BOARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

Simone Freeman of North Valley Stream has been installed as president of the Nassau County Women's Bar Association. She is an associate at the Amato Law Group in Garden City.

Lorna Lewis of Freeport has joined ERASE Racism's board of directors in Syosset. She is superintendent of the Plainview Old-Bethpage Central School District.

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich of Water Mill has been named president of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association. He is director of adult reconstruction and joint replacement research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Peter Mychajliw of Port Washington has been elected chair of the clinical simulation section of the American Dental Education Association. He is an assistant group practice director and clinical assistant professor at the NYU College of Dentistry in Manhattan.

Patrick Kane of Garden City as been appointed chairman of the Vincent Smith School board of trustees in Port Washington. He is sales director for Corvil in Manhattan.

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Erica B. Garay of Melville has been has been appointed co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. She chairs an ADR unit at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein in Garden City, where she is also an arbitrator and mediator.

NONPROFITS

Robert Schoenfeld of East Meadow has been appointed treasurer of the nonprofit Disability Pride NYC. He is retired and is a longtime activist for the disability community.

REAL ESTATE

Jay B. Meringoff of Syosset has joined Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty as an associate broker in Woodbury. He was a sales manager at Coldwell Banker in East Hills.

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INSURANCE

Charles Lyon Jr. of Oceanside has become the general agent for western and eastern Nassau County for Knights of Columbus Insurance in Merrick. He had covered eastern Nassau.

MEDIA

Frank A. Virga of Farmingville has been named president of Anton Media Group in Mineola, which publishes community weeklies in Nassau County. He was executive vice president of sales at Anton.

RELIGIONS

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Rabbi Sandra Bellush of Freeport has been named new senior rabbi at Temple Am Echad, a Reform congregation in Lynbrook. She was associate rabbi of Temple Mount Sinai in El Paso, Texas.

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