Board of Directors
Marielle Schank Board Chair
I have been in the field of special education for the past 28 years. Six of those years were spent at League School in Brooklyn, NY where I met Mrs. Clarke. I earned a master’s degree in Special Education at Brooklyn College in 1992. During the last two years at League School, I also worked part time as an independent contractor for several early intervention agencies. During those 6 years, I worked with children with autism and other developmental disorders. From 1996-2003, I worked exclusively for agencies that serviced children with autism. In 2003, my husband and I moved to Newfoundland, PA. We traveled off and on for two years. In 2005, I returned to college. In 2007, I earned a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from East Stroudsburg University. In August of 2007, I was hired by the Delaware Autism Program/Brennen School and moved to Newark, DE. This is my tenth year at Brennen School. I have been a board member of My Time Inc. since its inception. Our first board meeting was Friday, May 4th, 2007. My Time Inc. has come a long way.
Sharon Morrison Treasurer
Sharon Morrison has been employed in the Wall Street area for the past 22 years serving in various capacities such as Vice President and Board Member for a major Japanese corporation. Ms. Morrison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Labor Management Relations from Pace University and a Master’s of Science in Accounting from Long Island University. Ms Morrison also sits on the board of My Time Inc; an organization that support parents of children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She is also a staunch advocate for the betterment of minority youths in underserved communities.
Annette Cooke Secretary
To become an educator, I attended Brooklyn College and matriculated with a Master of Science Degree (MS) in Elementary Education. That course of study helped me acquire various strategies to instruct school-age scholars in all the content areas such as: science, music, art, math, social studies and reading. After that, my journey led me to Teachers College, Columbia University; where I earned a Master of Education Degree (Ed. M.) My educational philosophy is that every child can learn. But, we must give them the tools to do so.
As an educator, I vigorously find ways to create equal access into the educational environment for all my scholars; especially those with different learning styles.
As a volunteer, I work primarily through the Lions Clubs International. I have served as District Leo Chairperson, President of Hollis Lions, Zone Chairperson and Regional Manager for the entire district. My biggest accomplishment with this organization is an international trip. I took 28 young adults and 13 adults to conduct community service in Jamaica.
Finally, my work as an officer of the My Time Inc. continues to afford me the opportunity to work side by side with parents and children. My Time Inc. is a wonderful asset within the Brooklyn Community.
Gloria Baptiste Member
Gloria Baptiste worked as a Child Provider, and devoted herself to community work before meeting Eustace in 1993. They got married (tied the knot) in 1995. Gloria continued to be dedicated, and is proud of the extensive kinship that she developed with New York City’s St. Vincent community. She is married to Eustace Baptiste and have a 12 year old daughter name Charis. Ms. Baptiste volunteered as a director at Child of the Light Ministries Food Pantry. Following the ordeal of Hurricane Sandy, Gloria found MY TIME INC on the recommendation of State Senator John Sampson’s office. What she found and treasures are the kindred spirits that she met, and an organization that provides a network that offer support but more importantly, satisfies her appetite for providing support for others.
Gwendolyn Robinson, Member
Gwen Robinson is a graduate of Fordham University where earned her Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialty in Social Work Administration. For the past fifteen years, Mrs. Robinson worked as a social worker in the addictions field primarily with individuals who had current and previous legal histories. In this capacity, she had worked in both the residential and outpatient settings. In addition to this experience, Mrs. Robinson had also worked as a social worker and director in the mental health field. As a director, she was in charge of five offsite mental health programs for children and one main site for adults. Currently, she is employed at Camelot Counseling Centers as a Senior Counselor and is also a placement supervisor for undergraduate social work students.
Michelle Schank Board Chair
Michelle Schank-Molina is a highly skilled and knowledgeable Medical Office Manager with over ten years of experience in a fast-paced environment. Successfully manage the daily operations of a demanding multi-doctor medical office including staff training and supervision, activity and task scheduling, obtaining and allocating resources, management and improvement of internal processes, the implementation of procedures and policies, general office accounting functions, and maintenance of computer software and hardware. A results-driven manager who successfully interacts with a diverse group of people at all levels
Ivy Feldman Ph.D. BCBA_D Member
Dr. Ivy Feldman, the current Head of School, has been responsible for the curriculum, behavioral planning, and staff supervision and training at The McCarton School since 2002. Dr. Feldman is licensed psychologist specializing in child psychology and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her M.A. in psychology from New York University and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John’s University, Queens, New York. She has worked as a special education teacher, has studied attention and learning on a research project with high-risk infants, has conducted play therapy with children, and has been using ABA to combine these fields and help children diagnosed with ASD achieve their potential and adapt to their environment.