Counselor Bio’s

Meet The ICS Counseling Team!

  • Diane DiSalvo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Director of Counseling for Integration Charter Schools. She joined ICS in 2015 coming from South Beach Psychiatric Center where she was the Chief of the Children and Youth Service. As a therapist and supervisor, Diane has worked with children, youth and families in a variety of settings. 
  • Priscilla Chen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the counseling team in 2016, coming to Lavelle Prep and New Ventures Charter Schools from The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services on Staten Island where she worked with adolescents, adults and families. Priscilla is the Assistant Director of Counseling, the coordinator and supervisor of the ICS Social Work Internship Program and the McKinney Vento liaison. 
  • Nadine Somma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who began her work in Lavelle Prep upper division in 2015. In September 2018, she joined our Elementary Division. She came to Lavelle Prep from Richmond University Medical Center, where she worked with adolescents and families.
  • Carol Halfhide-Torres is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined Lavelle Prep and New Ventures Charter Schools in 2016. She joined the Nicotra Early College Charter School in September 2018 as the founding counselor. Carol has experience working with adolescents and families at The Seamen’s Society for Children and Families and at Staten Island Mental Society.
  • Lori Fiacco is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor hired in 2017, joining both our Lavelle Prep and New Ventures Teams. She previously worked at the Staten Island Mental Health Society Day Treatment Program where she worked with high school students and their families. 
  • Max Moran is a bilingual Licensed Master Social Worker who joined the Lavelle Prep and New Ventures teams in July 2018. He has worked with adolescents and families at Staten Mental Health Society and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. He is a founding member of the organization “Voices of Youth”, committed to the advancement of Youth Voice in the Child Welfare System.
  • George Torres is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined our Lavelle Prep middle school team in September 2018. He is currently working with our high school team. George has worked at Seamen’s Society for Children and Families and at Staten Island Mental Health Society with adolescents and families. George was part of the Mayor’s office initiative on Combating Violence in the community.
  • Shannon Crisalli is a Licensed Master Social Worker who completed her social work internship in our elementary division in 2018. She joined our counseling team in 2019 working in both elementary and our middle school divisions. Shannon has previous experience at On Your Mark on Staten Island, working with students with special needs. 
  • Toneakqua (Toni) Cardona is a Licensed Master Social Worker who joined our counseling team in 2019. This year she also became part of the Nicotra Early College Charter School counseling team. Toni has previous experience working at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and South Beach Psychiatric Center. 
  • Catherine (Katie) Ratel is a School Psychologist who completed her psychology internship in Lavelle Prep high school division in 2019, She joined our elementary division in 2020. Katie has previous experience at A Friendly Face Agency, working with children on the Autism Spectrum.  
  • Rafia Chaudhry is a bilingual School Psychologist who did her psychology internship in Lavelle Prep’s middle school in 2019 and joined our counseling team in 2020. Rafia has previous experience working with special needs students in various special education settings.