The Stony Brook University Alumni Association Board of Directors has appointed six new board members at their June meeting, each of whom will serve three-year terms.
The new board members include Frank C. Barile ’02, Ed Fabian ’08, Hon. Lizbeth Gonzalez ’74, Patricia Matos-Puente, MD ’84, Eddie Shek ’90 and Danielle Tedesco ‘14.
Frank C. Barile ‘02
Executive Director at Morgan Stanley
Frank C. Barile ’02 is an Executive Director in the Legal Department at Morgan Stanley in New York City. As a securities lawyer, Frank is Senior Counsel to the industry’s perennial leader in equity sales & trading, serving institutional clients globally. Frank’s practice focuses on equities, electronic trading, listed derivatives, alternative liquidity, soft dollars, and market structure.
During his time at SBU, Frank majored in Social Sciences, with minor concentrations in Political Science and History, and regularly appeared on the Dean’s List. Frank was also a member of the men’s lacrosse team, which won the university’s first ever Division I conference title in 2002, and later appeared in the NCAA Tournament. After graduation, Frank founded the SBU Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Organization, and served as President and Editor.
“I’m both honored and humbled to join this diverse group of ambassadors at our great university. My affinity for SBU has inspired me to give back to my alma mater by forging relationships with our talented alumni base.”
Ed Fabian ’08
President, American Eagle Systems Inc.
Edward Fabian is the President of American Eagle Systems, an IT firm that provides data protection and audit compliance solutions for clients managing substantial amounts of data. Through successful completion of numerous high-profile data analysis and migration projects, Mr. Fabian has become a respected and trusted resource engaged to provide detailed and comprehensive datacenter specific forecasting towards business continuity, risk mitigation and disaster readiness.
An active member of the Stony Brook community, Fabian serves on the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, CEO Leadership Council and is the founding Chair of the Stony Brook MBA Alumni Network where he provided the 2018 College of Business Commencement Address.
“It’s a great honor to be a part of the board. I often hear people refer to Stony Brook as a ‘Great Kept Secret’ and I’d like to change that. I truly believe the University is the backbone of Suffolk County in terms of growth and economic advancement. Silicon Valley, Boston, Research Triangle Park, Stony Brook. I want alumni, businesses and the community to see Stony Brook as more than just a local University, but a necessity for their own success. In time, the University is going to be something that you need to have a relationship with to prosper. I want to be part of that movement. I want to help alumni and community members feel pride in our campus and our message. I want to create a community.”
Hon. Lizbeth González ’74
Associate Justice, NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division
Hon. Lizbeth González ‘74 is an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department. Throughout her professional career, she has been president of the Latino Judges Association, Network of Bar Leaders and Friends of Pelham Bay Park, respectively, and chaired The Riverside Church Social Justice Commission.
Today, her ties to Stony Brook remain strong. She is an active part of the SBU Black and Latino Alumni Network and the Algonquian Language Revitalization Project – and it all began with a trip to Homecoming. Returning to campus for the first time since graduation, Justice González reconnected with alumni leaders, including past board president, Bedel Saget. Through Saget, she was invited to campus to speak numerous times, fortifying her role as an engaged alumna. In recent years, she has become a mentor to students, at one point taking on judicial interns who have gone on to build successful careers in law.
“Coming back to campus for Homecoming, my alumni experience all became personal and it led me here to the board. I look forward to continuing to work with students and alumni who are in need of mentorship. As a member of the board, I hope to build these personal connections to sustain the relationship between our alumni and Stony Brook.”
Patricia Matos-Puente, MD ’84
Physician, Doctor in the House
Patricia Matos-Puente, MD ‘84 is a physician-musician, whose journey in the medical field has included work in both China and Japan. As far as she’s travelled, her journey began at Stony Brook, where she met her husband Jorge Puente as a medical student. Together, they continued onto a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai. There, she spent 12 years working as an emergency internist in 2 major level 1 and 2 emergency departments until her husband’s work moved them to mainland China, where she worked in an American/Chinese joint venture hospital as an internist, teaching the first ACLS class on the Mainland, and helping to establish the hospital’s emergency department. Her work then took her to Japan, where she was the physician for the US Embassy in Tokyo. Since returning to Long Island in 2004, she has established a solo geriatric house call practice, Doctor in the House.
In addition to her work as a member of the Stony Brook Alumni Board, Matos-Puente is an active member of the Renaissance School of Medicine community and hosts an annual mid-summer BBQ for the incoming minority medical students and medical school alumni. Her connections to Stony Brook also extend to her passion for music, as she plays principal oboe and English horn for the Stony Brook University Wind Ensemble, a group open to community members. With two concerts a year on the Staller main stage, she makes music together with undergraduates, graduate students and fellow amateurs, fortifying her connection to current students and the Stony Brook campus.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be serving on the Stony Brook Alumni Association Board of Directors. As a new member of the Board, I hope to strengthen alumni connections between the East and Main Campuses, as well as spreading the word to my fellow alums about the riches of art and music at this great University.”
Eddie Shek ’90
President, Essolv Inc.
Dr. Eddie Shek has extensive hands-on experience leading full-cycle software product development, large-scale SaaS solution deployments, corporate IT operations, professional services, and customer support in fast-growth and dynamic environments. He is currently a technology consultant serving in Chief Technology Officer, Head of Engineering, and Executive Coach roles for a number of technology companies in logistics, fintech, and Internet industries. Previously Dr. Shek co-founded 3 software and SaaS companies focusing on supply chain logistics and industrial Internet-of-Things solutions for some of the world’s largest enterprises – including TrackX where he served as Chief Technology Officer and then Chief Strategy Officer. He has also conducted and led R&D activities at HRL Laboratories for Raytheon, General Motors, Boeing, NASA, DoD, and NSA. Dr. Shek is the holder of 5 US patents on networking and Internet-of-Things data management.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Stony Brook University Alumni Association, he is also currently a member of the Stony Brook University School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Council. Vice President of the UCLA Engineering Alumni Association, as well as a founding member of and mentor at the LA CTO Forum.
“As a first-generation immigrant to the US and the first in my immediate family to graduate college, I owe a lot of my professional success to Stony Brook University, which offered me an excellent college education that laid the foundation of my career. I am proud to be joining the Board of Directors of Stony Brook University Alumni Association to give back to my alma mater, and excited to be working with the many volunteer-leaders on the board to serve our alumni community.”
Danielle Tedesco ‘14
Director of Product
Danielle Tedesco is a product leader in the health information technology space. She specializes in payor and provider integrations driving innovations in the InsurTech and Quality Management fields.
As a student, Tedesco was highly engaged on campus, serving as one of the founding members of the iCreate program alongside Director, David Ecker. In fact, much of the original technology in the lab was personally curated by Tedesco, who fondly recalls wheeling a red wagon around to migrate and set up technology resources in the Innovation Lab.
Today, she continues to help students pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors by providing career mentorship and volunteering at events such as Wolfie Tank and Hackathons.
“I was excited to be presented with the privilege to join the board as it provides additional opportunities to foster meaningful relationships with students and alumni. By serving on the board, I aim to grow networking channels between students and the alumni network to show how powerful these relationships can be in developing an individual’s career and education pathway.”