Nicole Mogil is a proud heart mom! Her son, Gavin, has been a source of inspiration and motivation in this journey and she is thrilled to share her story as she spreads awareness about congenital heart defects (CHDs) and helps families with children affected by CHDs.
Nicole is a former elementary school teacher (kindergarten and first grade) with a Bachelor’s Degree in general and special education and a Master’s Degree in literacy. She has worked in the East Islip, Sayville, Farmingdale, and Smithtown school districts. It was her 6th year teaching in the Smithtown Central School District when Gavin arrived. Since then, she has pursued the efforts of Gavin’s Got Heart full-time.
Gavin’s Got Heart was created in December 2012 in an effort to help families with children affected by CHDs. Since its formation, Gavin’s Got Heart has been able to help local heart families by offering them financial assistance. Nicole actively speaks at Rotary and PTA meetings in an effort to spread CHD awareness. She has worked with the American Heart Association and Mended Little Hearts to support passage of CHD Awareness Week in New York State as well as legislation requiring all newborns to receive pulse oximetry screenings before discharge, which may unveil undetected CHDs. She has held the position of Educational Coordinator for the Long Island chapter of Mended Little Hearts and has been appointed to the Family Advisory Committee for Winthrop University Hospital.
Nicole is thrilled to have the unbelievable support of the Gavin’s Got Heart board members. They each bring a wealth of knowledge to this cause and are such a tremendous part of the success of Gavin’s Got Heart! Please don’t hesitate to contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greg is one of the founding members of Gavin’s Got Heart. His day-to-day business is in commercial real estate and is the president of Mogil Realty Group located in Bay Shore, New York. He is a parent of a child that has gone through multiple heart surgeries and is quoted as saying “We are the lucky ones who have come home with our child, and all we can do is try to pay things forward to other families and try to make their experience a little easier in an extremely difficult journey”. His wife Nicole is another founding member and together they have a son Gavin and daughter Mia. Greg can be reached at email@example.com.
Kelley Delaney is a resident of Islip, homemaker, mom and proud, new philanthropist. Her three daughters, Kassidy, Kate, and Kendall, have been her life for 19 years, however, she is thrilled to dedicate her time and energy to such a great cause. Kelley has always said that she has been blessed with a beautiful life and is grateful to have the opportunity to give back as a board member of Gavin’s Got Heart. Reach out to Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brittany is a graduate from Pace University where she finished with a dual major in Finance and Business Economics. Shortly after graduation Brittany, who was working in the bridal industry, went on to get her certification in wedding and event planning through the American Bridal Consultants Association. She developed relationships with many vendors and loved being a part of the brides planning process! Although this was a job Brittany loved, a few years into it she decided to start a family of her own. Now, Brittany is the mom of two little boys. While staying home is a full time job, Brittany still works from home as an independent style consultant for J. Hilburn, a custom men’s clothier. You can get in touch with Brittany at email@example.com.
Joe Magliato is a life long resident of Long Island, a 1974 graduate of Farmingdale University, where he received an A.A. Liberal Arts Degree, and, a 1977 graduate of Stony Brook University, where he received a B.S. Biological Sciences Degree. Joe has been employed by Metrofab, a heavy construction supply corporation, for 18 years, where he was recently promoted to Vice President and General Manager. He served on the Village of the Branch, Smithtown, Planning Board for 13 years, and is currently Chairman of the Village of the Branch, Smithtown, Board of Zoning Appeals. Joe has lived in beautiful Smithtown for 23 years, along with, wife Robin, and daughters, Chloe and Natalia, his son, Christopher, and the best cat in the whole world, Snickers. You are welcome to contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the past 15 years, Phyllis has managed the Human Resources Department of the Nickerson Corporation in Bay Shore, NY.
While raising her daughters, Phyllis became actively involved in promoting childhood education initiatives, serving in leadership roles in the local PTA’s.
Phyllis’ fundraising experience includes organizing the first PTA fashion show to benefit the students of the JFK Elementary School in East Islip and spearheading the publication of the first East Islip School District cookbook, a district wide project to raise funds for future PTA sponsored activities.
Phyllis volunteers her time in her community organizing year round social events and activities for the children and families; including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Memorial Day celebration and commemoration ceremony, Halloween parade, holiday hayride and breakfast with Santa.
Kayla Kelly relocated to her husband’s hometown of West Islip from California in 2010. She graduated from California State University Channel Islands with a MBA and Bachelors of Science in Business. Since graduating Kayla has been in the marketing industry. She currently works full-time as a marketing manager at a manufacturing firm on Long Island.
Passionate about helping others and giving back to the community when given the chance to join the Gavin’s Got Heart team she was happy to jump in, most recently facilitating a full redesign of the Gavin’s Got heart website. You can get in touch with Kayla at email@example.com.
Gregg has been in the financial industry since 1992 and is currently the Associate Resident Director at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Thanks to his financial background Gregg is able to bring a unique perspective and skill set to the Gavin’s Got Heart Board. As a lifelong Long Island resident Gregg has become very involved in the community, volunteering and serving on multiple committees and boards in order to give back where he can. Gregg and his wife Jennifer live in Islip with their three children. You can get in touch with Gregg at Gregg@gavinsgotheart.org.