The Estate Planning Council of Nassau County in Mineola has appointed four members to its executive board.

Richard G. Chalifoux, an Islip resident, is managing director and senior trust officer at First Republic Trust Company in Garden City. He is also an accredited estate planner and liaison to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Christine Hallahan, of Floral Park, is a CPA and tax supervisor for accounting firm Castellano, Korenberg & Co. in Hicksville.

Kenneth Larson, of Westbury, is a senior consultant and CPA for accounting firm Rynkar, Vail & Barrett in Mineola.

Ellen G. Makofsky, of Sands, Point is a partner at law firm Raskin & Makofsky in Garden City.

Dr. James R. Powell has been appointed to the special review committee for Options for Community Living, a not-for-profit organization in Smithtown that assists individuals and families with special needs to develop their full potential for independent living. The Smithtown resident is a board-certified internist and medical director at Developmental Disabilities Institute, also in Smithtown.

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Francesco L. Fratto has been elected first vice president to the executive committee of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. He is director of world languages and the ESL program in the Half Hollow Hills School District and lives in Ulster County.

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