|Written by Fred Scaglione|
|Saturday, 26 June 2010 20:12|
Judy Pannullo will be leaving her post as Executive Director of the Suffolk Community Council. Pannullo joined the Council as its Executive Director in 2004.
During her tenure, Pannullo oversaw a significant expansion of programs. These include the Network of Women with Disabilities – addressing the barriers to access to healthcare; Accessible Long Island, addressing the issue of aging in place; and the Unity project addressing the unmet needs of the Latino population in Brentwood – offering English and computer classes as well as working in close cooperation in with the Suffolk County Police.
Pannullo came to SCC after serving for 14 years as Director of The Long Island Progressive Coalition, where she managed the expansion of their programs and outreach which include the Brookhaven Lab Advisory Committee – addressing the needs of the local community and their concern about the safety and health of the Lab; Long Island Jobs with Justice – addressing the need for labor and community to work together; and the Environmental Leaders Network – addressing environmental concerns in Brentwood and ending the mosquito spraying in Babylon Village.
“It has been a distinct honor and pleasure to work with so many wonderful people who care so deeply about social issues” said Pannullo.
“Judy’s departure will be a great loss for the Suffolk Community Council and for the people we serve,” said Michael McClain, the Council’s Board President. “Her work with the Council during the past eight years has made a positive difference in the lives of many people and many organizations.”
The Suffolk Community Council’s board is currently conducting a search for Pannullo’s replacement and hopes to name a successor shortly.
During her career, Pannullo has been honored with the Suffolk County Human Rights Lawrence Timpa Award for Professionalism, United Auto Workers Community Service Award, LI Jobs with Justice Community Award, the LI Progressive Coalition Long Islander Who Has Made A Difference Award, Yaphank Civic Association Environmental Activism Award and the Town of Babylon Women’s Award.
She currently serves on the Suffolk County Anti-Bias Task Force, the Suffolk County 10- year Plan to End Homelessness Committee, Suffolk County Health Care Task Force, Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, is Co-Founder and Vice President of Long Island Jobs With Justice, Department of Social Services Community Advisory Committee, United Way’s Executive Advisory Committee, and HELP Suffolk,.
And she has served on the Suffolk County Commission on Creative Retirement, Newsday’s Everyday Hero committee, Intergenerational Strategies, Long Island North Shore Heritage Area Commissioner, LI Progressive Coalition,, Long Island Health and Welfare Council., Brookhaven National Laboratory Community Advisory Council, Research and Education Project of Long Island, Suffolk County Department of Labor Lead Prevention Advisory Board, LI Occupational and Environmental Health Clinic Board, Town of Babylon Board of Ethics and Chairperson of the Babylon Environmental Conservation Commission.