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Three Community Leaders Join QSAC's Board Of Directors

On September 5, Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors. Each member brings a passion for QSAC's mission to serve the autism community of New York City and Long Island.

Danielle Guarino, joined the the board after serving as the chair of QSAC's Junior Board. She is a financial advisor at MetLife and previously served as a financial adviser at Ameriprise Financial Services. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics from Quinnipiac University's School of Business. Danielle is married to John Guarino, a partner at Quad Capital, and they live in Manhattan.

Robin Ponsolle, M.S., serves on the leadership team of District 75 for the New York City Department of Education and was recently elected co-president of the Parent Teacher Association for the 2012-2013 school year. She previously worked in career development and counseling. Robin received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from New York University and her Master of Science in counseling from Long Island University. Robin's husband, Chris, owns Pergola des Artistes, a restaurant in Manhattan, and they reside in Rego Park.

Stuart Riback, Esq., is an active community leader serving on the boards of a number of local nonprofits. He is a partner at Wilk Auslander LLP. Mr. Riback graduated with his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Queens College and his law degree from Columbia University School of Law. Stuart and his wife, Wendy, reside in West Hempstead.

QSAC is honored to welcome these three community leaders to our Board of Directors. With their support, leadership, and passion, QSAC looks forward to the coming year as the agency continues its commitment to high quality services for children and adults with autism.

Regarding the new directors, Gary Maffei, M.P.A., QSAC's executive director said, "I'm thrilled to welcome such wonderful people to the Board of Directors. Danielle, Robin, and Stuart, all bring unique perspectives to our board that will assist us as we continue to grow and meet the needs of the autism community."

Yvette Watts, president of the board said, "Our new directors will help us to chart a future for QSAC and the families we serve that continues the vision of our founders while working to expand our programs and services."

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