The Center for Developmental Services announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors: Gerardo Cisneros, Jason Misrahi, Johanna Perez, Dominic Picciuto, and Anthony “Tony” Toklo.
These volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of perspectives and areas of expertise to the organization. They join nine other board members in their work to support CDS’ mission of serving children with developmental delays and disabilities.
“We are thrilled to have these community leaders join our board,” said Executive Director Dana McConnell. “CDS was grateful for so much interest this year. Our board members play a crucial role in the strategic direction of our organization.”
About the new 2023 Board Members
Gerardo Cisneros — Gerardo is the Vice President of Finance at Current Lighting (formerly Hubbell Lighting). Prior to his current role, he worked at Eaton Corporation and Cooper Industries. Gerardo brings over twenty years of finance experience from both the United States and Mexico. He looks forward to using his skillsets not only on the CDS board, but also on their finance committee.
Jason Misrahi — Jason moved to Greenville about two years ago from New York, where he was the President of Operations at J. Misrahi Realty Corporation in Manhattan. After moving to South Carolina, he started a rock & roll t-shirt business called Stitch Street. Jason is proud to represent the disability community and says that families are fortunate to have an organization like CDS in the Upstate.
Johanna Perez — Johanna is the State Director of Member and Community Engagement at Molina Healthcare. She also has the perspective of a CDS parent from when her daughter attended the Wonder Center. From 2010 to 2015, Johanna worked for CDS as the Bilingual Services and Outreach Coordinator.
Dominic Picciuto — Dominic started the Greenville location of Total Quality Logistics. He has worked for TQL for more than thirteen years as a leader in the logistics and supply chain industry. Since moving to the Upstate, Dominic and his team have impacted some of CDS’ most critical clients by raising funds and volunteering for their programs.
Anthony “Tony” Toklo — Tony is the Chief Marketing Officer for Davis-Standard. Prior to his current role, Tony worked at ITW Hartness, General Electric, International Paper, and Procter & Gamble both within the United States and abroad. His international and corporate experience with marketing and strategic planning will bring a global perspective to CDS.
CDS is honored to welcome these five outstanding community leaders to the Board of Directors as they commit their invaluable time and talent to supporting children with developmental needs and their families.
CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, psychology, audiology, legal help, day care needs for the medically fragile, early intervention, case management, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; a Medical-Legal Partnership; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate; and four programs of Prisma Health – Upstate: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 8,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville, SC. For more information about CDS and its partners, visit www.cdservices.org.
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