Board of Directors
John Talotta, President
John Talotta is a retired executive having spent more than 30 years with financial and international companies. Mr. Talotta became a Big Brother in 1973 and joined the Board of Directors in 1979. He is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in Business Administration and resides in Sea Cliff with his wife Dorothy.
Stephen Cohen is President of Cohen, Hoenigmann & Badolato, CPA's PC. He joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2001. Having graduated from the CW Post School of Professional Accountancy, Mr. Cohen is a member of both the AICPA and NYS CPA society. He resides in Dix Hills with his wife, Patti, and has two grown children, David and Elizabeth.
Kathleen Courtney, Secretary
Kathleen Courtney recently ended her five-year tenure period as the Chairwoman of the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency and formerly led the office of Regional Grants Services at Eastern Suffolk BOCES where she supervised a $38 million budget representing federal, State, corporate and member-item funding. She joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2011. Mrs. Courtney is a recent retiree who resides in Aquebogue.
Daniel C. Gibbons, Esq.
Daniel Gibbons is an attorney with Nixon Peabody, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. Mr. Gibbons joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2012. He earned a degree in Business Economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. He resides in Garden City with his wife and children.
After selling one of the ‘500 Fastest Growing Companies in the United States’, according to Inc. 500, in 2002, Dan Greenburg is currently a semi-retired consultant helping businesses get to the next level. Mr. Greenburg joined the Big Brothers Big Sister Board of Directors in 2006. He graduated from Lehigh University and earned a law degree in 1974. Mr. Greenburg resides in Merrick.
Richard Grossi is the Executive Vice President, Global Operations and Support at OpenLink, the global leader in Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) software for the commodity, energy and financial services industries. Mr. Grossi joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2014 and resides in Melville with his wife and two children.
Jamessina Hille is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for The Garden City Hotel. She joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2014. Ms. Hille graduated Cum Laude with a BS from Northeastern University and sits on the BBBSLI Scholarship Committee and the Woman's Fund of Long Island Young Leadership Awards Committee. She resides in Merrick with her husband, Keith, and two children Richard and Summer.
Scott M. Horowitz is the President of Shore Line Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. Horowitz is the chairman and founder of the Hamptons Offshore Invitational fishing tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and served as the President of the Shinnecock Marlin and Tuna Club for 10 years. He earned his BA at Southampton College and is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Mr. Horowitz is currently an elected official serving as a Trustee for the Town of Southampton. Mr. Horowitz is also a graduate of the Suffolk County Police Academy. He resides in East Quogue with his wife, Pamela, and his two field-bred English Cockers, Lexi and Bracken.
Liz Meyers is the Vice President of Marketing & Purchasing for Darby Dental Supply, LLC. Through Darby’s Social Responsibility programs, Liz works with several local and global organizations including Oral Health America and Physicians for Peace. Liz is currently working toward a B.A. in History and she lives in Ronkonkoma with her mom Peggy.
Michael Paley, Vice President
Michael Paley is a travel agent at Pro Travel International. Mr. Paley joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 1984, and previously served as Chairman of the Board. He earned a B.A from Boston University in Business Administration and resides in Malverne with his wife Kathi.
Regina Schilling is the Operations Coordinator for Steve Madden Ltd. She joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2012. Ms. Schilling graduated with a BA from Molloy College and is an active participant in events run by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She resides in West Islip with her husband, John.
Jeff Schwartzberg is President of Premier Commercial RE. He joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors in 2003. Mr. Schwartzberg holds an MBA in Financial Management from Iona College and a Bachelors degree from Queens College. He now serves as the Village Mayor of the Village of Roslyn Estates, where he lives with his wife, two sons and Dachshund, Puma.
Mark S. Sidoti, Esq.
Mark Sidoti is Equity Director at Gibbons P.C., is a full service law firm of 230 attorneys based in Newark, NJ and ranked in the top 200 law firms nationwide. He joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2007. Mr.Sidoti and his wife Pam live in Greenlawn, NY with their four children, Nicholas and Luke (14), Steven (6) and Isabella (3).
Thomas Slome, Treasurer
Thomas Slome is a Partner at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, LLP, a general practice law firm. Mr. Slome joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2012. He received a B.A in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned his J.D. from Rutgers Law School. Mr. Slome resides in Rockville Centre with his wife and children.
Kathleen Stanley is the Senior Vice President,Regional Sales Manager of Capital One Bank. Ms. Stanley joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2012. She earned her B.B.A. in Marketing from Hofstra University and is a Certified Treasury Professional and Accredited ACH Professional. Ms. Stanley resides in Hicksville with her husband and three children.
Kelly Stanley is a therapist at Steinway Child & Family Services, Inc. She joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2014. Having graduated from Hofstra University with an MBA and Fordham University with a Master of Social Work, Ms. Stanley is an LMSW, a member of the NASW and a Crisis Counselor at the Long Island Crisis Center. She resides in Rockville Centre with her husband, Michael, and has two grown children, Ryan and Kara.
Joy M. Watson, Esq.
On May 7, 2010, Joy was named Deputy Comptroller, in charge of Audits and Special Projects, to Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. Ms. Watson joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 2007. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and her bachelor of arts degree from the University at Albany. She is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of the State of New York and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Watson is a 22-year resident of the Village of Hempstead where she resides with her husband Tom Mancusi and her stepsons Roger and Nick.
E. David Woycik, Jr., Esq.
David Woycik is a partner of the law firm of Sanders, Sanders, Block, Woycik, Viener & Grossman, P.C. located in Mineola, New York. He joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Board of Directors in 1995. Mr. Woycik received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977 and Juris Doctorate degree in 1980 from Hofstra University. Mr. Woycik is married to Carolyn Sanchez from Los Angeles and they reside in Garden City, New York.