Meet Our Board of Directors
Founder, Executive and Artistic Director, Herstory Writers Workshop
There has never been a time when Herstory’s founder and artistic director Erika Duncan wasn’t doing what she could to give voice to stories that might not otherwise have been heard...
Laurel Janssen Breen
RN, PhD, CNE, Former Assistant Chair, Department of Nursing, St. Joseph's College
Laurel Janssen Breen is recently retired from nursing education. From 1998-2016, she built an academic career at St. Joseph’s...
Professor of Health and Human Rights at Harvard University
The emphasis of Stephen Marks’s work is on public health and human rights, drawing on the disciplines of international law, international politics, international organizations, and international economics...
Heather Pasmore, Board Chair
RN, BSN, CLNC, CCM, CLTC and Financial Mentor
Heather Pasmore has been a Professional Registered Nurse since 1984. Since June 2020 she has been a Healthcare Service ConsuItant to the Medical Service Bureau Division of the Suffolk County...
PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminology Program Director at Hofstra University
Liena Gurevich was born in Moscow, USSR and left Russia as a teen in the late 1970’s. After recovering from the culture shock...
Constituent Liason for Council Member Karen Koslowitz
Joe is connected to Herstory through the late (great!) Amy Hagedorn, president of the Hagedorn Foundation. He managed day-to-day operations for 8 years, until the foundation closed its doors in 2017.
Ana M. Figueroa, Treasurer
Policy Council & Volunteers Supervisor at LI Head Start
Ana Maria Figueroa was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Ana migrated with her mother and sister to the United States when her mother was recruited to work at a hospital in New York City.
School Transformation Facilitator at Hempstead High School
Jacqueline “Jacqui” Thomas is an educator dedicated to social organization and transformation of challenged schools...