Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) recently announced the appointment of four new board members: Kathleen Courtney, Daniel Gibbons, Thomas Slome and Kathleen Stanley.
Incorporated in 1977, BBBSLI matches "bigs" and "littles" to form "meaningful, professionally supported matches." Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with "strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever."
Courtney recently ended her five-year tenure period as the Chairwoman of the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency and formerly led the office of Regional Grants Services at Eastern Suffolk BOCES where she supervised a $38 million budget representing federal, State, corporate and member-item funding. She joined the BBBSLI Board of Directors in 2011. Courtney is a recent retiree who resides in Aquebogue.
Gibbons is an attorney with Nixon Peabody, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. Mr. Gibbons joined the Board of Directors this year. He earned his B.S in Economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. He resides in Garden City with his wife and children.
Slome is a Partner at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, LLP, a general practice law firm. Mr. Slome joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors this year. He received a B.A in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned his J.D. from Rutgers Law School. Slome resides in Rockville Centre with his wife and children.
Stanley is the Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Manager of Capital One Bank. Ms. Stanley joined the BBBSLI Board of Directors this year. She earned her B.B.A. in Marketing from Hofstra University and is a Certified Treasury Professional and Accredited ACH Professional. Stanley resides in Hicksville with her husband and three children.
BBBSLI serves Long Island from their Levittown office, located at 70 Acorn Ln. in The E. David Woycik Jr. Building. They also have offices in Suffolk County in Islandia, and in Hampton Bays.
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, please visit their website at www.bbbsli.org.