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Garden City Resident Appointed to RotaCare Board of Directors

Susan MacDonald brings a 25-year successful business background to the non-profit.

Susan MacDonald of Garden City
Susan MacDonald of Garden City
Blanche Puglisi, president of RotaCare, has announced the addition of three new members of its board of directors, including Susan MacDonald of Garden City.

MacDonald is currently employed with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty in Garden City and serves as a member of the Silver Circle of Achievement. She comes from a 25-year successful business background, which has included marketing at an engineering firm, an architectural/interior design practice and a financial services organization, according to a press release.

MacDonald also serves as a board member of Homecoming Farm, a non-profit organic farm at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Dominic. She is an avid fundraiser and volunteer for the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) in Hempstead. Mrs. MacDonald also serves as President of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board which is the philanthropic outreach of the Chamber. She is an active member of the Garden City-Mineola Rotary Club, the press release said.

MacDonald joins Ellen Christie of East Meadow, marketing director at the law firm of Pegalis and Erickson, LLC., and Dr. Aleta Labiento of Massapequa, a professor at Hofstra University since 1991 who teaches courses in Global Health Issues, Chronic and Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion through Disease Prevention.

Established by members of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club in 1992 to address the needs of the uninsured in Nassau County, RotaCare is operated entirely by volunteers.

In January 2009, thanks to a generous donation by Nassau University Medical Center, RotaCare relocated to the A. Holly Paterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale to a 10,000 square foot expanded facility.

MacDonald, Christie and Dr. Labiento were important members of the RotaCare Caregivers Ball Committee in October 2013, RotaCare’s only fundraiser, according to RotaCare.

“We are looking forward to working with Dr. Labiento, Mrs. MacDonald and Ms. Christie in the important service work of providing preventative primary care for the community to those who need it most.” Puglisi said.

For information on RotaCare, to volunteer or make a donation visit www.rotacareny.org or call 539-9834.

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