BOARDS

Public Relations Professionals of Long Island, in Hicksville, has new board members and officers.

Donna Jannine of West Islip has been elected to the board of directors. She is public relations director for Zimmerman/Edelson Inc. in Great Neck.

Jerry Allocca of Levittown has been elected to the board. He is the founder of CORE Interactive, an NYC and Long Island team of Internet specialists and teaches digital marketing at Hofstra University. Tim Hurley of Bellmore has been elected to the board. He is a media specialist for Gotham Government Relations and Communications in Garden City.

Kali Chan of East Patchogue was elected president of the board. She directs media relations for Adelphi University in Garden City.

Donna Rivera-Downey of Hicksville was elected executive vice president and chairs the scholarship committee. She is chief marketing and communications officer for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

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Ellen Christie of East Meadow was elected first vice president and chairs the publicity/social media committee. She is marketing director at the law firm Pegalis & Erickson in Lake Success. Louise Cassano of Levittown was elected treasurer. She is the owner and principal of LuCas Communications in Levittown.

Valerie Esposito of Bellmore was elected secretary and chairs design and content marketing committees. She is a PR associate at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue and a freelance journalist.

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