Anthony Ferrara has been in the auto industry for 25 years. Following his graduation from Bayside High School in Queens, Ferrara began his career at Koeppel Nissan in Jackson Heights. Ferrara started out in the parts department there and received a variety of promotions over the years, working through almost all functions of the dealership. He moved on to service, then sales and finally finance.

Today, Ferrara serves as Koeppel Nissan's Finance Manager, where he acts as the mediator between the banks and the customers. His duties include expediting paperwork and generating loans that best suit the various parties involved.

A native of Whitestone, New York, Ferrara currently lives with his wife of 19 years and their three children.


As a parent of three children, I cannot even imagine the thought of losing a child under any circumstances. What Cristian Rivera endured in his short life on this Earth is un-imaginable. In my mind I am convinced that he endured the pain and suffering on this Earth as did Jesus, the Son of God, because they were sent from God to carry out a mission. That mission being for him to touch the hearts of as many people he possibly could with love, grace and dignity all with that BIG, beautiful, innocent smile and to bring awareness and the cure of this horrible disease Pontine Gilioma. To me, the opportunity to be a committe member is like I have been picked by God himself as an assistant Angel to Cristian and his dad to help carry out the mission he was here to accomplish.  As an Assistant Angel I am extremely excited to help along with all the rest of the Angels in the committee in the fight against this disease. It brings me tremendous joy, the thought of Cristian looking down at his daddy with the same smile and 2 thumbs up like he is on the home page and saying " Great Job Daddy! "