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.
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 third 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. The club is a great way of getting to know your community."
Charmaine moved to Manhasset from Queens with her husband and two children. She studied computer science and proceeded to work as a software developer. When she is not coding or driving kids to activities, she loves hanging out with friends or simply relaxing at home.
Laura Katherine Schembri
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 third year in the MPNC and second 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!"
Heidi moved from London, UK to Manhasset in 2016 after selling her Interior Design & Staging company of 12 years. She now lives with her Husband and one year old son in Munsey Park. She is currently renovating their new home and working on her next venture in her spare time. Having also danced all her life she loves to take class in the City when she can.
"We have met so many wonderful friends through MPNC and can’t imagine life here without them. It's a brilliant way of connecting with people when you first move into the community. We have attended some fantastic events and there is always an opportunity to try something new. I'm excited to be on the board for the first time this year."
Erika moved to Manhasset in 2014 with her husband and two boys. She enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
"We were hesitant to join MPNC when we first moved in, however after attending a few events it was the best thing to happen to us. We've felt so much closer to our community and gained many new friends. I look forward to all the upcoming events and being a board member for a 2nd year!"
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
Born and raised in NYC, Santo moved to Manhasset in 2016 with his wife after living in London, UK. Santo enjoys a short commute into the City where he works in the Investment Banking sector. He loves to spend time with his one year old son and on weekends plays golf and table tennis. He also loves to travel and relax with a whisky and cigar.
"When my wife and I moved to Manhasset we fell in love with the feel of the town. Neither of us knew anyone here but luckily my wife found MPNC via a google search. We were fortunate to meet some incredibly genuine people who have now become our close friends. We would recommend everyone to try MPNC and see what we experienced"