2/6/19 Suffolk County Asian American Advisory Board
7th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration
Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook
3131 Nesconset Hwy
Centereach, New York 11720
Suffolk County Community College congratulates
our Trustee Belinda Pagdanganan and Faculty Vera Hu-Hyneman
Belinda Pagdanganan – Board Member
Bel holds a degree in MBA from Dowling College, a BA in Economics from the University of the Philippines, and is working towards a Masters Technology from the New York Institute of Technology. Bel has over 20 years of management and field experience in emergency planning, disaster preparedness and response. She worked in emergency planning for the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant and then focused on utility preparedness under the former LILCO/KeySpan Corporation. In 2005, Bel accepted the position as Suffolk County’s Director of Emergency Preparedness and later as Deputy Commissioner of Suffolk County’s Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services. She returned to National Grid (formerly KeySpan) in May 2008 as a Manager in Community and Government Relations.
Bel is a volunteer firefighter with the Brentwood Fire Department and currently holds the rank of Captain of their Fire Prevention Company. She is also a member of the Asian Leadership Association in National Grid.
Vera Hu-Hyneman – Board Member
Born in central Taiwan, Vera Hu-Hyneman came to the United States in 1993 and received his Master of Science in Mathematics from Penn State University in 2002. She is married and has a fantastic 10-year-old son who likes baseball, snowball fights, science and video games.
Vera is a professor of mathematics at the Suffolk County Community Colleges Selden Campus, a past vice president and president of the Taiwanese American Association on Long Island and current director of The Little Dragons an after school (Saturday) Chinese Language program in the Middle Country School District.
Vera joined the advisory board in 2010.