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Our Board


Paul Magro

Paul Magro, Dad and co founder of the Foundation. Paul is an educator and spokesperson working with graphic designer and webmaster. Writes Scholarship Fund criteria and assists with ad development.


Terrie Magro

Terrie Magro, Mom and co founder of the Michael Magro Foundation. Coordinator of events, liaison with Cancer Center for Kids; Winthrop University Hospital Department of Pediatrics and Child Life Department.


Marc Magro

Director of Project Management and Design at Elite Studio E.

Marc manages a team of 21 employees across the Project Management and Design Departments.He is active in spreading the word of the foundations mission and coordinating events.


Joe De Sena, CFP, MBA

Tammy Severino

Interim President & CEO, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County

Tammy Severino is an experienced leader and speaker on Philanthropy, Women’s Empowerment, Entrepreneurialism, and Small Business. She works tirelessly to empower others to realize their dreams. Tammy was named Interim President & CEO of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County in December 2020. Having served on the Board of Directors for the Council since 2014, Tammy entered the role with an understanding of the organization’s strengths and a passion for the mission of serving the girls and adult volunteers of Suffolk County. Tammy is also President of RPC Development, a 10-year-old boutique consulting agency specializing in small businesses and nonprofits. She serves on the Board of Directors for Michael Magro Foundation, Silver Hearts Sanctuary, and Mosaic Visions, along with the Advisory Boards of Career Day Inc. and The Morgan Center for Children with Cancer.

Ryan Dempsey

Managing Partner

East End Group provides commercial maintenance services to property owners, managers and businesses in New York and throughout the northeast. Operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, we’ll keep your facilities running smoothly, no matter what.


Linda Steinberg

Linda Steinberg: Founding Board Member and Treasurer. Linda is an RN working in a private practice setting. Experienced fund raiser through her community PTA involvement. Assists with grant research and some grant writing.

Barbara Shields

Barbara Shields is a writer and painter whose professional career includes an extensive background in the publishing industry as well as in the non-profit world of development, public relations, and special events.

Nicole Almeida

Nicole is the Director of the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program at the Children’s Medical Center at NYU Langone Long Island. (The Child LIfe Program strives to reduce the negative impact of stressful or traumatic life events and situations that affect the development, health, and well-being of infants, children, youth, and families.) Nicole oversees Child Life programming for both in-patient and out-patient services throughout the Winthrop Community. These areas include but are not limited to the Pediatric Floor, Pediatric Emergency Room, Cancer Center for Kids, Pediatric Specialty Center as well as any additional area where pediatric services are required.

Dr. Mark Weinblatt

Medical Director at NYU Langone Long Island Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Kenny Exler

Kenneth Exler

Kenny Exler is the former Director of Store Operations for Macy’s Herald Square. In this role he had direct responsibilities for total store operations for the largest store in the world. Kenny has recently retired from Macy’s and is living in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife Annette and their two boys Xavier and Noah.

Joseph Geneva

Joseph Geneva

Joseph Geneva, MBA is a financial services and wealth management professional. Joseph focuses his practice on meeting his clients’ “all-encompassing” financial planning needs. After years in the business, Joseph (alongside his brother, Thomas Geneva) founded Geneva Capital Management (GCM) (d/b/a of AXA Advisors, LLC),. Joseph takes a holistic approach to providing solutions to his clients’ financial needs/objectives. As an active member of his community, Joseph trains youth lacrosse players and became a Board Member for The Michael Magro Foundation in 2014. 


Brian Horvath

Brian Horvath board member works for Alliance Bernstein

Title: Director, Sub Advisory Services

Brian is a founding member of MMU along with 5 colleagues. MMU was introduced to MMF as a result of all their philanthropic efforts. Brian explained how the group runs an event entitled Soccer for a Cause and donates profits to a charity. They ran their signature event for the first time 6 years ago for the foundation and have been an integral part of our growth ever since. Brian joined the board of directors in 2012.

James Montana

James Montana

James is co owner, Trainer of MDP LacrosseCoach Montana has been training in the MDP LaxZone system for over 10 years and has executed it at the highest levels as a player and a coach.

Outside of Coach Montana’s responsibilities on the field, he is on the Board of Directors for the Michael Magro Foundation. James has organized all of our Alumni High School lacrosse Fundraisers and continues to reach out to the community and educate people about our mission.

Thomas Galati

Thomas Galati

Tom is a Sales Director with over 15 years of experience selling radio, print, events, and online advertising. He is currently a Sales Director at Diray Media, managing relationships with leading travel marketers. Tom lives in East Northport with his wife and three children.

Gina Bedell

Gina is the Social Media/Email Marketing Director at RGD Marketing, a full-service marketing agency that works with small to medium-size businesses. She takes that creative edge to give brands a social media presence that makes them come alive in this important landscape. 


Dawn Dardzinski

Dawn is the founder and CEO of D2D Consulting – Program and Project Management Consultant. She provides direct leadership and hands-on support to my team of high-performing and immensely successful Project Management Practitioners. We collaborate very closely with every client to ensure quality deliveries for all types of business and technology initiatives. For clients who wish to mature in your process and become more efficient, we provide support by helping define the structure and governance model for which your Project Management Office needs to be managed.

Michael Billia

Michael Billia

Michael Billia joined the MMF board in late 2019. Michael has been a strong supporter of our mission. He is a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Investors Bank based in their Melville office.

Rob McCormick

Rob McCormick, CPA

Senior Manager – Greater New York Not-for-Profit & Healthcare Services Practice – BDO USA LLP

In his role as Senior Manager at BDO USA LLP, Rob focuses exclusively on nonprofit and healthcare clients, not only as their auditor, but as their trusted business advisor. On top of providing client service, Rob also provides firmwide trainings to individuals at all levels, and has represented BDO at nonprofit conferences and speaking engagements. In 2017, Rob was a recipient of the Long Island Business News 30 Under 30 award. Rob joined the MMF board in late 2017.