Dominick J. Brancato Leadership Award

In 2022, the Board of Directors and Staff of New York Center for Interpersonal Development convened to discuss the legacy of our former dearly departed CEO. It was decided that the most appropriate way to honor Dominick would be to lift up local leaders who have strived in action and commitment toward making Staten Island and all of New York City a better place.

Award recipients shall be individuals who have quietly worked to improve their community– either through direct service or through helping to improve systems.

About Dominick J. Brancato

Dominick served as NYCID Executive Director and then as the Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to 2020.  In his thirty years of service, the organization’s budget increased from $250,000 to nearly $10,000,000.

Over the years, many innovative approaches were implemented to broaden the scope of community mediation and youth development programs from a strong conflict resolution knowledge base.

Good people find good people. Dominick J. Brancato

Dominick was a do-er: 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 and he 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 was the honored recipient of 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.

Dominick was a man of service always giving to his family, friends, community, and his work. He lived a life that demands notice, unwavering in his beliefs and exemplified in his honesty and trust. He inspired people to do good and spread kindness and always looked to pave the way for others to grow. He did his all without needing thanks as this was his calling. Dominick was passionate about his work, and this translated to everyone he worked with. Read More HERE

Award Recipients