Philip Jusino

Philip is a 1989 Fordham Law School graduate who served as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney and Adjunct Professor at Dowling College. He has been in private practice for over twenty years and heads the Law Firm of Phillip J. Jusino and Associates located in Lake Grove, New York. Philip specializes in Family Law and Criminal Law. For his other ventures, Philip wrote a book Divorce a Practical Guide – A Common-Sense Approach from an Experienced Matrimonial Attorney. He is also a partner of JVK Media Group, Inc., an Internet Radio Station known as He hosts a radio show with his co-host Frank Vetro titled Standing On Principal on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 p.m.

Maria Camassa
Vice President

Maria has been a resident of the Village of Lake Grove for over 28 years. She was co-owner of Maria & Lou’s Diner in Centereach NY (it was located next to Benkert’s Bakery). After selling the diner, Maria went into Corporate America and held numerous Accounting and Project Management positions. In 2016, she left Corporate America in favor of her husband and her starting up a new business, Lucky Lou’s Gourmet Rice PuddingWhen she is not busy making her gourmet puddings, she is co-facilitating Empowerment Women in Business networking meetings, co-chairing the annual Village of Lake Grove Harvest Festival and Mary’s Women Shelter Holiday Party among many other Women’s support/business groups. In 2016 & 2017, Maria was awarded the Women of Distinction award for District 12. Maria’s most pride and joy in life is her beautiful daughter Briana, who attended the Middle Country School District, and is now attending Oneonta University.

Stephen Pedersen

Steve is currently employed as the Branch Manager/Vice President of The First National Bank of Long Island in Smithtown. He has 35 years of commercial banking experience and was treasurer for The Hicksville Kiwanis Club for a number of years. Steve currently resides in Ronkonkoma; where he has lived for most of his life. His hobbies include listening to music, watching sports and playing golf.

Joseph Guarino
Membership Chairperson

As past associate General Agent, Joe currently is the Managing Partner of 20/20 Financial Solutions, Inc. holding strategic liaisons with the most prominent of the nation’s leading insurance carriers offering life, disability and long-term care. Joe has achieved virtually every benchmark in personal production including Leaders Club, President Council and is a lifetime member of The Million Dollar Round Table. He has also served as past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. A devoted family man, he is married to his wife Joy of 33 years. He has three children, Kevin, Alyssa and Stefanie who are all well on their way to leading productive lives in their chosen vocations.