A Eric Adolph: B.B.A., Hofstra Univeristy; 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.
Scott Baker: Scott earned his B.A in marketing from Hofstra U. and is now half of the funniest improv comedy team in the country Isaacs and Baker. They were voted Best Comedians of 2012 by The Long Island Press. Prior to his comedy career Scott was a boxer and a decorated New York City Police Officer and is now an award-winning author with three published books on his experiences - 'The Funniest Cop Stories Ever Told', ‘A Lighter Shade of Blue’, and most recently, ‘A Warmer Shade of Blue’. His books have been turned into a television series called ‘The Fuzz’ currently being shopped to networks, starring Gregory Harrison (Trapper John MD, Body of Proof’) and directed by Art Wolff (Seinfeld). Scott has also been teaching improvisation classes for 15 years, taking the business seminar that he and Al developed for corporate training and turning it into an ‘Improv for Business’ course. Scott Baker has also appeared in movies with stars such as Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro, Billy Crystal, Adam Sandler, and Sandra Bullock in movies like 'Analyze That', 'Anger Management', and 'Two Weeks’ Notice.'
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.
Daniel Benjamin: CPA, B.B.A. Hofstra University
Ira Bezack, Esq.: B.A. Hofstra University. J.D. Suffolk University School of Law. United States Army Reserves Captain (Retired).
Richard C. Berntsen: CSA-R, IFA: A.A.S., Nassau Community College. President, R.C. Berntsen Associates, Inc. Independent fee appraiser; certified NYS residential real estate appraiser and licensed instructor. Educational Coordinator The Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers.
Sharon Borzone: B.A., Hofstra University; D.C., New York Chiropractic College. Winner, 2002 Teacher of Excellence Award, Hofstra University Continuing Education.
C 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
Scott Diamond: B.A. Brooklyn College; Author: Microsoft Office Access 2007 VBA; Microsoft MVP for Access; Microsoft Database Design Certificate from Hofstra
Alice Diaz-Bonhomme: B. A. Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Anthony DeLouise: A.S., Nassau Community College; B.B.A., Hofstra University. Networking and programming professional.
Evette Ennis: B.S. John Jay College. J.D. New York Law School
Ida Epstein: CFP, RFP
Linda Epstein: Linda Epstein is an Associate Literary Agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in New York City. She was one of the featured agents in the October 2012 Writer's Digest "25 Agents Who Want Your Work," as well as writing the "Agent Answers: Submission FAQS" piece. She's also the VP of Communications for the New York Chapter of the Women's National Book Association, and co-editor of their online newsletter.
Melinda Epstein: CPCU, B.A. The George Washington University, Board Member Long Island CPCU Chapter, Member Women’s Insurance Network of Long Island
Steven Epstein: B.A., Adelphi University. Certified New York State Real Estate Instructor.
Steven Flood: CPCU, B.S. SUNY at Stony Brook. Board Member Long Island CPCU Chapter
Tatum J. Fox: B.A., Hofstra University; J.D., St. John's University School of Law. Deputy Bureau Chief, Nassau County Police Department Legal Bureau.
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.
Susie Garber: Wrote Denver Dreams, a novel (Jerusalem Publications, 2009) and Memorable Characters…Magnificent Stories (Scholastic, 2002) She co-directs LIFE (Literacy Institute for Yeshiva Educators) a summer institute for principals and teachers. She also mentors teachers in teaching writing in grades 1- high school. She enjoys sharing the gift of writing with students ages 6-grandparenthood. Some of her adult students have been published.
April Haupt: J.D., Boston College Law School, B.A., Boston College
Lesli P. Hiller: Deputy County Attorney - Nassau County Attorney's Office, Nassau County Police Department Legal Bureau. St. John's Law School, 1999.
I 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. Al Isaacs: A Hofstra graduate, Al Isaacs was named one of Long Island's Best Comedians of 2012 by THE LONG ISLAND PRESS, and is half of "The Funniest Improvisational Comedy Team on the East Coast" Isaacs & Baker. Al has spent the last 20 years becoming an overnight success on the New York comedy scene learning and performing stand-up and improv alongside the likes of Kevin James, Ray Romano, Joe Rogan and Jim Breuer just to name a few and now headlines at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, and other area venues. He began teaching the art of improv ten years ago to actors, comedians, salespeople, and those looking to become more creative and faster on their feet. His students have appeared in movies such as 'Analyze That' and 'Two Weeks’ Notice', television shows such as 'CSI:NY' and on the radio with Howard Stern. He lives on Long Island with his wife and young son.
