FOBH Board Member
Eileen Monreale is a fourth–generation Staten Islander with a strong interest in stories and local history. While raising her children, Eileen worked in 2000-2001 with the New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation in its project to write historical signs for every named park across the five boroughs. Here she developed a deeper appreciation and understanding that history connects the past with the present. In 2004-2006 Eileen worked as Assistant to the Manager of the Conference House Association on Staten Island. Passionate about local history, during this time, Eileen wrote books including Mathilde Weingartner: A Staten Island Naturalist and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church: Our History and Our Community, documenting the landmark Eltingville Church. In 2007 Eileen returned to full-time work and currently works as an Education/Training Specialist for the American Institute of Marine Underwriters in NYC.