SC Workforce Investment Board Youth Council


Minutes of all WIB and Youth Council meetings are available upon request.  Telephone 631-853-6612 for additional information.

The Suffolk County Youth Council seeks to identify and improve educational and employment opportunities for youth (ages 14-21) so that they may attain the skills needed to complete educational and career goals, and successfully enter the workplace.


Members of the Youth Council include representatives from youth service agencies, educational entities, members of the Suffolk County Workforce Investment Board, and other individuals appointed by the County Executive and Board Chair.

Youth Council Members

Rev. Roderick A. Pearson, Chair

Robyn Berger-Gaston
LCSW-R, Division Director, Youth & Senior Services for Family Service League      631-369-0104 ext.12


Jean Cohen
Executive Director of Mentoring Partnership of LI      631-761-7800


Shirley Coverdale
Executive Director for Family Community Life Center Project of Riverhead         631-727-1110

Lt. Robert Donohue
Suffolk County Police Dept. PAL Bureau          631-852-6530

Barbara Egloff
Divisional Administrator of Career, Technical & Adult Programs, Eastern BOCES         631-419-1609

Joanne Folber
Executive Director for Town of Islip Youth Bureau        631-224-5320

Maria Georgiou, LCSW
Executive Director for Town of Huntington Youth Bureau         631-351-3061  

Melanie Holz
Executive Director of South Shore Community Organization      631-277-1365

Nancy Kelsey
Assistant Director CTE for Western BOCES       631-667-6000 x300

Stacey Lesko
Youth Unit Director, Suffolk County Department of Labor       631-853-6526

Israel Malinowitzer
Director of Careers & Student Services at East Islip High School        631-224-2115

Walter Markowitz
Adjunct Faculty/Dept. of Management at Dowling College

Ana R. Martinez
School Board Member Brentwood UFSD & Teacher Southampton Elementary School, ESL Specialist       631-889-2993

Dave Perkins
Project Excel Coordinator at Walt Whitman High School      631-812-3927

Reverend Roderick Pearson
Executive Director Suffolk County Youth Bureau      631-853-8270

Ed Roldan       631-291-9400

Kristine Tanzi
Youth Services Librarian for Middle Country Library        631-585-9393 x230

Tammy Torelli
Job Corps Representative, CHP International, Inc.       631-569-2868

Yolanda Toyens

Sandra Townsend