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LI people on the move, Jan. 4

Kristin Ruffini has joined the Smithtown-based accounting and business advisory firm of Charles A. Barragato & Co. as a senior manager. The Setauket resident held a similar position at Deloitte in its Jericho office. 

Carl Gravano has joined Esposito, Fuchs, Taormina & Co., a Central Islip-based accounting and business consulting practice, as partner. Before joining the firm, the East Islip resident had his own accounting practice in Islip

Donald P. Musgnug has been promoted to national director of auditing at The Fuoco Group in Hauppauge. He has also been named a member of the firm's national committee. The Huntington Station resident will retain the responsibilities associated with his previous position of equity director. 

Dr. Rachel Ruotolo has joined the board of directors at Roslyn-based Child Abuse Prevention Services in Roslyn, which provides prevention-through-education programs to elementary, middle and high school students, at no cost, to Nassau and Suffolk county schools. Ruotolo is a board-certified pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in Garden City. She lives in Garden City

Michael Kornfeld was elected vice president of the board of directors of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, the regional chapter of the non-profit organization that promotes multicultural, traditional and contemporary folk music in North America. The Huntington resident is a communications and public relations strategist and the creator of the online publication, 

Peter Schapero was elected secretary of the Long Island Children's Museum's board of trustees and a member of the executive committee. He is a partner in The Signature Group and TSG Financial in Garden City. Schapero is a Huntington resident. 

Joseph A. Quagliata has been named chairman of the board of trustees of the Healthcare Association of New York State, a statewide advocate for nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other New York State health care organizations. He is president and chief executive at South Nassau Communities Hospital and lives in Rockville Centre

Richard W. Tobin has been appointed chairman of the Long Island Water Conference. The Wantagh resident is superintendent of the Plainview Water District. 

The Melville-based firm of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles has announced the hiring of two new attorneys. Martin K. Rowe, a Smithtown resident, joined the firm as counsel. Before joining Lewis Johs, he was a partner with Chesney & Murphy in Baldwin. Carl Formicola, a Manhattan resident, joined the firm as an associate. Prior to joining Lewis Johs, the Manhattan resident was a partner and trial attorney for Kanterman, O'Leary & Soscia.

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