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Staff Spotlight: Meet Karina Suirano

This month, we recognize 264K program director, Karina Suirano. For the last decade, Karina has supported the needs of the SASF community from Bay Ridge and beyond. Read more about her story with SASF.

Tell us what brought you to SASF! How long have you been with us?

I have been working for SASF for over 10 years. Working for SASF is the right fit for me. The work is both challenging and rewarding.

When it comes being the Beacon Director of 264K, what are you most proud of?

I enjoy meeting the families, it allows me to assess the needs of the community and implement programs that will support and strengthen the Bay Ridge Community.

Tell me about someone who has inspired you at SASF.

Marisol Guzman is an inspiration to me.  She is open and transparent – a teacher and one who believes in your potential.

How do you keep a healthy work/life balance?

I meditate and enjoy reading a good book.

How do you define success?

Being able to inspire and encourage others to think positively and develop a growth mindset in children and adults.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

The ability to manage and support all of those around me and myself.