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Federal, State and Local Agencies Visit Staten Island to Plan for Emergencies
June 20, 2017 - Over 30 federal, state and local agencies and organizations attended the monthly meeting of the Staten Island Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SI COAD) to discuss emergency planning for the borough.

Held at Staten Island Borough Hall, the meeting focused on coordination and communication between response agencies and groups on the ground providing services. Of primary importance was making sure that the needs of people with physical and mental disabilities are assisted as quickly as possible.


Among the attendees were American Red Cross, FEMA, the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, NYC Emergency Management, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Salvation Army, Staten Island Mental Health Society, Project Hospitality, and Meals on Wheels of Staten Island.

The Association is administrator of the SI COAD, a coalition of over 20 community based organziations that have agreed to provide assistance to the community in the event of a large-scale emergency.

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Officers
Chair: Samir Farag, SCORE

Vice Chair: Sylvia D'Alessandro, Sandy Ground Historical Museum

Treasurer: Dina Rosenthal, Staten Island Children's Museum

Secretary: Fern Zagor, Staten Island Mental Health Society


Members
Bobby Digi, Island Voice
Dr. Joanne Gerenser, Eden II Programs
Nancy Goldhill, Staten Island Legal Services
Cathy Holladay, Sky Light Center
John Malizia, Fishermen's Conservation Association
Khatmeh Osserian-Hanna, College of Staten Island
Ilene Pappert, Children's Aid Society
Arlene Sorkin, IlluminArt Productions
David Sorkin, Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
Jacyln Stoll, Project Hospitality
Joe Tornello, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island
Meg Ventrudo, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Members
A Very Special Place, Inc.
American Red Cross in Greater New York
Busy Beach Day Care, Inc.
Camp Good Grief
Central Family Life Center
Children's Aid Society
City Access NYC
Community Agency for Senior Citizens
Community Health Action
Community Health Center of Richmond
ECHO
Eden II Programs
Emma's Place-Staten Island Grief Center
Fishermen's Conservation Association
Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
Greenbelt Conservancy
Have A Heart Foundation of Staten Island
IlluminArt Productions
Immigrant Information Center
Island Voice
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
Kayak Staten Island
Living Hope Ministries, Inc.
Meals on Wheels of Staten Island
Metropolitan Fire Association
National Lighthouse Museum
New York Center for Interpersonal Development
NAMI NYC-Staten Island, Inc.
Person Centered Care Services, Inc.
Pride Center of Staten Island
Project Hospitality


Rocco Laurie Scholarship Foundation
Rab Wilkinson Foundation
Richmond Choral Society
Richmond County Board of Advocates for Mental Health
Sandy Ground Historical Museum
SCORE
Seamen's Society for Children and Families
Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corp.
Sky Light Center
Staten Island Arts
Staten Island Business Outreach Center
Staten Island Children's Museum
Staten Island Fleet Week
Staten Island Giving Circle
Staten Island Historical Society
Staten Island Interfaith & Community LTRO
Staten Island Legal Services
Staten Island Mental Health Society
Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness
Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame
Statue of Liberty Cultural Arts Association of Gateway
S.W.A.P. Foundation, Inc.
Ten Penny Players
The College of Staten Island
The Salvation Army
Tottenville Historical Society
United Activities Unlimited, Inc.
Universal Temple of the Arts
Utopia Outreach, Inc.
Wishes of Literacy, Inc.
World Cares Center, Inc.
World of Women