Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed two new members of the Farmingdale State College Council., College President Hubert Keen has announced.
“We are indeed fortunate to draw upon the experience and knowledge of Randi Shubin Dresner and Ernesto Mattace as members of the College Council," Keen said. "I look forward to working with them.”
A resident of East Meadow, Randi Shubin Dresner is president and CEO of Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief agency. Under her leadership, Island Harvest has consistently been rated a 4-Star Charity by the nation’s largest charity watchdog, Charity Navigator, an honor held by only 7 percent of those they monitor nationally.
Dresner is a Certified Fundraising Executive with more than 30 years experience in the not-for profit sector. She is active with numerous community organizations and has been honored by several, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (LI Chapter), Promote Long Island, and the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. She has also been recognized by Long Island Business News as among the region’s “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business.” Her term will expire in June 2017.
Ernesto Mattace, Jr. of Bay Shore is president and owner of E.M. Solutions. For more than 30 years he worked for Local 338 RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union) / UFCW.
Prior to retiring in 2009, he served as vice president, political director, and health and safety director of Local 338. He is an experienced fundraiser with numerous Long Island charities such as City of Hope, United Cerebral Palsy and Make-A-Wish. He has contributed to many youth organizations; in 2001 was named a “Pilgrim” by the Loyal Order of Moose, the highest degree of merit.
A graduate of CW Post/LIU and Suffolk Community College, he founded the SCCC Alumni Association and served as president for 16 years. His term will expire in June 2018.
The Council serves in an advisory capacity to Farmingdale State. Each member brings his or her particular expertise to the college as well as advocacy on particular issues of importance to the college. Members of the College Council meet with the college administration regularly to review college operations as well as new initiatives.