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Eric Adolph: B.B.A., Hofstra University; M.B.A., Hofstra University. Director of Tech Support for Continuing Education – Hofstra University.  Oracle Certified Professional.

Jerry Allocca: Author of Connected Culture, a digital marketing playbook, and is the founder of CORE Interactive Marketing, an award-winning team of Internet specialists. Jerry is a frequent industry speaker on topics such as digital media, social media and the latest online advertising platforms that can help you reach twice as many people with the same budget.


Robert Bambino: CPCU: B.A., Hofstra University; Paralegal Certificate, Adelphi University. Vice president, Wright Risk Management Co., Inc. Winner, 1992 Teacher of Excellence Award, Hofstra University Continuing Education.

Kate Beckman:BS SUNY Oneonta, MA Penn State University For more information please visit: www.katebeckman.com

Daniel Benjamin: CPA, B.B.A. Hofstra University

Sharon Borzone: B.A., Hofstra University; D.C., New York Chiropractic College. Winner, 2002 Teacher of Excellence Award, Hofstra University Continuing Education.


Vincent Carvelli: B.S., R.T.S., President, Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (A.A.P.T.E.) Nationally Recognized Continuing Education Provider, Certified Career and Technical Education Teacher, Fellow National Board of Fitness Examiners. Certification History: National Academy of Sports Medicine, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Aerobic Association - International Sports Medicine Association. Current certifications: National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Council on Exercise, Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research, Resistance Training Specialist. Member: International Dance and Exercise Association (IDEA).

Jack Chite: CFP, MSFS, B.S. Adelphi University, M.S. The American College

Theresa Cordova B.S. CPT, Exercise Science professional for the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (A.A.P.T.E.) Nationally Recognized Continuing Education Provider.  Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Hofstra University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University.  Theresa has been an AAPTE CPT- HFI since 2004 working with a variety of clients, her concentration is working with clients of special populations: i.e. orthopedic and cardiopulmonary limitations, hypertension, metabolic disorders, obesity and other various conditions. Theresa also maintains affiliations with National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA), IDEA Health and Fitness Association, American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA).


Scott Diamond: B.A. Brooklyn College; Author: Microsoft Office Access 2007 VBA; Microsoft MVP for Access; Microsoft Database Design Certificate from Hofstra

Anthony DeLouise: A.S., Nassau Community College; B.B.A., Hofstra University. Networking and programming professional

Michael Devlin: M.S., Hofstra University, Information Technology; Certificate in Database Design, Hofstra University Continuing Education; Certificate in Computer Science, Hofstra University Continuing Education; B.B.A., Hofstra University, Management; A.S., Nassau Community College, Management Coordinator of Information Systems, Hofstra University; Microsoft Office Specialist (Microsoft Access 2003 Certified)
Adjunct Professor of Information Technology, Zarb School of Business Hofstra University. Lecturer of Information Technology, Continuing Education, Hofstra University

.Cynthia L. Doerler, MPA CFRE- As an advanced professional in the non-profit sector, Doerler has developed new funding sources, recruited and cultivated boards and committees, and performed strategic planning. She has developed successful major gift campaigns and planned giving programs working closely with governing boards and committees.  Doerlerhas also strategically planned successful annual campaigns, written direct mail appeals and grant proposals, press releases, managed data and hosted a variety of events to cultivate and engage prospects.  She is currently the Vice President of Membership for the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and is a member of the Philanthropic Planned Council for Greater New York.  Doerler is a graduate of Long Island University, CW Post Campus in Brookville NY with a BS in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has attained the Certificate of completion as a Fund Raising Executive from CFRE International.



