Board of Directors


Raymond Garofano, president

Ray Garofano has been an invaluable member and friend to Community Based Services.  He has served as president through our early and most difficult years and continues now to oversee our growth, creative programming, and excellence. He never wavers on his commitment to the people we support as they are always at the forefront of his decision making and his concern. For over 20 years his son, Christopher, resided in one of CBS’ first group homes. Due to Ray’s un-wavering service and commitment to CBS and in remembrance of his son Chris, the group home has been re-named in both their honor. CBS is deeply grateful for his service, his integrity, ethics, and support.

Ray is a lifelong resident of Westchester County and now a retired packaging executive of two well-known cosmetic companies. In his retirement, Ray enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five grandchildren, and serving on many committees that help move CBS forward. 

Barbara Boemio, secretary/treasurer


Lynn Bagliebter

Lynn Bagliebter is a retired banking professional having worked for over 40 years in the industry. After graduating from New York University’s Stern School of Business with an MBA in Corporate Finance, she began her career in commercial banking with 16 years at JP Morgan Chase and then 25 years at Sterling National Bank.  Lynn developed a particular expertise in Not-for-Profit and Healthcare lending. For three years prior to retiring from Sterling in May 2022, she served as head of Credit Risk Management overseeing loan portfolios.

From 2015 to 2019, Lynn served as “Market President” for commercial lending at Sterling, overseeing Lending Teams covering the Westchester and Upstate New York markets.  In this role, she especially enjoyed working with the bank’s commercial clients as well as helping to train and develop young bankers as they learned the nuances of commercial lending.   

Lynn presently serves on the boards of UJA Federation’s Westchester Business & Professional Leaders, Community Based Services of North Salem and Family Service Society of Yonkers.

Lynn and her husband, William, live in Scarsdale, New York.

Marylin Vitale

Marilyn Vitale has an M.A. degree in Social Sciences and Humanities with a concentration in Ethics and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She worked in the counseling field for 20 years and as a research assistant at Fordham University. She completed a fellowship in the Leadership in Training Program in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) at the Westchester Institute for Human Development where Ms. Vitale worked for 18 years before retiring in 2019. As a Program Coordinator at WIHD her focus was on the health and safety of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She developed a training program on becoming a health self-advocate and a training program on emergency preparedness, and she advised families on health transition, health care decisions, and guardianship. Ms. Vitale was a member of the Westchester Medical Center Ethics Committee for 20 years.

Ms. Vitale has been a disability advocate for many years and has been a member of various advocacy groups such as GROW and the Family Support Services Council. She and her husband Michael are the parents of a young woman with developmental and intellectual disabilities who resides in a CBS home. They also have a son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

Patrice Fraccio

Patrice Fraccio is a native New Yorker who has spent most of her life living and working in the Hudson Valley. She has an M.B.A. from Iona College and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Patrice spent many years as a director for a major book publisher, in the areas of both Operations and Intellectual Property, before pivoting to a law career, first as a family law attorney, and more recently, as a trusts and estates attorney in both New York and Connecticut. Patrice is very happy to be a part of CBS. and the services that it provides to her community. 


Susan Haberin

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