APVA Celebrates

20 Years of Networking & Professional Development

In 1996 volunteer administrators led by Maida Cherry (APVA's founder) came together to begin networking and sharing resources.  This became the APVA and has been a wonderful resource for Volunteer Administrators across Long Island.

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we posted monthly APVA member spotlights.

News & Announcements

 









Free Summer Workshop

One of the perks of being a member of APVA was the free workshop offered this summer for members only.  The site was the beautiful Planting Fields Hay Barn, the topic was stress management.  Erena DiGonis, LCSW, inspired all attending about living a "mindful life" and offered many tips about reducing stress both at work and in our personal lives.  Everyone agreed the workshop motivated them to "stop and smell the roses'!

Guest Speaker Erena DiGonis, LCSW (3rd from left) with APVA members.


APVA Board Welcomes Jessica Acevedo

Jessica Acevedo from Federation of Organizations has recently joined the APVA's Board of Directors. Jessica holds a Bachelor's Degree  in Psychology, and is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She has over 12 years of non-profit management experience overseeing the Senior Services Department at Federation, which includes the Suffolk County Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs.


APVA Board Welcomes Mary Ellen Kwiecinski

Mary Ellen Kwiecinski from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre has recently joined the APVA's Board of Directors. Mary Ellen has been with Catholic Charities for 22 years and has held various positions including 12 years as the Program Coordinator for the Residential Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Program. In 2008, Mary Ellen was appointed the Coordinator for Volunteer and Internship Programs for the agency which has over 60 sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.


The APVA welcomes our new Board Members and the experience and expertise that they will bring to our mission and program.

APVA is on LinkedIn

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Monthly Spotlight

December
Brianne Musselwhite, Long Island Maritime Museum

November
Colleen Moseman, L.I. Toy Lending Center for Children with Disabilities

October 
Mary Ellen Kwiecinski, Catholic Charities- Diocese of Rockville Centre

September 
Pat Spiegel, Mercy Haven, Inc.

August
​Judith Pockriss
 ​​Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums

July 
Alisha Summers, Long Island Cares, Inc.

June 
Alexis Alpert, Make-A-Wish Foundation Suffolk County

May 
Elsa Eisenberg, Volunteer and Group Coordinator, Coe Hall, Planting Fields

April 
Katie Smith, Volunteer Initiatives Manager, Girl Scouts Nassau County

March 
Anna Lyons, Director of Special Projects    Long Island Volunteer Center

February 
Ashley Ross, Volunteer Coordinator              MOMMAS House

January 
Natalie Barnofsky, Senior Manager, Volunteer Activities                                           New York Blood Center