Susan Shebar Fioribello: has over 20 years of experience in the field of prospect research with a special focus on the nonprofit community.  She is currently president and owner of Pear Research Group.  Previously, she was the Director of Development Services at LIU, and the Director of Advancement Services at the National Audubon Society, NYC.  Prior to that, she conducted Program Evaluations at the Institute for Student Achievement.  She is a former Director of APRA-Greater NY and former board member of the South Shore Child Guidance Association, NY.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University, an M.A. in general/experimental psychology from LIU Post and has earned her Ph.D. (a.b.d) in Library and Information Studies at LIU Post.  She has spoken at the American Educational Researchers Association’s Annual Conference 1999, APRA’s Annual Conferences 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008, Mid-Atlantic Researchers Conferences in 2003 and 2005, AFP Connecticut’s Philanthropy Day 2005, AFP-Greater New York’s Fundraising Day in NYC 2006 and several AFP Greater Long Island Chapter Meetings

Steven Flood: CPCU, B.S. SUNY at Stony Brook. Board Member Long Island CPCU Chapter

Enid Friedman: B.A., Hunter College; M.A., University of California Los Angeles; Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook. Fencing coach at Hofstra. 2006 recipient of the Professional of the Year from the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.


Tom Gargiulo:  Masters in Special Education. CPR and First Aid instructor.H.S./CollegeBasketball and Lacrosse Coach for the last 38 years.A Director of the Hofstra Men’s Basketball Camp.School district administrator  and is currently teaching Special Education at Eastern Suffolk BOCES.

Randy L. Graves: B.S. Mathematics, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV and a Masters in Information Systems Management (MISM) from DeVry/Keller University, NY.In 1979, Graves worked as a lead Systems Analyst for the Major Retail Division of the NCR Corp. He then moved on to work as an Assembler Programmer and Cobol/CICS Programmer for the City University of New York (CUNY). In 1998, Graves transitioned from Data Processing into the area of Cisco Networking where he worked as a Cisco Engineer for a Cisco Consulting firm. Graves also worked as a Cisco Instructor for Global Knowledge, an industry leader in the field of Information Technology training, and holds numerous Cisco certifications, such as, CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), CCSI (Cisco Certified Systems Instructor), CCAI (Cisco Network Academy Instructor). Graves holds Firewall certifications on Checkpoint Firewalls and is database certified in Oracle. Education:


April Haupt: J.D., Boston College Law School, B.A., Boston College

Diane Hefferon: Therapist, Educator and author has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally. Diane has published two books: Baby steps the path from motherhood to career and creating balance &finding happiness. Diane is also an adjunct at Montclair State University.
 Counseling Educator

Lesli P. Hiller: Deputy County Attorney - Nassau County Attorney's Office, Nassau County Police Department Legal Bureau. St. John's Law School, 1999.


Ed Ingles: Professional-in-Residence, Hofstra University School of Communications. Sportscaster WCBS-AM and the New York Jets.

James Ingoglia: Counsel at Raiser & Kenniff, P.C. His practice areas include commercial litigation, employment litigation, trust & estate litigation, and criminal defense. He is a graduate of Chaminade High School, the College of the Holy Cross, and Hofstra University School of Law (With Distinction). Before law school, Jim worked as a local high school track coach and science teacher and as an ESL teacher in Kawasaki, Japan. He was a Law Review managing editor and clerked for a federal judge in Providence, RI. Jim started his practice at White & Case LLC in the commercial litigation and international arbitration groups. Jim was active there in asylum work for the Lawyer’s Committee on Human Rights and was a recipient of the White & Case Pro Bono Award. He also devoted significant time to indigent clients through the federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel. Jim then served in the New York City Law Department’s Affirmative Litigation Division, prosecuting civil cases on behalf of the City and its agencies. In addition to leading Raiser & Kenniff's civil litigation team, Jim assists with criminal defense work, and in particular, with the firm’s federal cases.

Keith Irizarry:a 2002 graduate of Hofstra University, where he was a member of WRHU-88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, and the sports anchor for Hofstra TV's "News and Views." Currently, Keith works as the lead play by play announcer for MSG Varsity in Connecticut and the Hudson Valley. He has served as the Sportsdesk anchor as well as anchor at Sirius-XM for all its sports channels, including Mad Dog Radio. You can also see Keith on Sportsideo.com, where he handles all the live interviews with athletes, fans, writers, and more from around the world. 



Anne Marie Kehoe: CFP, First Vice President/Financial Advisor Prudential Securities.

Ira Kramer: B.S., SUNY Buffalo; J.D., Albany Law School.

