Wendy Tepfer: Director of the Community Parent Center
Wendy Tepfer has been the Director of the Community Parent Center since 2002. As Director of The Community Parent Center Ms. Tepfer works diligently for all of the parents and children in her hometown and the surrounding communities. Ms. Tepfer is dedicated and committed to providing quality programming to parents and children in Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick and North Merrick schools as well as those attending parochial and private schools in these communities.

Ms. Tepfer has over 10 years experience as an executive member of various non-profit organizations and PTA. She has extensive experience building programs and providing services to families with children grades Pre K-12. Ms Tepfer has received multiple awards in recognition of her exemplary service for the educational community. In 2011 she received the New York State Governors’ Traffic Safety Chairman’s Award. In 2008 she received both the New York State United Teachers Friends of Education Award along with the Bellmore Merrick friends of Teachers Award.  Additionally, Ms. Tepfer brings nearly 20 years of community involvement to her work at the Center.

MaryKate Galluccio: Project Manager

MaryKate Galluccio has been a dedicated administrator for the Parent Center since 2004. She handles all bookkeeping and financial matters, as well as development and project management. After 25 years of corporate financial experience, MaryKate retired from Verizon long distance as their billing manager. She brings financial expertise gained over her career to the center and oversees the financial transactions of multiple grants on a daily basis.


Board of Directors

Nina Lanci: President

Laraine Milazzo: Secretary

Camille Raia: Treasurer


Kay Blake

Joanne Dezak

Mike Dolber

Dr. Joseph S. Famularo

David Feller

Beth Friedman

Michelle Gagnon

Lisa Ruiz

David Weiss, Esq.

Honorary Members

Hon. David Denenberg

Sen. Charles Fuschillo, Jr.

Hon. David McDonough