Long Island Autism Communities Announces New Board Members

Lisa M. Sclafani, MD

Long Island Autism Communities, Inc.’s founder and president Charles Massimo, CEO of CJM Wealth Management recently named Lisa M. Sclafani, MD, and Gary Katz to the board.

Lisa M. Sclafani, MD, is the director of Long Island Surgical Services, Regional Network System, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College. Sclafani established breast surgery practices in Mineola and Garden City and operated at Winthrop University Hospital and North Shore University Hospital until 2001. She became one of the first surgeons in the MSK regional network and continues to see patients at the MSKCC Commack regional site. She resides in Brookville with her husband and daughter, who has autism and lives a self-determined life.

Gary Katz

Gary Katz is the former president and CEO of the International Securities Exchange (ISE), one of the world’s leading options exchanges. He is one of the principal developers of the unique options market structure—an auction market on an electronic platform—used by all ISE exchanges. Katz is the inventor or co-inventor on six patents that the company received or applied for relating to its proprietary trading systems and technologies. He and his wife reside in Plainview and have two girls and twin boys, one of which is on the autism spectrum.

Long Island Autism Communities, Inc. (www.licommunity.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing supportive integrated communities for adults with autism.

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