Name: Jasmin Abbatiello
Position/Title: Executive Director
Phone: (718) 364-5353 Ext. 222
AMSU Start Date: May 2017
Personal Interests: Animal Lover
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame) – Sociology
Yeshiva University – Certificate in Philanthropy and Fundraising
Bio: Jasmin’s most recent work experience was with Catholic Charities, where she served as Special Projects and Development Officer for the past three years. Jasmin was instrumental in developing a Junior Board (founded in 2008 by volunteer, Mario Bruschi) of young working professionals and was able to grow that Board from 24 members to over 125 members. She has over 10 years of fundraising, volunteer and donor cultivation experience, as well as event planning and a thorough understanding of various donor databases, including Raiser’s Edge, and all aspects of direct mail. Jasmin has a deep understanding and appreciation for education, specifically within an all-girls Catholic institution. AMSU is glad to have her as part of our community and Jasmin is eager to build relationships with alumnae, benefactors, and friends of AMSU. She looks forward to promoting our school and all the wonderful aspects of the excellent education offered at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula.

KerryName: Ms. Keri Masick
Position/Title: Grant Writer
AMSU Start Date: September 2008
Personal Interests: Reading, cooking, and baking
Credentials: Bachelor of Art, Iona College – Psychology 
Master of Science in Teaching, Iona College – Adolescent Education/English (7-12)
Ms. Masick first began teaching at AMSU in 2008. She left in 2011 to return to school and returned to AMSU in 2015. She is extremely excited to once again be a part of the AMSU family where she will continue to foster students’ development in Academics, Arts, and Services and to instill in the young woman of AMSU and love and appreciation for literature. Miss Masick earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S.T. in Adolescent Education/English Grades 7-12. Aside from teaching she loves to read, cook, and bake.

Name: Doris Balbuena
Position/Title: Development Associate
AMSU Start Date: August 2017
Personal Interests: Reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with family.
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges – History 
Bio: Doris joined the AMSU Development team in August of 2017. She previously worked at several media companies, and her most recent work experience was with Catholic Charities. While at Catholic Charities, she assisted both the Agency Relations and Development Departments and played a major role in the success of their young professionals’ program. She is looking forward to embarking on this new chapter in her life and working with faculty, staff, students, and alumnae.

Name: Mitch Turner
Position/Title: Development Associate
AMSU Start Date: October 2017
Personal Interests: Board games and cooking
Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Fordham University – Sociology 
Bio: Mitch joined the AMSU Development team in October of 2017. Originally beginning in finance, he transitioned to a fundraising position with the Metropolitan Opera. He has first-hand knowledge of how important and special Catholic school education can be. He attended Catholic schools since 2nd grade. He’s looking forward to working with the community here at AMSU.


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