Susan Samaroo

Susan Samaroo

Executive Director

Susan came to The Maurer Foundation with over 20 years of nonprofit experience, having excelled in all aspects of the industry. Her strategic and innovative approaches to program development, business networking, operations and community outreach positions the foundation for financial success thus increasing the ability to spread our life-saving message. She remains an active member of several committees on Long Island which vary in focus from children to education to healthcare. Susan’s accomplished background and key strengths make her an excellent asset to the foundation’s team. In her spare time she enjoys jet skiing, zip lining and playing sports with her husband and two sons.

Eileen Pillitteriicon_mail_33x25

Program Manager

Eileen comes to us with over 13 years of experience in nonprofit settings. The mission of the organization to save lives through education is what drew her to the Foundation. Eileen has designed and implemented training programs for health and human service providers as well as the general public. She has also created and conducted programs that encourage students to make healthy lifestyle choices and avoid harmful behaviors. In her free time, Eileen enjoys taking Spin classes, reading and spending time outdoors with her family.

Kathryn Whelan

Breast Health Educator

Kathy joined the Maurer Foundation in 2012 after many years of working in financial services. Her transition from the corporate world to the non-profit world came about due to her passion for educating others and her strong interest in the breast education programs the Maurer Foundation provides. She’s a firm believer in the power of education and gets to see, firsthand, the impact the Maurer Foundation is making. When she’s not delivering school and corporate programs, Kathy is a very active volunteer working at various fundraising events with the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. On her “off days,” she can typically be found volunteering at blood drives sponsored by the New York Blood Bank. She also enjoys traveling and family time.

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Breast Health Educator

Elizabeth joined The Maurer Foundation after being a stay at home mom for almost 13 years. The Maurer Foundation provided a great way to reenter the workforce and she enjoys teaching people from all over Long Island the importance of the foundations mission. When she isn’t working she spends her time with her family, volunteering, reading, and playing video games.

Janet Fernandez

Janet Fernandez

Fiscal Advisor

Janet Fernandez is a certified public accountant, a certified divorce financial analyst and a chartered global management accountant and has been with The Maurer Foundation since 2008. She also serves as a Board Member for Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc. Janet specialized as a fully dedicated non-profit auditor with a large accounting firm before starting her own CPA firm. Janet is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accounting from Long Island University, graduating summa cum laude.

Abby Bhattacharyyaicon_mail_33x25

Development Associate

Abby is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in communication with a specialization in public relations. Abby is passionate about healthcare-based philanthropy, having previously worked in development for a regional health system in Michigan. She is proud to have joined the Maurer Foundation in 2016. In her free time, Abby enjoys exploring Long Island—her new home—and hiking.

Marcella Repettoicon_mail_33x25

Office Assistant & Breast Health Educator

Marcella is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Teaching. Marcella joined The Maurer Foundation in September 2015. When not working, Marcella enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Christina Bonomo


Christina came to the The Maurer Foundation in Feburary 2015. Currently, she is attending St. Joseph’s College to earn an M.B.A. in Accounting. Christina previously worked for an animal hospital for 12 years, and has a Bachelors in Marine Science.

April Zubko

April Zubkoicon_mail_33x25

Web Designer

As The Maurer Foundation web designer, April maintains the website and helps get the word out about the Foundation. She is the former publisher of the ReSprout Lean & Green Guide, has served on the board of the Long Island U.S. Green Building Council, and has been a professional writer and graphic designer all her life. In her spare time, she helps other small business and non-profit clients communicate their vital message through her web design and content marketing business Zubko Media.

Last updated: March 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm