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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Resurrection House’s Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers who are committed to our mission of providing a safe, nurturing and empowering environment for our families so they can achieve their goals.

Carl Feren, MBA
President

Carl is the current Chief Operating Officer for a non-profit behavioral health organization in NYC. Carl is a results-driven executive business management professional with more than 20 years’ experience in evaluating non-profit business operations.  

Geraldine McKiernan
Treasurer

Geraldine McKiernan has over twenty years’ experience in audit services across multiple industries.  She has spent four years in public accounting and the balance in private industry.  She was also internal audit manager for six years and is currently a senior financial analyst on a large government project.

Mercedes Commodore
Secretary

Mercedes Commodore retired from the MTA after a 31 year career. She started her career as a Train Conductor for the MTA's LIRR and retired in 2008 after serving fifteen years as the Railroad's Executive Director of Diversity Management. 

Carolann Johns
Executive Director

Strategic senior executive with expertise in nonprofit operations, development,

fundraising and revenue generation. Skilled in board relations and recruitment as

well as teambuilding, service delivery, and strategy implementation.

Kathleen Busch
Kathleen is a brand licensing and design professional with 20+ years of experience as an advocate, activist, and volunteer. She is most proud of her fundraising and advocacy efforts in the areas of mental healthcare access, restorative justice as a means for alleviating generational poverty, and improving resource availability within marginalized communities. Kathleen holds a B.A. in Human Services from Southern New Hampshire University and has served as a Volunteer Crisis Counselor for the Crisis Text Line since January 2022.
Joseph Dooley
Joe is a school teacher in Elmont, NY, and worked as a tutor for many of the children involved with Resurrection House prior to joining the board. Joe loves doing what he can to help the Shelter to thrive.
Gary Levy
Gary is the President and Co-Founder of Biltmore Savings Consultants, LLC; a company that provides business services for mid to enterprise-sized firms throughout the U.S.A. Prior to starting his own firm, Gary worked in Corporate America for 30+ years, improving the operational efficiencies at several Fortune 500 companies, through organization, workflows and automation, saving firms millions of dollars.
Maureen Mougios
Elizabeth Nash
Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse and earned a Master of Public Administration from LIU, CW Post campus. Throughout her career, Elizabeth was responsible for case management, utilization review, performance improvement and clinical compliance functions for home health care organizations and third party payers.
Kunal Prakash
Kunal Prakash, a seasoned finance executive with 18 years' expertise in Equities, Credit, and Fixed Income, holds an Electronics Engineering degree and a Masters from Harvard. Proficient in evaluating companies and adept in multi-billion dollar capital raisings, Kunal maintains strong connections with executives and portfolio managers. His cross-functional skills include risk, compliance, and leveraging technology for market-leading results. With a strong desire to impact social communities, he actively seeks to leverage his financial expertise for positive change.
Fatima Robinson
Fatima Y. Robinson has 22+ years of experience in Child Welfare with the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS). Fatima serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Shared Response (OSR) within the Division of Family Permanency. OSR is responsible for assessing and responding to critical incidents, fatalities, and high-profile and media cases involving children and youth in foster care. Fatima is affiliated with several not-for-profit and community organizations that provide services and support to men, women, and children. Fatima's superb leadership experience exemplifies her commitment and willingness to give her all for the people she leads and for the cause she is working on. Fatima has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Iona College and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is married to Dennis Robinson, a retired NYC Police Sergeant and the mother of two children, LaQuan (A Seaman in the United States Navy) and Deniya (a college student majoring in Biology at Clark Atlanta University).
Sandra Thomas, LCSW
Sandra Thomas is a retired School Social Worker and community activist. She is one of the founding members of Resurrection House and a former Chairman of its Board of Directors.
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