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Family & Children’s Association (FCA) Welcomes New Board Member

 

MINEOLA, NEW YORK, September 18, 2018 – Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has named Eastman Cooke Construction’s April Intrabartola to its Board of Trustees.

As Director of one of New York’s leading general contracting and construction management firms, Ms. Intrabartola has been vital to growing Eastman Cooke’s staff and revenue, joining the firm from the ground up as an Executive Assistant/Assistant Project Manager in 2009. She later moved up the ranks to become Director, a role that has encompassed many responsibilities, including overseeing strategic planning, business development, recruitment and accounts payable/receivable, implementing new financial strategies, and managing the corporate brand. Through her leadership, Eastman Cooke has expanded its external messaging and online platforms, building greater brand awareness and successful relationships with clients, owners, engineers and subcontractors. Ms. Intrabartola has also been instrumental in developing corporate HR policies and effective communication between office staff and field employees. A recipient of SmartCEO’s 2016 Brava Award and Schneps Communications’ 2017 Power Women in Business Award, Ms. Intrabartola has also served on the Board of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and as Chair of ABC’s Regional Leadership and Events Committees.

Before entering the construction field, Ms. Intrabartola led a distinguished career in education. While working as a special education teacher and supervisor on Long Island, she helped to develop programs and services for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. She also conducted student assessments and led staff training in Applied Behavior Analysis Methodology. Her commitment to helping others extends to her involvement in many charitable organizations, such as the Kathi Smillie Nursing Foundation, ACDS, JDRF, City Harvest and New York Cares.

Drew Crowley, FCA Board Chair said, “FCA’s Board of Trustees welcomes April as our organization continues to expand to serve more Long Islanders. April is determined to make a positive impact in the community and her leadership skills along with her connection to our mission will be instrumental to our agency’s growth.”

“I’m honored to join the Board of FCA and help make a difference for thousands of people in need,” Ms. Intrabartola said. “I’ve always been passionate about giving back to the community, and I look forward to working with FCA to broaden its mission to protect and strengthen Long Island’s most vulnerable residents. Many thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds and to the FCA Board for this wonderful opportunity.”

Commenting on Ms. Intrabartola’s Board appointment, FCA President/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds said, “Congratulations to April on joining FCA’s Board of Trustees. Her outstanding leadership, passion and commitment will be a valuable asset to our organization as we strive to further our mission and deliver essential services across the Long Island community.”

About Family & Children’s Association (FCA)

FCA is a not-for-profit agency helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year. For more than 130 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities on Long Island.

Through an integrated network of services and counseling, FCA provides help and hope to under-served and disadvantaged individuals struggling to build better lives. The agency offers Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services, Family Education & Support, Children’s Mental Health Services, Adult & Senior Services and Residential Care Programs.

FCA has been nationally recognized as a model of excellence, fiscally sound, well-managed and possessing an impeccable reputation in providing community-based social services. The agency embraces more than 200 individual volunteers, corporate groups, community groups and sponsors who join together to be part of something bigger than them.