MaryLee Montalvo, MLM Public Relations – July 31, 2018
“The Board is excited to announce that Candace Gonzalez will be upgraded to Executive Director and Michael DeVito will be the Associate Executive Director,” said Maureen DeAngelo, chairperson of the Board of Directors, NYCID and added,”We are certain that they will continue to carry out NYCID’s Mission Statement and Values.”
Candace Gonzalez has been named Executive Director. Candace has been applying her business acumen to New York Center for Interpersonal Development’s operations since 1996. She currently serves as the Associate Executive Director of Program Operations and is responsible for leading a team of professionals providing strong leadership in critical phases of organizational development, implementing budget modifications and negotiations, and applying effective management solutions and strategic planning indicators. With a strong background in finance, Candace has been responsible for multi-fund budgets for the organization. Candace began her career at NYCID as a volunteer mediator until joining the staff. She is a trained mediator in different areas of conflict resolution and negotiation.
Candace holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies.
Michael DeVito Jr., has been named Associate Executive Director of External Affairs. Previously Michael was the Senior Director of Workforce Initiatives. He served as the Chairman of the Youth WINS partnership from 2016 to 2018. Michael was the Program Director for NYCID’s Staten Island Young Adult Borough Center, having been with the NYCID since January 2006. He received his B.A. in Asian Studies while serving as a U.S. Marine in Okinawa, Japan and returned to civilian life after over eight years of service, pursuing a 2nd Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Master’s of Secondary Education. Michael is certified as an English Teacher (secondary education) in New York State.
DeVito was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2017.
He is a member of the NY Association of Training and Employment Professionals, the UFT, SI NAACP, Occupy the Block, and Kiwanis International, and is an alumnus of the American Express Non-Profit Leaders Academy.
Founded in 1970, New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) is a not-for-profit organization on Staten Island that promotes the improvement of human relationships and the strengthening of communities as fundamental to achieving a civil society.
NYCID continues to improve lives by building community and nurturing personal growth through youth development, social-emotional learning, and conflict management. To learn about our programs visit NYCID.