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Trustees & Committees

The LI Science and Engineering Board of Trustees, composed of 11 members, meet once a month during the 10-month school calendar and, if necessary, they may call a special meeting during the summer months of July and August. Most of the meetings are completely open to interested parties but occasionally the Board meets in Executive Session but only after an open period was provided.

The meetings are usually the Third Thursday of the month unless a conflict arises that would prevent a quorum of trustees from attending, such as a school vacation or attendance at the International Science and Engineering Fair; if a conflict arises, the meeting is rescheduled.  The dates are available on the Important Dates page.  The June meeting is composed of a regular monthly meeting followed by an Executive Session for our Annual Meeting. 

Trustees have a maximum of a three-year term before they must submit to a new election. As the Trustees are placed in “classes” as defined in our by-laws, 3-4 trustees are up for re-election each year.  Persons interested in serving on our board must send a resume to president@lisef.org during the month of May for consideration at our Annual June meeting.

Criteria for selection include an interest in the promotion of scientific inquiry and discovery in the LI schools and the willingness to participate in the work involved in providing the opportunity for students to present their research endeavors at our three fairs. The vote requires a majority of our board.

Current Trustees and Officers of the LI Science and Engineering Fair, Inc.
President Angela Lukaszewski
Vice-President Veronica Ade
Treasurer Chris Pollatos
Secretary Heather Hall
Trustee Dr. Mary Hendrickson
Trustee Dr. Joyce Hilgeman
Trustee Christopher Hoppner
Trustee Dr. Michael Lake
Trustee Starlyn O’Shea
Trustee Dr. David Ralston
Fair Directors
LISEF Fair Director Angela Lukaszewski
JV Fair Director Heather Hall
Middle School Fair Co-Directors Starlyn O’Shea
Committee Chairs and Other Roles
Operations Co-Chairs Christopher Hoppner
SRC Chair Angela Lukaszewski
Special Awards Chair Dr. Mary Hendrickson
LISEF Judges’ Co-Chairs Dr. Michael Lake & Dr. Joyce Hilgeman
ISEF Arrangements Chair Chris Pollatos
Fundraising Chairs  
Alumni Chairs Sandy Polan & Starlyn O’Shea
Facebook Manager Heather Hall
Website Manager Veronica Ade
Safety Consultant  

SRC Committee

  • Angela Lukaszewski, Chair
  • Veronica Ade
  • Lisa Benincasa
  • William Bertolotti
  • Dr. Terrence Bissoondial
  • Alexis Blondrage
  • Maria Brown
  • Jeanette Collette
  • Victoria D’Ambrosia
  • Frederick Feraco
  • Dr. Stephanie Forsberg
  • Dr. David Friedman
  • Heather Hall
  • Dr. Mary Hendrickson
  • Dr. Joyce Hilgeman
  • Christopher Hoppner
  • Dr. David Kommor
  • Richard Kurtz
  • Dr. Michael Lake
  • Angela Lukaszewski
  • MaryLou O’Donnell
  • Starlyn O’Shea
  • Stephanie Piscitelli
  • Sondra Polan
  • Chris Pollatos
  • Dr. David Ralston
  • John Schineller
  • Raymond Tessar
  • Dr. James Truglio
  • Maria Zeitlin