Queensview Board of Directors

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Paulette Fialkoff–Amodeo

Chairperson

Term Ends: 2018

Committees:

  • Finance
  • Mediation
  • Move-in/Move-out
  • Occupancy
  • Orientation
Lavinia Galatis, President

Lavinia Galatis

President

Term Ends: 2018

Committees:

  • Building & Grounds
  • Aesthetics & Gardening
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Energy Conservation Submetering
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance
  • Move-in/Move-out
  • Security

Lavinia Galatis is a civil engineer by trade, a parent by vocation and a Queensview resident for the last years.

As an engineer, she has years of experience that she is building on in her career as a Senior Project Manager for the Port Authority of NY & NJ.

As a parent, Lavinia was involved in the New York City School System ever since her daughter started pre-kindergarten in Queensview Nursery School and Kindergarten. She worked extensively with the PTAs, SLTs and CEC.

As a resident of Queensview, Lavinia was Building 2’s Representative for the Queensview Community Council for a few years, and a member of the Long Term Planning Committee, with which she shared her experience and expertise on some of the committee’s projects.

She hopes that her presence on the Board brings some cohesion and transparency, and seeks to engage the cooperators so that more trust can be established between them and the Board of Directors. Since, after all, a director is a representative of the shareholders that has their vote of confidence via election, she seeks to make the right decisions for the good of Queensview and to think not only about today but more about tomorrow so that when it arrives, we are prepared. Lavinia wants to make sure that Queensview’s health will be ensured to be enjoyed by our children and grandchildren, and that it’s left in a good state of repair when someday they own it.

Board Member Image-Steven Katzenstein

Steven Katzenstein

Vice President

Term Ends: 2017

Committees:

  • Energy Conservation Submetering
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance
  • Laundry
  • Orientation
  • Security

Steve Katzenstein is a lifelong resident of Queensview. His parents were original cooperators who moved into Building 7 (the first building opened for occupancy) the day it opened in November 1950. He was born in 1952.

After graduating from Stuyvesant High School in 1970, he attended Fordham University and graduated in 1974 with a BA in History. He then attended Villanova University School of Law for one year and, after a clerkship to qualify for the bar exam, was admitted to the New York bar in July, 1982. Steve is also admitted to practice in several Federal jurisdictions including US District Court—Southern District of New York (August 1982); US District Court—Eastern District of New York (August 1982); US Court of Appeals—2nd Circuit (May, 2005); and the US Supreme Court (February, 1987).

As a litigation attorney whose primary expertise is in the areas of Civil Procedure and Appellate Procedure for both the state and federal court systems, he advises the other attorneys at the firm in these areas and reviews litigation documents as to proper form. He has also handled several court cases, and has worked for several major law firms.

Steve has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008, serving at various times on the Lease; Ad Hoc Committee on Financial Requirements; Finance; Election; Planning; Security; 60th Anniversary Party; Orientation; and Insurance Committees.

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Mark Adelson

Asst. Vice President

Term Ends: 2018

Committees:

  • Finance
Holly Zabitz, Treasurer

Holly Zabitz

Treasurer

Term Ends: 2019

Committees:

  • Finance
Neal Arluck, Asst. Treasurer

Neal Arluck

Asst. Treasurer

Term Ends: 2019

Committees:

  • Aesthetics & Gardening
  • Finance
  • Move-in/Move-out
  • Security
Alicia Fernandez, Asst. Secretary

Alicia Fernandez

Asst. Secretary

Term Ends: 2019

Toni Ceaser, Director

Toni Ceaser

Director

Term Ends: 2017

Committees:

  • Aesthetics & Gardening
  • Laundry
  • Mediation
  • Move-in/Move-out
  • Occupancy
Randy Janis

Randy Janis

Director

Term Ends: 2017

Committees:

  • Mediation
  • Move-in/Move-out

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