Board of Directors
Lisa Cohn is the President of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Glen Cove for 40 years. After running a successful business, Lifeline Communications, for 30 years, she decided to devote all her time to serving the underserved on Long Island. Living Water for Women, Inc., was established in 2010 as a transitional home for women overcoming addictions, many who have been incarcerated. The home is located in Glen Cove and many of the clients are looking to volunteer and/or work in the area.
Dr. Eve Lupenko
Vice PresidentDr. Eve Lupenko is the 2018 Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce. She is a Board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology for both adults and children. She had an office in Garden City for nearly 20 years, and opened a new practice in Woodbury in January 2018. She is currently the Director of Dermatology at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, with Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg, located at 160 Crossways Park Drive in Woodbury. Most insurances are accepted, and appointments can be scheduled by calling (516)364-4200. She can also be seen at their New York City location.After graduating college from the University of Virginia's exclusive Echols Scholars program, she attended medical school at Stony Brook University where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Her clinical training included an internship in Internal Medicine at NYU-Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, then a residency in Dermatology at New York Medical College. In her final year of residency, she was chosen to serve as the sole Chief Resident.Current hospital affiliations are Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and Northwell Health Glen Cove Hospital. She belongs to professional associations such as the American Academy of Dermatology and the Long Island Dermatological Society.Dr. Lupenko is extremely active in her community and she serves on the Boards of many local service organizations. Current Boards that she sits on are the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, The Community Scholarship Fund, Glen Cove C.A.R.E.S., and the Glen Cove Arts Council. in the past she was proud to have served on the Boards of the Glen Cove YMCA and of the East Island Association. Dr. Lupenko has also held two positions appointed by the City of Glen Cove Mayors- currently on the Charter Review Commission, and in the past on the CDA (Community Development Agency.) In her free time, she enjoys participating in community theater, and currently is part of the managing team of the Slayer Players Theatre Group. Dr. Lupenko enjoys speaking at local hospitals, professional organizations and social clubs, and is always happy to promote good skin health at your venue.
Thomas Bunger is the Treasurer of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce. He has lived in Glen Cove with his family for over 20 years. Tom is a graduate of Adelphi University with an MBA in Finance. Tom runs his financial practice through MassMutual in Melville. He specializes in retirement planning, life insurance, income replacement, college funding and long-term care. If you have a financial concern or worries see Tom at the next Chamber Meeting.
Patty Carrotta was born and raised in Glen Cove, where for more than 30 years she has enjoyed a fulfilling banking career as Astoria Bank’s Glen Cove Branch Manager. A graduate of Glen Cove High School, Patty joined the staff of Astoria in 1977 as a teller and by 2008, moved up to branch manager. Patty has enjoyed great success as branch manager. She shares her expertise and knowledge with her branch team and motivates them to provide customer service with a personal touch. Fluent in Italian, she is supportive and enthusiastic and consistently goes above and beyond for her neighbors and customers. She and her team also embrace Astoria Bank’s “Putting people first” philosophy by promoting her branch’s involvement in Astoria’s First initiatives through Astoria Bank’s annual Kids Tools for School collection drive, Teen Photo Contest, and Teach Children to Save Essay Contest. In addition, Patty is an active member of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce and has chaired its popular Glen Cove Mansion Holiday Boutique, Culinary Delights event and Glen Cove Street Fair. With her expertise, Patty helps local businesses grow and supports not-for-profit organizations which strengthen the community. In her free time, she also volunteers at St. Rocco’s Church, with the local Little League and other youth activities. Patty is eager to do all she can to make banking a comfortable experience and convenient for her customers, while making Glen Cove a great place to live and work.
Maxine Cappel Mayreis
Maxine Cappel Mayreis—better known as “Dr. Max”—is a Glen Cove native. She is a third generation Chiropractor and has operated a busy wellness practice in Glen Cove for 26yrs. Her holistic approach enables people of all ages to regain their health through natural and effective methods. She earned Board Certified Diplomate status after three of post-doctoral study. She is a member of the adjunct faculty for New York Chiropractic College’s externship program, teaching responsible and successful practice to interns. Dr. Max’s purpose is to help as many people as possible become pain-free and healthy. She is a passionate and perpetual volunteer with the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, providing free chair massages and informative lectures to raise health awareness in the community. Dr. Max has served on the Glen Cove Chamber Board of Directors for over ten years and is committed to enhancing the health and profitability of its member businesses through personal contact, networking, volunteering and “keeping it local.” She chairs the Chamber’s famous Culinary Delights gourmet showcase extravaganza every spring and involves herself with all Chamber events. Dr. Max is a proud recipient of Rotary’s esteemed Paul Harris award. Other awards include Glen Cove Chamber’s Business Achievement Award in 2010, gala honoree, Nassau County Council of Chambers Business Person of the Year, New York Chiropractic College Technique Award, New York Chiropractic Council Outstanding Service Award. Dr. Max is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Max is Sisterhood President at North Country Reform Temple where she also sings in the choir. She serves on the Glen Cove School District Wellness Committee and is active in Glen Cove High School PTA and MPAPA. Dr. Max is married to Dean and has adorable 14-year-old-twins, Glory and Jesse.
