The Time to Play Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of Enjoying Life.
Our team is made up of our Business Advisory Board and our Council of Professional Resources, two voluntary groups of community leaders and professionals who are dedicated to the cause of life enjoyment for all.
Business Advisory Board Members
|Co-Chair: Victoria Molloy: Has been a nurse for over 17 years, working in many different functions and capacities. Victoria serves on both of her children’s Parent Teacher Boards and as Vice President on the Elementary Board and Treasurer on the Middle School Board. She has held executive positions for the last five years along with heading up numerous committees. She serves on her school’s Shared Decision Making Team, working in collaboration with teachers, administration and staff in making decisions that affect and effect students. She has also been very active with my school board and has been appointed to board level committees; Safety, Policy and Legislative. One of her most important contributions, still ongoing, is to BOCES Career and Technical Education. As a graduate of their nursing program, she feels it is important to provide ongoing education to the community and future stakeholders regarding the need for these programs. She is a stakeholder on their newly created Career and Technical Education Task Force.|
Jerome Bost: Director of Operations / Governmental Affairs
|Program Director: Stacy Gertz, MS: Teacher, CASAC T, Restauranteur, Media Sales.: As a New York Certified Teacher in Literacy, Special Education and Elementary School, Stacy has always focused on implementing self-esteem into her curriculum. She taught reading and writing skills at American Heritage School in Plantation, Fl. for seven years. She worked with emotionally challenged students with learning differences. Stacy has worked in both teaching and field-coaching positions with a variety of special education programs for Eastern Suffolk BOCES. She, along with her husband, transformed a local Huntington Pub into a highly regarded destination for fine dining and banquets in the 90’s. (Panama Hatties). Stacy recently attained her CASAC T from Outreach Training Institute. Stacy has worked with teenagers that struggle with addictions in a few Long Island rehabilitation programs. She currently coordinates sales and marketing for WLIX FM; a strong, community based local radio station. Stacy’s passion is to help people channel their strengths to be the best version of themselves. She implements positivity to inspire self-esteem into learning, teaching and loving on a daily basis.|
|Doreen Guma: Chair of the Board of Directors of the Time to Play Foundation, Inc.. Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (a board certified healthcare executive), a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Life Coach. Doreen is the founder of Time to Play, a place to find resources for a better life. She came up with the Time to Play Philosophy that you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work / life balance to have quality of life, and believes everyone has the right and the ability to enjoy life. Doreen has worked in healthcare since 1987, 14 years in a hospital and since 2001 in skilled nursing facilities. She has held positions in administration, as the Director of Quality Improvement, Risk Manager and Director of Medical Records. Doreen is the author of the book, If I Knew then What I Know Now (www.IfIKnewthenBook.com)|
|Shyann Jaeger: Shyann is an 18 year old woman who grew up on Long Island. She is a prime example of a person who experienced difficulties in her youth and is not only empowered to enjoy life, but interested in spreading awareness on mental health & empowerment to others. She is a true asset to the Business Advisory Board in developing resources and programs for others.|
|Nicholas J. LaMorte: CSEA Long Island Region President, where he is charged with ensuring that the rights of members are maintained and their work receives its due respect, mediating disputes of every kind and advocating for the membership to governmental officials and community leaders in both Nassau and Suffolk county. He describes himself as “a custodian from Farmingdale who fights hard to defend and advance the rights of ordinary working people.” CSEA represents workers who provide essential public services to just about every community in Nassau and Suffolk, as well as many school districts and libraries there. The union has more than a quarter million members in New York State and better than 50,000 on Long Island.|
|Kevin E McCormack: Married to a wonderful wife, Debbie; three kids, Shannon, Erin & Brendan (yes, all Italian); four Flat-Coated Retrievers, Cooper, Brogan, Madison & Merry (my new children); was a banker for 30+ years (which amazes him since he’s o
nly 37); ran a few small businesses as the owner/president; was CFO/HR Director for a couple of other businesses; was a Business Consultant with the SBDC in Stony Brook: Founder & President of the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce (ne Centereach Chamber); Executive Director of the Middle Country Coalition for Smart Growth; a few advisory positions with Stony Brook University (School of Business & School of Engineering); Board Member, Treasurer & coach for Lake Grove Soccer; Member of LI Dog & Central Suffolk Paws (both advocating for off leash dog parks on LI); and, Secretary of the BBAC. And, again, I did all of this, and am still only 37.
