Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff Bruno J. LaSpina, Esq., TSLI/HHB CEO/House Counsel, has been employed with the Agency since 1978. Mr. LaSpina has grown with the Agency from his hire in 1978 to his current position as CEO/House Counsel in 1991.  Mr. LaSpina directs all Agency affairs and reports to the Board of Directors. His responsibilities include the fiscal management of a 10.5 million dollar annual budget, legal affairs, fundraising, project development and community relations. Under his leadership, TSLI has grown from the Pathways Program; the first Long Island based Community Residence Program for mentally ill adults, to include Summit (a permanent housing program for mentally ill homeless individuals and families) and SEP (a special employment program for mentally ill adults). Mr. LaSpina was instrumental in establishing the first Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser (MICA) program in New York State in 1986. In 1995, the TSLI/Bridges program merged with the Huntington Coalition for the Homeless creating a new program, Haven House/Bridges (HHB), consisting of an emergency housing program for homeless families and a permanent housing program for homeless HIV/AIDS individuals and families. Mr. LaSpina was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1990. He also holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology.
 Administrative Staff Lindsay Meyer, TSLI/HHB Chief Operating Officer has been employed with TSLI since 1987.  In her current role, Ms. Meyer is responsible for program operations in TSLI’s Pathways and Summit Programs and HHB’s Village Program. Part of Ms. Meyer’s responsibilities include adherence to government regulations, program policies and delivery of rehabilitative services. Ms. Meyer oversees personnel management, training and program development. Ms. Meyer earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Nottingham, England and a Master of Science from CW Post University. She has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Professional Ethics in Health Care at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
 Administrative Staff Janine Garriti, TSLI/HHB Director of Operations began her employment with the Agency in 1996. Ms. Garriti assumed her position as Director of Operations in 2010.  Ms. Garriti oversees TSLI Pathways, HHB’s Shelter Programs, and the Quality Assurance and Property Management departments for both HHB and TSLI. Ms. Garriti’s responsibilities include adherence to government regulations, program policies and development and delivery of life skills training and service planning goals and objectives for the residents of TSLI/HHB’s programs. Ms. Garriti earned her degree in Deviant Behavior/Social Control from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
 administrative-staff04 Janet Bernzott, TSLI/HHB Controller has been employed with the Agency since 1980. Ms. Bernzott has held her current position as TSLI/HHB Controller since 1984. She is responsible for the fiscal operations of both TSLI and HHB, which manages a 10.5 million dollar budget. She oversees all financial reporting, accounting and is responsible for the implementation of internal controls.
 Administrative Staff Deborah Sanderson, TSLI/HHB Division Manager has been with the Agency since 1983. She began her employment with TSLI as a Residential Counselor. At present, Ms. Sanderson oversees the Admission/Discharge Department, Resident Entitlements, the Special Employment Program, Summit Supportive Housing Program and the Village Program.  Ms. Sanderson is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
 Administrative Staff Sharon Kenney, TSLI/HHB HR Manager, has been employed with TSLI/HHB since 1994. Ms. Kenney currently holds the title of Human Resources Manager and is responsible for personnel management including the development of policies and procedures, recruitment, employee benefits, and salary administration. She oversees the Information Technology (IT), Support Services and Training Departments and is the Agency’s Medicaid Compliance Officer. Ms. Kenney is responsible for Agency compliance with all policies and procedures and assists administrative staff with adherence to all personnel related federal, state and local government laws and policies.