Community Advisory Board

LIPA’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) was formed in 2017 to advise LIPA’s Chief Executive Officer on issues of importance to the Authority and our Long Island and Rockaways community. The CAB represents a diverse range of perspectives and has 24 members, including experts in energy, education, business, economic development, government, and finance. Members are appointed by LIPA’s CEO and participate in quarterly meetings that discuss regional issues, including energy efficiency, climate and green energy goals, and other topics important to members.

Terri Alessi-Miceli

President & CEO, Hauppauge Industrial Association

Jack Anderson, Jr.

Deputy Director for Operations, BNL

Richard M. Bivone

President, RMB Development Consultants, Inc.

Scott Burman

Partner, The Engel Burman Group

John Cameron

Founder and Managing Partner, Cameron Engineering

Robert Catell

Chairman, AERTC at Stony Brook University

Sammy Chu

Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter and Chief Executive Officer for Edgewise Energy

Gemma De Leon

Director of Strategic Planning, RWDSU/UFCW

John Durso

President, Local 338

Mike Florio

Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Builders Institute

Robert Fonti

Suffolk Chairman, Long Island Business Council

Dr. Jerry Kornbluth

Vice President for Community and Governmental Relations

Kevin Law


Lawrence Levy

Executive Dean, Hofstra University

Neela Lockel

CEO, EAC Network

Gwen O'Shea

President and CEO of CDCLI

Mitch Pally

CEO, Long Island Builders Institute

Theresa Regnante

President & CEO, United Way Long Island

Rebecca Sanin

President & CEO, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island

Stacey I. Sikes

Vice President of Government Affairs and Communication, LIA

Kyle Strober

Executive Director, Association for a Better Long Island

Lisa Tyson

Director, Long Island Progressive Coalition

Lawrence J. Waldman

Board Chair CVD Equipment

James Widmer

Deputy Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer, Nassau BOCES

Christopher Williams

Director of Development, Suffolk County Community College Foundation, Inc.