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Maria Grigos

Maria Grigos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development. She is currently Director of the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Masters Program and the Motor Speech Laboratory at NYU.

Dr. Grigos has been conducting research to better understand speech production in children for over 20 years. Her scholarly work uses kinematic, acoustic and perceptual methods to pursue two lines of research. The first examines speech motor development in children with speech sound disorders, which includes studying the efficacy of speech intervention for children with apraxia of speech. The second examines changes in speech production and facial movement in adults following facial transplant surgery, together with an interdisciplinary team from the NYU Langone Health System. Funding from the National Institutes of Health, NYU Steinhardt, the ASHFoundation and Apraxia-Kids has supported her research. Dr. Grigos’s research has been published in a number of journals including the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, Phonetics, and Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.

Dr. Grigos is currently an Editor for the Speech section of the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.  She holds clinical certification from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and is licensed in speech-language pathology in New York State. Dr. Grigos earned a B.S. from New York University, and both a M.S. and Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a graduate of the Fontbonne Class of 1986. Dr. Grigos resides in Brooklyn with her husband and their three children.

Lillian Labbat

Lillian is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Fontbonne Hall and a member of the Finance committee. She is also a graduate of Fontbonne’s Class of 1985.

 

Lillian has over 25 years of leadership experience in banking and international finance at major financial institutions. Lillian’s experience has spanned a wide range of industries, particularly oil & gas, power, transportation and infrastructure, with an expertise in developing markets.

  

Lillian is currently the Global Head of Credit and Political Risk within the Specialty Products Division at Zurich. Lillian is responsible for the management and performance of the global team, with main hubs in London, Paris, Singapore and the US. She has extensive experience in structured financing solutions, working with global customers, banks, brokers and official agencies.   

 

Prior to Zurich, Lillian was the Global Head of Structured Export Finance & Americas Trade Product Advisory Head at JP Morgan where she was responsible for driving the growth of the CIB’s structured product offerings in export, aviation, multilateral, receivable and CB supply chain finance.

 

Prior to joining JP Morgan, Lillian headed the export finance business at BNP Paribas for the US and Canada for eight years.  She also spent ten years at Citigroup, both as a senior originator in the Project & Structured Trade Finance group and as head of underwriting at CITI, Citibank’s political & credit risk captive.  

 

Lillian holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a focus on finance and management.

Christine Minieri

Christine Minieri is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a Fontbonne alum. After she graduated in 2004, she obtained a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Childhood Education, and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Science, Letters, and Society, from the City University of New York.  

 

Christine is the co-owner of DC Licensed Mental Health Counselors PLLC. She is a therapist specializing in child, adolescent and adult therapy. Her area of specialization includes but is not limited to adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, self-esteem and body image.  With compassion and understanding, she works with individuals and families to help them build on their strengths and maximize personal growth. She also has extensive experience working in crisis intervention. The New York State Office of Mental Health has acknowledged her for her crisis counseling work in responding to the communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. 

 

Christine is also a member of the NYS Psychological Association and the NYS Mental Health Counselors Association. During Christine’s free time she enjoys yoga, horseback riding, and tennis.

Sr. Maryann Napier

Sr. Maryann Napier is a Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York. Brooklyn, New York is her home town and she is a proud Alumna of Fontbonne Hall Academy. She did her undergraduate studies at Brentwood College. She achieved Masters Degrees from C.W. Post and the Immaculate Conception Seminary. Being the recipient of grants afforded her the great experience of studying at Potsdam State College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and San Diego State College.

Sr. Maryann Napier is currently the Mathematics Chairperson at St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows, New York. She teaches Calculus Honors and enjoys the energy of the young people that she meets. Being on the Board of Trustees of Fontbonne Hall has enabled her to meet new and interesting persons as well the ability to reconnect with her Alma Mater.

Kim Parker
Kim Parker joined the Board of Trustees at Fontbonne in September, 2017. A lifelong Brooklynite, Kim attended St. Ephrem's Grammar School and Our Lady Of Perpetual Help High School. She then went on to attend The College of Insurance in NYC. She became the first woman sales representative in the New York office at The Guardian Life Insurance Company where she worked for over 28 years.
 
Since retiring, Kim has focused her time and energy on volunteering. Along with serving on the Fontbonne Board, she is the President of her cooperative, a member of the Parish Council at St. Anselm and has founded and runs the Do Not Litter Campaign in the District 20 school district.
Margaret Tramutola
Margaret Tramutola-Hamdan was born in Brooklyn, the youngest of six children, to John and Margaret Tramutola. Her mother was a proud graduate of Fontbonne Hall Academy class of 1947. Her mother’s enthusiasm and love of all things Fontbonne influenced Margaret’s decision to become a Bonnie and graduate in the class of 1986. She is proud to be a member of the Board of Trustees for Fontbonne since 2016. Her parents taught her the value of hard work and the importance of a good education. These are values she brings to her work every day.
 
Margaret is completing her eleventh year as the Assistant Principal of P.S.160, in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to being appointed as Assistant Principal, Margaret taught at P.S. 127 in District 20. While she was in P.S. 127, she was named Teacher of the Year. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University and a Master of Science in Education from Wagner College. She continued her education and received a Master of Science in Administration from Touro College.
 
Presently, Margaret resides with her husband, Saleh Hamdan, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. When not busy with her school, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.