Vita Leone, P.S./M.S. 207′s PTA Vice President, works long hours with the PTA board to organize various events at the Howard Beach school.
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Star of Queens: Jessame Hannus, Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee co-chair; Biking Public Project co-founder
Meet this week’s Star of Queens: Jessame Hannus, co-chair of Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee and a co-founder of the Biking Public Project.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Richard Khuzami has served on Community Board 1 for the past 11 years. He is currently Chair of the Parks and Culture Committee. He is also a member of Borough President Helen Marshall’s Queens General Assembly, and has served as a panelist for the awarding of grants for the Queens Council on the [...]
Christian Amez has worked with Woodside on the Move for about five years, starting as an aide in the afterschool program. He ultimately created his own year-long class, the “Business Enterprise” program. It teaches children, in grades four and above, various financial literacy and math skills.
Star of Queens: Edward Chung, board member, Community Board 8; member, Board of Directors of the Jamaica Estates Association
Community Service: Edward Chung says he is a strong believer in doing everything he can to keep civic organizations in touch with homeowners. Chung is on the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Estates Association and was inducted this year as a board member of Community Board 8. He said he is the go-to man [...]
Community Service: Joseph Wind is the treasurer and photographer of the Bellerose Hillside Civic Association. “My service is to the Bellerose area. It’s important to me to help preserve the quality of life in my neighborhood,” says Wind. He also served as a member of the Community Advisory Board of the ICL Milestone Residence and [...]
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Mohamood Ishmael has been a member of the Queens Village Civic Association for over 20 years. He had served as treasurer before becoming president in 2011. In April, he became a member of Community Board 13, where he is committed to providing community service. “As a civic leader I see myself as an [...]
Star of Queens: Maria Odysseos, Greek American Housing Association, Greek Childrens’ Fund, Ronald McDonald House
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Maria Odysseos lends her efforts and enthusiasm to a number of organizations and causes in the community. She is a dedicated member of the PTA at her son’s school as well as the Pancyprian Youth Soccer League. Whether bank sponsored or by her own individual effort, she allocates time and resources to the Greek [...]
COMMUNITY SERVICE: As board president of Bell Park Manor Terrace, Bobby Sher has made countless positive improvements to the living situations of the shareholders residing there. “Everything from high-tech security cameras to working with the Department of Buildings to allowing shareholders to have the option of building new patios, basements, private entrances, electric awnings, etc.” [...]
Star of Queens: Gabrielle Fonrouge, president, Society of Professional Journalists, St. John’s University; Homes for the Homeless at the Saratoga Family Inn
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Gabrielle Fonrouge is more than just a journalism student at St. John’s University and president of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is also a major community service leader at Homes for the Homeless at the Saratoga Family Inn in Jamaica. She works with the adult program there which assists homeless adults in [...]