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President’s Advisory Council



Robert A. Scott
President, Adelphi University
John Finnerty, M.S. ’77
President and COO
WJM Associates, Inc.

2013 Members

Robert A. Arcoro
Arkaid, Inc.

Lorraine Aycock
Long Island Market Development Manager
Bank of America

Stephen M. Breitstone
Meltzer, Lipper, Goldsteing & Breitstone LLP

Robert Catell ’99 (Hon.)
Executive Directory & Deputy Chairman
Keyspan/National Grid

S. Al Creft
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Global Operations
Estée Lauder Companies

Christopher P. Daly
Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Mark Davis
Managing Partner
Deliotte & Touche

Denise M. Faltischek
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

William Faraday M.S. ’78
Retired Director,
Environmental Affairs, Occupation Health and Safety 
Colgate Palmolive

Lew S. Friedman ’73
Tamperproof Screw Co., Inc.

Bradley L. Gerstman, Esq.
Founding Partner
Gotham Government Relations and Communications

Sharon G. Grosser ’83
Director of External Affairs
Madison National Bank

Mark W. Harris
President and CEO
Berlitz/ELS Language Centers

Ernest A. Knox ’75 (Retired)
Public Health Specialist
Marck & Company

Barbara Kohart Kleine ’72
Senior Vice President – Administration
Winthrop University Hospital

Andrew Lackmann
Lackmann Culinary Services

Russell G. Matthews
Executive Vice President
Albanese Organization, Inc.

Peter Negri
President and Owner
Jamaica Bearings Company

JoAnn O’Hagen M.S. ’82
Retired Market Manager and President
JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA Long Island/Queens Middle Market

Richard J. Schure
Partner, (Retired)
Spellman Rice Schure Gibbons
McDonough & Polizzi, LLC

Michael J. Taunton, M.B.A. ’85
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Offices
Long Island Power Authority

Members Emeriti

William V. Alesi P.C., ’67

Richard Altomare
Universal Express, Inc.

Judith Ammerman, M.A. ’64, M.S. ’73

Richard Barton, H.D. ’01
Infinity Commerce Corporation

Evette Beckett-Tuggle
Executive Director of Business Development
Nassau County

Marc F. Bernstein, Ed.D.
Educational Consultant

Anthony Bonomo
President & CEO
Physician Recipricol Insurers

J. Randolph Colahan, M.B.A. ’78
Chairman and Co-CEO
Colahan-Saunders Corporation

Fred Colin
Colin Development, LLC

Robert Corman
NPSE, Incorporated

Carolyn Flapan, B.B.A. ’57

Susan Hagedorn

Valerie Hanna
Knitting on the Lamb

Betty Jane Hess, M.B.A. ’86

Bob Kavner, B.B.A. ’65

Adele Klapper ’92, M.A. ’99

Carol Lindemann, Ph.D. ’70
New York Psychological Center

Dr. William J. Maxwell
President Emeritus
New Jersey City University

Brian McAuley ’61
Imagine Tile, Inc.

Kenneth Anderson McClane Jr.
W.E.B. Du Bois Prof. of Literature
Department of English, Cornell University

Doreen Miller ’81, M.B.A. ’86
Parenting Matters, LLC.

Donna O’Brien

Alec Peters ’82

John J. Phelan, Jr., B.B.A. ’70, H.D. ’87

Seth Ratner ’97

Daniel Rowe ’71

Hari P. Singh
Oak Tree Farm Dairy/Dairy Barn Stores

Fred Salerno M.B.A. ’89
Retired Vice Chairman
Verizon Communications, Inc.

Al Salvatico
Jaral Properties, Inc.

Patrick S. Smalley ’86
Executive Vice President,
Fairhaven Properties, Inc.
The Garden City Hotel

Suzy Sonenberg, M.S.W. ’76
Executive Director
Long Island Community Foundation

Om P. Soni
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sonix Medical Resources, Inc.

Sergio Sotolongo, M.B.A. ’84
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Student Funding Group, LLC

Ronald S. Staffieri ’71
Rag Shops, Inc.

Jeanette Schwarz Young ’65, M.S. ’69
J.A. Schwarz Market Analytics

Lawrence A. Zimmerman, M.B.A. ’67
Senior Vice President and CFO
Xerox Corporation

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