HEMPSTEAD - Cynthia Iacopella has been named the new assistant director of the troubled Hempstead Town Animal Shelter. Iacopella will be named full director of the shelter once she finishes getting her bachelor's degree, which is a requirement for the position. The Town of Hempstead says Iacopella has zoo and wildlife rehabilitation experience. The new assistant director will take control of a shelter that has recently faced accusations of animal mistreatment. It's also being investigated by the District Attorney's Office.