Women of Distinction 2019 Winner - Emily Monem

2019 Women of Distinction

Emily Monem is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College with dual Masters Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Management. She is an alumnus of Long Island University, Southampton Campus with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology.

Emily Monem is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College with dual Masters Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Management.  She is an alumnus of Long Island University, Southampton Campus with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology.

Emily began her career working at the Lake Grove Residential School where she mentored and counseled emotionally challenged youth to become positive influences in their communities. She then joined the Boys and Girls Club where she spent fifteen years seven of those years serving as Executive Director, specializing in programs and activities for youth ages five through eighteen.  The Clubs offered after school programs, activities and a safe haven where kids had a “Positive Place to Go and Grow”.

Always with the heart to serve, in 2006 Emily embraced the opportunity to work at Dominican Village, where she is the Director of Community Relations & Development.  Dominican Village is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, NY, a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization offering Independent and an award-winning Assisted Living Residence.

For thirteen years, she has collaborated with all departments and staff at Dominican Village to ensure that residents and their families experience a smooth transition from their home (where they lived for 40+ years) into our community with compassion and ease; truly living up to Dominican Village’s motto “When You’re Here, You’re Home”.

 

With over two decades in the not-for-profit industry, Emily diligently seeks ways to provide for the special needs of the residents by securing grants on the Federal, State, County levels, and through private foundations. Emily is mission driven, compassionate and has dedicated herself to helping others.

She enjoys grant writing, creating ads for print, TV and radio commercials. She also loves to cook and entertain.

She is the wife of Aaron May and proud mother of two beautiful children son Nour Dean & daughter Jenna Nawal.