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Queens Botanical Garden Welcomes Three New Board Members

Darcy Hector-Queens Botanical Garden
718-886-3800, ext. 330

Flushing, NY – January 3, 2013—The Board of Trustees of Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to welcome three new members.  

Julia Ermish divides her time between Queens and Texas, and is an active community volunteer, earning awards for her service with schools, scouts, Special Olympics and USO outreach.  She has a degree in Social Services from the University of Texas, deferring full-time work in the field to raise her family.  A Rose Gala honoree in 2012, Julia values the Garden’s contributions to the community and is pleased to be joining QBG’s governing body.

Lucy Hossain is a Queens native and holds a degree in Business Management from Queens College.   She has 20 years of banking experience and is a Branch Manager and Second VP at New York Community Bank.  She has served on committees at the Arthritis Foundation and Ozanam Hall Nursing.  The three bank branches that she oversees are active in fundraising for various charities.

Forest Hills resident Frank Santoro is an associate at the law firm of Farrell Fritz, PC.   A graduate of Binghamton University and Brooklyn Law School, he is an expert in Trust and Estates and a frequent lecturer on this topic.  In addition, he has co-authored numerous articles on the subject, and is a contributor to the firm’s Trust and Estates Litigation Blog.   He is a member of both the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.

The Board of Trustees meets five times yearly and members serve terms of three years.  They are responsible for overseeing all the operations, property and finances of the Garden, and they value the input from their diverse members.  

For more information, call (718) 886-3800 ext. 330 or email dhector@queensbotanical.org

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens,  innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.  Located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden is easily accessible by car, train, or bus.  Parking is available in the Garden’s lot on Crommelin Street.  For travel directions and more information visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800.  QBG is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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