Carol Nelson has been a member of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years and is an active member of the Board of Directors. She also served as President of the Chamber 1995-1997. She was born and raised in Glen Cove and is a co-owner and President of Glen Floors, a family business. Glen Floors was established in 1932 Carol’s grandfather Antonio and her father Fred Capobianco. It is a retail floor covering business. If you need any type of flooring, carpeting, linoleum and wood floors, Glen Floors has it. Carol has also maintained membership in the Glen Cove Rotary Club for over 25 years.
Roula Saffi worked at American Community Bank from 2010 to 2018 as a Credit Analyst. Roula was promoted to Bank Officer and Asst. Vice President. Prior she was a tax professional at H&R Block on Forest Avenue with five years of service. She now works independently in her field of finance and commercial lending. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baruch College and a Masters degree in Marketing from St John’s University. With extensive community service experience, Roula assisted the co-chairs of the Culinary Delights event for past years. She recently ended a successful seven- year term as Treasurer of the Locust Valley Tennis Association. She also volunteers time as a Girl Scouts Troop Cookie Manager, and participates at numerous school and church events, and as a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. She has lived in Locust Valley since 2006 with her husband Joseph and her daughter Catherine.
Mary Stanco has been a Licensed Salesperson since 2005 and a top producer in Nassau Country. She is the Sales Manager for Laffey Fine Homes Real Estate in Glen Cove, NY. A lifetime Glen Cove resident and an active member of the community, she offers her customers and clients an in-depth knowledge of the community focusing on the factors that influence local real estate values. Mary's 46-year residence in Glen Cove has afforded her the opportunity to work with civic officials as well as members of the multi-cultural business community resulting in valuable experience dealing with a complex international marketplace. Her negotiating skills were perfected as Assistant Manager of the recruiting company which took from start up in a very profitable venture in a relatively short time frame. Mary holds a plethora of impressive real estate credentials including SRES-Senior Real Estate Specialist, ABR-Accredited Buyers Representative, RECS-Real Estate Cyberspace Society, REBAC-Real Estate Buyers Agent Council, CBR-Certified Byers Representative, CRS-Certified Residential Specialist, CIPS-Certified International Property Specialist, RSSP-Real Estate Short Sale Professional. She is the immediate past president of the Chamber and has worked on several events including the Shop Glen Cove Showcase, the annual Gala and the annual Christmas party. Outside the chamber, she has been active in the Long Island Board of Realtors, Sons of Italy and has worked on National Night Out and Glen Cove Senior Day.
Mary SuddellMary moved to Northport, Long Island, NY from Denver, CO after meeting her husband, George on the sunny ski slopes of Steamboat Springs, CO in 1985. While having a real estate background in Denver, she spent over 25 years with The Daniel Gale Agency in Huntington, Long Island in several different capacities, primarily in Corporate Relocation. While at Daniel Gale, she followed yet another passion of hers, that in cosmetic skin care aesthetics and started her own practice, M-essentials, where she specialized in treating her many clients with customized skin care treatments for over 12 years. From there, she utilized her knowledge and talent in the cosmetic facial plastic surgery arena and had the great fortune of working with several of New York's most revered and respected plastic surgeons.Her continued passion working and engaging with the public brought her to her current and beloved position as the Community Liaison for The Glen Cove Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and The Marquis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the past four years. Engaging and working with the community, networking with peer professionals, being a senior advocate as well as a public speaker and hosting an array of events is just a small part of her day to day activities, but one she cherishes and feels fortunate to partake in. When she is not involved in community events, she can be found either on the golf course with her husband and two grown children, Brooke and George, or out sailing on Long Island Sound.
Dr. Arnold Goldberg was appointed the Executive Director of Harbor Child Care in 2015. In this role, Dr. Goldberg is the chief executive officer overseeing six child care centers, 300 staff, approximately 1,000 students, and an annual budget of more than $10M.
