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People on the Move, March 8



James T. Powers has joined CSArch Architecture-Construction Management in Melville as director of business development. The Huntington resident was director of business development at Envision Architects in Albany.


Rita Maniscalco has been elected president of the Long Island Coaching Alliance, an International Coach Federation chapter of professional life, career, executive and business coaches. The Bethpage resident operates her own life and career coaching practice.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Long Island has announced three new board members. Centereach resident Robert Vitelli is director of development for Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, its community center and its division for seniors. East Northport-resident Nikki Margarites is director of development and public relations for the Cenacle Sisters, and Medford resident Colleen Crispino is director of development and community relations for Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities in Melville.

Andrew B. Rosengard of Dix Hills has joined the board of directors at NeoMagic Corp., a San Jose, Calif.-based electronics company. He is founder and principal of Rosengard & Associates, an advisory and consulting firm in Melville.

Larry Charney has joined the board of directors at Rosie's Broadway Kids, an arts education organization for children. The Sands Point resident is a retired Ernst & Young partner.


Rakesh Gupta has been appointed dean of Adelphi University's School of Business. Gupta, of Huntingotn Station, has been interim dean since 2008.


David Mandel has joined Mercy Medical Center as director of medical staff affairs. The Floral Park resident was manager of practitioner credentialing at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

Dorothy Scholz has been promoted to director of health information management at Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center in West Islip. The St. James resident was promoted from internal compliance associate.


David Hull has been promoted to managing director of Palmieri-Ganley Agency, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company's career agency on Long Island. The St. James resident was sales manager.


Jessica Berman has joined the Garden City firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein as an associate in the bankruptcy and business reorganization practice. The Cedarhurst resident was an associate at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taftin Manhattan.

The Uniondale firm of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, Cohn & Terrana has announced two new additions to the firm's litigation practice. James P. O'Brien Jr. of Rockville Centre and Centerport-resident Christopher G. Gegwich were partners at Nixon Peabody.


Chris Long has been appointed associate director of Old Bethpage-based Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, which benefits Long Islanderswith development disabilities and/or mental illness or traumatic brain injury. The Lindenhurst resident was vice president for developmental disabilities/residential services for FEGS Health and Human Services.

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