The Suffolk County Youth Standing Committee seeks to identify and improve educational and employment opportunities for In-School youth ages 14-21 and Out-of-School youth ages 16-24, so that they may attain the skills needed to complete educational and career goals, and successfully enter the workplace.
Members of the Youth Standing Committee include representatives from youth service agencies, educational entities, members of the Suffolk County Workforce Development Board, and other individuals appointed by the County Executive and Board Chair.
Youth Standing Committee Members
Dr. Pam Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Keep your Change, Inc.
Gerard Cairns, V.P. Integrated Day Services, Employment Readiness and Education/Youth Services at FREE
Executive Director of Mentoring New York
Shirley Coverdale, Executive Director for Family Community Life Center Project of Riverhead
Divisional Administrator of Career, Technical & Adult Programs, Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Nancy Kelsey, Assistant Director CTE for Western Suffolk BOCES
Gail Lamberta, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Community Development at St. Joseph’s College
Youth Unit Director, Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Geraldine Maurice, Transition Coordinator/Alternative High School Principal at South Huntington School District
Suffolk County Youth Bureau
Youth Services Librarian for Middle Country Library
Bonnie Cannon, Executive Director for Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center
Kevin Thorbourne, Director of Minority Affairs for the Town of Huntington