Jaan Ruga of East Moriches has joined Kuttin-Metis Wealth Management in Melville as a financial adviser. He was a financial adviser at KTR Financial in Patchogue.

John Ortega of West Islip had been hired as information technology manager at Franklin First Financial Ltd. in Melville. He was network manager at Royal Health Care in Hauppauge.


Debra Engelhardt of Wading River, director of the Comsewogue Public Library in Port Jefferson Station, has been named to the board of directors of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson.

Bert Cunningham of Hicksville has joined the board of directors at EAC Network in Hempstead, a nonprofit human service agency. He retired as an adjunct assistant professor at Hofstra University in Hempstead.


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Joe Ferraro of Brookville has been hired as chief executive at Crowdster in Brookville, a crowdfunding solution for nonprofits. He was a partner at Accenture in Florham, New Jersey.

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