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Board

Our Board of Directors

OFFICERS
Hon. Jack Como
Hon. Jack Como

Chairman Emeritus*

*Deceased

Giacomo (Jack) Como, born April 1, 1924 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy and died on February 24, 2014 in Queens, New York.  Jack led a most interesting adult life as an engineer, educator, administrator, labor leader and community activist.

 

Hon. James C. Lisa
Hon. James C. Lisa

Chairman

jcl@petrosinousa.org

James C. Lisa is one of the founding members of the Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America. He is the Publisher of the Queens Times, a weekly newspaper serving the Borough of Queens. Jim dedicates himself to perpetuating the Italian Heritage, Culture and Language and is involved with many Italian organizations. Mr. Lisa is a Graduate of Queens College.

 

Robert Fonti
Comm. Robert Fonti

President

vjmco@petrosinousa.org

Robert (Bob) Fonti is currently President of the Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America, one of the founding members of the Respect for Law Alliance (501C3) in addition to Chairman of the Town of Huntington Housing Authority, and many other organizations.

Suffolkchambers.org

 

 

 

Vincenzo D'Angelo
Vincenzo D'Angelo

1st Vice President

vmdangelo@petrosinousa.org

Vincenzo was born and raised on Long Island. After a multi-faceted career in the business world, Vincenzo established VetroDuo Enterprises Inc., managing musical artists. Vincenzo is very actively involved in many community organizations including serving on the Board of Sgt. John Basilone Lodge,(O.S.I.A);I.A.M.P.A.C. (Italian American Political Action Committee).

Vita Scaturro
Vita Scaturro

2nd Vice President

vitam500@petrosinousa.org

Vita Scaturro is a Financial Industry Banker with thirty-eight-years of proven contributions to the areas of new business development, sales management and staff development.  Ms. Scaturro dedicates most of her free time volunteering with several non-for-profit organizations in the town of Huntington where she lives.

Jerry D'Amato
Jerry D'Amato

Vice President of International Affairs

jjtdamato@petrosinousa.org

Jerry D’Amato is currently serving as Vice President of International Affairs for the Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America, Inc. Jerry is retired. He previously worked as vice president of finance and also held a seat on the board of directors for M.O.L. one of the largest shipping companies in the world. Jerry has his  MBA from N.Y.U. and is a Viet Nam War Veteran.

 

Patricia Manzo
Patricia Manzo

Vice President of Membership

pdmanzoesq@petrosinousa.org

Patricia Manzo is a practicing attorney with offices in Jericho, Long Island. Ms. Manzo concentrates in the areas of matrimonial and family law as well as being one of the principals of the Long Island Divorce and Family Mediation, LLC group.  Ms. Manzo serves on the  Boards of the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence; the Columbian Lawyers, and The Italian Board of Guardians among others. Ms. Manzo is also an active member of The Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York City.

Peggy Petrosino
Peggy Petrosino

Secretary

ppetrosino@petrosinousa.org

Peggy is a NYS Licensed Social Worker who has spent her career working with children and adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities. She is a graduate of the NYU School of Social Work where she earned both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work.

 

Joel Schleifer
Joel Schleifer

Treasurer

theschleif@petrosinousa.org

Joel Schleifer brings a broad-base of experience in public accounting to CF&M. Throughout his career, Joel has not only provided financial planning and tax advice to a wide array of organizations and their principals, he also has proven to be knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of commercial and not-for-profit attestation services.

 

Stefano Santoro
Stefano Santoro

Media Director

Stefano Santoro is a video producer and director. In 2016 he created SI Italia TV, a TV channel on the web dedicated to the Italian Community in America. Stefano has held different positions as a free lance for Rai, Mediaset and several local TV Stations in Italy producing documentaries. He resides in Westbury, New York.

 

 

Barry D. Lites
Barry D. Lites

Legal Counsel

Barry Lites serves as the organization’s legal counsel. Mr. Lites is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Barry D. Lites LLP, with offices in Huntington and midtown Manhattan. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, Mr. Lites practice areas consist of commercial law, finance and real estate. He has lived in Huntington, New York with his wife, Dr. Leigh Ann Hutchinson, and their four children.

Hon. Chairmen
Hon. Chairman Joseph Mattone
Hon. Chairman Joseph Mattone

Hon. Chairman

Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. is Chairman of Mattone Group LLC.  He has been involved in Real Estate Development since 1955.  He is also a Sr. Partner in the law firm of Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Megna & Todd. Mr. Mattone has received honors from several organizations. His pride and joy are his wife, children, grandchildren (27) and his great grandchild, Violet Marie.

Hon. Chairman Joseph V. Scelsa
Hon. Chairman Joseph V. Scelsa

Hon. Chairman

Professor Joseph V. Scelsa, received his Doctorate in Sociology and Education from Columbia University Teachers, College, 1984.  In addition he holds three Masters’ degrees and is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in New York State. Prof. Scelsa is active in many Italian-American organizations and causes. In 2009 responding to the earthquake in Abruzzo Italy Professor Scelsa raised $110,000 for the  restoration of art in the devastated Region.

