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LI People on the Move, Jan. 14, 2013

John Pham has joined the board of directors

John Pham has joined the board of directors of United Way Long Island. Pham, of Fort Salonga, is the regional vice president of GEICO in Woodbury. Photo Credit: Handout


Pat Masone has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a licensed associate in the Huntington office. The Huntington resident previously served as manager of Prudential Douglas Elliman, also in Huntington.


Dr. Jerry Ashrafi has joined That Broadway Smile, a pediatric dental office, as a dentist in Massapequa. The New Hyde Park resident recently completed his pediatric dental residency program at Cohen Children's Medical Center at North Shore-LIJ in New Hyde Park.


The United Way of Long Island has elected three new members to its board of directors. Robert DeMarinis, of Northport, is vice president of operations and construction for gas distribution at National Grid in Hicksville. Anthony Manetta, of Babylon, is chief executive and executive director of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency in Hauppauge. John Pham, of Fort Salonga, is the regional vice president of GEICO in Woodbury.


EmPower Solar, a renewable energy solutions provider in Island Park, has announced the following new hires. Glenn Drost joins as solar technician. The Franklin Square resident previously served as managing director for Asia/Pacific operations at Transonic Systems, Inc., in Ithaca. Jeff Hopkins joins as sales associate. The River Vale, N.J., resident most recently served as a sales representative at Petta Enterprises in Mansfield, Pa.

Zack Lerman joins as commercial sales and business development associate. He previously served as project finance associate at Karbone Inc., in Manhattan, where he also resides.

Noel Ratner, of East Meadow, joins as controller. He previously held a similar position at Clear Skies Solar in Mineola.


Ann-Marie Garone has been named director of benefits administration at Prestige Employee Administrators Inc., in Melville. The West Babylon resident was manager at Financial Management Associates, an affiliate of Prestige, in Melville. Prestige is a human resources outsourcing firm.


Ruskin Moscou Faltischek in Uniondale has promoted to partner three attorneys at the firm. Matthew Didora, of Garden City, is a member of the litigation department and was formerly an associate at the firm. Chava Eva Klein, of Lawrence, is a member of the real estate department and was formerly of counsel. Jonathan Sullivan, of Lattingtown, is a member of the litigation department and was formerly an associate.

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