Long Island Head Start
98 Austin Street, Patchogue, New York 11772
Phone (631) 758-5200
Board of Directors
Terrence D. Goode, Board Chair
Terrence D. Goode, CPA; is the Director of Purchasing for the Liberty Maritime Corporation located in Lake Success, New York. Mr. Goode graduated from Central Islip High School and entered into Johnson & Wales University where he pursued a course of study specializing in banking and finance. He graduated from Johnson & Wales in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and obtained employment with Duck Industries; his first entry-level job after graduation as a Junior Accountant. In 1990, Mr. Goode was hired by his present employer; Liberty Maritime Corporation as a General Ledger Accountant. In June of 1997, he was promoted to the position of Operations Manager and in November of 1999, was promoted to Director of Purchasing.
In 2001, Mr. Goode was elected to the Board of Directors of L. I. Child and Family Development Services Inc. (d/b/a/) Long Island Head Start and gladly lends his time and expertise as a volunteer. In 2008, he was elected Chair of the Board of Directors and has performed his duties admirably.
Martha A. Parry, Co-Chair
Kathleen Cafaro, Treasurer
BrendaJoyce H. Scott, Secretary
Hon. William G. Ford
*Hon. Joan B. Johnson
Dean S. Kupinsky
Lauren C. Liburd
Dawn Lott, Esq.
Rev. Craig T. Robinson, Jr.
Early Head Start and Head Start are the first steps in making sure that no child is left behind. We come together as parents, staff, Policy Council, and governing Boards to ensure that our children have a solid foundation for life.
Policy Council members are currently enrolled Head Start parents and interested community members who act as a link between those people making and carrying out decisions and the people Head Start serves. Policy Council members are elected by their peers.
The Policy Council must work in partnership with senior management and the Board of Directors to develop, review and approve policies, strategic plans, criteria for the recruitment, selection and enrollment of children, funding applications, personnel and other business orientated activities that requires Policy Council’s approval.
Executive Policy Council
Tenedra Garner, Chair
Beverly Carey, Co-Chair
Romina Gonzalez, Correspondence Secretary
Florincia Francois, Recording Secretary
Nelly Amaya, Treasurer