|Peter Brindley: A senior undergraduate at Stony Brook University. He is studying psychology, creative writing and English. He has goals of changing the world, towards his subjective vision of “better”. Peter hosts the Foundation’s Empower Half Hour “Say What You Wanna Say” radio podcast on Monday nights.|
|Maria Navarro: President, CSEA Suffolk County Education Local 870|
|Joan Nickeson: Member of the PTSA in our Comsewogue School district, is regularly engaged as founding member and current Recording Secretary of the Cumsewogue Historical Society, which was born out of her committee work on the Brookhaven Town Hamlet Study 2008 for Port Jefferson Station/Terryville. She continues her work as the Design and Architecture Committee Chairperson on the evolving stages of the 2014 Commercial Hub Study for Port Jefferson Station . She has contributed to town studies, including the Lawrence Aviation Industries citizens advisory committee. Joan is a leader of ESL conversational English classes at Comsewogue Library and Middle Country Library and an active member of the League of Women Voters of Brookhaven. and holds several executive board positions on the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Civic Association.|
|Joseph V. Rella, Ed.D.: Superintendent of Comsewogue School District since 2010. Prior to that he was Deputy Superintendent, High School Principal, Director of Humanities and a music teacher at Comsewogue. He has been at Comsewogue for 21 years. He has also taught in Farmingdale and Brooklyn. Dr. Rella has been in education for 32 years. He received a masters degree in Music Education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Hofstra University. He and his wife Jackie live in Port Jefferson Station and have four sons and five grandchildren – with a sixth on the way in May!|
|Roberta Richin: Founder and Executive Director of the Council for Prejudice Reduction. As an author, educator, and consultant, she has provided services to school districts, police departments, and businesses across our region in areas of human rights, diversity, and humane education. Roberta also teaches Social Entrepreneurship classes for the College of Business at Stony Brook University.|
|Jerry S. Siegel: Owner of JASB Management Inc., a consulting firm specializing in management coaching, consulting, training and personal development. Mr. Siegel has advised clients on accounts receivable, business procedures, computer systems, human resources, purchasing, sales, staff development and strategy. He has prepared and delivered motivational training programs for organizations and is a certified facilitator for Leadership Management. Jerry has been an Adjunct Professor in Business at both BRIARCLIFFE & TOURO COLLEGES teaching courses from Entrepreneurship to Small Business Management. As Chief Executive Officer of HUB TRUCK RENTAL, then Long Island’s largest independent, the company had six facilities and 125 personnel operating 725 trucks with annual revenues in excess of $14 Million when he left to form JASB. Mr. Siegel, a New York Certified Public Accountant, began with the Company as Controller after leaving S.D. LEIDESDORF CO., a CPA firm, subsequently acquired by ERNST & YOUNG. Mr. Siegel earned a B.S. in Accounting at Pennsylvania State University and a M.B.A in Management & Taxation at the Stern School of New York University.|
Co-Chair: John Salovardos: Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services in Waltham Public Schools, MA
Dr. Salvarodos’ essay overview of the findings from the PREinvent YOUR Life® survey, incorporating his years of direct observance of students entitled Developmentally Making the Right Choices, is available at Developmentally Making the Right Choices. Dr. Salvarodos is also a founding member of the Gardner Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Task Force created in response to the per-capita rate of suicide in his area. He is a strong supporter of the PREinvent YOUR Life™ concept.
|Nora Salovardos: Is the Director for Psychiatric Services at Heywood Hospital. Prior to her current position, she was the Director of Inpatient and Psychiatric services and interim CNO. She has been at the hospital for more than 23 years. Nora has a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Raised in Gardner, Massachusetts, Nora now lives in Hubbardston with her husband John, and their two children in Hubbardston. Nora has recently been recognized by the Mass Behavioral Health Partnership and the Department of Mental Health for having a best practice statewide for improving “Access to Care.” In February 2012 Nora established and co-Chaired the Greater Gardner Suicide Prevention Task force, now known as the Montachusett Suicide Prevention Task Force. Since its inception the task force has been recognized by the state of Massachusetts as a best practice group and has been asked to present at multiple state wide suicide prevention seminars.||
|Sheila Wieber: Has been in the Banking Industry for over 30 years. She started her Banking Career with Chemical Bank and after 21 years retired from Chase as a Vice President. After leaving Chase, she found a position with Bethpage Federal Credit Union and has been with the company for over 9 years. She is currently the Branch Manager for their Port Jefferson Branch. Sheila is actively involved in the local community. She is on the Executive Board for the North Brookhaven Chamber and currently holds the position of Treasurer. And for the past 5-years she has been a member of the Decision Women in Commerce and the Professions networking group. As the Manager for Bethpage, she also partners and sponsors many organizations in the community. She’s actively involved in the Comsewogue High School Business Partnership Program as well as Mather Hospital Families Walk for Hope and the Brookhaven Town Women’s Services.|
|Council of Professional Resources:Authors of Articles and Our Program Leaders|
Stacy Gertz, CASAC-t
Keith Godwin, CASAC
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC
Heidi Krantz, OTR, CPC
Rebecca L. Norrington
Michael K. Waterman
Anthony and Dina Isola
David Gentile, DO
Melissa Stockman, RN, BC-ANP, PNP
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