Social Media Association holds fantastic, informative meetings and fun networking events for the benefit of our members and guests. Expert speakers join us every month, bringing the latest goings-on in social, digital, and future media. We also have roundtable discussions, workshops, meetups and impromptu gatherings. Whatever SMA is up to, we hope it provides a valuable service in your business and career, and that you’ll join us at the next event!

Past Events: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 |2018

Previous Events

Healthcare, Social Media, and Digital Communication

When: Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Where: Northwell Health Ralph A. Nappi Campus, Conference Center, Second Floor.

2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042 

Pricing: SMA Members $20, PRPLI/LIVP $25, Non-Members $30, Students $15

Social media and other digital technology provide excellent ways to communicate. Healthcare has the challenge of regulation to protect patient information. How do healthcare communications professionals balance the potential with the limits? Do they have to look at social media and digital communication differently, and can they be creative and create communities anyway? Can these tools improve the health of our communities? What does the future hold?

Join us to learn from communications experts in the healthcare space.


Gina Czark, VP, Content Management Northwell

Christina Stolfo, Director, Audience Development, Northwell

Camela Morrissey, Principal, AMERGE, LLC

Melody Butler, Good Samaritan Hospital and Infection Control Practitioner and Founding Executive Director of Nurses Who Vaccinate


Beth Granger, CEO Beth Granger Consulting

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LinkedInLocal Long Island March 2019

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Integrated Coverage Group, 111 Express Street, Plainview, NY 11803

Discount Pricing for SMA Members of $30

Have you heard of LinkedIn Local Long Island?

Almost a year ago, in March of 2018, the first LinkedIn Local Long Island. Over 40 people came together to network, learn, and share. People made good connections and were eager to attend the events held the rest of the year. Watch a video about that event to learn more:

Previous LinkedIn Local attendees have said that they enjoy both the education and networking that happens at the Long Island events.

The next event is March 5th. Networking, some updates about LinkedIn, and… a fabulous speaker:

Michael Rosenberg is a serial entrepreneur that sees opportunity everywhere he looks. He loves to coach people to achieve more than what they think they can. He is currently passionate about helping families on Long Island find out if the water in their homes is safe.

He hopes to impact at least one person in attendance to step into their Greatness by narrowing their focus to just one Giant goal. He will share share 7 Tips you can implement right away to optimize your time.

Sign up now because these events always sell out:

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When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Jewel Restaurant, 400 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747


Come join us for a combined mixer with the Social media Association (SMA) and the LI Marketing Networking Group! Meet new contacts and renew old ones.

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Social Media Experts Speak: Long Island’s Higher Education Sector

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Where: Downbeat Cafe @ Five Towns College, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746

Pricing: SMA Members $20, PRPLI/LIVP $25, Non-Members $30, Students $15


Sonia Garrido is a communications professional specializing in social media and content strategy. As Communications Manager at Stony Brook University, she oversees content development and social media strategy and finds ways to tailor messages to student audiences. Having previously worked in the corporate and non-profit world, Sonia chose to enter the world of higher education over three years ago. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Kansas, her MBA from Stony Brook University and a Certificate in Public Relations from New York University. Sonia loves learning languages and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian, and currently attempting to learn Chinese.

Carley Weinstein is the Associate Director of Public Relations for Digital Engagement at Hofstra University. As such, she spearheads the university’s institutional and admission social media efforts, including but not limited to, the management of Hofstra’s social strategy, content creation, execution, analytics and campaigns. Carley also produces video content for the university’s social channels and manages Hofstra’s digital presence in China. Back in 2016, she had the opportunity to spearhead social media for the first presidential debate in the 2016 election cycle – efforts which earned national industry recognition. Carley also was the recipient of the 2017 PRPLI Rising Star Award. She is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Develop. Implement. Oversee. Create. Educate. Collaborate. Listen. Respond. Pick a verb and attach “social media” to it. That’s what Brian Wasson does as Executive Director of Social Media for St. Joseph’s College. He was part of the team that brought the College into the social media world in 2009 and helped the school’s social presence grow and develop since he took over daily oversight of the main accounts in 2015. Brian is responsible for the day-to-day upkeep of the main @SJCNY accounts and assists all others on campus with their social strategy and efforts. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Catholic University of America.

Jessica Aiello, Assistant Enrollment/Marketing Manager at Five Towns College, is a passionate marketer with 15 years’ marketing and advertising experience. Prior to joining the marketing team at Five Towns College, she held the role of account supervisor for Scott Cooper Associates, a marketing and advertising agency. Her knowledge spans many verticals, with experience servicing B2B clients including Canon, Nikon, Windstream and NYU Langone Health. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Scranton.


Mindy Wolfle is a marketing, public relations and social media executive; writer and editor; educator; connection maker; semiotician; and do-gooder. A well-known and award-winning Long Island marketing professional, she founded Neptune Marketing in 2005. In addition, she has been the chief marketing officer at the law firm Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP since September 2014. Previously, Mindy held senior marketing positions at several accounting and law firms; her 18 years with the Nassau County Department of Social Services fostered her focus on human services and giving back to the communities in which we live and work. With numerous pro bono and humanitarian affiliations, Mindy is a member of the Social Media Association, Women Economic Developers of Long Island and Public Relations Professionals of Long Island.

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