New Directors Join Board of Social Enterprise Alliance of Long Island

The Long Island Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA-LI), the organization dedicated to supporting the growth and development of nonprofit and for-profit enterprises while simultaneously pursuing self-sustaining revenue and measurable social impacts, has announced its 2013 Board of Directors.

Ken Cerini, Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP, is the organizations new President.  He succeeds Reverend Patrick Duggan, Founder and President of Abundant Communities Together. Nancy Engelhardt, of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College was named Vice President. In addition, the Board is pleased to welcome several new members, who include:

Dan Grinberg is the Founder and President of Elara Foodservice Disposables (Elara). Elara is a designer and producer of high quality gloves, food storage bags, plastic cutlery, drinking straws and other single-use items used by restaurant and institutional foodservice operators. A social-mission driven company, Elara is also committed to fighting hunger in America. Grinberg also services as a Director and Treasurer of Island Harvest, a Long Island food bank and member of the Feeding America network. Prior to founding Elara, Grinberg was an owner, director and CEO of FoodHandler, Inc., a leading supplier of foodservice gloves and disposables.

Frank Lombardi is the Compliance Officer for Independent Group Home Living (IGHL). IGHL is dedicated to providing programs, services and support for people with developmental disabilities so they can realize their full potential as human beings and contributing members of their community. With Frank’s help, IGHL has grown into an industry leader that now provides services to 5,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities and employs more than 1,600 people.

Theresa Weston is the Senior Marketer at Cerini & Associates, LLP. Cerini & Associates is a full-service accounting firm with a concentration in the nonprofit sector. At the firm, Theresa coordinates all marketing and communications efforts and was Chapter Administrator for SEA-LI prior to joining the Board.

“We plan on 2013 being an eventful year for SEA-LI,” said Cerini. “We have plans to develop new programs, new partnerships, and extend our presence in the Long Island community.”

Other notable members of the board include  Bruce Newman, of Pipeline, LLC; Randi Dresner of Island Harvest; and Chuck Schwartz, of Green Long Island, Inc.

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