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LI hires and promotions: Chad Walerstein, Sherwood Elementary School

Chad Walerstein of Setauket has been appointed principal

Chad Walerstein of Setauket has been appointed principal of Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School in Islip. Credit: Islip School District


Chad Walerstein of Setauket has been appointed principal of Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School in Islip. He was assistant principal of Eastport-South Manor Junior Senior High School in Manorville.

Aileen O’Rourke of Manhattan and East Islip, principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary School in East Islip, has been appointed director of pupil personnel services/special education K-5 and of the committee for special education for the East Islip School District.

Nancy Pickford of Kings Park has been appointed assistant principal at Nassakeag Elementary School in Setauket, part of Three Village Central School District. She was an administrative intern at the school.


Marc I. Cohen of Roslyn, president and CEO of HUB International Northeast in Manhattan and regional president of its East region, has been promoted to president of HUB International Limited, North American Operation.


Jason Braithwaite of Huntington has been hired as builder/trade account manager at Plessers Appliance in Babylon. He was second store manager at PC Richard & Son in Plainview.


Liam Guilfoyle of Floral Park, FDNY captain, Queens 13th Division, has been elected FDNY Uniformed Fire Officers Association sergeant at arms.

Jennifer Gebbie of Wantagh, a real estate associate at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Child Center of NY in Woodside, Queens.

Samuel Chu of Lindenhurst, chief innovation officer at Enerlogic LLC in Plainview, has been elected to the board of directors of the EAC Network, a social service agency in Hempstead.

Robin Abramowitz of Huntington, partner at Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid in Melville, has joined the board of the New York Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program.


Joan Minieri of Brooklyn has been appointed executive director of the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Programat Shelter Rock, the congregation’s charitable giving program, in Manhasset.

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