Eric Kubinyak: B.S., Hofstra University. Ceramics training, Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina; East Tennessee State University; and Earthworks Pottery in New York City. Adjunct Instructor, Hofstra University. Winner, 1990 Teacher of Excellence Award, Hofstra University Continuing Education.

Lori Ann Kuchlewski: Over 10 years of experience with EmblemHealth. She has extensive experience teaching data warehousing, data modeling and information architecture.


Gerry Laytin: BA, Communication Arts, Hofstra University; MBA, Management,Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University. Laytin has been a public speaker for over 30 years.  An alumnus of WRHU-FM, the #1 non-commercial radio station in the New York Metro Area, and former director of training of all on-air talent.Laytin is also a working voice-over actor and coach.  And, as a corporate spokesperson for companies from Fortune 100 to regional and family businesses, Laytin is well-versed in what it takes to speak from the heart in a manner that wins people over.  Gerry Laytin will help you find your effective voice and give it power.  Find out more at:  theroadaheadcoaching.com

Janice Levy: is the award-winning author of nineteen children's books, including Alley Oops, Gonzalo Grabs The Good Life, Finding The Right Spot,The Runaway Radish, I Remember Abuelito, Abuelito Eats With His Fingers and The Spirit of Tio Fernando. Translated into Spanish, Chinese, Italian and Japanese, they’re used in nationwide reading programs, classroom curriculum, and sold in book stores internationally. Her adult fiction won the Writer’s Digest Competition for Best Literary Short Story three times. Her work appears in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, including Glimmer Train, StoryQuarterly, Alaska Quarterly, Iowa Review, Greensboro Review and The Sun. She has taught juvenile and adult fiction in Hofstra's Summer Writing Program.When she writes for children, she pretends she’s a child. When she writes for adults, she’s still a child, she just has bigger parts. For more information, visit janicelevy.com


Kathy Mackenzie: B.A., College of the Holy Cross; Winner, 2000 Teacher of Excellence Award, Hofstra Hofstra University Continuing Education. Web design instructor.

Evan Malter: B.A., Hofstra University. Malter is a Talent Manager specializing in shaping the careers of voiceover artists.  He has 10 years of experience in the area of voice, including five as a Talent Agent at several prestigious New York agencies.  Over the course of his career, Evan has worked on projects in every facet of the voiceover industry and has represented actors ranging from A-List movie stars to up-and-comers.  He has an extensive knowledge of the acting unions and is experienced at negotiating union contracts for his clients.

Sandra Mardenfeld: B.A., Buffalo State College; M.A., New York University. Freelance writer, editor, and teacher based in Long Island, New York. She has worked as the managing editor for several national magazines, as the Broadway editor of Playbill, and as an editor/writer on many websites. Sandra has written for more than 50 newspapers, magazines, and websites. Her features, articles, essays, and reviews have run in such publications as Bride & Groom, Newsday, Allure, Distinction, The New York Times Book Review, Parents and Children, The Daily News, Jewelry Connoisseur, ModernBride.com, Elegant Bride, Working Woman, Time Out New York, Stagebill, The Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur.com, Retail Ad World, American Bookseller, Construction Equipment Guide, and Good Dog. Sandra's review of Snow White for Show Showdown won the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists/Press Club of Long Island Award for Best Online Arts Journalism.

Margaret Marshall: President of Margaret Marshall Associates, and the founder of the Why Weight, coaching method. Marshall is the author of Body, Mind, and Mouth…Life’s Eating Connection and a “Learn It Live” instructor. She is a contributing writer for, Critical Healthcare Magazine. For almost three decades she has helped nearly 10,000 people “Live a Thin Life”. She has been featured on TV, radio, and in print. Marshall is a nationally recognized speaker, and a member of the National Speakers Association, currently serving on the executive board of the New York City Chapter.

Joseph McCabe: B.A., Iona College; M.A., St. John's University. Aquatics instructor.

