Board, Staff Locations - Sheila Peterson House image and text

  • When Sheila Petersen founded Friends of Karen in 1978, her makeshift office was located at the kitchen table in her home.  Befitting our mission, our headquarters (pictured above) is located in a house not far from where Karen grew up.
  • Within the span of 36 years, Friends of Karen has grown to a staff of 25 with three offices, serving families in 22 counties in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • 5,300 children with cancer or another life-threatening illness and their families have been helped by your gifts. When siblings are counted, Friends of Karen has touched the lives of more than 13,100 children.

"When we were going through our daughter's illness, we would not have made it through without Friends of Karen.  We will NEVER forget all that you did financially and emotionally."   Thalia's parents

Board, Staff & Office Locations

Board, Staff & Office Locations
Board, Staff & Office Locations

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pam Hervey
President

David Rosenberg
Vice President

J Durst
Treasurer

Steven Swirsky
Secretary

Paul Barger
Bradd J. Gold
Bob Goldberg
Ayo Hart
Beth Leventhal
Trish Lobenfeld
Palma Patti
Paul Smadbeck
Arnold Ursaner
Sharon Weiner

STAFF

Judith R. Factor
Executive Director

Nancy Mariano
Regional Director
Long Island and Queens

Rhonda Ryan, BSW
Director, Family Support Program

Terri Sorrentino
Director, Finance & Administration

Jane Bishow-Semevolos, LCAT, Creative Arts Therapy
Nancy Bloom
Sarah Coakley, LMSW
Patricia Conway
Jennifer Costa, MSW, CCLS
Lisa Dashman
Natalia Echeverri, MSW
Melinda Ferraraccio, MA, Expressive Arts Therapies
Beth Ferrari, BSW
Melissa Goldsmith, LMSW
Kristi Hennessy
Sage Heyman, LMSW
Randi Jaffe
Marla Krellenstein, MSW
Patti McGovern
Melanie Mouzakes
Maureen Mullen
Gwen Salmo
Elvira Scollan
Denise Tredwell
Debbie Weeks
Diana York


OFFICE LOCATIONS

Social Work Toll-free Line:
(800) 637-2774 ext. 205 

MAIN OFFICE
118 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY 10560
(914) 277-4547

LONG ISLAND OFFICE 
21 Perry Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 473-1768

NEW YORK CITY OFFICE
116 East 16th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 308-1378
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