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Gerard T. Smith, M.A.
Executive Director

Mr. Smith has over twelve years of experience as Executive Director for a Charitable Non-Profit Organization. 

He also has nineteen years of experience in Health Care. He holds a B.A. Degree in Psychology from St. Johns University and a Master Degree in Psychology from New York University. Mr. Smith has held the position of Psychologist for various Clinical Associations, which helped Handicapped, Special Needs and Autistic individuals.

He is also involved with various Companies that provide Genetic Testing to determine the Patients risk of acquiring specific medical conditions.

Mr. Smith is a former Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan College of New York. He taught a variety of courses to College and Graduate Students interested in pursuing a Career in Human Services and Education.


Angela Russo
Office Manager

As the Office Manager, Angela provides assistance and support to CLRA’s Research Grant Department as well as managing the daily operational and administrative functions of the association.  Angela joined CLRA in 2018.


Lynne Abe
Patient Aid Director

The Patient Aid Director provides information to patients and families seeking financial aid, and processes the applications and claims for our two co-pay assistance programs, Lynne joined CLRA in 2018.








Postal Address

585 Stewart Avenue
Suite 18
Garden City, NY 11530

Tel:  516-222-1944
Fax: 516-222-0457


NYC Address

244 Fifth Avenue
Suite #2969
New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212-491-1200

The CLRA is a not-for-profit 501(c)3
organization governed by a volunteer
Board of Trustees.


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