The Eagle Has Landed at Network

Boy Scouts Beautify Grounds at PROS Great Neck 
 

In the fall of 2019, Gabriel Stewart of Troop 71 wrote WellLife Network if he could initiate an Eagle Scout Service Project for one of our programs. An Eagle Scout Service Project provides the opportunity for a scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project which benefits the community.

After research and interviewing staff at WellLife Network, Gabriel selected our PROS program in Great Neck as the site of his project. He submitted a detailed plan to Sherry Tucker, CEO, Network and worked closely with her and Carolyn Dornstauder, Director, PROS to enhance the landscaping of the PROS facility with planters and perennial shrubs.

Gabriel's proposal went on to explain, "One requirement to become an Eagle Scout is to plan and execute a service project that benefits the community. I have participated in many local charitable projects. I have also earned the importance of giving back and recognizing the needs of others. My project is to beautify the Campus in Great Neck. This project will benefit adults with disabilities who take classes and receive services on this campus."

    Gabriel and his volunteers till the soil for the planting beautification.
     

    The Transformation Begins

    On a sunny, chilly morning in February, Gabriel and his volunteer scouts began their beautification project. With shovels in hand, the scouts quickly dug planting holes, aerated the soil, added compost and planted the colorful perennial shrubs both in planters and around the perimeter of the campus.

    The results were amazing and highlighted how neighbors and caring Scouts can truly make a difference in the lives of others. Network thanks Gabriel for his leadership, patience and entrepreneurial spirit for raising the monies to fund this project and the fellow scout members of Troop 71 who helped him to make it a reality.
      

    PROS - A Recovery-Oriented Program

    The PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) program Network is a recovery-oriented program that offers rehabilitation, support, and symptom management, along with art therapy and pre-employment training, to assist individuals with severe and persistent mental illness engage in the process of their recovery.
     

    Volunteers Make It Happen

    More than 125 people donated their time and professional and personal skills to Network last year. Volunteers and student interns make a significant and valuable contribution to our organization. If you are interested in volunteering your services, contact Joe Ferrara, Sr. Director, Development at Joe.Ferrara@WellLifeNetwork.org 

      For more information on PROS please contact Carolyn Dornstauder, Director, PROS. Carolyn.Dornstaudter@WellLifeNetwork.org

      VOLUNTEER AT WELLLIFE NETWORK

      Please join me in congratulating Jianwei Chen, Senior Controller, ReyChu Liu, Controller and Cleyvis Maldonado, Director-Contracts the Finance Department on their recent promotions at WellLife Network .
       

      Jianwei Chen

      Senior Controller, Finance
       

      Congratulations 

      Please join me in congratulating Jianwei Chen on his promotion to Senior Controller of the Finance Department. In his new role, Jianwei will be spearheading the unification of WellLife Network’s Finance Department. He will continue to oversee the Accounting and Contracts Department and is also responsible for overseeing the Accounts Payable Department.

      He has been employed by Network for sixteen years and has more than 23 years of experience in the field. He has used his knowledge and experience in accounting and finance to streamline processes at WellLife Network. The Finance Department plays a vital role in many of WellLife Network's programs

      Mr. Chen received his Undergraduate Accounting Degree from Queens College at CUNY and earned a Masters Degree in Finance from St. John’s University. Prior to his employment with WellLife Network, Jianwei spent seven years working for a Banking and Security Brokerage Firm as a Senior Accountant at Wall Street and the Midtown Financial District. He will be reporting directly to Lori Alameda, Senior Vice President & CFO and will be based at the Executive Offices in Flushing.

      Join us in congratulating Jianwei on his promotion.

      Mr. Chen can be contacted at: Jianwei.Chen@WellLifeNetwork.org.

       

        ReyChu Liu

      Controller, Finance
       

      Please join me in also congratulating ReyChu Liu on her promotion to Controller. In her new role, Ms. Liu will be responsible for the accounting operations of the company that includes generating periodic financial reports, maintaining our accounting records, and overseeing the Accounting Department.

