Board of Directors
Hender Alvarado is the President of the Chamber of Commerce. He 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.
Lisa Cohn is the Vice 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.
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.
Alan Goldberg is the owner of Minuteman Press, located at 63 ½ School Street. He has owned Minuteman Press for past 35 years and has been a very active community member. In addition to the Chamber, he is involved with Glen Cove Lions, is a Board member of Tifereth Israel and a Board Member of Hempstead Harbor Artists Association and a member of both the Gold Coast Concours organizing Committee and the Glen Head Glenwood Landing Business Association and was on the Bi-Centennial Event Planning Board. Minuteman Press is a full service printing company that can handle all of your printing needs. Minuteman is not just ink on paper. We have a full line of promotional products – pens, mugs, shirts, hats etc. Minuteman also offers free pick up and delivery.
Dr. Eve Lupenko
Dr. Eve Lupenko is a dermatologist in Garden City who specializes in adult and pediatric medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She is a provider at The Schweiger Dermatology Group. Their state of the art facility offers Botox, fillers, dozens of chemical peels, and lasers, and specialty procedures such as fat reduction and hair growth treatments.
Professional organizations in which she retains membership status include the American Academy of Dermatology, the Long Island Dermatological Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
She is extremely active in the Glen Cove Community. She was appointed by the mayor to sit on the Charter Review Commission, and the other Boards she is active in currently are The Chamber of Commerce, The Community Scholarship Fund, GC C.A.R.E.S., and the Glen Cove Arts Council. She was a 4-term president of her neighborhood civic association. This year, she is also assisting the 350th Commity in planning next year's family events and fireworks scheduled for Memorial Day weekend in 2018.
Having performed in musical theater, comedies and murder mysteries over the years, she is currently starring in The Slayer Players audience-involvement dinner theater as Claudette Pindu, a French sleuth, in Murder at the Banquet.
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 moved to Locust Valley in 2006 with my husband, Joseph and then one-year old daughter. She has been working at American Community Bank since 2010 as a Credit Analyst, starting part-time and now working four days plus on day remotely. Roula has since been promoted to Bank Officer and Asst. Vice President. Prior to ACB, she worked independently and was a tax professional at H&R Block on Forest Avenue with five years of service. 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 a few years. She recently ended a successful term as Treasurer of the Locust Valley Tennis Association for several years and also volunteers time as a Girl Scouts Troop Cookie Manager, at school and church events and as a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society.
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 SuddellI moved to Northport, Long Island, NY from Denver, CO after meeting my husband, George on the sunny ski slopes of Steamboat Springs, CO in 1985. While having a real estate background in Denver, I 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, I followed yet another passion of mine, that in cosmetic skin care aesthetics and started my own practice, M-essentials, where I specialized in treating my many clients with customized skin care treatments for over 12 years. From there I utilized my 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.My continued passion working and engaging with the public brought me to my 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 my day to day activities, but one I cherish and feel fortunate to partake in and look forward to everyday.When I am not involved in community events I can be found either on the golf course with my husband and two grown children, Brooke and George or out sailing on Long Island Sound.