2017 Symposium & Luncheon


Community Champions for Children Symposium & Luncheon

Building Resiliency in Young Children

Hofstra University Club

Hempstead, NY 
Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Schedule of Events

Registration: Networking & Continental Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Symposium: Panel Presentation, Q&A: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Registration: 45th Anniversary Luncheon.  Raffle Sales & Networking: 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Luncheon: Honoree Recognition & Keynote Address: 12:00 - 2:00 pm


Honoree Recognition

Victor Fornari, MD is the Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital & The Cohen Children’s Medical Center of Northwell Health.  Dr. Fornari is Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.  

Saundra M. Gumerove, Esq. is a parent and advocate for the disabled. Ms. Gumerove’s law practice is focused on representing individuals, families and parents and children in need of special education services, guardianships, life planning and estate planning including special needs trusts. 

Yesenia Vasquez is the Chief Financial Officer of Laser Now and co-owner of three laser treatment locations in Manhattan, Queens and East Meadow. Yesenia was one of the Top 25 Advocates for Latino Empowerment benefiting the Hispanic Counseling Center in 2012.  She was named Business Woman of the Year in 2014 by the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Keynote Speaker


Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education from Teachers College at Columbia University.  The goal of Dr. Noble's research is to better characterize socioeconomic disparities in children's cognition and brain development. 

Register here or email Ann Schindler for more information at: aschindler@childcarenassau.org