The MPNC is run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers. Contact us to learn more about getting involved as an event volunteer or member of the Board.
Kim-Ly lives in Plandome Heights with her husband and two children. She has been a stay-at-home mom for the past few years but recently launched Kimly M Photography as a part-time pursuit. This is her fourth year serving on the MPNC Board and third year as President/Co-President.
"It’s very exciting to be a part of an organization that has served the Manhasset community for so many years and yet continues to evolve and thrive. I think every town deserves a club that not only welcomes new neighbors but provides opportunities for all residents to socialize and build relationships. What I love the most about the MPNC is the fun and friendly atmosphere created by the board and our wonderful members."
Andrea lives in Flower Hill with her husband and three children. She is an interior designer and owner of the Li Luxe showroom in Roslyn, NY. She loves hosting and planning events, cooking and date nights. This is her third year serving on the MPNC Board.
"I love the group for its laid-back, welcoming atmosphere. I have met so many wonderful people that have become great friends. I am excited to see what the year brings!"
Marielle relocated from Manhattan to Plandome Heights with her husband and three children during the summer of 2016. She is an Industrial Engineer and currently works in the Quality Control department of a retail company in the city. She has a passion for cooking and make-up and in her free time loves dancing and hanging out with friends. This is her second year on the Board of the MPNC.
"When we first moved to Manhasset I was researching ways to get to know people in the area and came across a flyer for the MPNC and decided to join. It was the best decision I made. We've met some great friends and attended fabulous events-- I loved it so much that I decided to be a part of the Board last year. The club is a great way of getting to know your community."
Laura Katherine Schembri
co-treasurer & Philanthropic/volunteer chair
Laura Katherine (LK) moved to Manhasset in 2017 with her husband and two boys. After many years working in finance in the city, she recently decided to stay home with her children. In her spare time, LK loves reading, traveling, running, and art. This is her second year in the MPNC and first year on the board.
“I’m so glad we decided to join MPNC last year. We have met wonderful new friends and been able to participate in a range of fun activities for families, couples and ladies only. I’m really looking forward to helping incorporate philanthropy into several of our events this year because we have some great opportunities to serve our community!"
Benita moved to Manhasset three years ago and lives with her husband and two children. She is an anesthesiologist who specializes in the care of children undergoing surgery. She enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, and traveling. This is her second year serving on the MPNC board.
"I still remember how much fun I had at the first MPNC event I attended and how welcome everyone made me feel. I have made wonderful friends through this organization and it has built a community of people I am happy to call my neighbors. I am looking forward to another year of great events."
Michan moved to Manhasset three years ago with her family. She is a Marketing Consultant and has two children. She enjoys spending time with friends and cooking. This is Michan’s second year serving on the MPNC board.
“I heard about the MPNC when I first moved to the area and decided to join to meet some new people. I really enjoyed attending the events and met some amazing friends along the way. MPNC made me feel very welcome and I hope to do the same for others.”
men's events co-chair
After 8 great years in NYC, Andrew and his family traded in their metrocards for a new life in Manhasset. A news editor by profession, Andrew currently balances overseeing his property management company and being a stay-at-home dad. In his spare time Andrew enjoys surfing, jet skiing, snowboarding and working on his truck. He and his family have quickly adjusted to this great town.
"My wife signed us up for the MPNC and it was the best decision we ever made. It doesn't matter if you're new to the area or have lived here all your life--everyone is very welcoming. We have made great friends and attended some wonderful activities individually and as couples. I'm excited to be organizing the men's events this year. "
men's events co-chair
Arrwin lives in South Strathmore with his wife Geneva (former Secretary of the Board) and their shih-tzu puppy Truffles. He works in technology and has a wide range of interests which include playing competitive tennis, theater and cars. Arrwin will be starting a Manhasset Car Club with the goal of bringing local sports car enthusiasts and owners together.
"I highly encourage all new Manhasset residents to join the MPNC. We moved to Manhasset four years ago and have been a member all four of those years. In fact, we attended our first event two weeks after we moved in. As the co-chair of Men's Events, my goal is to offer more events and opportunities for the guys to get together. We can't let the ladies have all the fun!"