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Board of Directors

United Way of Long Island's Board of Directors is fiscally responsible for the organization budget, active in planning and support of fund raising activities and legally responsible for establishing and implementing policies and programs.

Community leaders on our Board usually meet six times annually. Potential Board members are nominated (self-nominations accepted) and reviewed by the Board Development Committee. The committee submits its recommendations to the full Board, which votes on each nomination. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member of United Way of Long Island, please contact Susan Corso at 631.940.3745 or


John R. Durso, Chair 
RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 Long Island Federation of Labor

Maria A. Grasso, Immediate Past Chair
Flushing Bank

Alexander Bateman, Jr., Chair Elect
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

Lynda Hullstrung, Treasurer

Ellen Redmond, Secretary
IBEW, Third District

Robert Andrew Wild, General Counsel
Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

David Calone
Jove Equity Partners LLC

Paul Fleishman


Nicholas Auletta, TruView BSI, LLC

Lorraine Aycock, Bank of America

Ronald Bauer, IBEW Local 1049

Jennifer Cona, Genser Dubow Genser & Cona

John Costanzo, Purolator International

Robert DeMarinis, NationalGrid

Howard Dickstein, GEICO

Tracey EdwardsNAACP - Long Island Region Director

Daniel Eichhorn, PSEG Long Island

Gloria Gargano, CNA Insurance

Kevin Gates, STAR Group L.P.

Thomas Gilmartin, TriState Capital Bank

Peter Goldsmith, LISTnet

Kevin M. Harvey, IBEW Local 25 Representative

Katherine Heaviside, Epoch 5 Public Relations

Marc Herbst, Long Island Contractors Association, Inc.

Shantey Hill, St. Joseph's College

Lynn Johnson, Stony Brook University

Richard Kessel, East Coast Progressive Energy Solutions

Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport Public Schools

Nicholas LaMorte, CSEA Long Island Region

Nancy W. Larson, Tanger Outlets Deer Park

Roy Lebel, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Steven Lipponer, Citigroup

Anthony Manetta, HB Solutions

Gregory May, Nassau County Consumer Affairs Commissioner

Lynda Nicolino, Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Teresa O'Halloran, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc.

Anthony Santella, Nassau-Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council

Humera Qazi, KPMG

Brandon V. Ray, AT&T

Ronnie Renken, Community Volunteer

Victoria Schneps-Yunis, Schneps Communications

Bernie Sensale, Fortunoff Mattress

Thomas Valenti, Piccolo Ristorante

Virginia Umbreit, First Long Island Investors LLC