The mission of Career Day Inc. ™ is to inspire high school students towards personal and professional success through career choice awareness.
Beth Bucheister, Executive Director with Nyrekia White, consultant and the supportive administrative team at Hicksville High School.
- ❖ Bring a one day event that can change the lives of high school students as they begin to plan their futures.
- ❖ Introduce young people to the paths individuals travel to reach their goals.
- ❖ Provide a forum for every student to feel valued and respected.
Beth Bucheister (Executive Director/Board Chair) is the founder and Executive Director of Career Day Inc.™, a not-for-profit organization created to inspire young adults to reach high and believe that with endurance and positive self-esteem they can achieve their goals. Beth is a Certified Professional Coach who has been advocating for those in need all her adult life. Her ability to identify, prioritize and plan a positive course of action is a strength she uses as a Life Coach. Her late husband, Arie, is the inspiration for the scholarship awarded to students who are inspired by Career Day. Beth holds a master’s degree in Audiology from Boston University and was the founder and President of the Knickerbocker Avenue Merchants Association.
Heidi Bucheister (Vice President) describes herself as a Culturally Competent Social Worker and Advocate for Social Justice. She is passionate about working in collaborative environments to help communities and individuals find empowerment. She is currently employed as a CSW at Anne Arundel Medical Center and volunteers as the President of the Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) of Annapolis, Maryland.
Carly Bucheister (Secretary) has been described as a fearless nerd who relentlessly pursues clarity to create powerful impact. She is currently a VP at RXMOSAIC, working in healthcare public relations. She is an advocate of the democratic process and has volunteered in many get out the vote activities, including canvassing at 150 homes on Nov 3 this year.
Jonathan Freed (Treasurer) is a registered Investment Advisor and an independent Insurance broker who has owned his own agency for over 35 years. Jonathan has acted as the Treasurer for CDI for two years.
Shari Diamond is a Partner in Internal Auditing and IT Consultant at Cerini and Associates, LLP where she is responsible for all claims audit, internal audit and consulting services. Shari has studied childhood education and is a certified internal auditor and is the Editor for the firm’s publication, The Lesson Plan, written for school districts.
Tommy DiMisa is Director of Strategic Alliances and Employee Benefits Consultant at Vanguard Insurance Agency. He is a Tireless Connector - Philanthropist -and Sales & Business Development Professional. He brings over 17 years of expertise and consistently adds value to his networking partners, clients, and community.
Michael Goldberg ,the Executive Director, LIJMC at Northwell Health, is focused on driving clinical and operational initiatives to ensure appropriate, safe, efficient, innovative care to its patients. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the hospital’s 583 beds, 5,500 employees and 4,000 physicians.
Dave Marcus is the Director of Media Relations at the American Jewish World Service, an international human rights group that supports human rights in 18 countries, and the stories of the courageous people we support around the world. Dave draws on his global experience to tell education, science, business, health and environmental stories. As a journalist, he reported from more than 40 countries, from Uruguay to Uzbekistan. He is a creative, energetic writer and Editor. Dave wrote two books about education and mental health and has appeared on the Today Show and NPR's Morning Edition.
Marie Saint Cyr Visual Artist, Educator Arts Administrator, Project Manager. Recently highlighted in Newsday for her work in providing virtual art programs, especially tapping into their emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has experience in hiring, scheduling, budgeting, curriculum development for various art programs. She has coordinated several art exhibitions and handled all of the marketing, curating, artist communication and risk management.
Cindy Munter is currently an adjunct instructor at SUNY Old Westbury and is a recently retired Assistant Superintendent for curriculum and instruction of East Meadow Schools. Cindy was instrumental in helping CDI present their program at WT Clarke High School in 2017. Thank you, Cindy!
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Advisory Board Members
Renee Flagler Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Long Island whose mission is to empower girls to be strong, smart and bold. Renee is an Award Winning-Writer, #DreamJourney Enthusiast, and Speaker who is passionate about encouraging women and youth to pursue their passion and purpose.
Melissa Greenberger is a Program Officer at The Long Island Community Foundation, where she supports the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking, special initiatives and collaborative funds. In her prior role as Senior Staff Attorney at Pro Bono Partnership, she provided direct legal services to nonprofit organizations on Long Island, recruited and coordinated volunteer attorneys to assist clients, conducted outreach to nonprofit organizations on Long Island, and presented legal workshops on topics relevant to nonprofit executives and board members.
Tammy Severino is a champion of small business and nonprofit organizations. Whether strategizing for the future or planning the tactical efforts that need to be executed, businesses and charitable organizations call on Ms. Severino to reach their goals. Tammy is the President of RPC Development, a boutique consulting agency specializing in the needs of strategy and tactical efforts for start-up businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Kathy Maurer Early in her career Kathy taught Middle School English at Staten Island Academy and The Green Vale School. After pausing her career to raise her three daughters, she became the Director of Alumni Affairs at Friends Academy, a Quaker college preparatory school in Locust Valley, N.Y. from which she is now retired.