United Way of Long Island recently elected Cold Spring Harbor resident Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. to its Board of Directors. Cona is the managing partner of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP (GDGC) in Melville. In this role she represents, counsels and assists seniors and their families with a complex range of legal issues including the preservation of assets, Medicaid planning, estate planning, wealth transfer strategies, administration of estates, guardianships and disability planning.
“Vulnerable populations need protection and assistance, and United Way of Long Island is leading the charge in supporting crucial programs that provide help to those who need it,” said Cona. “I look forward to being a voice for the elderly, disadvantaged youth, veterans and struggling families as a member of this Board.”
“Jennifer exhibits a passion for helping those who are at-risk,” added Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “We are happy that she is choosing to give her valuable time to serve on our Board.”
In 2007, Cona launched GDGC Charitable Events, a not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for the elderly and underprivileged. She also dedicates her time to raising money for causes including Long Island’s Fight for Charity and GDGC’s annual Midnight Run relief mission, and serving on the Board of Trustees for the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. Cona received the Long Island Smart CEO BRAVA Award in 2016, in addition to recognition as a Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business and a New York Times Super Lawyer.
Cona received her Juris Doctor Degree with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1997. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree cum laude with high honors in liberal arts from William Smith College.