Speaker Date Topic
Maureen Mantesta Apr 07, 2020 12:15 PM
Birthday Wishes of Long Island

Maureen joined Birthday Wishes in 2013 after a career in sales. She has always wanted to make a difference, and Birthday Wishes grants her that opportunity. She gets tremendous pleasure in fulfilling the wishes of birthday children. She is married to Frank and they have two sons, Joseph and Robert. In her free time, Maureen enjoys crafting and finding antiques at flea markets.

The mission of Birthday Wishes is to improve and empower the lives of homeless children and their families by providing joy, play, and hope through the magic of a birthday party. Our goal is to ensure that children experiencing the trauma of homelessness have the opportunity to celebrate their birthday joyfully, surrounded by family, friends and others who care.


Alicia Salazar Apr 14, 2020 12:15 PM
Curaleaf New York

Alison Dixon and Alicia Salazar are Outreach Coordinators for Curaleaf New York. Curaleaf New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of Curaleaf, Inc., a leading cannabis company in the United States. Curaleaf New York operates four medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state in Forest Hills (Queens), Carle Place (Long Island), the Town of Newburgh (Hudson Valley), and Plattsburgh (North Country) in addition to a cultivation facility in upstate New York. Focused on helping patients Live Life Well, Curaleaf New York is committed to providing affordable medical cannabis products in a variety of forms at the highest standards for effectiveness, consistent quality, and patient care. Alison and Alicia work in Suffolk and Nassau County, educating communities about the New York State Medical Marijuana Program, and welcome everyone with questions to visit Curaleaf Carle Place at 255 Glen Cove Road or call 516-534-2872 for free, private guidance. For more information, see ny.curaleaf.com.


Taliesin Powell Apr 21, 2020 12:15 PM
Suffolk County Council Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America (the BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922.

The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking.


Leah Jantzen May 05, 2020 12:15 PM
Leah Jantzen Inc
Leah Jantzen Inc

Leah Jantzen is an elite endurance athlete, motivational speaker and mother of four. She finds the time to compete in the Boston Marathon every spring and recently qualified to race at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii next October 2020. Leah uses her expert mental conditioning skills to perform at the highest level and teaches others to maximize their mindset.


Amanda Fennell Andrews May 19, 2020 12:15 PM
Train For Change

Amanda served as the Chief Operating Officer at Students Helping Honduras from 2013-2017. She is the Co-Founder and former Co-President of the Towson University chapter of SHH, and former Student Director. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Management from Towson University and certification as a Nonprofit Professional from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. She is a W.K Kellog Foundation Next Gen Scholar and small business owner. She currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Train For Change, a program run within Students Helping Honduras, a 501c3 certified non-profit organization, is a two year teacher professional development program. Train For Change supports Honduran teachers in developing leadership skills, creating pedagogical support networks, and learning new skills and strategies to improve educational outcomes for Honduran children in rural and under resourced areas. Over the first four years of the program, Train For Change has impacted 24 schools, 160 teachers, and over 4,000 students.


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Wayne Horsley Jun 02, 2020 12:15 PM
Gilgo Inlet
Until recently I was the Regional Director of NYS Parks, which includes 38 Parks and Preserves across Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Prior to that I was a County Legislator, primarily representing  the Babylon Village, West Babylon, and Lindenhurst area and left office as the Presiding Officer. I was also a Babylon Town Councilman and hold a Doctorate in Modern World History. Most importantly, I am a long time Babylon Rotarian.
Purpose of talk- To discuss a big idea that would revitalize the Great South Bay. The Great South Bay was once the home for thousands of clammers that harvested 2/3rds of the world's hard shell clams. The Bay teemed with life which has all but disappeared. With the advent of Hurricane Sandy there opened an inlet near Bellport on Fire Island. Since the recreation of Old Inlet we have seen the Eastern Great South Bay brought back to life. The western Bay  still remains lifeless. The idea is to recreate a storm gated, non navigable, engineered inlet at Gilgo State Park. The talk will explore the reasons why and provide details on this all important idea. I will bring a map!
Louis Scotti Jun 16, 2020 12:15 PM
Ronkonkoma Rotary Global Grant

Dove Youth Development, a grass roots organization formed in the community 10 years ago, is striving to make a difference by breaking this cycle of poverty. The school system in the Dominican Republic, was rated 143 out of 144 developed countries by the World Economic Forum, Competitiveness Report. It operates on a "split session" schedule, meaning children go to school for only half a day, either in the morning, or in the afternoon.

If the child and family fulfill their obligations, Dove provides food and clothing of at least $30 to each child per month, thereby allowing the child to stay in school. Dove also provides a uniform, which is required to be worn to attend the public school. Each child also gets a snack.


Donna Celentano Jul 14, 2020 12:15 PM
Medical Advocacy Pros
Medical Advocacy Pros

Donna Celentano has been a nurse for 34 years in many different roles. She has dedicated her career in the ICU, Maternal Child settings. Donna has helped implement, facilitate, support, and advocate for woman struggling with perinatal moods. She has been an advocate to many friends and family members dealing with medical treatment, health challenges, medical crisis's, translation of medical terminology, and collaboration of health care among providers. There is such a need and the Board which is made up of three experienced RN's, one MD, and two educators, works together to educate, give knowledge and understanding to the patient/caregiver/loved ones in need. They gather important information and pose questions that need to be asked when patients visit their healthcare provider. All of this is done for free.


Debra E. Blaine, MD Aug 11, 2020 12:15 PM
Resilience Coaching, LLC

Debra E. Blaine, was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island, NY. She received her BA in the Honors Liberal Arts Program at the University of Texas at Austin, before going on for graduate studies in Comparative Religion at Temple University. She attended Baylor College of Medicine to earn her MD in 1987, and has practiced medicine on Long Island and Queens for thirty years.
Her first novel, "CODE BLUE: The Other End of the Stethoscope", is a medical thriller and a love story about Russian hackers stealing patient information from electronic medical records, and murdering patients for millions of dollars. This fictional murder mystery is set in a real-life, corporate-run urgent care clinic, and vividly reveals the challenges that physicians now face in the current, greed-infected healthcare industry, whose priority is profit over health.
She is also a Certified Professional Coach and serves medical and other professionals working in the impersonal corporate world to find and pursue their passions. She offers individual and group sessions.
Dr. Blaine has been published in medical forums, including KevinMD and Doximity, interviewed by Medscape and the Brazilian newspaper, The Falho de São Paulo, and has been featured in articles in HealthNewsDigest. She continues to work as a physician in the Long Island urgent care medical community on a part-time basis.
She can be reached through her website, DebraBlaine.com.