Ellen Meister: Author of five novels, including Dorothy Parker Drank Here (Putnam 2015), Farewell, Dorothy Parker (Putnam 2013),The Other Life (Putnam 2011) and The Smart One (HarperCollins 2008). Honors include being selected for the prestigious Indie Next List, foreign language translations of her work, appearances on NPR, and receiving a TV series option from HBO. Her nonfiction has appeared in Publishers Weekly, New York Times, Wall Street Journal blog, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, Long Island Woman, Writer's Digest and more. Ellen mentors emerging authors, and does public speaking about her books and about Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table. For more information visit her website at ellenmeister.com.

Vinny Micucci:is a professional Sportscaster. He has hosted numerous radio and television shows while interviewing celebrities and athletes such as Derek Jeter, Jay-Z and Robert Redford. Vinny has covered numerous World Series and All Star games in over 10 years at MLB.com and has called T.V. and radio play-by-play of Major League Baseball games. He has appeared on MLB Network, ESPN, MSG, Verizon Fios and more! Additionally, he has authored a book entitled, From Sports Fan to Sportscaster. This work covers his personal experiences both on the field and in the locker room. Vinny also has his NYS Realtors License and operates Voicemaster123.com; a site dedicated to working on the broadcasting and social skills of people with Special Needs.

Kathy Munsch: B.A. Adelphi University - over twenty years of fundraising experience.



Beth O'Neill: B.A., University at Albany, SUNY; J.D., Albany Law School, Union University. Attorney for Children Panel.


Alexander Pelaez: Professor of Information Technology, Zarb School of Business Hofstra University. Former executive and Enterprise Architect with EmblemHealth. Has lectured extensively on Healthcare Information Technology and has published articles relating to healthcare, and big data.


John Quinn: B.S. Mathematics - C.W. Post. Quinn has been working in the Information Technology field for 40 plus years; both in the Financial and Healthcare sectors. He has utilized Excel for the past 24 years; creating budgets, capacity and forecasting reports.  An Excel educator for six years.Developed classes and taught the Introduction and Intermediate courses.  Microsoft Office knowledge includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio.


Hon. Francis D. Ricigliano: B.A. Manhattanville College. J.D. St. John’s University School of Law. Presiding Judge of Nassau County District Courts.

AnnMarie Rodriguez: CPCU, API

Kevin Ryan: B.S., Journalism, Syracuse University. Kevin S. Ryan is a social marketing consultant focused on the who, what and where of customer engagement. He is the founder of KSRyan Group, a social media consultancy, and a frequent speaker on using social media for business and professional growth. Previously, he was Vice President of Social Media at Barnes & Noble, and an editor at New York Newsday and The New York Times. Learn more at ksryangroup.com.


Dina Santorelli: B.A., M.A., Hofstra University. Voted one of the best Long Island authors for two consecutive years, Dina Santorelli has been a freelance writer and editor for over 16 years and has written frequently about entertainment, travel, business, and pop culture. Dina currently serves as the executive editor of Salute and Family magazines for which she has interviewed many celebrities, including James Gandolfini, Tim McGraw, Bryan Adams, Ashanti, JR Martinez, David Cook, Angela Bassett, Mario Lopez, Gary Sinise and Kevin Bacon, among others. She has collaborated on a variety of nonfiction book projects, including Good Girls Don't Get Fat (Harlequin, 2010) and Bully (Weinstein, 2013), the companion book to the acclaimed documentary. Her most recent book, Daft Punk: A Trip Inside the Pyramid, was published in January 2014 by St. Martin's Press. Dina is currently working on a sequel to her award-winning debut novel, Baby Grand, which was a top-rated Mystery/Thriller on Amazon Kindle. For more information about Dina, visit her website at http://dinasantorelli.com.

Michael Sheehan: B.S. SUNY Old Westbury, A.A.S. SUNY Farmingdale. Thirty-five years of experience in school facilities management.Past President NYS SBGA, Past Co-Chair NYS S.F.M.I., Past President NC SBGA, Past National ASBO Committee Chair, Recipient of the U.S. E.P.A. Connector Award for IAQ in Schools 2010, Excellence in IAQ 2000 and Sustained Excellence in IAQ 2009, Recipient of the NYS Teachers Award, Recipient of the NYS PTA life time Achievement Award, Recipient of the Baldwin FD Meritorious Award, Recipient of meritorious awards from NYS Assembly, Nassau County Legislator, Town of Hempstead and from the Governor of New York. Created national recognized handbook for Indoor Air Quality in Schools.

