United Way of Long Island recently elected Amityville resident Shantey Hill to its Board of Directors. As Assistant Vice President & Senior Director of Athletics & Recreation at St. Joseph’s College, she oversees the Athletic Departments on both the Long Island and Brooklyn campuses. Her leadership experience is clear - under her direction, a department policy and procedure manual was developed as well as a strategic plan that will provide vision and direction for 34 varsity intercollegiate athletic programs boasting over 500 student-athletes, 95 staff members, a 24.8-acre state of the art outdoor athletic complex on Long Island and a 40,000 sq. foot recreational facility that is LEED Gold Certified in Brooklyn.
“I am inspired by the work that United Way of Long Island does on behalf of disadvantaged youth, and I see parallels between their programs and the work that I do to help young people grow to their full potential,” reflected Hill. “On a daily basis I see first-hand the difference that role models can make, and I am honored to serve on such a distinguished Board of Directors.”
“Shantey is a visionary. She knows how to connect to a wide range of people from supporters to young athletes, and this is a skill we always need on our Board,” added Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “I am confident that her talent and experience will help our organization reach unprecedented levels of success”
Prior to joining SJC, Hill spent more than a decade at LIU Post where she began as Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Sports Medicine and within four short years worked her way up to Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator. Hill was responsible for all internal operations working closely with the Director of Athletics and various campus administrative offices to ensure the University’s Athletic Department abided by NCAA and Conference office rules and regulations. She also served as sport administrator for several of the Pioneer NCAA Division II National Championship teams.
Hill is no stranger to service and volunteer work on the national and local levels as she currently serves as Vice-Chair of the NCAA Management Council and previously served as Board Vice-President and Chair of the Grants Review Committee for the Women’s Fund of Long Island. In her hometown of Amityville, she teaches a New Members Orientation class at Holy Trinity Baptist Church. Hill is a published author with written works appearing in Nike Coach of the Year Clinic Football Manual and Athletic Management Magazine. She is also an experienced facilitator and speaker who has shared her expertise with the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, the College Athletic Trainers Society and the National Association for College Admission Counseling Fairs.