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Three Newcomers Join Garden Board

Business Leaders Have Queens Roots The Board of Trustees of Queens Botanical Garden introduced three of its newest members last week.

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, Ermish values the garden’s contributions to the community.

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 vice president 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 fund-raising 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 1-718- 886-3800, ext. 330 or email dhector@queensbotanical.org From top to bottom: new Queens Botanical Garden trustees Julia Ermish, Lucy Hossain and Frank Santoro.

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