New Executive Director joins LINCS

The Long Island Network of Community Services, Inc., is happy to announce its new Executive Director, Peter W. Solaski.

Mr. Solaski joins us from SPD Control Systems Corp, based in Stony Brook, NY, where he was the Chief Technology Officer for the past 10 years. SPD is an engineering firm focused on intelligent electronics for energy efficiency. Previously Peter served as the Vice President of Fixed Income Databases, managing a technical development team of 120, for Thomson Reuters, based in both Hauppauge, NY and Stamford, CT.

Mr. Solaski holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master’s in Technological Systems Management from Stony Brook University. The board believes Peter’s unique technical perspective will help further LINCSs’ mission to prevent, monitor and lessen the effects of bias crimes, hate related harassment and discrimination. Retired CEO, Dr. Gail Barouh, said “The evolving nature of the Internet and social media have created powerful tools which have unfortunately led to new ways for bullying, discrimination, and hate to foster. Peter will bring new perspective on these issues.”

Meet the LINCS New Board Chair

The Long Island Network of Community Services, Inc., is happy to announce that its new Chairman of the Board is Thomas B. DiMicelli.

Thomas B. DiMicelli is an Executive Vice President at JLL’s Brokerage Group and has been with them since January 2011. Mr. DiMicelli is a 34-year expert in the Long Island commercial real estate market, who graduated from Rutgers College with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications. He has successfully negotiated hundreds of sale and lease transactions for local, national and Fortune 500 companies as well as investors and owners. His clients have included distinguished firms such as Time Equities, Inc., The Luxottica Group, Maurice Villency, Inc. and Restaurant Depot. Mr. DiMicelli also has the distinction of being the only broker in history to receive Long Island’s “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award” three times.

Mr. DiMicelli joined the LINCS board in 2014 and has served with honesty and integrity. Retired CEO, Dr. Gail Barouh, PhD, said, “Thomas has been an integral Board Member and will bring much to the table as Board Chair to facilitate LINCS in its mission to prevent, monitor and lessen the effects of bias crimes, hate related harassment and discrimination.”