Lisa Cohn • President
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.
Maxine Cappel Mayreis • Vice President
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.”
Thomas Bunger • Treasurer
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 Equitable Advisors in Woodbury. 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.
Jamé Krauter • Board Leader
Jamé Krauter is the Director of Fund Development at Tiegerman, a non-profit organization, with a mission to transform the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders from preschool throughout adulthood to help them achieve a more independent and successful future. Her daily role is to raise funds through major donor contributions, relationship management, and event development to support the growth of Tiegerman.
Prior to this Jamé served at the Director of Communications and Fund Development at the Cross Island YMCA, a part of the YMCA of Greater New York. Here she helped to raise over $1.5 million for the annual campaign by building strategic partnerships with local corporations, foundations and support from individuals. She also amplified marketing outreach, resulting in a social media audience increase of 32%.
When Jamé is not working, she volunteers as a board member of the Interagency Council of Glen Cove and as a board member of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce and is the newest member of the Locust Valley Rotary.
Jamé hold a BA in in Communications from Hofstra University, and a MS in Human Services with a Concentration in Organizational Management and Leadership at Springfield College. She has 3 beautiful children and a loving husband and resides in Bayville, NY.
Sonya Lowe • Board Leader
Sonya Lowe, the only girl in her family with four brothers migrated from Barbados West Indies and furthered her studies in the health field. Her primary focus was in the field of Radiologic Technology, where she gained her certification in X-ray, Mammography, CT and MRI.
Ylisa Kunze • Board Leader
Ylisa is RXR Realty’s Director of Glen Cove Community Engagement. She is responsible for promoting broader community interaction and communication between RXR and Glen Cove. With deep roots in this community, Ylisa is from the third generation of her family to have been born, raised, and educated in Glen Cove. Her great-grandfather Louis Siegel was the proprietor of a liquor store at 40 School Street many years ago. Ylisa has worked for Reckson Associates and then RXR Realty for more than 21 years, where she was the first head of Human Resources. Her early career was in social work and psychotherapy, beginning her career at the Angelo J. Melillo Center for Mental Health. She held subsequent positions as a supervisor in the New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital Social Work Department and with Managed Health Network, as an employee assistance clinician.
Ylisa attended Glen Cove public schools and earned a BA in Sociology from SUNY at Buffalo and an MSW from Adelphi University’s Graduate School of Social Work. She was a matriculated student at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Ylisa has been actively involved in raising Portuguese Water Dogs for many years. She serves on the boards of the Ladies Kennel Association of America and the Long Island Kennel Club.
Returning to her home town is very meaningful to Ylisa, as is working for a company which demonstrates its strong commitment to community involvement by giving back in meaningful ways. She is looking forward to deepening her relationship with the Glen Cove business community and helping to further its success.
Matt Nartowicz • Board Leader
Matthew Nartowicz is the Vice President/ Regional Manager of American Community Bank. Starting his career in retail banking nearly twenty years ago, Matthew was determined to advance his way up the leadership ladder. He learned through first-hand experience, holding at one time, each of the positions he oversees today. His perseverance led him to his current role, where for the past 10+ years he is responsible for growing and managing all Nassau County branches of American Community Bank, a Long Island Community Bank based out of Glen Cove, NY.
Matthew’s contribution extends beyond his role inside the branches. He champions the organization of companywide food and clothing drives in support of local not for profits. Matthew currently sits on the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) providing guidance and career directions to Glen Cove Students. Matthew is a former board member of the East Northport Chamber Of Commerce where he spent 9 years including past President and Chairman to two event committees, East Northport Festival & East Northport Golf Classic.
In 2015 Matthew was honored by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island’s 40 under 40 in the business community and by Banking NY Magazine as a Community Banking Hero. In 2019 Matthew was honored by Schneps Media as a King of New York for recognition in business and community.
Mary Stanco • Board Leader & Community Liaison
Mary Stanco has been a Licensed Salesperson since 2005 and a top producer in Nassau Country. She is the Sales Manager for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Laffey International Realty 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 a past President of the Chamber and has worked on several events including the Annual Gala and the Culinary Delights. 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.
Matilde Talarico Tysz • Board Leader
Matilde Talarico Tysz is the Co-Owner of The Max Challenge of Glen Cove. After trying several gyms and not finding a good fit, Matilde joined The Max Challenge and found a program that fit her lifestyle and motivated her to keep to a fitness program. She was excited about The Max business model and decided to make a life change. Until this time, Matilde was the Chief Operating Officer at C-Suite, responsible for P&L accountability for a national retail merchandising company. Under her leadership, Matilde drove the success of all business undertakings including Operations, Customer & Employee Service, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Accounting & Finance. In 2018, Matilde resigned from her C-Suite position to launch The Max Challenge of Glen Cove, together with her husband, Tom Tysz and her cousin, Fausto Rotundo. Since the grand opening in September, many residents have seen improvement in both physical appearance and overall health and wellness. Matilde continues to participate in The Max Challenge and has lost a significant amount of weight, transforming body and mind simultaneously. Her commitment to the program and a healthy lifestyle has her in the best shape of her life.
Matilde is driven to be a source of support for the community. Together with her team, she has hosted many successful fundraisers in addition to being named Co-Chair of the 2019 Culinary Delights event.
Matilde was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to the United States at 11 years old and is fluent in Italian. Currently, she resides in Stewart Manor with her husband, Tom, and mother, Rosa. She has 2 children: Matilde Pennisi Kantor and Ronald Tysz.
Jerry Farrell • Board Leader
Jerry Farrell, Owner and Founder of Rising Tide Natural Market. Expect to be welcomed personally by Jerry as you enter the store—he’s been greeting his customers, often by name, for nearly 43 years. In 1976, just in his 20s, Jerry founded Rising Tide Market with two partners, driven by an interest in macrobiotic food and a desire to advocate about healthy living. Today, he’s shifted focus to organic foods and sustainable living, but his desire to educate his community hasn’t waned. He loves the complex nature of owning RT, and how there is always something to improve upon. But his favorite part about coming into the store everyday is interacting with his customers, many of whom he considers friends.
When Jerry is not at RT, he connects with other independent natural food retailers working to provide a united voice in dealing with issues (GMOs, organic standards) that affect the whole industry. As a former high school track coach, Jerry is a devout follower of the sport, from the youth to the elite level. He has a son, Dylan, and a daughter, Lea—both RT employees
Ernie Feliciano • Board Leader
Ernie Feliciano M.D. graduated with a degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Perpetual Help, College of Medicine in the Philippines. He also holds a undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science Major in Psychology.
Ernie is the medical director of The Med Station, a walk-in medical care facility and family practice office that has been providing primary care and urgent care to children and adults for almost 30 years. He and his wife, Debbie Feliciano M.D., the practicing physician at The Med Station since 2007, runs this small, local and independent business that was transferred from Russell Samuel M.D. when he retired over 2 years ago. Ernie is more involved with the administrative aspect of The Med Station rather than practicing.
Before joining with his wife at The Med Station, he has been involved with medical research at an investigational site in New York City for prevention and treatment of precancerous lesions linked with HPV.
Ernie is very much involved with youth sports. He has been a volunteer soccer coach and licensed trainer for almost a decade for a local youth club that travels all of long Island and upstate New York. Other sports that he has volunteered to coach were basketball and baseball. He also enjoys a multitude of currently playing sports such as soccer, basketball and golf.
He is happily married for 19 years and have 2 children. His 15 year old son has aspirations to be a doctor and could possibly inherit The Med Station and his 11 year old daughter aspires to be a lawyer.