Mount Sinai Civic Association


Ann Becker, President

Active in the Mount Sinai Civic since 1984, Ann has served as both Recording and Corresponding Secretary, and is currently serving as President.  Ann served on the Civic Board during the Villages at Mount Sinai lawsuit against the Town of Brookhaven, as well as during the preservation of the Chandler Estate.  She served on the Hamlet Study committee, was a founding member of the Heritage Trust, and worked on the preservation of the Wedge as a park.

Ann received her doctorate from Stony Brook University in 2005, and also holds an M.A. in History and an M.A. in Teaching Social Studies from Stony Brook. She also co-authored Stony Brook:  State University of New York, which was published by Arcadia Publishing in 2002, and authored Images of America: Mount Sinai for Arcadia in 2003. Ann has taught online courses for Empire State College in history at the undergraduate level, and graduate level teacher preparation courses, in addition to teaching face-to-face courses in history and writing at various Long Island Colleges.  She is currently an Assistant Professor in Historical Studies and Unit Coordinator at the Riverhead Unit of SUNY Empire State College.

Brad Arrington, Vice President and Corresponding Secretary

Brad Arrington has lived in Mount Sinai since 2003 and has been a member of the Civic Association since 2004.  Brad relocated moved to Mount Sinai from Manhattan to gain a country feeling similar to his native rural New Jersey, as well as be near his wife’s family.  Through involvement with the Civic, Brad seeks to maintain and increase the beauty and quality of life that drew him to the area, and guide the development of Mount Sinai in a positive way for future generations.  Brad earned a degree in Economics from Susquehanna University.  He is a Product Manager of Enterprise Systems business technology at Canon USA.  He is married and has two children.  His interests include boating, fishing, and both road and mountain biking.

Saranto Calamas, Treasurer

Saranto has lived in Mount Sinai since 1969.  He attended Mount Sinai Elementary School, Port Jefferson Middle  School and High School.  Saranto and his wife Phillipa are raising four children through the Mount Sinai School District.  Saranto has served on several local boards and charities including original board member of the Port Jefferson Business Improvement District, is a past president of Port Jefferson Rotary, past Vice President of Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Port Jefferson, along with chairing or participating in various committees in above organizations and various professional organizations.  Saranto graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from New York University.   He worked as an accountant in Manhattan for several years before opening up his CPA practice in Port Jefferson in 1992.  For more professional information about Saranto please visit his website at

Jennifer Roth, Membership Secretary

Lisa Pfeffer, Recording Secretary