BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Long Island Conservatory
FRANK AND RITA CASTAGNA
Frank and Rita Castagna have worked to enhance the quality of life on Long Island as principals of Castagna Realty Company, their real-estate development and management firm, and through their luxury retail operation, Americana Manhasset. Helping those in need is also an integral aspect of the Castagna’s mission, and their commitment to our community is evident in their dedication to many worthy causes, including education, music, and the arts.
Post-doctoral Research in Microbiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN)
Ph.D. in Virology/Immunology University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX)
M.A. in Biology Hofstra University (East Garden City, NY)
B.S. in Biology SUNY College at Old Westbury (Old Westbury, NY)
JOHN R. BURAN
John R. Buran has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Flushing Bank since July 2005. Mr. Buran serves on the Board of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York where he chairs its Audit Committee. He currently serves on the Board of the New York Bankers Service Corporation and is Chairman of the Board of the New York Bankers Association. He currently serves on the Board of The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.
Minsun Kim is the founder of the Long Island Conservatory of Music and President of the LISMA Foundation, both non-profit organizations.
Her achievements stemmed from her passion for music, both the learning and teaching of it.
CHARLES AND DAPHNE CHAN
MR. CHARLES CHAN, CEO AND FOUNDER OF HARVEST INTERNATIONAL
MRS. DAPHNE ZHOU CHAN, COO & PRESIDENT OF HARVEST INTERNATIONAL
Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant is an authentic Portuguese rodizio renowned for its wood-charcoal. Founded in 1992 by Manuel Carvalho, Churrasqueira quickly captured the attention of The New York Times, earning rave reviews and a frenetic following that continues to this day.