Text Box:          Joe and Valerie Schmidt have been board members of The David Center since its inception in 1998. Joe and Val feel very fortunate to have met Dr. Pat Elvir before their son was born and have been friends ever since. 
        Joe is a graduate of Manhattan College with a BA in English and psychology. Following his graduation, he joined the family business, which owns and operates numerous apartment buildings in New York. He is president and owner of Schmidt Realty, which has been in        operation for more than seventy-five years. Joe is a member of the voting board of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 
  Val began her career in the fashion industry. She was a buyer for a large women’s clothing chain located in the southeast. She furthered her career and went into designing and sales of women’s and children’s apparel. She reaches out 
personally to anyone in need of help or support in the autism community.
  Val and Joe met in Southhampton, were married in 1990, and have 2 children, Joseph (8) and Heather (5). Joseph was diagnosed with autism and is enrolled at the Genesis School. Heather attends the School of the Holy Child in Old Westbury. She prays for her brother every day.

Text Box:          Joe and Valerie Schmidt have been board members of The David Center since its inception in 1998. Joe and Val feel very fortunate to have met Dr. Pat Elvir before their son was born and have been friends ever since. 
        Joe is a graduate of Manhattan College with a BA in English and psychology. Following his graduation, he joined the family business, which owns and operates numerous apartment buildings in New York. He is president and owner of Schmidt Realty, which has been in        operation for more than seventy-five years. Joe is a member of the voting board of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 
  Val began her career in the fashion industry. She was a buyer for a large women’s clothing chain located in the southeast. She furthered her career and went into designing and sales of women’s and children’s apparel. She reaches out 
personally to anyone in need of help or support in the autism community.
  Val and Joe met in Southhampton, were married in 1990, and have 2 children, Joseph (8) and Heather (5). Joseph was diagnosed with autism and is enrolled at the Genesis School. Heather attends the School of the Holy Child in Old Westbury. She prays for her brother every day.

        

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 Joe and Valerie Schmidt have been board members of The David Center since its inception in 1998. Joe and Val feel very fortunate to have met Dr. Pat Elvir before their son was born and have been friends ever since.

        Joe is a graduate of Manhattan College with a BA in English and psychology. Following his graduation, he joined the family business, which owns and operates numerous apartment buildings in New York. He is president and owner of Schmidt Realty, which has been in operation for more than seventy-five years. Joe is a member of the voting board of Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

  Val began her career in the fashion industry. She was a buyer for a large women’s clothing chain located in the southeast. She furthered her career and went into designing and sales of women’s and children’s apparel. She reaches out personally to anyone in need of help or support in the autism community.

  Val and Joe met in Southhampton, were married in 1990, and have 2 children, Joseph (8) and Heather (5). Joseph was diagnosed with autism and is enrolled at the Genesis School. Heather attends the School of the Holy Child in Old Westbury. She prays for her brother every day.