JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY - April 14, 2011 - The Lexington School/Center for the Deaf has appointed Dr. Maria Torroella Carney and Randolph Ghisone to its board of directors according to an announcement by Manuel Mosquera, CEO of New York's oldest and largest educational and resource center for the region's deaf population.
Dr. Carney resides in Lattingtown, NY and is the Commissioner of Health for the Nassau County (NY) Department of Health, a post she was appointed to in 2008. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College and her Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M; University. Dr. Carney was recently named the 2010 Public Health Professional of the Year by the New York State Association of County Health Officials. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai Medical School and the Stony Brook School of Medicine.
Mr. Ghisone, a resident of Hicksville, NY, is the Assistant Deputy Nassau County Executive for Finance, whose responsibilities include providing advice on fiscal matters, budget issues and the impact of budget decisions to the county's bottom line. He also served as Nassau County's Deputy Comptroller for Accounting. Mr. Ghisone earned his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Hofstra University. He has over thirty-two years experience in fiscal management, budget analysis and accounting system implementation.
"Dr. Carney's and Mr. Ghisone's diverse backgrounds, wealth of knowledge and vast experience in their respective fields will greatly enhance Lexington's Board of Directors," said Mr. Mosquera. "Mr. Ghisone's financial background will be an invaluable resource in budgeting and planning, while Dr. Carney, a highly regarded physician, will add a new dimension to the board from a medical and public health perspective."
The Lexington School/Center for the Deaf and its affiliates provide a full range of education and services for children and adults who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. The Lexington School for the Deaf, established in 1865, provides tuition-free education to over 350 profoundly deaf children ages from infants to 21 years of age. Lexington's affiliates include the Hearing and Speech Center, Center for Mental Health Services, and the Vocational Services Center. The Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, a New York State-certified Diagnostic and Treatment Center, provides comprehensive hearing diagnostic and treatment services to infants, children and adults. The comprehensive services supported by Lexington currently reach more than 3,000 New Yorkers annually and comprise a unique model of excellence in meeting the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing New Yorkers. For more information visit: www.lexnyc.org.
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Images of Dr. Carney and Mr. Ghisone can be found at: http://hldnow.com/Pr/page/LexingtonBoardMembers.asp