Hon. Chairman Joseph Monticciolo
Hon. Chairman Joseph Monticciolo

Hon. Chairman

Joseph Monticciolo, FAIA, is President of The Monticciolo Company, a housing consulting firm. Mr. Monticciolo is a lifetime Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. and the recipient of its prestigious Kemper Medal. He is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Hofstra University and President Emeritus of the Italian Board of Guardians.

Hon. Chairman Frank Petrone
Hon. Chairman Frank Petrone

Hon. Chairman

Frank Petrone’s has served as Huntington Town Supervisor for the past 23 years and has dedicated his life to public service. The Supervisor holds two Master’s Degrees, an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver, and a M.P.A. in Public Administration/Policy from Long Island University.

BOARD
Gina Coletti
Gina Coletti

Board Member

Gina Coletti, Associate Broker & Director of Marketing at Smith & DeGroat Real Estate, Mineola & Hauppauge.   Property Manager of the Nassau County Landmark Real Estate Portfolio and Mitchell Field Veteran Housing Complex, Gina Coletti implements creative public-private partnerships, sells and leases residential and commercial properties and is a NY State Licensed Real Estate Appraiser.

John Durso
John Durso

Board Member

Since 1999, John R. Durso has served as the President of Local 338, RWDSU/UFCW which represents over 16,000 men and women working in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam and Hudson counties, as well as into New Jersey. Durso is also the President of the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, the fourth largest central labor council in the United States, representing 250,000 union members in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Anthony Manetta
Anthony Manetta

Board Member

Anthony Manetta leads an economic development and public affairs practice for a New York based consulting firm. He is the former CEO of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) where he oversaw the agency’s turnaround. Under his leadership the agency saw rapid growth creating hundreds of millions of dollars in new economic activity for the region. Mr. Manetta is an active entrepreneur and is engaged with the community. He sits on the Board of Directors of several non-profit and business organizations.

Robert Moore
Robert Moore

Board Member

Robert Anthony Moore is a first vice president at one of the largest banks in the New York City, Long Island region.  He is Director of Security and serves on the Compliance Committee, the Incident Management Team and the Strategic Planning Implementation Committee.  He is the Bank’s Security Officer, Bank Protection Act Officer, Identity Theft Officer, Elder Abuse Officer and a Department Compliance Officer.

Steven Rossetti
Steven Rossetti

Board Member

Steve Rossetti has a unique, diverse and hands on business background with a wealth of experience in retail, marketing, energy commodities, real estate and politics.  In most recent times, Mr. Rossetti has operated a business and a commercial / industrial real estate brokerage business serving the Metro New York area.

RIchard M. Bivone
RIchard M. Bivone

Board Member

Richard M. Bivone is President of the RMB Group consisting of RMB Drafting and RMB Development, providing professional services throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Mr. Bivone is also President Electrical Inspectors, Inc., providing professional electrical inspections within Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Mr. Bivone served with the FDNY from 1982-2000. He is active on numerous Boards including Vision Long Island and The United Way.

Robert Bontempi
Robert Bontempi

Robert Bontempi is the Northeast Region Business Director with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in the Critical Care Hospital Business. Bob has been an active volunteer in the Huntington and Long Island Community for almost 25 years. Among other positions, he is the Vice Chairman of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, having served as its Chairman from 2009-2014.

Maria Fosco
Maria Fosco

Board Member

Maria works in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs as Director of Administration and Special Programs at Queens College/CUNY. Besides the Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America Maria sits on the boards of several other Italian American organizations. and has also been on the Board the Orsogna Mutual Aid Society, Inc. since the age of 16. Maria is especially proud to hold both American and Italian citizenships.

Anthony D. Macagnone
Anthony D. Macagnone

Board Member

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone was elected to the Town Board in 1999. He sponsored legislation that made the Town of Oyster Bay the first Town in Nassau County to require contractors and subcontractors doing business with the Town to have apprenticeship training programs. Councilman Macagnone  is the L.I. Director for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters and an officer in Carpenters Local 290.

Paul A. Vallone
Paul A. Vallone

Board Member

Paul A. Vallone is a New York City Council Member representing District 19 in northeast Queens and currently serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on Senior Centers. Prior to his election, Vallone served as the managing partner for Vallone & Vallone, LLP and has been admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations since 1992. Vallone has served on numerous citywide boards and organizations dedicated to community service.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS
Hon. Richard Grace-Hon. Chairman (Deceased*)
Hon. Michael Rienzi-Hon. Chairman
Pasquale Caporrino
Rag. Pasquale Carucci
Vito Catalano
Carmelo Corbo
Joseph DiMartino
Hon. John Dorsa
Hon. Justice Joseph G. Golia (Ret.)
Hon. Justice Joseph F. Lisa (Ret.)
Hon. Justice James J. Golia (Ret.)
Rocco Manzolillo
Cono Morena
Giuseppe Pena
James Rizzo
Elio Scaccio
Carmine Tepedino
Hon Peter F. Vallone – Hon Chairman

 

 

 

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