

Ellen Furyua retired from PepsiCo in 2015 where she was Senior Director of Global Strategy and Insights. After retirement, she worked part-time at Hofstra University’s Center for STEM Research for four years, as a way to give back and learn about grants and grant management. She enjoyed bringing after school STEM to students, and was broadly exploring what direction she wanted to go next, when she was invited to join the board. Ellen has established, and currently serves as Chairperson, of the Bethany House Quality Improvement Committee.

DawnMarie Goins

DawnMarie is an attorney who is licensed to practice law in New York State, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the United States Supreme Court. She has worked in the Office of Pro Se Litigation in the Southern District of New York for the past 21 years. Prior to that, she served the Nassau County community as an Assistant District Attorney for 7½ years. DawnMarie is in her last semester of the Master of Arts program for Pastoral Care and Counseling at New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). While at NYTS, she completed her internship requirement by serving as Bethany House’s inaugural seminary intern. She currently volunteers at the Nassau County Correctional Center, leading a weekly group in the MTC Hope Program for women.

Lisa King

Lisa is a media and communications professional who currently serves as the Vice President of MediaImpact. She is the Co-Chair of Bethany House's Development and Communications Committee, and a longtime supporter of Bethany. Lisa is a vigorous advocate for the women and children served by Bethany House. She has established significant community ties for Bethany House with business leaders, elected officials and media outlets across Long Island. Lisa has extensive experience in the arts, and has taught in New York City schools.

Kia Moore

Kia ran attorney, 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.

Maryanne Foronjy Pedersen, Interim Board Chairperson

Maryanne is currently a staff attorney with Holland & Knight, LLP.  She has significant commercial litigation and creditors rights experience. She has a proven record of success in conducting legal research, analysis, document drafting and trial preparation. Maryanne’s passion is her work as a tireless advocate for children and young adults with special needs. She has held a leadership position with the Special Education Partners (SEP) in Rockville Centre. Maryanne has worked with elected officials and the Board of Regents of New York State and utilized social media to successfully advocate for “Multiple Pathways to a Diploma for All.”  She also serves as the Chair of the Grants and Government Relations Committee.

Lancelot Theobald, Jr., Board Secretary

Lancelot is a man who does it all: sports, acting, dancing, choreography and body-building. Lancelot made the incredible transition from athletics to dance, combining their disciplines to develop a trademark workout program "AB-Solute Fusion" B2/P2 Core Training. This unique program is utilized by athletes from all different sports and of all ages. Lancelot’s most recent credits also include choreographer, actor, professional coach and mentor. Lancelot has served on Bethany’ s Board of Directors since 2009, and is presently co-Chairperson for the Program Development Committee.

Christine Vetrano

Christine is currently the CFO of Organic Krush which has been an active supporter of Bethany House. Christine is a dynamic financial and management executive with strong experience in strategic planning and change management. She is a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and the EAC Chance to Advance program. Christine currently serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Bethany House Finance and Audit, and Corporate Compliance Committees.

Angela M. Zimmerman

Angela is the Director of Development and Special Programs at Molloy College, overseeing the development, corporate and alumni relations and the scholarship functions of the college. In addition, Angela coordinates Family Support Long Island @ Molloy College. Prior to coming to Molloy, Ms. Zimmerman had a long tenure in nonprofit management, and had worked at the Nassau County Youth Board for close to 30 years. She has received numerous awards for her work with children, youth and families. Angela fervently believes that a society’s investment in children, families and communities clearly communicates and projects something about ourselves, our values and our priorities into the future. Angela has been a long-time supporter of Bethany House.
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