Speaker Date Topic
Jennifer Capezza Jan 28, 2020 12:15 PM
LI Against Domestic Violence
LI Against Domestic Violence

We are proud be serving Long Island for over 40 years. We also take pride in doing things a bit differently than others including providing comprehensive and supportive services including hotline, counseling, vocational training, emergency shelter, prevention and educational resources and legal advocacy. I’ve attached a digital version of our services brochure for some quick reference as well. All of our services are also available in to the Spanish speaking population.

Our formal mission statement: LIADV is committed to the empowerment of victims and survivors of domestic violence through supportive services including hotline, counseling, vocational training, emergency shelter, prevention and education resources and legal advocacy.

In addition to our foundational services we have many programs that set us apart, in which we are the only providers. For example, we are the only agency to have a direct and formal relationship with Suffolk County Police, District Attorney’s office and probation. This allows for a safety net immediately following an incident which has proven to reduce additional violent incidents in Suffolk County each year for the last five years.


Gwen Busterna Feb 11, 2020 12:15 PM
Medicare Health Insurance

As an Independent representative, Gwen has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to Medicare Health Insurance. She is familiar with local insurance options, as well as assistance and savings programs. Gwen helps seniors navigate Medicare, find plans to meet their needs and budget, provides updated information on Medicare and education on local and national Medicare entitlements. She also hosts seminars and adult education classes on the topic of Medicare to help seniors understand what their options are. No question is too small!

Gwen understands that everyone has different needs and different financial obligations that can influence their plan choices. She works with seniors and presents options when exploring Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plans, and well as Medicare/Medicaid plans. Gwen understands that the Medicare Insurance Marketplace can be overwhelming. As a licensed representative, it is her responsibility to stay current on the changes that are happening with Medicare.


Nathaniel Iskhakov Feb 25, 2020 12:15 PM
Camp Kesem
Camp Kesem

The speaker is the active Co-Director of Camp Kesem at Stony Brook University. He is a senior who is receiving his BA in Political Science and aspires to go to medical school. He also works in a psychology lab to better understand kids with autism. In his free time he volunteers at the Stony Brook Hospital Child Life Department.

Camp Kesem is an active community throughout the United States, driven by college students, supporting children through and beyond their parent's cancer with free year-round services. Camp Kesem's main program is a week-long sleepaway summer camp for kids whose parents have or have had cancer.


John Jabari Quest Michel Mar 10, 2020 12:15 PM
Quest Nutrition Network
Quest Nutrition Network

John Jabari Michel is a nutritionist and health & wellness professional with over 17 years of experience, education and expertise. Jabari formed Quest Nutrition Network in 2012 with goals of assisting clients in achieving optimum health through nutrition, exercise, meditation and mental health. Jabari spreads the message of Optimum Health through his speaking engagements, social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and You tube, as well as one on one coaching consultations. Jabari began his journey into nutrition as a result of growing up in a family with health challenges such as overweight/obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Having witnessed several family members and close friends succumb to untimely deaths due to poor health and nutrition habits, Jabari directed his time and energy towards educating himself on nutrition and health. At age 19 he removed Pork, Beef and Chicken from his diet and instead of cow’s milk, he opted with almond milk. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2006, Jabari later re-enrolled into CUNY Queens College to complete his master’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science in 2016.
As a nutritionist, nutrition researcher, professional public speaker and martial artist (Jabari studied Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do for over 6 years) Mr Jabari’s deep knowledge comes from his personal journey as well as having an insatiable drive to gather the latest information on behavior modification science, weight loss, and technology, and his experience working in the field with many people to help them achieve their lifestyle goals. He understands the struggles of behavior change and the obstacles that many face in their desire to become healthier. In addition, having had many years working in corporate companies, his expertise has led him to establish corporate wellness program initiatives which provide companies with strategies for a healthier work culture.
Nutrition and Wellness-The talk that will be given is on Heart Disease and Weight loss and Steps towards Optimum Health. Mr Michel will discuss ways that individuals can lose weight, stay healthy and overcome one of the most devastating diseases in our nation today.


Rob Raylman Mar 24, 2020 12:15 PM
Gift of Life International
Gift of Life International

Rob Raylman has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Gift of Life International since February 2008. He has been a member of the Manhasset Rotary since March 2008. Before Rob came to Gift of Life International he was a Vice President for Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI), at one time the second largest solid waste management company in the world. He left BFI in 1999 and started his own consulting business in upstate New York, where he represented individuals and corporations that did business in New York State. He specialized in legislative and regulatory affairs. Rob is a life-long resident of New York. He graduated from Hobart College in 1984 with a BS in Political Science. Directly out of college Rob went to work for United States Senator Alphonse D’Amato (R-New York). He worked from 1984 to 1986 for the Senator. At which time he began work for BFI in January of 1987 until 1999. Since Rob began as Chief Executive Officer of Gift of Life International he has been focusing on the development of sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery programs in emerging countries. Presently he is working to develop programs in the Jamaica, The Philippines, El Salvador, Uganda, and Bolivia. Each of these programs is in various stages of development. Rob lives in Germantown, New York.


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.


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.