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DOMINICK J. BRANCATO

Since 1990, Dominick has been the Executive Director of New York Center for Interpersonal Development (formerly known as YPIS of Staten Island).  Since assuming this position, the organization’s budget has increased from $250,000 to nearly $4,000,000 and many innovative approaches have been implemented to broaden the scope of community mediation and youth development programs from a strong conflict resolution knowledge base.

Dominick holds a strong background in conflict resolution, both as a practitioner and leader. He is a Past President of the Board of Directors of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association and Past President of the Association of Conflict Resolution of Greater New York.

Additionally, he is a long-time member of the North Shore Rotary Club; a founding member of the Black-Korean Mediation Project; a member of the City University of New York Dispute Resolution Consortium; a member of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce; a member of the I Am Staten Island Coalition; a member of the Vision for Staten Island Steering Committee; a member of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution; served on the Board of Managers of YMCA of Greater New York Camping Services; and served as a member of the Staten Island Borough President’s Anti-Bias Task Force.

In 2012, Dominick received the Louis Miller Leadership Award by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award from NYC Council Member Michael McMahon in 2002 for his work in improving and strengthening diverse communities on Staten Island.  Dominick received his B.A. from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York and completed graduate credits at NYU’s School of Education.