Board of Directors

Dr. Corinthia Price-CEO/Founder & Chief Workforce Developement Strategist

To Strengthen and Empower Individuals to Become Successful In The 21st Century

Dr. Corinthia Price is the Founder and CEO of Workforce Career Readiness. Workforce Career Readiness specializes in 21st century college and career readiness, youth entrepreneurship and STEAM education, transition planning, and workforce development. We stress, mentor and emphasize that for individuals to become competitive in the "rapidly changing global market place" they will have to graduate from high school with more skills than simply the ability to read and write. Dr. Price's research has prepared her to mentor individuals towards college, career training, or the workforce with a high-level of skill and the professional attitude to succeed and thrive. She is a highly sought after keynote speaker and has presented at various national and international conferences. Dr. Price is an advocate for career technical education and youth transitioning programs.

Cristobal Benitez-Coordinator of Attendance & Census, Brentwood Union Free School District

Mr. Benitez is a graduate of Central Islip High School, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Education, and Science from Buffalo State University College, and his Master's Degree in Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony brook University. He is certified as a School district Administrator through Long Island University, as well a certified School Attendance Teacher. Mr. Benitez started his career in Brentwood, NY 1985, teaching 7th and 8th grade Science at North Middle School, for the next ten  years he continued to teach in Brentwood at South Middle School, Ross High School and West Middle School. From 2004-2006 he served as Assistant Principal for the Evening High school in Brentwood, then becoming the Coordinator of Attendance and Census. He is the current President of the Long Island Attendance Professionals and Teachers Association, bringing together school district all over Long Island to combat truancy, and find ways to resolve issues facing Brentwood School Districts youth. Mr. Benitez is certified as a "Best Plus" administrator through the Center of Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C. and has taught adult ESL since 2012. Mr. Benitez plays an integral role within the Brentwood Public Schools, and is a passionate advocate for the advancement of at-risk youth and limited English speaking members within that community.

Dr. Lauren Mullins-Assistant Professor of Health Care and Public Administration

Lauren Bock Mullins, Ph.D. received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Communication from Villanova University and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University- Newark. She has a master’s degree in human rights from Columbia University, with a concentration in women’s rights. She and colleagues at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers-Newark reviewed the State of New Jersey Department of Treasury’s Performance Budgeting program for Governor Christie’s administration.

Her research interests include social equity issues such as family responsibilities discrimination, gender, managing diverse personnel, and the public management of human trafficking. She is a proponent of interconnectivity between academics and mainstream media. Her letters to the editor on work and family and the gender pay gap have been published in the Wall Street Journal. She serves as an elected Board member for the Section for Women in Public Administration of the American Society for Public Administration.

Charles Fox Jr.-Sr. Coordinator for Community Services Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. Youth & Adolescent Services

Charles Fox Jr. holds an Associate’s Degree in International Studies/Business from Suffolk County Community College. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/ Africana Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Stony Brook University. Mr. Fox has spent more than a decade in the youth development/non-profit field. Charles is the Senior Coordinator for Community Services for the Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.-Youth and Adolescent Services. In this position he focuses on collaboration between agencies in an effort to build a broad coalition of community partners focusing on the issue of youth development and community collaborations.  He has developed, implemented, and facilitated inclusive after-school and community based programs in the Brentwood, Central Islip, Bay Shore, Mastic/Moriches and Wyandanch School communities since 2006. These programs give youth the opportunity to express their ideas and learn in a safe, encouraging, and nurturing environment. Students are able to formulate their goals for the future, giving them some of the tools necessary to navigate adolescence. Charles is also interested in connecting policy advocacy to youth work and strives to engage young people in the political process. Mr. Fox has written grants (individually and collaboratively) which have allowed countless students to gain exposure to college, STEM career opportunities, and other enrichment opportunities.  Mr. Fox also serves on the board of Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates, which is dedicated to supporting access to higher education for the immigrant community. Charles believes it is his life’s work to invest his energy and effort towards empowering youth, making positive impacts on the lives of others, and working to improve communities through comprehensive programming, collaboration, and grassroots organizing. Charles is thrilled to be a part of ECLI and help empower those affected by social, economic, physical, and generational trauma. 

Diana V. Martin- ECLI Co-Founder

Diana V. Martin holds a Masters of Social Work from Stony Brook University and comes to ECLI with 10 years’ experience in human services.  Following completion of her MSW in 2009, Diana was invited to join Stony Brook's Doctoral Program in Social Welfare, where she earned 21 credits before returning to her work in the community.  Diana has focused both her practical social work experience and her social welfare education on the social justice struggles faced by at-risk youth. 

Since 2013, Diana has expanded her professional and helping skills to the development arm of the non-profit sector.  Diana has served in fundraising and outreach positions at LICADD (Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence), the leading substance abuse treatment and prevention agency on Long Island, and a domestic violence agency in Suffolk County.  She is currently the Special Events Coordinator at North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, a children's mental health agency in Nassau County.  In both her current and past roles, Diana has been responsible for orchestrating the agencies' multiple multi-faceted fundraisers, including setting and balancing event budgets, as well as serving as a liaison between the organizations and all vendors, donors, and talent.  She oversees the creation of agency marketing materials, designs some herself, plays a role in social media and press relations, and supervises all event volunteers. 

Diana is deeply proud to have been one of the original five female co-founders of ECLI.  She strongly believes that the path to personal fulfillment is paved by individual empowerment, and she seeks to uplift and support all those in need as their journeys unfold.

Brittany Anderson LMHC

Mrs. Anderson is a licensed Mental Health Counselor with an expertise in crisis counseling, and intervention, addictions, trauma, mental, and mood disorders, life transitions, and relationship concerns. Mrs. Anderson built her career in the helping profession based on a lifelong personal interest, and yearning towards helping others deal with adversity and trauma. Mrs. Anderson believes this desire started for when witnessing firsthand how her own family was influenced, and affected by trauma. Mrs. Anderson has made it her mission in life to pursue a career dedicated to empowering those to overcome personal obstacles in order to improve their lives. Mrs. Anderson uses a variety of approaches to assist her clients, specific to individual needs; in particular, by using cognitive therapy and psychoeducation. Mrs. Andersons main overarching goals is to empower all individuals she comes in contact with and assist them with living their best life as they choose to define it. 

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