Awards – Each year, PRPLI honors accomplished individuals in the Long Island public relations and media communities who rise above their peers and wow us. The Awards Committee meets to review awards nominations and make selections. To join in this process, please contact: or Cassandra Colgan, (516) 741-2550 x210 or Christine Sammarco (631) 838-1490.

Blog– If you want to amplify your knowledge and share your professional expertise with our membership, we’d like to talk with you! Create a buzz by contributing an article or an idea for a blog post, or by simply reporting on an event you’ve attended. All you need is a willingness to share ideas! Contact Jerry Allocca (516) 342-7414 or Wendy O’Neill (516) 721-3169.

Content Marketing – Being a member of this committee is an email blast! Help us prepare content and facilitate social media posts, contribute to the online newsletter (Newsbite emails) and polish your Constant Contact techniques. To learn more contact Theresa Jacobellis (631) 523-2980

Design and Branding – This committee oversees content and design of all PRPLI materials (print and electronic) to maintain proper branding including the invitations, stationery, envelopes, programs, flyers, etc. We are hoping to add members with graphic design assistance and coordination skills. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact: Wendy O’Neill (516) 721-3169 

Membership & Recruitment – Want to use your people skills and take your networking to the next level? Have what it takes to help PRPLI source new members and provide onboarding and membership services? If you’d like to play a key role in growing our organization, contact Anna D’Aloisio, 718-663-1465 or Tim Hurley, 516-574-1109.

Membership Directory – The PRPLI Directory of Members is a valuable print and electronic resource for members. Opportunities exist for you within this committee in the areas of ad sales, layout and design, and proofreading. The committee has no formal meetings, but works together as needed. If interested, contact Edie Reinhardt, (516) 398-9045 or Jerry Allocca (516) 308-2673.

Outreach – Are you socially aware and want to help PRPLI make a difference in the Long Island community? Think you can host an awesome collection drive, or have other ideas to help show we care? Let us know. Contact Donna Rivera Downey (516) 532-4566 or Charmise Woodside-Desire (516) 937-8138,

Programs – Enjoy planning events, meeting and greeting, or taking photos at social gatherings or educational events? Give us a call! If you have an interesting topic or speaker you’d like to suggest for a future program or to get involved, contact Rachael Risinger, (917) 816-2022.

Publicity and Social Media –Whether you enjoy pitching, writing, posting or taking photos or video, you can be a part of this dynamic communications team. Help produce press releases and spearhead other media outreach to elevate PRPLI’s profile, and publicize notable members, organizational events, speakers and awards. Co-chairs: Anna D’Aloisio, 718-663-1465 or Christine Sammarco (631) 838-1490.

Scholarship – PRPLI awards up to two $2,000 scholarships to college students who are studying public relations and have completed a PR internship. Why not get involved in the application and selection process? Join us by contacting Scholarship co-chairs: Lisa Chalker, 516-797-8770 or Theresa Jacobellis (631) 523-2980.

Website – Maintaining our website,, calls for frequent updates and oversight. If you are interested in volunteering to provide web content, direction or coordinate site maintenance, please contact Tim Hurley (516) 574-1109 and Charmise Woodside-Desire (516) 937-8138.

New volunteers are always welcomed. We look forward to hearing from you!