Of the six centers Harbor's newest location is in Glen Cove, NY at 49 Forest Avenue. Since his appointment in 2015, Dr. Goldberg and the Glen Cove center have participated in meetings and events leading to many accomplishments serving the Glen Cove community. Dr. Goldberg has also met with nearly 30 dignitaries and community agencies from the City of Glen Cove. Harbor is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and the InterAgency Council. In the summer of 2016, Harbor Child Care participated in the City of Glen Cove's Kids Play Day at Prybil Beach. In collaboration with then Chamber President Hender Alvarado, Harbor held a breakfast introducing Hispanic leaders to our center. Harbor also hosted the InterAgency Council's monthly meeting in December 2016. On December 6th, our children attended to groundbreaking ceremony at Garvies Point and sang, "This Land is Your Land". Harbor also participated in the Merry Tree Festival, in the 11th Annual National Night Our Against Crime and was a sponsor for the City's pre-K Teeball program in the spring of 2017.
Dr. Goldberg was the Senior Director of Human Resources for Harbor Child Care between December 2011 and July 2015. As the chief human resources officer his responsibilities included staffing, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, professional development, training and leadership development. Prior to coming to Harbor Child Care, Dr. Goldberg worked in public schools as a teacher and coach, principal, director, assistant superintendent and 10 years of superintendent of schools. In addition, Dr. Goldberg has been an adjunct professor of educational administration for over thirty years and currently teaches at Stony Brook University.
Dr. Goldberg holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from American University, a Masters degree in Educational Administration from American University, a doctorate in Leadership, Human Resources and Curriculum from George Washington University, and a post-doctorate Human Resources Studies Certificate from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Dr. Goldberg lives in Northport, NY with his wife Maureen. They have three children- Sara, Leah and Joshua.
Carmen Martinez has lived in Glen Cove since 1999. She is a financial advisor with NEW YORK LIFE; helping both families and businesses. In her Nassau office, she earned Top Agent of 2017, as well as 2nd agent in 2016 for agents under five years of contract. Before New York Life, she was a manager at a busy medical practice, had her own company, as well as an international sales manager. She speaks four languages, has four college degrees, and many certifications and insurance licenses.
She currently sits on the PTA Board at Finley's middle school. She is a religious education teacher at St. Patrick's Church for the past four years. Since 2013, she has been the troop leader for local girl scouts troop 1420. She was a coach for six years with Glen Cove Jr. Soccer. In 2016, Carmen received a Nassau County citation for all her hard work in regards to the Toys for Tots campaign, donating hundreds of toys.
Scott Evans is the Sales Manager at Richner Communications, better known as the Long Island Herald which includes local editions of The Glen Cove Herald Gazette, Sea Cliff/Glen Head Herald Gazette, the Oyster Bay Guardian as well as 18 other community newspapers in Nassau County. As the largest weekly newspaper group in New York State, Richner offers many other marketing and printing products such as commercial printing, digital marketing, direct mail, inserts and much more.
After working for Shearson Lehman Brothers for four years in the late 1980's, Scott decided to change course and attend Radford University in rural Southwest Virginia. While earning a bachelor degree in Political Science, Scott entered the world of politics and worked intimately in multiple, local, congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns. Although this was a tremendous experience, he realized that politics was not the best career path. From there he landed a job with an advertising agency in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which launched his inevitable career in Radio and the world of traditional advertising. Scott's early success propelled him to management very quickly and ended up managing radio stations over the next 15 years in Chattanooga, Memphis TN, Pinehurst NC, Ocala FL and Stuart FL. After marrying his childhood friend from Rockville Centre, NY, Scott made the difficult decision to move back to Long Island in 2012 where he initiated his newspaper career with the Long Island Press, The Anton Media Group and Richner Communications (Long Island Herald).
For over 25 years, Scott has always been extremely active with many community groups, business organizations and the Catholic Church. He has always been willing to donate his time when available and has been directly involved in countless events which raised millions of dollars throughout his life. Some of these organizations include: Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce, Durham Chamber of Commerce, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, (Lector, Minister, Choir), St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Pinehurst Chamber of Commerce, Shand's Children's Hospital, Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Maria Regina Catholic Church (Liturgy Council, Eucharistic Minister) Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce (Gala Committee).
Immediate Past President
Hender has been a proud Glen Cove resident for the past 18 years and lives happily with his wife (Elsy), his two daughters (Heather and Alexia) and their friendly dog (JP). Hender started martial arts training as a child in his native Venezuela, eventually achieved the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt and went on to become a five-Time National Champion. He opened GMA Martial Arts, a family owned and operated karate studio, here in Glen Cove in 2005. In 2011, he opened an iLoveKickboxing fitness franchise in the same location. He purchased a third business in 2015, Serve Right Distributors, a linen supply and laundry business, which serves gyms, spas, doctors' offices and beauty salons. Hender is natural born leader, bilingual (fluent in both English and Spanish) and is a past recipient of a Small Business Award from the Chamber of Commerce. He remains dedicated to providing the best experience to the members of the Chamber.