The Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Long Island recently appointed Colleen Crispino as President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We are privileged to have someone of Colleen Crispino’s caliber and experience joining us to lead UCP of Long Island,” said Thomas Pfundstein, Board Chair.
Crispino brings a wealth of experience to UCP, with a 25 year demonstrated track record of strong leadership skills including program development, strategic planning, corporate communications, team building and staff development.
Crispino has a career long passion for enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. She is a seasoned advocate with an extensive history of working collaboratively with elected government officials.
A New York native, she comes to UCP of Long Island with more than two decades of experience working with agencies that provide services to adults and children with disabilities. In her previous role, Crispino was the Chief Program Officer for The Viscardi Center on Long Island. She has held positions as the Assistant Executive Director for ACLD and was the Chief Operating Officer for Head Injury Association.
Crispino has a Master’s of Science in rehabilitation counseling from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. She has also worked as an Adjunct Faculty Professor for Hofstra University.
“I look forward to working in partnership with our dedicated board and staff to enhance the lives of those we serve.
Together we can increase our visibility and promote our vital mission in our community and to the businesses of Long Island. The increased community presence will enable us to create a LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS for individuals with disabilities” said Crispino.
“We’re honored to welcome Colleen Crispino to the CP State family,” said CP State CEO and President Susan A. Constantino.
“I’m looking forward to supporting Colleen and UCP Long Island in their mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities,” said CP State Executive Director Mike Alvaro.