Eastman Cooke Director Named to Board of Trustees of Family & Children’s Association (FCA)

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April Intrabartola, Director, Eastman Cooke Construction, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Family & Children’s Association (FCA), a Long Island-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable residents in the community.

As Director of one of New York’s leading general contracting and construction management firms, Ms. Intrabartola has been instrumental in growing Eastman Cooke’s staff and revenue, joining the firm from the ground up as an Executive Assistant/Assistant Project Manager in 2009 before moving up the ranks to become Director. In her role, Ms. Intrabartola is responsible for strategic planning, overseeing business development, recruitment and accounts payable/receivable, implementing new financial strategies, and managing the corporate brand. Through her leadership, Eastman Cooke has enhanced its external messaging and online platforms, resulting in increased awareness about the brand and successful relationships with clients, owners, engineers and subcontractors. Internally, Ms. Intrabartola has played a vital role in developing the company’s HR policies and maintaining effective communication between office staff and field employees. She is also a recipient of SmartCEO’s 2016 Brava Award and Schneps Communications’ 2017 Power Women in Business Award. In addition, Ms. Intrabartola served on the Board of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and as Chair of ABC’s Regional Leadership and Events Committees.

Prior to entering the construction field, Ms. Intrabartola led a distinguished career in education. While working as a special education teacher and supervisor on Long Island, she helped to develop programs for children with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. Her many responsibilities included conducting student assessments, providing Early Intervention services, and leading staff training in Applied Behavior Analysis Methodology. She remains committed to helping others and currently supports several charitable organizations, including the Kathi Smillie Nursing Foundation, ACDS, JDRF, City Harvest and New York Cares.

“FCA’s Board of Trustees welcomes April as our agency continues to expand to serve more Long Islanders,” said Drew Crowley, FCA Board Chair. “April’s drive and passion to make a positive impact in the community, along with her exemplary leadership skills and connection to our mission, will be instrumental to FCA’s growth and success.”

“I’m delighted to join the board of FCA and help the agency transform the lives of thousands of individuals and families in need,” Ms. Intrabartola said. “Giving back to the community has always been a cause close to my heart. I look forward to broadening FCA’s mission and am grateful to the organization for this wonderful opportunity.”

Commenting on Ms. Intrabartola’s Board appointment, FCA President/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds said, “We’re very pleased to welcome April to our esteemed Board of Trustees. Her outstanding knowledge, leadership and commitment will truly be an asset to our agency, as we work together to deliver life-changing services across Long Island.”

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