Paul Magro, Dad and co founder of the Foundation. Paul is an educator and spokesperson working with graphic designer and webmaster. Writes Scholarship Fund criteria and assists with ad development
Marc Magro is a student and a cancer survivor. Marc was diagnosed with Hodgkin in 2004, months before his brother Michael. Marc has been very active spreading the word of the foundations mission as well as coordinating events with his peers at Hicksville High School. Marc was awarded Kids of Distinction Award in 2007.
Mr. Thomas Priore, married with two children, is the Chief Executive Officer of ICP Capital LLC and the Chief Investment Officer of ICP Asset Management LLC. Mr. Priore is a graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in American History and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University. In addition he holds Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses with the NASD.
Linda Steinberg: Founding Board Member and Treasurer. Linda is an RN working in a private practice setting. Experienced fund raiser through her community PTA involvement. Assists with grant research and some grant writing.
Ann Marie DeFrancesca
Board Member and Director of
Childlife Schneiders Childrens Hospital
Nicole is the Director of the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program at the Children's Medical Center at Winthrop University Hospital. ( The Child LIfe Program strives to reduce the negative
impact of stressful or traumatic life events and situations that affect the
development, health and well-being of infants, children, youth and families.) Nicole oversees Child Life programming for both in-patient and out-patient services throughout the Winthrop Community. These areas include but are not limited to the Pediatric Floor, Pediatric Emergency Room, Cancer Center for Kids, Pediatric Specialty Center as well as any additional area where pediatric services are required.
Gail Ferrentino-Walsh, CPTA,
ATP,CRTS: Director of Rehab Services for the RRT Group, Inc., providing custom seating and positioning products and durable medical equipment for persons with
Founding Board Member and Secretary. Sharon works at St. Francis Hospital as an RN. She works with committee members to coordinate correspondences. Assists in letter writing for announcements, submits minutes.
Terrie Magro, Mom and co founder of the Michael Magro Foundation. Coordinator of events, liaison with Cancer Center for Kids; Winthrop University Hospital Department of Pediatrics and Child Life Department
Joe De Sena
Joe De Sena is a Senior Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Melville. His Private Wealth Advisory practice works primarily with small businesses and retirees. He lives in Fort Salonga with his family: wife, Daria, and children, Ashley and Joey. He has served on the Foundation's board since 2005 and has been an avid fundraiser and sponsor for our programs.
Linda S. Sweeney
Medical practice manager and
development professional for the Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology and The Cancer Center for Kids at the Children's Hospital at Winthrop University Hospital. A non-for-profit volunteer for the Michael Magro foundation.
Barbara Shields is a writer and painter whose professional career includes an extensive background in the publishing industry as well as in the non-profit world of development, public relations and special events.
Dr. Marc Weinblatt
Medical Director Winthrop Pediatric
Senior Vice President and Founder of the RRT Group, Inc. A Durable Medical Equipment and Respiratory Supplier based in Plainview, NY
Katie Coleman became involved with The Michael Magro Foundation through J. De Sena & Associates and recently became a board member. She is married to Robert Coleman and has a chocolate lab named
Tuna. Responsibilities include assisting with correspondence
Operations Director of NY South District of Macy's.