A lifelong Pelhamite, Lynne Adinolfi-Catena, one of Project Community’s founding members, received her R.N. from King’s County Hospital Center, BSN from Excelsior University, BA from Marymount College, and MSN from Liebman College.
Spending 25 of her 38 year career in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry, in both private and public hospitals, home care, and the community, Lynne specialized in caring for clients experiencing Eating Disorders and MICA (Mental Illness and Chemical Abuse).
Additionally she worked in supervisory positions in Adult Care, Schools, and Community facilities. Lynne specialized in Obstetrics of High Risk Adolescents and Adults, and taught courses in OB and Psychiatry at Marymount, Mount Saint Vincent, and NY Presbyterian.
Having worked with diverse ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnic, and racial groups in varied healthcare venues, she brought her experiences to Project Community in many capacities. Lynne served as Director of Project CHILDD for the first 15 years, a weekend in-home program serving the developmentally challenged child, especially those with Down Syndrome.
Growing up and raising her family in Pelham Manor, Lynne has a special place in her heart for this wonderful organization and continues serving on their Board today.