North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center Hosts Spring Luncheon


From left to right: Alexis Siegel, Janice Ashley, Andrew Malekoff, John Grillo, Amy Cantor, Edie Magnus
From left to right: Alexis Siegel, Janice Ashley, Andrew Malekoff, John Grillo, Amy Cantor, Edie Magnus

Recently, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center hosted a fun exciting new event – a luncheon featuring games (mahjong and canasta), vendor boutiques and a powerful engaging keynote speaker.

With more than 175 guests in attendance, the event raised more than $50,000 to support the programs and services of the Guidance Center.

The keynote speaker was award-winning journalist Edie Magnus. Magnus is the executive producer of the PBS documentary, Cry for Help, and is currently the executive director of Media & Innovation at Mercy College.

Janice Ashley of Signature Bank, Amy Cantor and Alexis Siegel, all members of the Guidance Center’s Board of Directors, co-chaired the luncheon. Sponsors included Nancy Lane, Baker Tilly, RFC Fine, Alexis Siegel, Nanci Roth, Jill Berman, Amy Cantor, Fara Copell, Ruth Ann Drucker, Joan Grant, Andrea Leeds, Nawrocki Smith LLP, North Shore LIJ Health Systems and Raich Ende Malter Co. LLP.

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is the pre-eminent not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island, leading the way in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, training, parent education, research and advocacy.

The Guidance Center is dedicated to restoring and strengthening the emotional well-being of children (from birth to age 24) who are troubled, in trouble or causing trouble. Our highly qualified team of caring psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, mental health counselors, vocational rehabilitation counselors and family advocates work with children and their families to address issues such as depression and anxiety; developmental delays; school refusal; bullying; sexual abuse; teen pregnancy; and family crises stemming from illness, death, trauma and divorce. We offer outpatient mental health counseling and teen drug abuse and prevention services.

For more than 60 years, the Guidance Center has been a place of hope and healing, providing innovative and compassionate treatment to all who enter our doors, regardless of their ability to pay.

To learn more, please visit: or call 516-626 1971 ext. 310.

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