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  • Board Bios

    Joseph H. Lilly, III – President

    Joseph H. Lilly, III has been involved in the practice of law for over twenty years, specializing in business, real estate and intellectual property law. Mr. Lilly currently operates his own law firm based in New York City, and also serves as special counsel to Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors (BVI) and corporate counsel to Open-Xchange, Inc.

    Mr. Lilly has received academic degrees from Fordham University School of Law and the University of California, Berkeley. He has been active in numerous community organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Port Washington Public Library, and the Realty Foundation of New York.

    Richard Box , Architect – Vice President, Architecture

    Richard Box has been a practicing registered architect for 25 years involved in the design, construction document preparation and construction phase of many different building types. His commercial projects include high-rise office buildings, hospitals, and power plants. The education projects include schools, lecture halls and school renovations. He has been involved in the design and construction administration of many home renovation projects.

    Mr. Box received a Masters in Architecture from Washington University and a B.A. from University of Texas, Arlington. He is registered with NCARB. A native Texan, he has lived in Port Washington, New York for 20 years with his wife, Laura Montllor and their two daughters.

    MARK WITTENBERG, Architect – DIRECTOR of PROJECTS

    Opening his own studio in March 2003, Mark has completed more than three hundred home and commercial projects.  He strives to redefine the traditional responses to the particular set of obsticals each project presents. His approach to these projects begins with consulting with his clients and then focusing on a custom designed solution.  He strongly believes that open communication between the architect and the client is the key to any successful project.

    Robin Lillyreed – Vice President, Client Relations

    Robin Lillyreed is an educator with over 20 years of experience, working with children of all ages. She taught preschool at a Montessori school for 7 years. She has been a reading specialist for the New York City Schools for nine years and tutors privately.

    Ms. Lillyreed volunteers extensively, serving as the Treasurer for the Port Washington Teen Center for three years and as an associate of the Twin Pines Cooperative. She served as a leader for the SYDA Yoga Foundation for five years. She has been very active in the Boy Scouts of America, serving for seven years as a Cub Scout leader and one year as a Packmaster.

    Howard F. Seligman– Treasurer

    Howard F. Seligman has been working as a self-employed financial and tax consultant since 1984. Howard’s practice specializes in self-employed individuals in the arts and entertainment fields as well as not for profit cultural and literary organizations. He currently serves as the treasurer to more than twenty tax -exempt corporations.

    Mr. Seligman has taught accounting and finance at The Pratt Institute, The Taylor Business Institute and at the Newspace. For 11 years, he has resided with his family in Port Washington.

    PATTI LOCURCIO – Communications Director , Spokesperson

    patti-locurcio-2009“In March of this year, I turned 44.  Back in 1996 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  My husband and I have 3 children.  In 2001, I was forced to retire from my 20-year position as a legal secretary.

    Five years ago, my ability to walk started to diminish.  Now I use an electric wheelchair to get around.  I drive an accessible van with hand controls.  In 2006, I took on the role as a volunteer for the Long Island Breakfast Club (an organization providing advocacy, support, career and employment counseling, referrals and good old fashioned laughter to prepare mature individuals and people with special needs for productive employment) and volunteer as their Director of Communications.  I attend monthly meetings and am involved in operating the organization..

    One day, I figured out there were some advantages to being young and disabled -  I have a good personality, I have a big smile, I get along well with others and I can relate to those in need of  a home with accessibility and free of obstacles. Volunteering as a Spokesperson for “HomeFreeHome” gives me the opportunity to help others tear down barriers and help build their freedom.”

    Margaret Desiervo – Secretary

    Margaret DeSiervo is a Port Washington, New York resident and life-long activist. She is a legal secretary, with over 25 years of experience at both New York City and Long Island law firms.

    Ms. DeSiervo is a committed volunteer who donates her time and skills to many philanthropic organizations. For two years she served as a certified New York State Ombudsperson representing patients at several local nursing homes. Ms. DeSiervo is a founding member of the Port Washington Education Foundation; where she has served as Secretary for the past five years.

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    Laura Montllor, AIA – Executive Director

    In 1987, Laura Montllor and Richard Box, founded Montllor Box Architects in Port Washington, New York. The firm specializes in renovation of residences and small commercial projects.
    Some of the firm’s recently publicized projects include:

    • A feature section in The Smart Approach to Kitchen Design book by Susan Maney, Creative Homeowner Press
    • The cover story of House Beautiful Magazine.
    • An article in Victorian Decorating and Lifestyle magazine on a 1908 Sea Cliff home
    • The Port Washington Yacht Club.

    Their work has also appeared on several television programs:

    • Home & Garden Television
    • Before & After Show.
    • New Spaces Show
    • Discovery Channel
    • Gimme Shelter show

    Laura’s training in architecture was at Carnegie Mellon University. She also studied art history in Italy with Rhode Island School of Design. Laura has been a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 1981. She is currently a member of the Long Island chapter. She received an AIA award for service in 2001.  As a speaker, she has instructed adult education classes for over 10 years and lectures locally and at AIA national conventions.

    Laura has written articles for various trade magazines and

    • Newsday on Long Island
    • American Institute of Architects Publications
    • Podium – Long Island chapter’s newsletter
    • Small Project Forum Report
    • AIArchitect
    • Residential Architect magazine