Margaret Martinez Malito is Executive Director of the Nassau County Youth Board. Her responsibilities include oversight for a network of 44 not-for-profit, community based agencies serving nearly 198,000 youth annually. Malito’s background reflects a hybrid experience in politics, protocol and the cultural arts, which began during the administration of NYC Mayor John V. Lindsay and Public Events Commissioner, former U.S. Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Angier Biddle Duke. Here she contributed to numerous large scale public and community celebrations, events and parades for the NY Yankees, NY Mets and NY Rangers; New York’s tribute to the Apollo Astronauts and the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations.
In March 2004, Maggie Malito was named the first executive director of the Long Island Arts Alliance and presently serves as a member of its Board of Directors. She has been associated with the Nassau County Museum of Art as Corporate Development Director and as Development Director of the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, LI.
Ms. Malito’s efforts to promote diversity and access in the Arts through the Connecting Cultures initiative brought her various community recognitions and distinctions. She has been featured on Telecare’s “Long Island Latin Leaders” and “Building Bridges“ programs. Malito is a magna cum laude graduate of Adelphi University where she majored in Art History. She is a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals on Long Island (AFPLI) and the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She contributes her time to many Long Island human service, literacy, and diocesan organizations. She served on the Board of the La Fuerza Unida, Inc. and ha served on the Board of the National Council for Unity and the Guild Board of St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York. A 35-year resident of Nassau County, Maggie Martinez Malito has dedicated 40 years to advancing community and educational interests in both a professional and volunteer capacity