Coleen Cole Spinello has leveraged her experience as a business executive in the retail and hospitality industries to cater to the needs of children and the Glen Cove community. For over 15 years, Ms. Spinello has been a Nassau County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), helping countless children ensure that their voices are heard and that they are placed in a safe, caring and secure environment.
In addition to her commitment to CASA, Ms. Spinello is one of the co-founders of Glen Cove’s Bully Proof Project and is a volunteer for many Glen Cove programs, including Kids Play Day and the July 4th Children’s Bike parade. She also helped start Glen Cove’s community garden at Big Ralph Park and is a vested member of the city’s Beautification Commission and The Interagency Council.
Ms. Spinello’s generosity can be seen in the bright eyes of a young nine-year-old girl named Mia who was suffering from renal failure. In October 2016, Ms. Spinello donated her kidney to Mia so that this young child could have a bright future filled with hope, dreams and the love of life. A resident of Glen Cove for over 18 years, she is an active member of St. Rocco’s parish, where she manages both the church’s food pantry and outreach program. She is a proud aunt, stepmother and dog mom.
Continually dedicating her time and energy to those in need, Ms. Spinello is an exceptional woman whose life and selflessness is a testimony to her devotion to others. She is truly an inspiration to the people and families she touches and the community in which she lives.