Hollis Hills Civic Association
Hollis Hills Civic Association
Our Board Members
Zion Halili - President
Picture Coming Soon Zion Halili moved to this neighborhood in 1986. Immediately start to gather few residents out of the community in order to create a civic association; residents including Sal; Deliberto, Steve Povawa. Shortly after he found out that there was already a civic association filed on record that was created over 50 years ago but for the past 20 years was no longer active. That is when Zion Halili searched and found the previous president, by the name Bary Fleeger who explained the status of the association to Zion and forwarded some documents that he still had in his position. The HHCA started with their first meetings at the Hollis Hills Jewish center, then in the office in the ambulance court on Union Turnpike. Slowly the HHCA became bigger of a board, as more people started volunteering. Zion was involved from day one until today, and is one of the longest standing board members. During the past 28 years of being a member of the board, he served as the president and special consultant to the board for the past 6 years.

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Anthony F. Benfatti - Secretary
Picture Coming Soon A resident of Hollis Hills since 1995. Has 4 Children, 8 Grandchildren, Wife: Geraldine. Career: directed MIS systems and technical operations- computer & network support, help-desk services, data entry and control. Managed: facility build-outs; system upgrades, projects and initiatives; budgets and department business plans. BA/MA Economics-History, Brooklyn College; Captain, United States Army; Corps of Engineers - Active - four years; Reserve –eight. Provides support for current U.S. Veterans Administration IT projects. Business Manager, IT build-outs; system upgrades, projects and initiatives; budgets and department business plans. BA/MA Economics-History. US Army, CE.

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Jo Beth Greenbaum - Treasurer
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Dev Viswanath - Board Member
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Alex Katz - Board Member
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Arianna Halpern - Board Member
Picture Coming Soon I play a very active role in my children’s education and volunteers at their school for a variety of programs. I come from a family of sound values and am committed to passing on my beliefs towards dedicated service to others, & to my children so that they too will enjoy a rewarding life through serving others.

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Jennifer Camilleri - Board Member
Picture Coming Soon I have lived and raised a family in the Hollis Hills community for over 38 years. I have chosen to become a board member of the Hollis Hills Civic Association because I feel strongly about getting involved in ones community. A strong civic association is an effective one.This can only happen when the people living in the community get involved. Please join us and let your voice be heard.

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Lotus Hsu - Board Member
Picture Coming Soon I am lucky to have been recruited in 2008 to the Board of the Hollis Hills Civic Association by the president Zion Halili. Board members are committed to our healthy community where we enjoy safety, beauty and privacy. A native of Boston, I have felt very much a part of this community since 1992. After raising two sons and a daughter here, I am even more attached to the community. I met many of you while all my children attended PS188 and I continue to meet many of you in our allergy office on Union Turnpike/213th St. I enjoy meeting my neighbors at community events and hearing your stories of your life in Hollis Hills. I am committed to being your voice, working with you to keep our neighborhood safe, beautiful and strong with a high quality of life. I hope to see you at community events.

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Michelle Schaefer - Board Member
Picture Coming Soon I have lived in Hollis Hills for almost 25 years. I originally lived on 210th Street and now live on 217th Street with my husband and three children. All of my children attended P.S. 188 and M.S. 172 when they were younger. I am recently retired and looking forward to helping the Hollis Hills Civic Association better our community.

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Mina Mauerstein-Bail - Board Member
Picture Coming Soon Mina Mauerstein-Bail recently retired from the United Nations, having served in a various senior executive positions. She has also served on a number of non-for-profit boards involved in international development. Mina holds a Bachelor’s degree in education and an advanced degree in sociology. She is married, has two children and one grandchild. Mina is a longtime resident of Hollis Hills.

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Malathi (Mala) Padmanabhan - Board Member
Picture Coming Soon As a mother, working woman and an active member in society I know the importance of having strong community. I am honored to join the board for the Hollis Hills Civic Association. I intend to use my experience in the financial district and various Indian organizations to help serve my fellow neighbors. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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