Bios of Key Personnel
William Sabado, LMSW, JD
Mr. Sabado is a resident of Staten Island. He most recently served as President and CEO of St. Vincent’s Services. He was a key figure when St. Vincent’s merged with HeartShare. He brings over 10 years of executive leadership experience from the Health and Human Services area. Bill received his undergraduate degree from New York University, College of Arts and Science and he received his Master’s of Social Work from the University of Buffalo. He continued on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. His professional certificates include his LMSW from New York State and an Executive Leadership Institute Certificate from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business & School of Social Work. Bill received the “Spirit of Detroit” Award for Outstanding Community Leadership in 2007 by the Detroit City Council.
Bill is an innovative, results-driven and passionate leader with a reputation of shaking things up. He brings new ideas and a method to what Seamen’s does best, caring for children and families to empower them to lead fuller and richer lives.
Dina Carreras, LMSW
Dina joined Seamen’s Society in November 2015. She most recently served as Chief of Staff to CEO & CPO at The Children’s Village. She has over 10 years experience in project management and organizational transformation and change. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and her Master’s Degree of Science in Social Work from Columbia University City of New York.
Anna Opsha, CPA
Anna joined Seamen’s Society as VP/CFO in September 2010. She received her BS in Accounting from Brooklyn College and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Anna’s work experience includes Loeb and Troper and BDO Seidman where she was a Senior Auditor before coming to Seamen’s Society.
Phyllis a native Staten Islander, joined Seamen’s Society as the Director of Human Resources in July 2007. Phyllis came to Seamen’s Society with over 15 years of Human Resources experience. Formerly she managed the St. Vincent’s Hospital Regional Compensation Program for 3500 employees.
A. KEY STAFF IN ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAMS
To contact staff listed below please email them at: Information@roots-wings.org
President/CEO: William Sabado, LMSW, JD
Sr. VP/COO: Dina Carreras, LMSW
VP/CFO: Anna Opsha, CPA
VP of Human Resources: Phyllis Davide
Development Office: Christina Marino
Foster Care and Adoption Services
Director, Foster Care Services: Shari Richardson, LCSW
Assistant Director, Foster Care Services, Staten Island: Jacqueline Lawrence, MPA
Assistant Director, Foster Care Services, Brooklyn: Lyschel Wilkerson, LMSW
Adoption Coordinator: Janine Palmer-Finnie, MSW
Director, Nursing: Jennifer Benoit, BSN
Director, Prevention & FT/R, Staten Island: Linda Santlofer, LCSW
Director, Prevention & FT/R, Brooklyn: Roland Sombai, MSW, MPA
Director, Safe Passage & Forward through Education:
Director, Family Day Care Services: Nellie Suarez, MA
Director, Quality Assurance & Training: Daryl Dyer
50 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York 10301-1827
Telephone Number: 1-718-447-7740; Fax: 718-720-2321
Brownsville: 1668 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Telephone Number: 1 -718- 313-1111; Fax: 718 313-1661