Matthew Whelan has been appointed vice president for strategic initiatives at Stony Brook University. The Stony Brook resident has been serving as the acting vice president for strategic initiatives since March and previously was associate provost for enrollment and retention management since 2006.


Jill Goffer joins Jaspan Schlesinger in Garden City as of counsel in the firm's matrimonial and family law practice group. The Syosset resident was an associate at Wilens & Baker in Manhattan.


U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Melville welcomes three new hires.

Andrew Crofton joins as private client adviser. The West Hempstead resident was in institutional equity sales at JPMorgan Chase in Manhattan.

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Kimberly Preston joins as senior trust officer. The Garden City resident was counsel at Silverman Acampora in Jericho.

Steven Sanders joins as senior vice president, private client adviser. The Westbury resident was wealth management adviser with TIAA-CREF Wealth Management Group in Manhattan.


Theresa Jacobellis has been promoted to assistant vice president of development and public affairs at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. The Centerport resident previously was director of public and external affairs.


Joe Lattanza has joined Peerless Electronics in Bethpage as director of engineering. The Port Jefferson resident was program engineering manager at BAE Systems in Greenlawn.


Dr. John Robert Udarbe has joined Family Service League in Huntington as medical director. He is in private practice in Great Neck and serves as a pediatric and general psychiatrist at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, both in Manhattan. Dr. Udarbe is in the process of relocating to Islandia from Douglaston Manor.


Arthur M. Katz has been appointed to The Jewish Academy's board of directors. The Jericho resident is president of Knockout Pest Control based in Uniondale.

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James Mullin has been elected to the Clubhouse of Suffolk board of directors. The Smithtown resident is a U.S. Army veteran and was the former director of the undergraduate social work department at Adelphi University in Garden City. Clubhouse of Suffolk is a provider of psychiatric rehabilitation services.


Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank welcomes two new staff accountants.

Thomas Gillen joins the firm's East Hampton office. The Wading River resident was a junior accountant at Kangadis Food, in Hauppauge.

Westley Taylor Lynskey joins the firm's Southampton office. The Southampton resident was a bookkeeper/administrative assistant at New York Biologics, also in Southampton.