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 Senior Manager of Strategic Planning for business technology at Canon USA. He is married and has two children. His interests include boating, fishing, and both road and mountain biking.
Monica Stone, Treasurer
Monica Stone has lived in Mount Sinai since 2011, has been a member of the Civic Association since 2015, and became Treasurer in 2018. Monica and her family relocated to Mount Sinai from Andover, MA to be closer to family. Originally from Maine, Monica graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Boston College and worked in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry for almost 17 years before deciding to stay home full-time after her son was born. She served on the Board at Play Groups School in Setauket as Treasurer in 2013-2014. She has also been actively involved in the School District as a PTO volunteer, regular attendee at the Board of Education Meetings and served as an At Large Member on the Bond Advisory Committee in 2017-2018.
Jennifer Roth, Membership Secretary
Lisa Pfeffer, Recording Secretary
Lisa Pfeffer has lived in Mount Sinai since January 1998. She moved here from Centereach, with her husband Robert, primarily for the school district and to be closer to family. Lisa attended the University of Texas at Arlington and worked as a Computer Systems Consultants before deciding to be a full time stay at home mom to her three children. She has served as President and Vice President at a local cooperative pre-school and volunteers for school and community organizations. She became a civic board member in 2014, deciding to serve the community by volunteering her time and talents on a more regular basis.