Officers and Members

Booster Club Board Officers

Kim Mansueto, President

Kim Mansueto is a Regional Director of Operations for Fusion Education Group, East Coast Schools. She is also a NYS School Counselor and Educational Consultant. She has been a member of the Team 514 family member since 2015 when her son, Kyle, entered the Miller Place High School. From the moment she walked into the first robotics parent meeting she couldn’t resist supporting the Board with development, fundraising and social media efforts. This is her first year as President and is eager to cultivate ‘FUN’draising opportunities that will provide Team 514 with long term sustainability. Robotics is a home run for her and her family as she has watched her son’s passion for engineering, design and building soar through childhood. “Robotics is a sport, I don’t care who says it’s not. Watching the robot come to life during the build season is thrilling. It takes great technological, problem solving, and endurance skills to do so. This opportunity will no doubt provide our students the edge as they enter life after high school. I am grateful to have this opportunity to work even more closely with the coaches and team members and their families this year.”

Nancy Rosenthal, Vice President

Nancy Rosenthal is childcare provider at the Powerhouse Gym in Miller Place since 2010 in the daycare watching and enriching the young minds of member’s children while they train and workout. She is a devoted Mom to her two boys: Hunter, 17, and Evan, 13. Nancy became a Robotics lifer when her son, Hunter joined the Robotics team in 9th grade. Robotics has provided Hunter the curiosity to learn more about building robots and technology. Evan’s is right behind his big brother’s shoes and cant wait to be part of the team 9th grade. “I love being part of the robotics booster club. We have a great bunch of kids that want to learn and they all work together as a team, always supporting each other.”

John Sultan, Secretary

John Sultan is a stay at home dad, after working 25+ years in the auto industry. He is very gifted with his hands, tackling any challenging craft with grace and ease. As most parents, John is passionate about his children, recognizing the skills learned by their involvement in robotics. After serving in the role as an advocate he became Secretary to the Booster Team last year as well as mentor during the build season(s).

Christine Novak, Treasurer

Christine Novak has been employed by the Miller Place School District for the past ten years. She currently is a Teaching Assistant in the high school, as the supervisor of the In School Suspension Room.  Mrs. Novak attended St. Josephs College where she received a degree in Education.  She has dedicated herself to her children and wants to provide them with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. She feels she can accomplish this through her own involvement in volunteering in her sons interests.  Mrs. Novak has been involved in different facets of the Robotics team since Brandon has joined in 2014.  Together with a team of amazing and creative board members/parents, she has become the team’s Treasurer.

Mr. Benjamin Flaiz, Faculty Advisor/Head Coach

Mr. Brian Sondi, Faculty Advisor/Assistant Coach

Board Members

Nancy Arnold, Past President, Development and Fundraising Support

Nancy Deeg-Arnold, Past President, is a Sr. Project Manager at The Nielsen Company since 1988.  She have been involved with Team 514 since her oldest son, Matthew, started Robotics in 2007 as a 9th grader.  She became a board member the following year and has been involved in that capacity since that time.  In 2008, her younger son Jeffrey, joined the LEGO LEAGUE as a 6th grader and proceeded directly into Robotics.  Although she doesn’t have any children in the Miller Place Schools, since Jeffrey’s graduation May 2015, she continues to stay involved, along with her husband, Mike Arnold (programming mentor).

Lori McCrea, Social Media Support

The proud mother of two boys, Lori McCrea is someone who enjoys being involved with and supporting Team 514 in any way she can. Growing upon the Island, she graduated form the Smithtown East High School and, later, Marist College with a  Bachelor’s degree. She and her husband own and operate Miller Place Physical Therapy, a successful business and thriving part of the community , for the past 21 years. Their oldest son, of 15 years, is Avery, a member of the robotics club since 2015. Despite having some special needs, his talents in graphic and computer-aided design have been a big help in carving an image out for his team to represent themselves. Overall, Lori , whether attending a board meeting or a fundraiser, is a valuable member of Team 514.

Roseann Sultan, Adjunct Trustee

Roseann Sultan serves in the role of Co-Secretary along with her husband, John. She has served in various leadership roles for Zurich Insurance Company for 20 years, and is an active member for Zurich’s WIN (Women In Network), Toastmaster’s, Reading, Mentoring and Catalyst Programs. She is a long term resident of Miller Place, originally from Brooklyn, NY where she is an active parishioner of St. Louis DeMontfort Church and a continued advocate for the less fortunate, supporter and active volunteer for Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, United Way, Housing Works, Friends of Karen and NY Common Pantry. She is passionate about Robotics and learning opportunities for the Miller Place community. Roseann is a tireless and fearless cheerleader for her 2 sons.

Mike Arnold, Assistant Coach, Programming Mentor

 

Document: Miller Place Robotics Booster Club Bylaws