Board of Trustees

All Board Trustees are independent, voting members

Anthony R. Pasqua

Anthony R. Pasqua

President

Anthony R. Pasqua holds a Bachelors Degree in accounting from Iona College and Masters Degree in public administration from Marist College. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He retired as a Brigadier General from the New York Army National Guard after 32 years of service.

He also has over 30 years of experience in the business community. Currently, he is an independent Financial Planner with Integrated Financial Partners, Inc., offering advisory services through LPL Financial, a broker/dealer (member SIPC) and registered investment advisor. *IFP is not an affiliate of LPL Financial. His area of concentration is in Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Family Legacy Planning, and Charitable Gifting.

Anthony has been a board member since 1998. Anthony currently resides in Bonita Springs, Florida. He has two children and two grandchildren.

Pasquale Alesia

Pasquale Alesia

Vice President

Pat worked for the NYC Board of Education for 30 years as a Special Education teacher, Coordinator, Supervisor and Home Instruction supervisor. While on active military duty from 1969-72, he attended infantry officers basic course, Ranger school, Air Movement School, JumpMaster School, Military Assistance Training School and Defense Language Institute School.

While serving in the NY Army National Guard for 27 years, he attended Field Artillery AOC, Command and General Staff School and the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks.  He served three years active military duty. Upon discharge, he accepted a NYARNG Commision as a captain and served in a multitude of roles over the next 27 years, culminating in the National Guard as the Commandant of the Empire State Military Academy.

Pat has attained the rank of Colonel as well as the rank of Brigadier General on the NY State Retired list. He is president of the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach, has been married to his wife MaryAnn for 47 years and is proud to have five children and 11 grandchildren.

John T. Digilio Jr.

John T. Digilio Jr.

Treasurer

Mr. Digilio has over forty years experience in the delivery of heath care. He has served in management positions in voluntary, proprietary, and governmental facilities. He has been a hospital administration consultant with the New York State Department of Health; and held a faculty appointment with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He holds baccalaureate and master degrees and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Command and General Staff College, and the National Defense University. He served in the military and was retired as a brigadier general. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Viet Nam Cross of Gallantry with palm.

His professional recognitions include listing in Who’s Who in America, the Order of Military Medical Merit, Colonel Gouverneur Morris Citizen Soldier Award, NY; and the Joel T. Boone Award, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS).

His additional board memberships included past chairman, Board of Directors, Long Island Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation; Vice Chairman of the Board, Aviation Technologies LTD; and the national Executive Advisory Council, AMSUS. He is a member of many veterans and fraternal organizations.

Carol A. Hassett, Ph.D.

Carol A. Hassett, Ph.D.

Secretary

Dr. Hassett holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education as well as a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Psychology. Her Doctorate Degree was awarded from Hofstra University. Dr. Hassett has a private practice in Psychology in Hempstead, NY with a specialty in substance abuse and specialty training in PTSD.

Dr. Hassett is a licensed NYC Elementary School Teacher and New York State EMT. She has been an active volunteer for the Malverne Ambulance Corps for over forty-two years and served as Chairman of the Board for over nine years. Dr. Hassett is a former Adjunct Professor having taught statistics and computers for over eleven years at Hofstra University. She is very active in her community and served as President and Member on the Malverne Public Library Board for over twenty-eight years. She also served as President of the Plaza 230 A Professional Condominium Board for over eleven years. Dr. Hassett was a prior President and current Treasurer of the Nassau County Psychological Association. She also served as President for the 2012-2013 term for the American Legion Auxiliary and is currently the Secretary/Finance Officer and Legislative Chair.

Dr. Hassett curently resides with her husband, John, in Malverne, NY.

Hubert B. Gibbons, Jr.

Hubert B. Gibbons, Jr.

Trustee

Mr. Gibbons holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from David Lipscomb College and Masters in Education from New York University. In addition, he has completed all the coursework toward a Master of Arts in Church History at New Brunswick Seminary.

He is retired as a Captain from the New York Naval Militia in 2005 after 39 years of federal and state service.

He is presently a member of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem: Priory of St. Patrick.

Gabrielle Suppa

Gabrielle Suppa

Trustee

Gabrielle Suppa holds a BS in Biology, and a MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, both awarded from Pace University in New York City. During her studies, she embarked on her journey as an independent scientist under the mentorship of her Cell Biology professor. Gabrielle aimed to investigate mutations in voltage-gated calcium channels and how they contribute to the pathogenesis of epilepsy.

Shortly upon completion of her master’s degree, she took a position in a translational hematology/oncology laboratory at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. This opportunity continued to pique her interest in both genomics and oncology, as she conducted experimental assays to detect specific mutational subtypes that are known clinical indicators of disease state in patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).

Currently, Gabrielle works as a Research Specialist at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she designs and performs cutting-edge experiments to better characterize the complex genetic landscape of patients with schizophrenia.

When Gabrielle is not working in the laboratory, she spends time serving her community as a volunteer in the Emergency Department of New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine where she provides support and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and family violence. She is also an active member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Tri-Beta National Biology Honor Society. Gabrielle was initiated as a trustee in 2019, and currently resides in Manhattan, New York.

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