PA of PS196Q





The Executive Board of the Parents Association for the 2017-18 school year is as follows:


SC   Stephanie Cooper
  P.A. Co-President

My name is Stephanie and I have been part of the PA for the last 3 years. I have had the privilege of serving as co- president last year and I am excited to continue on this year. I take great pride and joy being involved in my daughter Sloane's (3rd grade) education and upbringing. I work full time as an Executive Vice President of a ladies apparel firm in the city responsible for sales and merchandising for retail accounts nationwide. My husband, Howard is so very supportive of all my endeavors and we still make sure to spend quality family time together. I look forward to meeting new friends and building strong relationships this year.

MK   Meredith Kaback
  P.A. Co-President

Hi, I'm Meredith. I am a mom to 2 children (3rd and 5th graders, this year) and a Consumer Insights consultant.

I'm very involved in the Wellness Council with a focus on helping the School with a Heart be the School with a Healthy Heart too! This is my 2nd year on the PA Board, and I'm looking forward to a great year!

DP   Deepali Patel-Sagar
  Co-Vice President
  My name is Deepali and this will be my first year serving on the PA board. I am a trust & estates paralegal and a grants administrator for an organization that gives back to mental health and teen parenting programs. I have a daughter in 3rd grade and an almost 24 year old. PS 196 is my alma mater, and I love that I get the chance to give back to a school that I admired as a kid. For the past year I have exclusively worked on the PA’s website and also helped with many functions the PA hosted. I look forward to meeting many new parents.
KS   Karen Solomon
  Co-Vice President

I am Karen Solomon and I am thrilled to be on the PA Board for my third year, for the past two years I was Co-Secretary. This year I am excited to be Vice-President. I have twin boys, Michael and Jasper, in the 3rd grade.

I am also an architect working full time for a large firm in Manhattan. In my free time, I enjoy reading, swimming, and hanging with my kids and family

SS   Shelly Shalom
  Co-Vice President

Shalom to all

My name is Shelly... Shalom

This is my 1st year on the board I'm excited to work , help and meet anyone I haven't met yet. I have 2 boys 8 and 5, ( so I have my hands full). I own and manage Eatapita, a restaurant in the Grand Central Terminal . I love being involved, and making the best of every situation.

DH   Dina Halili
  Co-Recording Secretary
  My name is Dina Halili and I have a son in the 2nd grade and a daughter in K. I work for a luxury goods company managing sales and advertising for two major accounts. I have been a class parent for the past 2 years and I love being involved in my children’s education /school. This is my first year on the PA board as co-secretary and I am very excited.
Marcy   Marcy Keltai
  Co-Recording Secretary


Hi, I’m Marcy!

This is my 1st year being on the PA board at PS196 and I am so excited to meet and work with all of you. My husband, Ken, and I have to 2 daughters, Layla (4th grade) and Jenna (Kindergarten). I work full-time as a Project Coordinator for a Talent Management Consulting firm. I love to travel. Spain and France are 2 of my favorite places. I also enjoy reading a good book and spending time with my family; watching Layla play soccer or Jenna dance

YV   Yvonne Venezia
  Hello, I'm Yvonne. I've been serving as the PS 196 Parents Association treasurer since 2015, and I was also elected to serve on the School Leadership Team this year. As the mother of a third grader, Sophia, I see how important the PA's work is in enriching our children's lives. Some of my favorite PA sponsored events are the Family Fitness Fundays, the Scholastic Book Fair and the Spooktacular PS196Q Halloween bash! Professionally, I work full-time as a software developer for the City University of New York. I look forward to working with all of the amazing PS196Q parents again this year!