Uniting Communities to Strengthen 
Awareness Advocacy & Empowerment

Board of Directors


Chairman Of the Board - Janice Talento

Vice-Chair Tom Christ,

Board Member Bob Thompson

Board Member Glenn Kearney

Board Secretary - Open




Executive Board

 President - Joseph Spinosa

Vice President - Carol Gordon

Stacey Christ - Treasurer

Secretary - Peggy O'Connell



Advisory Board


Councilman Joseph Pinto, John Budnick, Michael Venditto, Michael Reid,

Assemblyman Michael LiPetri,  Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, 

Senator John Brooks, Legislator James Kennedy, Mark Marazzo, Kristian Hernandez, April Proprillo

Barry Zaks, Natasha Vaughn, Gail Feldman




Junior League Board

 Co-President - Cassandra Bonilla, Kevin Maguire and Michael Riggi

Vice President - Frankie Vecchione

Secretary - Liz 




Sector Board


Youth

Cassandra Bonilla – Drug Free Long Island Jr. League

Parent

Linda Alagna - Local community member

Business

Don-   Bayview Florist  

Media

Pam Robinson - Huntington Paper

School

April Proprillo - Asst   Superintendent S.  Huntington

Youth Serving Organization

Debi Rimler - Tri CYA

Law Enforcement

Wendy Wostenstauff - SCPD

Religious

Pastor Means - First United Methodist Church 

Civic/Volunteer

Natasha Vaughn    

Healthcare Professional

Barry Zaks - Huntington Drug & Alcohol

State/Local Government

Assemblymen Chad Lupinacci & Assemblyman Joseph Saladino

Other

Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds – Director of Family & Children Association









BIOS



Janice Talento

 

Janice lives in Massapequa with her husband and three children, ages 26, 24 and 18, all have attended Massapequa School District. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for 32 years.

 

Janice has been born and raised on Long Island. She is an alumnus of the Hicksville School District. This is where her passion for giving back to community originated. In high school she worked with many other teenagers on a haunted house in Broadway mall to raise money for MS, which was sponsored by the Islander’s Hockey team and many of their players.

 

After high school Janice attended Nassau Community College, where she obtained an AA in Business & Marketing. She attended Hofstra University in 2007 to take classes in Finance.

 

Janice has always worked at giving back to the community, and helping those in need. She has a tremendous amount of experience in it; has done it wholeheartedly. She was a Girl Scout leader from 1994-2004, as well as a Boys Scout leader from 2001-2006.

 Janice sat on the home/school association in Pennsylvania as Secretary and Vice President. She also served on the PTA of elementary school in NY as fundraiser coordinator.

 

Faith and education are very important to Janice and her family. She shared her combined passion of both by becoming a catechist for 16 years. She started it in Pennsylvania, and continued to serve for in New York.

 

Having worked in the financial field for 5 years has given Janice the marketing and business experience necessary to help build a profitable business and community center.

 

Janice has learned the problems that face people of all ages and from all communities. Patience, understanding and experience in these fields are all something learned through day to day working with these clients so that you can help make their day to day living easier.

 

Janice founded Drug Free Long Island in 2009. She works with counseling centers, treatment centers and schools to educate parents and children to help save lives and make our community stronger. She coordinates educational programs, run fundraiser and events for the whole community.


Janice is a member of the following organizations: Leadership council for LICADD, Senator John Brooks Task Force, Prevention Resource Center, Community of Solutions, Long Island Youth Safety Coalition, Nassau County Heroin Prevention Task Force, and Source the Station.

 


 

 Thomas Christ


Bob Thompson


Glenn Kearney


Joseph Spinosa


Stacey Roy-Christ


Carol Gordon


Peggy O'Connell