      Rey Chu has been employed at  Network for eight years and has more than 25 years of experience in the accounting field. She has used her knowledge to ensure the accuracy of financial reports in a timely manner. The Accounting Department plays a vital role in Network's infrastructure. Reychu’s strong organizational skills, keen attention detail, combined with solid judgment, results in keeping our finances in check.

      ReyChu received an undergraduate degree from CUNY Queens College and a CPA license. Prior to her employment with Peninsula Counseling Center, Ms. Liu spent two years as an Accountant. She will be reporting directly to Jianwei Chen, Senior Controller and Lori Alameda, Vice President, CFO and will be based at the Main office in Flushing.

      Join us in congratulating ReyChu on her promotion.

      Ms. Liu can be contacted at: ReyChu.Liu@WellLifeNetwork.org

       

        Cleyvis Maldonado

      Director of Contracts, Finance
       

      We also congratulate Cleyvis Maldonado on her promotion to Director of Contracts. In her new role, Cleyvis compiles our Consolidated Fiscal Report and guides the Contract team to manage the agency’s $20+ million funding from New York State, New York City, and Nassau and Suffolk counties.

      Ms. Maldonado has worked for WellLife Network for sixteen years. She began her career in the Accounts Payable department as a filing clerk and developed her career path in the Finance department.

      Ms. Maldonado has an undergraduate degree from CUNY Hunter College. She reports directly to Jianwei Chen, Senior Controller and Lori Alameda, Vice President, CFO and will be based at the Main office in Flushing.

      Join us in congratulating Cleyvis on her promotion.

      She can be contacted at: Cleyvis.Maldonado@WellLifeNetwork.org

      2020 Workshops Overview

      We are pleased to present the Network 2020 Schedule for its Training Workshops. These training/workshop opportunities support the development of community connection, inter-agency and internal collaboration, basic and advanced assessment and intervention skills.

      Workshops are custom designed for community stakeholders, clinical/non-clinical staff, educators, families, students, and other concerned citizens​

      Be sure to Mark Your Calendar or REGISTER NOW to participate in these contemporary and informative workshops.
       

      February

      • February 25 – Hoarding
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

      Register Now

       

      March

      • March 3- Workplace Burnout
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

      Register Now
       

      • March 17 - Grief and Loss (Adults)
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      • March 31 - In Pursuit of Happiness
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

      Register Now
       

      April

      • April 20
        Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment 
        (Youth Version)
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      • April 28
        Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment 
        (Adult Version)
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

      Register Now
       

      May

      • May 22 - Interfacing with Difficult People
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      • May 26 - Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment for Youth
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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      June

      • June 2 - Eating Disorders
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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      • June 17 - Suicide Postvention is Suicide Prevention
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

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      • June 23 - Loneliness: A Culture of Disconnected and Lonely Individuals
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

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      July

      • July 13 - Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment  (Adult Version​
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      August

      • August 4 - Engaging and Working with Individuals with Suicidal Thoughts
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

      Register Now
       

      • August 12 - Creating Suicide Safer Schools
        Huntington 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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      September

      • September 10 - SafeTALK in Honor of World Suicide Prevention Day
        Huntington 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      • September 22 -  Mental Health Awareness
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

      Register Now
       

      October

      • October 6 - Hoarding
        Flushing 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

      Register Now
       

      • October 27 - How to Work with At-Risk Kids at School
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      November

      • November 3 -  Motivational Interviewing
        Coram 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      • November 11 - SafeTALK
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      • November 16 - In the Pursuit of Happiness
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      • November 24 - Interventions with Individuals with Self-Destructive Behavior
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

      Register Now
       

      December

      • December 1 – Trauma-Informed Care
        Flushing 10:00 AM -1:00 PM

      Register Now
       

      • December 11 - Compassion Fatigue
        Huntington 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

      Register Now
       

      Location Guide:

      Flushing: 142-02 20th Avenue, 3rd. Floor, Flushing, NY 11351
      Huntington: 55 Horizon Drive, Huntington, NY 11743
      Coram: 3600 Route-112, Coram, NY 11727
       

      CEU Credits

      Most Workshops offer CEU credits if applicable: ​WellLife​ Network is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, MHC-0074; Licensed Social Workers, #SW0451
       

      For questions and additional information, please contact Dr. Max Banilivy: max.banilivy@welllifenetwork.org

      CONTACT MAX BANILIVY

       

      Instructor

      M. , Ph.D.  a clinical psychologist and the Director of Network’s Clinical Training, Education and Field Placement services.

