Bea founded the Writer’s Network of Long Island, the Frances Hodgson Burnett Collection at the Manhasset Public Library, and the Italian Welfare League’s charitable I Nostri Bambini Program. Most recently, together with her family she established the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Paula Tusiani-Eng (right) worked as a labor and community organizer before receiving her Master’s in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. She served as youth minister and director of formation at a Long Island congregation, and as a campus minister at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. Married, with four children, Paula is pursuing a career in social work.