Queens Botanical Garden welcomes new Board of Trustees members

Left to right: Susan Lacerte, Edward M. Ip, Ari I. Jonisch, MD, Li Li, Raymond D. Jasen, Neil Fleischman

The Queens Botanical Garden’s Board of Trustees has welcomed four new members.

Edward M. Ip is the founder and chief executive officer of POS.com, a financial technology startup that presents solutions for retail, health care and hospitality industries.

Ip, who live in Long Island City, is also active in Mensa, the Entrepreneur Organization of NY, American Cancer Society, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York Lions Club and Taste of Tribeca.

Raymond D. Jasen is a partner-in-charge of tax at KPMG’s New York Financial Services business unit, covering multiple offices and nearly 500 tax professionals.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Jasen is also a board member of Flushing Town Hall. He lives in Great Neck, and goes to the garden almost every Sunday to read and relax on the bench he adopted in honor of his grandparents.

Dr. Ari I. Jonisch is president of Main Street Radiology and the CEO of Radiology Associates of Main Street. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, as well as clinical assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.

After receiving his BS in biology at Binghamton University and his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Jonisch completed his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital Radiology. He has four children and lives in Harrison, New York.

Li Li is the branch manager of Dime Community Bank on Main Street in Flushing. She has over 19 years of experience in retail and commercial banking, having worked previously at HSBC, Sovereign Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank and others.

Li graduated from Binghamton University with a BS in management, and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujianese and English. She lives in College Point and has two children.

The QBG board also announced the following new officer roles:

  • Neil Flesichman, regional director of Tricore, will serve as QBG Board Chair
  • Michelle Stoddart, director of PR and community development at Resorts World Casino NYC, will be QBG Vice Chair
  • Edward Potter, senior property manager at Stillman Management, will be the new QBG Treasurer
  • Ming-der Chang, administrative director at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, will be QBG Secretary.

The Queens Botanical Garden has a board of 15 members.

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