TOUCH Board Members
Miguel A. Ortíz-Crane
Miguel joined the Board of TOUCH in summer 2019. As a higher education administration professional at NYU School of Professional Studies, Miguel focuses on developing professionally-oriented non-credit education programs and public events in partnership with local industries. He has extensive experience in project management; process and workflow improvement; and data management and analysis both in higher education and publishing. Miguel is also an advocate for creating inclusive climates grounded in community service. He has volunteered extensively in service to the homeless and underserved youth. He also serves on the diversity and inclusion committee of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and in UPCEA’s Community and Economic Engagement Network as a Vice Chair. Miguel lives in Nyack, NY with his husband, Benny, and their young daughter Candis Ariela.
Dana Marlowe, LMSW, PhD
Dana Marlowe has a long history with TOUCH, dating back to 1998 when she was the Clinical Coordinator. Dana has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service since 2005.Her professional practice has been in the field of mental health and health, specifically in the field HIV/AIDS. She began her clinical practice working in the field of substance abuse, primarily with children whose parents were substance abusers. Dana is an active member of the Child and Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium, presenting at the national child, adolescent, and young adult behavioral health conference and speaking in two national webinars on evidence based practice implementation in 2015.
William Badinelli is a Managing Director and Audit Senior Director for JPMorgan Chase. In this global role, he leads independent Internal Audit coverage of Financial Crimes Compliance and Operational Risk. Bill has over 30 years of experience in banking and financial services, including a similar position for RBS in the United States. He has also held several senior positions in financial technology and management consulting and served as the NY Metro Regulatory Practice Leader for a global accounting firm. Bill is a Certified Internal Auditor and received a BBA in Economics from Pace University and holds an MBA in Technology Management from the State University of New York, Institute of Technology.
Joe Falco, LMFT
Joe Falco joined the board of TOUCH in the winter of 2020, but has a robust history of helping college students and their families with their health and human services challenges and food, housing, technology, and transportation insecurities. As the Executive Director of Student Success at Rockland Community College (RCC), Joe oversees Academic, Career, and Transfer Advising, Job Placement, Personal Counseling, TRiO, and Accessibility Services. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Joe was the Coordinator of the Connection Center, which serves as a resource brokerage hub that helps students and their families negotiate and access appropriate health and human services community resources, in order to keep them enrolled at the College and complete their desired credential(s). Joe has taught as an adjunct in the psychology and sociology departments at RCC since 2008, has been a professor of mental health counseling, school counseling, and marriage and family therapy graduate students at Long Island University, for almost a decade, and maintains a private psychotherapy practice, serving clients in Rockland and Orange Counties.
Elizabeth DiPierro, LMSW
Elizabeth DiPierro has recently joined the Board of Directors for TOUCH but has a history with TOUCH going back to the early 2000’s, when she ran support groups for the organization. Elizabeth has worked in the HIV field for over 20 years. She has been Director for a non profit organization Council on Aids in Rockland and has been assistant director for Catskill Adolescent Treatment Services that had the only HIV street outreach RV that did HIV testing and counseling in the country. C.A.T.S. utilized trained adolescent outreach workers to educate teens/young adults that were at risk regarding HIV. Elizabeth has also been an adjunct teacher at Fordham University’s HASA education program and presently works with senior citizens and adults with disabilities.
Joanne Goodman has been an activist in the helping professions since college. Her commitment to advocating for those marginalized by society has taken her from a career as a clinician to one as executive director of several non-profit agencies. Among these are organizations serving developmentally disabled children, formerly incarcerated women, and families in need of decent, affordable housing.Currently, Joanne serves as director of CANDLE, a Rockland-based non-profit committed to preventing substance abuse and violence among our youth and providing LGBTQ youth with a wide range of support services. Joanne has been a member of the TOUCH Board of Directors since 2013.