The Hudson PTA and SLT
GET TO KNOW YOUR PTA
JEZULA ANTOINE, PRESIDENT
Hello All! My name is Jezula Antoine. I was born in Brooklyn, and raised in Queens. Both my mother and father are Haitian, and my brothers and I are first generation Haitian-American. My son is a sophomore, currently into anime, video game programming, and crime drama shows.
I continue to serve as the Chairperson on the Hudson School Leadership Team (Hudson SLT), and am an advocate for mentoring, career readiness, and financial literacy for students. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, specifically journaling, playing board games (Scrabble and Connect Four are a couple of favs), playing Spades, and reading books set in dystopian futures, such as "Battle Royale" and "Never Let Me Go."
Currently, I am a Senior at Metropolitan College of New York, and working on attaining my Bachelor's in Human Services. Professionally, I have a background in operations management, customer service, and specialty retail, and have worked within the Time Warner/Warner Media brands, such as HBO and Cinemax.
Hello, my name is Corine Dickens. I grew up on the Southside of Jamaica, Queens and have spent most of my life residing in Manhattan. My son is a senior, who likes video games, telling jokes, and watching YouTube videos.
Ten years ago, I got involved with my community and found that I enjoyed advocating for and helping people. I'm a Community Partner with my local precinct, and I currently serve on three Executive Boards:
Hudson High School PTA - Vice President
Local Police Services Area - Recording Secretary
Resident Council - Corresponding Secretary
In my spare time, I like trying new recipes, reading, movies, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I joined the PTA and the aforementioned groups to be a voice for and with others in my community. Come join me, we got work to do!
Most of my career has been spent as an administrative assistant in Corporate America.
RITA CONCEPCION, SECRETARY
My name is Rita Concepcion-Rodriguez; this is my first instance on a PTA Board. My son is in his Junior year of high school at Hudson and he loves computers, gaming, and pizza.
I am of mixed Puerto Rican-Antiguan race. I have a very diverse family, as my multiracial household is composed of Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Dominicans, and West Indians, we speak English and Spanish. I have made New York my home for the last twenty-three years, raising my children first in the Bronx, and for the last twenty-one years in Chelsea, Manhattan.
I am the first in my immediate family to obtain a college degree, of which I have a Masters in Public Administration. I've been employed with the City of New York for over sixteen years, and currently oversee the operations of a Job Center that has over 120 employees.
I strongly believe in inclusion and self advocacy. I have a child who is visually disabled, and being able to advocate for my children, while teaching them how to become self advocates, is the best tool a parent can teach a child. I enjoy traveling and meeting people from all over the world, learning about their culture, food, language and habits. I also love helping people and believe in paying it forward, as I once was given assistance and support and an opportunity to grow and flourish.
Adios, hasta la proxima, ta to, see ya later.
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LYSA VANIBLE, PARLIAMENTARIAN
My name is Lysa Yvette Vanible. I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Yonkers. I’m currently living in Harlem, New York. My child is currently in 11th grade.
Between 1993-1995, I was a U.S. Postal Employee and a 911 dispatcher. I’m a retired New York City Police Officer, who served from 1995 -2015, and worked as a journalist and office manager for the Lehman College Newspaper 2017-2020. In addition, I worked for Headway as a community researcher on the NYC Bronx Poverty Report 2019-2020
I am a strong community advocate for children and education, and have an extensive history as a volunteer in community work:
1995-2005: Served on the Board of Directors for Advocates for Children
2004-2015: Founded and created a parent group at the School at Columbia named Kaleidoscope
2005-2015: Served on the Board of Directors at The School at Columbia University
2017-2018: Volunteered as an supervising, assistant teacher at Head start on Intervale Ave. with AmeriCorps through Lehman College
I enjoy making interactive maps and coding, collecting comic books (8,000), and karate flicks (1,000). I also enjoy swimming and cooking.
OGECHI AMADI, TREASURER
I was born in New York. My mother is American and my father was Nigerian, and I spent my early childhood in Nigeria. In 1985, my family moved to Brooklyn, NY. My child is in the 10th grade and loves school.
I have served on a few committees:
NYCHA Resident Association - President,
Felons program in Staten Island, NY - CEO
Youth Connections afternoon school program - President
JCC Carter Center Community Association - Vice President
I enjoy helping and collaborating with others. Currently, I am an advocate for families, and a Recovery Coach.