Speaker Date Topic
James LaMantia Oct 08, 2019 12:15 PM
Gift of Life Long Island
Gift of Life Long Island

James LaMantia is the Chair of Gift of Life Long Island and on the Executive Committee for Gift of Life International. James has been a member of the Northport Rotary Club for 15 years and Past President twice.
James recently visited one of Gift of Life’s Core Programs in San Salvador. He will share what he experienced with these dynamic doctors and nurses working in a challenging environment.



Daniel Davids Oct 29, 2019 12:15 PM
400 Fewer Falls Initiative
The 400 Fewer Falls initiative is a free program focused on reducing the fall risk of 400 seniors on Long Island within the next 12 months. We provide a free in-home balance assessment and fall risk analysis to address the internal obstacles and environmental factors that increase falls in the home.
Daniel Davids PT DPT CSCS is the owner of The Traveling Physical Therapist, a Medicare-covered in-home PT service covering Long Island and most of Queens.
Paul Rubin Dec 10, 2019 12:15 PM
Camp Good Mourning
Camp Good Mourning
Camp Good Mourning! is a Huntington-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides FREE overnight bereavement camp programs for Long Island children who have experienced the death of a parent and/or sibling.  
During the presentation, I will share specific information about:  
•  Childhood grief
•  What makes Camp Good Mourning! unique 
•  How grieving children and their families benefit from Camp Good Mourning!
•  Why Camp Good Mourning! is important to the Long Island community
•  The benefits of supporting grieving Long Island children and Camp Good Mourning!
Paul is the Executive Director of Camp Good Mourning!, a Huntington-based 501c3 nonprofit that provides FREE bereavement camp program experiences for Long Island children coping with the death of a parent and/or sibling.  Paul has 17 years of bereavement camp experience -- providing services on both east and west coasts -- with children, adolescents, teens, and their families.  He also serves as a Support Group Leader for bereaved widows and widowers at the SYJCC and as a Pro Bono Support Group Leader for Life after Loss, a Nassau County nonprofit organization for families who have lost loved ones to gun violence.   Paul has been recognized by the Nassau County Executive for his work as a Hurricane Sandy Crisis Counselor and honored by Suffolk County officials for his work with Long Island students in the area of Bully and Cyber Bully Prevention and Intervention.  He earned his Master’s Degree in School Counseling and an Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling from LIU Post.  He is a provisionally certified School Counselor in NY, a certified School Counselor in NJ, and a Clinical Mental Health Counselor-LP specializing in grief and loss. 
Bridget Costello Jan 14, 2020 12:15 PM
Camp Pa Qua Tuck
Bridget Reilly Costello joined Camp Pa Qua Tuck in 2009 as the Summer Director. In 2010, she became the Executive Director. In April, 2019 Bridget retired from her position at the Camp but was delighted that the Board of Directors embraced her idea of P/T work promoting the camp as she eased her way into retirement. Bridget was raised with a Special Needs brother and is his Guardian. This had more to do with her decision to pursue advocacy for individuals with Special Needs than anything else.
Proud mother of 3, wife to Michael, a Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient, Bridget volunteers at the V.A. Hospital in Northport. Additionally, one of her children was born with a non-functioning liver and Bridget was able to donate a portion of her liver to save her baby 20 years ago. As a result, she has been a member of the Alpha 1 Foundation for 20 years and has traveled all over to speak to others facing this life-changing situation.
Bridget spent 30 years in the non-profit world and has observed the best practices in several large non- profits. Her goal has been to bring those best practices to Camp Pa Qua tuck. Bridget is also a member of AFP, the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has great regard for her predecessors at camp and hopes that she can carry on the legacy of continuous improvement that they have initiated.
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.