John Spinelli: CPA, CFP, B.B.A. Hofstra University

Joanne Stevens-Bair: B.A., Fordham University; J.D., Fordham University School of Law. Winner, 2000 Teacher of Excellence Award, Hofstra University Continuing Education.


Steven G. Taibbi: has had a camera in his hands since he was five years old.  Upon graduation from New York Institute of Technology in June 1977 he turned his life-long passion for images into Steven G. Taibbi Productions, a video production company he owned for more than twenty-three years.  During that time he won multiple awards, several of which were international; he wrote two monthly columns for Videography Magazine, Light and Shoot and Videographer at Large, as wells as articles for Videography and various other magazines.  He titles included, Director, Producer, Writer, Director of Photography and Camera.  Before retiring from video production Mr. Taibbi’s clients included:  Grey Advertising, Grey, Lyon and King, AT&T, IBM, KPMG, American Express, etc.  He was involved in the production of The Nixon Memoirs, as seen on 60 Minutes and Charles Karalt.  He worked on national commercials, national television shows, TV pilots, cable shows and industrial.   Since then, he has gone back to his first love, photography, and has shot several magazine covers as well as photography for private clients and, most of all, for his own pleasure.  He also teaches PhotoShop, Lighting, Composition, Nature Photography and Travel Photography at Hofstra University.   Mr. Taibbi resides in Huntington with his wife Rose and their two dogs, Remy and Stella.



Peter Vanderberg: served in the US Navy from 1999 — 2003 and received a MFA from Queens College, CUNY.  His work has appeared in CURA,Ozone Park, LUMINA and in collaboration with his brother James’ paintings in their book, Weather-Eye (Ghostbird Press, 2011) He teaches Art, Writing and SAT Prep at St. John’s Preparatory School.


Stan Wan: B.A. University of California, Berkeley; Over 30 years as a freelance fashion photographer in NYC. Client list: Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Brides, Town and Country, Elle, T, W, Sephora, L'Oreal, and Avon.

Robert Watts: A.A., Suffolk Community College. Private guitar and piano instructor.

Peter Williams: A.B. Kenyon College. M.A. St. John’s University. J.D. Hofstra University School of Law. Law Secretary to the Honorable Roy S. Mahon

Mindy Wolfle: A well-known and award winning marketing professional, Mindy F. Wolfle founded Neptune Marketing in 2005, providing integrated, targeted marketing for organizations, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs, businesses and professionals. In addition, she is the chief marketing officer of the Lake Success and NYC law firm Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP. Previously, she held marketing leadership positions at several large national accounting and law firms and spent 18 years with the Nassau County Department of Social Services, developing her focus on human services and giving back to the communities in which we live and work. A published writer, blogger and social media specialist, Mindy has authored numerous articles, interviews, opinion pieces, newsletters and speeches. Her expertise includes branding, website project and content management, proposals, event management, graphic design, advertising, printed and digital marketing materials, strategic planning and marketing plans. Mindy is a member of Public Relations Professionals of LI, Women Economic Developers of LI, Direct Marketing Association of LI and Social Media Association. An instructor of business writing and NFP marketing in Hofstra University's Continuing Education program and a business columnist in The Long Islander News, she frequently presents programs on such topics as marketing and branding, business writing, networking, entrepreneurship and interviewing skills.


Stephen Young: BA -Long Island University MSW - SUNY Buffalo. Young is a long time not-for-profit executive. He was Associate Director of the JCC of Mid-Westchester for 19 years, and Executive Director for eight years.  Also a writer, Young spent the early part of his professional life scripting television shows.  His credits include episodes of The Jeffersons, Sanford & Son, as well as many other shows that are only remembered by his relatives and serious television buffs.


Melvin Zahler: B.A., Long Island University; M.Ed., CUNY-Brooklyn; J.D., Rutgers Law School.

Gary Zucker: CFP; B.A, SUNY Albany; MA, UMBC. Over 20 years of experience as a financial planner and training individuals in the financial services industry.

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