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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Ruth S. Harley University Center Ballroom

The Veterans Housing Conference

Creating Solutions – A Blueprint for the Future

Presented by Adelphi University and Capacity Green LLC
Daily News, Media Sponsor 

Adelphi University and Capacity Green, LLC, are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our Veterans Housing Conference. It will be a day of state-of-the-art sessions that will explore developing additional housing for veterans returning from war, females heads of households and the older veteran population. Our program is designed for single family and multi-family developers and service providers and will demonstrate successful projects via innovative case studies, inform us about Veterans housing programs in this changing landscape, discuss funding options to make development happen and much more.

This conference would be most appealing to veteran service providers, developers, builders, real estate professionals, financiers, government personnel and veterans.


Wednesday, June 19

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration/Networking
Continental Breakfast  
9:00 a.m.


Honorable Edward Mangano, Nassau County Executive

9:20 a.m.

Plenary – Needs, Opportunities and Road Blocks

Moderated by
Mitchell H. Pally, CEO Long Island Builders Institute
John Javis, Director of Special Project at Mental Health Association Nassau County
Andrea Lohneiss, Long Island Regional Director of NYS Empire State Dev.
Rose Williamson, HUD-VASH Program Coordinator, Northport VAMC

10:20 a.m. Session One – Veterans Housing Programs – Changing Landscape

Moderated by
Charlene R. Thompson, Esq., Thompson Economic Development Services, LLC
Thomas Ronayne, Suffolk County Director of Veterans Services
Frank Amalfitano, President/CEO, United Veterans Beacon House
Gregory Curran, LCSW, Homeless Veterans Manager, Northport VAMC

11:20 a.m.

Networking Break

11:35 a.m. Session Two– Creating Meaningful Veterans Housing on Long Island

Moderated by
Daniel Deegan, Esq, Partner, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP
Larry Sklar, Homes For Our Homecoming Heroes
Sean McClean, Renaissance Downtowns
Frank P. Petrone, Town Supervisor, Town of Huntington, NY

12:35 p.m.

Lunch Keynote
Sharan London, Vice-President, ICF International

1:55 p.m. Session Three – Case Studies

Moderated by
David Gallo, President, Georgica Green
Permanent Housing Amityville – Ralph Fasano, Exec. Dir. of Concern for Independent Living
Michelle DiBenedetto, Director of Public Outreach & Special Programs, NSP Coordinator, Long Island Housing Partnership

2:35 p.m.

Session Four – Funding, Finance – Making It Happen

Moderated by
Jasleen Anand, President, Capacity Green, LLC
Andy Padian, Vice-President Energy Initiatives, The Community Preservation Corporation
Philip Cornblatt, CPA, Principal – Tax consulting, Cohn Reznick
David Gallo, President, Georgica Green
Kevin Creen, Technical Director Nassau County Office of Community Development



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Capital One Logo Daily News TD Bank

Gold Sponsor: Silver Sponsor:  Bronze Sponsor:
Renaissance Downtowns  CohnReznick LLP DB Engineers and Architects, P.C Logo 
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