Women Shaping History - How Do They Do It?

Presented by Robyn Silvestri and Maura Spery

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 10:00am

In Celebration of Women’s History Month!

Join us in the clubhouse for continental breakfast and a conversation with two professionals who are making big changes in our communities!

Let’s ask what women want to know!

  • How did you get to your present position?
  • What obstacles did you have to conquer?
  • How was your family supportive?
  • Did your work/life balance go askew? How did you get it back on track?
  • What was your greatest achievement, professionally and personally?

About our Speakers:

Robyn SilvestriRobyn Silvestri’s whole life is about public service, philanthropy, and leadership. She was a Trustee for the Village of Babylon and currently serves as the Executive Director of local environmental non-profit Save The Great South Bay which promotes programs that protect and preserve the Bay. Whether as the Chairperson of the Babylon Village Volunteer Corps or as a past President of the Babylon K-6 PTA, Robyn is an enthusiastic community leader, collaborator and networker. She refers to it as connecting the dots.

Robyn attributes her success to following her heart, hard work, and the support of her loving husband, Lenny, and four children, Alyssa, Sophia, Lenny and Gianna. As a family, they greatly enjoy the recreational activities afforded to residents of Long Island including boating, paddleboarding, fishing, kayaking, biking and beach volleyball.


Maura SperyWhen Maura Spery saw the expansive waterfront of Mastic Beach, she was smitten. Obsessed with bringing about a renaissance of positive change, she has spent the last sixteen years immersed in everything Mastic Beach. Starting off as a community leader, organizer, Director and VP of the MBPOA, Trustee, and then Mayor of Mastic Beach Village, Maura has worked tirelessly to bring Mastic Beach forward. The Mastic Beach Conservancy has had a major impact on Mastic Beach as well as a strong presence in the conservation community.

Maura is fixated on finding real time solutions to the issues that surround climate change and sea level rise. While working to protect the shoreline along the Mastic Beach waterfront, she has been an outspoken supporter of buy outs in the flood zones. The Mastic Beach Conservancy’s mission to create a beautiful six-mile trail along the waterfront would allow for funding to establish a barrier of shore stabilization techniques and native plantings that would help to mitigate flooding and the impact from storms.


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