K Anne Marie Kehoe: CFP, First Vice President/Financial Advisor Prudential Securities.
Brian Kilgannon: CPCU, CLCS, ARe, ASLI, API, AIS, AU, AINS, B.A., Manhattan College; Paralegal Certificate, Hofstra University Continuing Education, Paralegal, Bower Law P.C., Uniondale , New York.
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.
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.
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.
George Massowd: CSP, ARM, CFS. B.S., St. John's University. Senior loss prevention engineering specialist, Liberty Mutual Property.
Joseph McCabe: B.A., Iona College; M.A., St. John's University. Aquatics instructor.
Ellen Meister: Author of three novels. Her most recent book, The Other Life (Putnam, 2/2011), has been nominated by BookPage for the Top 20 Books of 2011 and by the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association for Book of the Year. It was also selected by the Austin Public Library for their Best Fiction of 2011 list, and was singled out by the American Booksellers Association for the prestigious Great Reads Indie Next List. It is currently under option with HBO for a television series. She served as editor for an online literary journal and for a literary podcast program. She currently edits manuscripts for published and aspiring authors, does public speaking about writing-related issues, and is at work on her fourth novel Farewell, Doroty Parker (Putnam, spring 2012). Visit her website at ellenmeister.com
Linda Merklin: manager of editorial services at Hofstra University, as well as a freelance writer and editor. She has been at Hofstra University, in various capacities, for more than 30 years. In her current position, she is responsible for editing the Hofstra Magazine, Hofstra Horizons, Hofstra’s Continuing Education Bulletin, and Hofstra Cultural Center conference materials. She and her staff are responsible for editing all admission publications for the University, as well as event-related and promotional materials for Hofstra’s administrative offices, the Hofstra University Museum, nine Hofstra schools, and the hundreds of programs administered through those schools and their respective academic departments.
Skaistuole Mirnaviciene: CPA, B.A. Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, M.B.A. New York Institute of Technology
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.
William Permutt: B.A., New York University; J.D., George Washington University National Law Center. Winner, 2002 Teacher of Excellence Award, Hofstra University Continuing Education.
R 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
Kevi 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.
: Has been a children's book editor and writer for the past 40 years, working in both trade and educational publishing. She is currently a freelance editor and writer. Her previous position was as a Senior Editor at Wireless Generation where she created reading intervention materials for students in Grades K-6. She has written a three-book early chapter book series as well as nonfiction easy readers and novelty books. She spent ten years as the Editorial Director of Original Book Publishing for all of the Scholastic Book Clubs. She has been teaching in Hofstra's Continuing Education program for the past five years. 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.
T Ronald K. Tucker:
CPCU: B.B.A., The College of Insurance. Vice president, Hagedorn and Company. Winner, 1999 Teacher of Excellence Award, Hofstra University Continuing Education.
V Peter Vanderberg
: Born on Long Island and served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He received an MFA from Queens College, CUNY and his work has appeared in Hunger Mountain, The New York Times, Cratelit, Roadrunner, Ozone Park and 5 x 5 among other journals. Pete has served as Poetry Editor for Ozone Park, The Queens College MFA Literary Journal, and teaches Art and Creative Writing at St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria. He lives with his wife and two children in Lynbrook, NY.
W 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 Robert Windorf
: B.S., M.A., New York University. Certification in professional wine studies, French Culinary Institute, New York. Member, James Beard Foundation and Society of Wine Educators. Director of administration and finance, World Hunger Year, Inc. Mindy Wolfe
: A well-known and award winning Long Island marketing professional and active networker, Mindy F. Wolfle founded Neptune Marketing LLC in January 2005. In December 2011, she added Director of Marketing at Armao, Costa & Ricciardi to her professional life. She has assisted entrepreneurs, businesses, professionals, organizations and not-for-profits in reaching their business development goals through targeted marketing. She often presents seminars and workshops on such topics as business writing, networking, entrepreneurship, interviewing skills, branding and marketing. A published writer and blogger, Mindy has authored numerous articles, interviews, opinion pieces, newsletters, and speeches; she also ghost writes for her clients. Her expertise includes copywriting, branding, social networking, seminars, speaking engagements, event planning, annual reports, collateral marketing materials, strategic planning and consulting, marketing plans, Website project management and Website content.
Z Melvin Zahler
: B.A., Long Island University; M.Ed., CUNY-Brooklyn; J.D., Rutgers Law School. Gary S. Zucker
: CFP, B.S. SUNY Albany