Board of Directors

Board of Directors Richard J. Bonanno, MD is the President of TSLI’s Board of Directors and HHB’s Board Secretary. Dr. Bonanno has been a member of TSLI’s Board for more than 30 years.  Dr. Bonanno is an Attending Physician at Southside Hospital/North Shore/LIJ and Faculty, Department of Family Medicine, at Hofstra/North Shore/LIJ School of Medicine.
Board of Directors Marcia K. Field, Esq. holds the position of Treasurer for both TSLI’s and HHB’s Board of Directors. Ms. Field has been associated with the Agency since 1994. She is an attorney in private practice, specializing in the area of Family Law. Ms. Field is also the past president and a current member of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Board of Directors.
Board of Directors Kay Posillico, LCSW has been associated with TSLI for over thirty years.    Ms. Posillico is the Board President for HHB and TSLI’s Board Secretary.  She has been a member of the Board since 1996.  She is a Certifies Social Worker and Co-Director of The Life Center of Huntington; a center for counseling and health services.
Jon Ruiss Jon Ruiss, Jr., Esq.  became a member of TSLI/HHB’s Board of Directors in 2013. Mr. Ruiss is an associate at in Alston & Bird’s Finance practice.  In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Ruiss is also a Certified Public Accountant.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ruiss waked as an accountant at Grant Thornton.  As an auditor, Mr. Ruiss’s clients ranged from financial institutions to large not-for-profit entities receiving significant federal funding.  Mr. Ruiss received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Villanova University and his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law.  Mr. Ruiss is an attorney admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.
Gary Lombardi Gary Lombardi  has been a member of the TSLI/HHB Board since 2013. He is a Senior Vice President and Team Leader for Santander Bank’s Long Island and Queens markets. Mr. Lombardi received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from New York Institute of Technology and his MBA from Dowling College. He is also a current board member for the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.
 MaryBeth Griffin Mary Beth Griffin became a member of TSLI/HHB/s Board of Directors in 2017.  Ms. Griffin is an active volunteer in her community and has been involved with TSLI/HHB since 2012, continuing her late father Frank McCaughey’s commitment to the agency.  Ms. Griffin is a mother of four with a higher education background in various roles, including the Assistant Director of Career Counseling at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York and the Associate Director of Student Financial Services at Fordham University in the Bronx.  She holds a B.A. degree in American Studies and an M.S.Ed. in Counseling from Fordham University.


As a result of the ongoing planning and policy establishment function of the agency’s governing body, it was determined that the agency should incorporate into its present structure a community based group. Namely, the President’s Community Advisory Board (PCAB). Members of the PCAB should be known to the agency and have, over time, demonstrated a clear interest in TSLI/HHB’s endeavors and possess a personal interest in advancing still further the endeavors of the agency and the social and rehabilitative interests of the clients TSLI/HHB serve.

Initiatives of the PCAB, along with agency administration and members of the TSLI/HHB Executive Board are:

  • to heighten the public’s knowledge of TSLI/HHB and its services
  • to gain greater private sector fiscal support
  • to annually promote a gala event
  • to establish a major gift giving campaign

Current PCAB Members include:

Jan Ashley, Group Director & Senior Vice President, Signature Bank
Steven Cianciabella, President, CUE Brokerage Insurance
William Handwerker, Financial Planner, Lincoln Financial
Daniel Liberty, Regional Vice President, M+T Bank