Community Connector

Are you looking for a bowling league near you? Your Community Connector can help!

Can't find a local book club? Your Community Connector can give you information and resources to start your own!

The PBS Community Foundation has three Community Connectors for Nassau, Western Suffolk and East End Long Island. They are regional experts that seek out inclusive opportunities, events, and friendly businesses. They also educate the public about Self-Direction. Each Community Connector has a team of volunteers to help populate our Calendar of events.  They are our Eyes Around The Town and they'd love to hear from you!

Courtney Braun, Community Connector

Courtney is thrilled to be the PBSCF Community Connector for Western Suffolk. Courtney graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Psychology. Courtney has been working in the field of Self Direction for over four years as a Direct Support Professional, as well a Registered Behavior Technician for over two years. Courtney is an instructor for the popular PBS Campus Experience classes held on the campus of Stony Brook University.

Sharin Borja

Sharin is the East End Community Connector for the PBS Community Foundation. Sharin has a BA in Sociology from Stony Brook University and has worked, in various capacities, within the self-directed community for over six years. She started in the field as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) and was quickly inspired to expand her knowledge and support roles. Sharin is a Support Broker and also the active coordinator for the Weekly Walkers meetup group.