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Rony Nehme and James Garbus Appointed to Long Island GLBT Network Board of Directors

November 13, 2013, Garden City, NY – The Long Island GLBT Network (The Network) has recently welcomed two Long Island business leaders – Rony Nehme and James Garbus – to its Board of Directors and has also named Bruce Castellano as its new Board President.


Rony Nehme, Managing Director at Prudential, has earned numerous awards including President's Citations, Life Founder's Award, and Life Founder's Platinum Awards. A graduate from Stony Brook University with a degree in psychology, Nehme is an active member of the Society of Financial Professionals. Nehme will serve as a member of The Network’s Development and Fundraising Committee.

James Garbus is an attorney with Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, P.C. and is co-chair of both the Corporate Law and Corporate Finance groups. He focuses his practice in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and has been recognized as a top corporate attorney in Long Island Business News Who's Who in Corporate Law. Garbus will serve as a member of The Network’s Development and Fundraising Committee.

Bruce Castellano is a long-time human rights advocate and field coordinator for the

Human Rights Program at Adelphi University.  Earning a bachelor's degree at Adelphi University and a master's at Hofstra University, Castellano pursued a career as an English teacher and retired from Mineola UFSD after 35 years.  He has been on The Network’s board since 2008.

“The Long Island GLBT Network is honored to welcome these two distinguished members of the local business community to its Board. With their contributions and the guidance of our newly appointed Board President, we look to continue our role as a leader in the Long Island community and as one of the nation's largest and most successful GLBT non-profit organizations,” said Dr. David Kilmnick, Chief Executive Officer of The Network.

The Long Island GLBT Network (The Network) is the nation’s largest suburban organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community, with three Community Centers located in Bay Shore, Garden City and Sag Harbor.

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