Marc Alessi won’t be serving on the state Assembly this year, but he’ll still be serving his community.
The former three-term assemblyman and Shoreham resident has been appointed to Peconic Bay Medical Center’s board of directors. He’ll be joining Riverhead-based builder Richard Israel of Greenport and Joan Levan of Westhampton Beach. The new appointments were made this week at the Riverhead hospital.
Mr. Alessi, a Democrat, served as the 1st District’s representative in the state Assembly from 2005 to 2010. He represented the North Fork, Shelter Island and northeastern Brookhaven Town. He narrowly lost a bid for reelection in November.
He is an attorney with the firm of Jaspan Schlesinger where he practices corporate law, municipal law, land use and real estate law.
While in the state Assembly, he served as chair of the Assembly’s subcommittee on the emerging workforce, and also helped rewrite the state tax code in order to grow a regional innovation economy, hospital officials noted.
He was recognized as one of the most influential Long Island business leaders under 40 by Long Island Business News in 2011; was voted Man of the Year by Suffolk County Police Conference in 2010; and Man of the Year by the Long Island Farm Bureau in 2009.
Mr. Israel has been a real estate broker and developer on the East End for 25 years and is involved in both residential and commercial projects that encompass development, construction and management. He also has served on the board of Temple Israel of Riverhead for 23 years and was its President for 10 years. Mr. Israel has been a member of Greenport Rotary for 20 years, and is a past president of that group.
Ms. Levan, who has been a member of the Westhampton Beach Village Trustees since 2006, has held executive buying positions with major department stores and specialty chains. She was senior vice president of Woodward & Lothrup in Washington, D.C. and was the company’s first female merchandising vice president. She also was president and CEO of ADG Marketing, where she was responsible for world-wide marketing, officials said.
“Our board of dedicated volunteers consists of a distinguished group of business, civic and physician leaders with a high level of professionalism, loyalty and work ethics,” , said board chairman Bobby Goodale. “They care about our community and work together toward fulfilling [the hospital's] mission.”