Lori Wahl has joined Commack-based Racanelli Realty Services, a full-service commercial, industrial and retail real estate brokerage and property management firm, as a licensed real estate salesperson. The Northport resident was a sales representative for Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate in upstate Arlington.


Latchmi Persaud has joined TD Bank's Richmond Hill  branch as  manager. The Cedarhurst resident held a similar position at Citibank in Queens.


Brian Austin has joined Crown Advertising in Plainview as social media director. The Glen Cove resident was previously a sales representative and social media coordinator at Bamboo Skateboards in Oceanside, Calif.


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Michael L. Faltischek has been elected vice chair of the Long Island Association. The Rockville Centre resident is a founding partner of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, a law firm in Uniondale.


Denise Rueda has been promoted to public relations director at Briscoe Protective Systems in Centereach. The Islip resident was previously a client services specialist.


Susan S. Loucks joins Schlitt Law Firm in Huntington as a client advocate attorney. The Hempstead resident previously worked at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein in Garden City.

Paul F. Millus joins Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein as of counsel to the firm's litigation and dispute resolution and employment law practice groups in Garden City. The Bellerose resident was previously a partner at Snitow Kanfer Holtzer & Millus in Manhattan.


Scott Passeser has joined United Way of Long Island as vice president of marketing communications. The Hauppauge resident was previously director of marketing communications at Total Defense Inc. in Islandia.


Dr. Leonardo Huertas has been promoted to chair of emergency medicine at Glen Cove Hospital. The Locust Valley resident previously was associate chair.

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Dr. Michael Tofano has been named hospitalist director at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson. The Old Field resident previously served as director of hospital medicine at Massachusetts-based Marlborough Hospital, Clinton Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center and as associate chief of hospital medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Dana Telem, of Plainview, joins the bariatric and metabolic weight loss center at Stony Brook University Hospital as a bariatric surgeon. She was an advanced laparoscopic fellow in Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital.

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