The Advisory Council provides NSLS with invaluable support and resources and assists to raise community awareness about the critical services we provide. These individuals bring with them their unparalleled legal and business expertise.  


The Council helps to organize exciting NSLS events and raises funds for the agency. They are drawn together by the shared mission of our organization to provide access to free civil legal assistance to Long Island's most vulnerable people.


Chair: Jeffrey M. Kimmel, Esq.
Vice-Chair: Gina Pirozzi
Ex-officio: Ellen Birch
Ex-officio: Jacob S. Ivry

Beth Polner Abrahams, Esq.
Marc A. Alessi, Esq.
Leonard J. Badia, Esq.
Ameer N. Benno, Esq.
Gale D. Berg, Esq.
Laurie Bloom
Regina Brandow, Esq.Jackie Burbridge
Carole A. Burns, Esq.
Christopher J. Clarke, Esq.
Harold L. Deiters, C.P.A.
Donna DeVita


Elizabeth Pollina Donlon, Esq.

Raymond P. Donnelly, C.S.A.
Cheryl L. Fratello, Esq.
Susan E. Ganz

Stephen Gassman, Esq.
Douglas J. Good, Esq.
Carol A. Gordon

Wendy Hodor, Esq.
Sarah Jane LaCova

A. Thomas Levin, Esq.

Peter H. Levy, Esq.
Thomas Maligno, Esq.

Stephen J. Maloney, Jr., Esq.

John McGorty
Mark A. Peterson, Esq.

Elizabeth Post, Esq.
Lisa Ribacoff
John Savarese
Lois Schwaeber, Esq.
Laura L. Shockley, Esq.
Bradley R. Siegel, Esq.
Leslie Tayne, Esq. 
Andrew J. Turro, Esq.
John C. Van Wie
Irene Villacci, Esq.
Susan West

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