Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling appoints Paul D. Tusa, CPA, to its Board of Directors

HICKSVILLE, NY (March 25, 2014) –  As demand for services continue to surge, Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, a nonprofit mental health and substance abuse provider in our community for four decades, appointed Paul D. Tusa, CPA of Merrick, New York, to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Tusa brings his leadership and passion to Central Nassau and is eager to make a meaningful impact. 


Mr. Tusa has been a principal of Tusa & Associates, CPA, P.C., located in Bellmore, NY, for over 19 years.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and earned his MBA from Adelphi University. 


“Paul Tusa is a person who brings the necessary perspective, leadership, and dedication to our cause during a time when we most need it; when we are seeing unprecedented demand for our services,” said Central Nassau’s CEO Jeffrey Friedman. “I am absolutely thrilled that he’s chosen to serve Central Nassau.”


Mr. Tusa has been active in the community in the past by serving on several non-profit boards and assisting community organizations with their fundraising efforts. 


Central Nassau welcomes its newest member and looks forward to a long and committed relationship.


“Paul’s financial expertise brings an added strength to the Board; and he has already shown his commitment to the Agency and the people we serve,” said Central Nassau’s Board President, James O’Brien.



About Central Nassau


Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc. was established as a 501(c)(3) in 1972.  Its mission is to provide clinical treatment, rehabilitation, housing opportunities, social and support services, counseling, and guidance to individuals, families and the community affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, psychological difficulties, addiction and/or dependency problems.

Central Nassau Guidance is one of the only providers serving residents of Long Island that offers a comprehensive safety net for people struggling with a combination of substance abuse (drugs and/or alcohol) and mental health disorders.  More than any other provider, we outreach to and serve many such ‘dual-diagnosed’ individuals.  We also serve people who are currently facing just one of these two often co-related conditions.



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