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EAC Network Appoints Two New Members to its board of Directors Class of ’21-’24

Lisa Mirabile & Kim Ciesinski

Lisa Mirabile and Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC

EAC Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Mirabile and Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC, to its Board of Directors Class of ’21-’24.

Neela Mukherjee Lockel, EAC Network’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “I deeply honored and thrilled to welcome Kim and Lisa to EAC Network’s Board of Directors Class of ’21-’24! These two dynamic community leaders will bring decades of experience and perspective to our vibrant board. Their vision and dedication to improving quality of life within our communities will further inspire, strengthen, and enhance the impact of our work.”

Richard Kessel, EAC Network’s Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, said, “We thank Kim and Lisa for joining our growing team of dedicated community and business leaders who are fully committed to fulfilling EAC Network’s expansive mission. We admire their professionalism and welcome their united commitment to helping our most vulnerable neighbors in need.”

For over 25 years, Kim M. Ciesinski has focused exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in a wide range of matters including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. In furtherance of her passion for offering families in transition an expedient, cost-effective and positive option for resolving their issues and restructuring from a nuclear to a bi-nuclear family, she now focuses her practice on Collaborative Divorce, Mediation and Negotiated Settlements as alternatives to litigation for all issues. Divorce does not have to result in destruction!

Having earned a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1989, Ciesinski is also certified in mediation from the Ackerman Institute for the Family and highly trained in Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice from the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. Kim is a member of the Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York State Bar Associations Matrimonial Committees, as well as the New York State Association of Collaborative Professionals. Kim also serves on the Advisory Board for The Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra Law School, and as a Special Master for the Nassau County Supreme Court, where she is appointed by Judges to assist in resolving highly contentious matrimonial cases before trial.

Having a keen interest in social justice, Kim is a graduate and member of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College which is a regional leadership program. Passionate about her commitment to eliminating the destructive forces of litigation in the traditional divorce paradigm, Kim has co-authored “Stress Free Divorce Volume 3”, to raise public awareness about the Collaborative Divorce process.

Kim has been designated a “2010-2021 Super Lawyer” and has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.  She is the proud recipient of both the LIBN’s “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business” and “Leaders in Law” awards, among others. Active in the community, Kim also gives back through fundraising and philanthropy and has served as a board member of Girls Inc., Long Island, the American Red Cross, Long Island and The Huntington Junior Welfare League, Inc.

Most importantly, Kim is a single mother who resides on Long Island with her three daughters, for whom she strives daily to set an example of strength, independence and generosity of spirit.

Lisa Mirabile is a woman of diverse skills and an enviable track record.  She also has a noteworthy background.  President and Founder of Vertigo Media Group, Lisa embodies a special mix of loyalty and ambition.  She started Vertigo in 2004 with talented Creative Director and Co-Owner Fred Pesce, and they remain partners and a very tight team to this day. Equally admirable, they still serve the very first client they had when they opened their doors.

Lisa Mirabile is not only a person who gets things done, she also gets around.  She has travelled far.  Lisa began her career as an art director for several NYC agencies, where she had the opportunity to journey through Latin America to shoot commercials for some major companies, including Kodak and IBM.  As it turned out, she wound up spending four years in Brazil, where she produced award-winning commercials for American Express.

Back in New York, her ambition, and vision, led her to the establishment of her own advertising agency.  Their secret to early, and continuing, success was to go after, as she stated, “everything we loved.”  And that included home interiors, from rugs, tile and fixtures, to fashion, finance and real estate.  Among their first major successes included work for a number of mortgage companies in the Tri-State area.  The Direct Response TV spots they produced for these firms turned out to be extremely successful.

Five years later, in 2009, Lisa and the Vertigo team extended their offerings to include the quickly expanding realm of social and digital media.  They went from the name Vertigo New York to The Vertigo Media Group, as it more succinctly captured the agency they had become.  In 2011, they took another leap forward — this time by acquiring a well-known Long Island agency known as Digital Motion.  This turned out to be the right move at the right time, as it allowed all their clients to more easily enter the digital space with Vertigo’s on-site programmers and Google Ad Word specialists.  Lisa’s prior TV experience morphed nicely into digital video for social media, while Fred Pesce’s, and her own, artistic backgrounds fueled their outstanding website design and production.

Now, in 2022, Vertigo’s focus will be to leverage new technology to continually upgrade its integrated services, as well as engaging clients who are serious about communicating with Spanish-speaking audiences.

Most recently, Lisa revealed her latest creation in the form of Internet radio.  In an effort to bring more women-owned Businesses into the world of podcasting and instructional talk radio, she created a new and relevant podcast, which can be found across the Internet.  True to form, each show comes with streaming video content.  Lisa stated, “As a female business owner and a single mom, I want to empower and educate other women.  This was an opportunity to create what I want to see more of, and to let the voices of other women be heard, no matter the type of business or the topic.”

Over the years, she has been recognized in the media and by business groups.  First, as one of the 40 under 40 (top, local business people under the age of 40), then as one of the Power Women of Long Island, and most recently, as one of the Top 100 Business Women on Long Island. With all she has done, Lisa still claims her children to be her greatest accomplishment. She is the mother to Leo, her 22-year-old son who is currently attending the Zarb Business School at Hofstra , and daughter Gianna, 20, who is attending Manhattan College, with a goal of eventually becoming a professor.  She is justifiably quite proud of both of them.

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