      Please join me in congratulating Aldkida Jones-Philbert, Vice President, Human Resources and Veronika Omole, Director, Community-Based Services on their recent promotions at Well Life Network.

       Jones-Philbert

      Vice President, Human Resources

      Congratulations 

      Congratulations to Aldkida Jones-Philbert on her promotion to Vice President of Human Resources. In her new role, Aldkida will be spearheading and implementing the human  plan, including talent management; staffing and retention; diversity; cultural development; employee relations; compensation and benefits; and a marketing approach for enhancing the role of human resources as a key component of the infrastructure   Network.

      Ms. Jones-Philbert has been employed by  Network for fourteen years and has many years of experience in the field. She built her career in Well Life through a variety of positions, including Benefits Administrator, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, and most recently Human Resources Director.

       received her Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Empire State. She will be reporting directly to Sherry Tucker, CEO and will be based at the Executive Offices in Flushing.

      Join us in congratulating Aldkida Jones-Philbert on her promotion.

      Congratulate Aldkida

      can be contacted at: Aldkida.Jones@WellLifeNetwork.org.

       

      Veronika Omole

      Director, Community-Based Services

      Please join me in congratulating Veronika Omole on her promotion to Director of  Community-Based Services. In her new role Veronika is responsible for Bridger, Pathway Adult Home Plus, Behavioral Health Adult HCBS (NYC and on Long Island), Bed & Respite (Short-Term Crisis Respite), NYC and Long Island Recovery Coordination and Long Island Supported Housing.  

      Veronika has been employed by Network for over eighteen years and has almost 25 years of experience within the field. Through Veronika's leadership, several programs at Network are recognized as "top providers" in New York State. In 2019, one of her programs was recognized for its performance and provided with Infrastructure Funding for over $1.1 million dollars. Veronika also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Community Living (ACL) where is a voting member.
       
      Veronika received her undergraduate degree from the College of New Rochelle and Masters Degrees in Social Work from New York University. She also holds certifications in  Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) from CUNY Hunter College School of Social Work and Social Sector Leadership from the University of California - Berkeley (Haas). She will be reporting directly to Rebecca Costa, Vice President, Children and Family Services; Addiction Recovery Services and -Based Services. 

      Join us in congratulating Veronika on her promotion.

      Congratulate Veronika

      International Volunteer Day (IDV) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. read more

      Today is #GivingTuesday. This annual initiative has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving to charities. Please support the WellLife Network end-of-year campaign and the people who depend upon you with a donation of $10 each month - that's just 32¢ each day.

      Click the link below to donate!

      https://www.classy.org/give/262376/#!/donation/checkout

       

      Thanks to our fans, we have won a 2019 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits! Read inspiring stories about us and add your own! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/welllife-network

       

      Dedicated to Building a Stronger Community

      Dianne C. Didio, the incumbent Democratic nominee was re-elected for a four-year term as Mayor of Oradell. Mayor Didio defeated Republican nominee Michael L. Gardner. 

       

      We are especially pleased to report on Dianne's re-election. Her law firm Levy, Stopol & Camelo, LLC represents WellLife Network and its subsidiary corporation.

       

      A 31-year Oradell resident and Mayor and Councilwoman for more than a decade, Dianne Camelo Didio has always been an active civic volunteer who is committed to Oradell. Prior to serving as Mayor of Oradell and Councilwoman, Dianne was President of the Oradell Little League. Dianne is a past Board member of the Oradell Arts and Business Coalition and the Oradell Emerson Rotary Club. Dianne also serves on the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity, Bergen County.

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