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Our Board

Charles Gueli, President

Charles Gueli has lived in Laurel since 2003. He now takes on the position of President for the second time. With over 40 years in the construction industry he retired in 2018 as Property Manager for a 62-unit residential complex in East Marion. Charlie’s many hats for MLCA since he signed on in 2016 have included treasurer and (unofficial) recording secretary.
Under his presidency there have been marked aesthetic improvements in our community, to be seen at the Mattituck train station and in the Dean Municipal Parking lot, and he credits and thanks all those who were involved. Amongst other things, Charlie has brought an openness to the ideas of others and a marked ability to reach out to business members, municipal officials and residents in the interest of the MLCA’s mission.






Chris Shashkin has served as Secretary of the Captain Kidd Estates Civic Association and now serves as Board Member-at-Large of same. He has a background in office management, serving for over 3 decades as Department Administrator at Columbia University and is currently working for the Mattituck Park District.


In his role as Secretary of MLCA, and currently as Vice-President, he concentrates on working on MLCA social media platforms, as well as doing the layout for our quarterly newsletter



Theresa Dilworth has resided in Mattituck for 30 years, since 1993, becoming full-time when COVID offered the opportunity to work remotely. She has spent her career as an international tax attorney working for Fortune 100 companies. For the last 23 years she is also the majority owner of a vineyard in Aquebogue, growing four varieties of wine grapes.

She is a Board Member, Vice-President and Co-Treasurer of the North Fork Audubon Society, and responsible for trail maintenance at the 55-acre Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport, Audubon headquarters. She volunteers at CAST- Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation in Southold, and plays banjo regularly with the Eastern Long Island Old Time Jam at Hallockville Farm.


Katie Girandola recently joined the Mattituck-Laurel community as a full-time resident after moving here from West Windsor, New Jersey, and having been a part-time resident of the North Fork since 2008.

Over the past 30 years, she has been an active member in many organizations and community affairs in West Windsor. Katie is a certified Master Gardener, former Vice Chairwoman of West Windsor’s Shade Tree Commission, former Vice-President of GME Homeowner’s Association
for 25 years, and a religious education teacher. She enjoys spending time with her husband
and four children, sailing, gardening, and raising oysters at the Cornell Extension in Southold.

Katie spent her childhood summers with her grandparents here on the North Fork, admiring its bucolic beauty, vibrance, and American spirit. She is delighted to be part of MCLA and plans to devote her love of community and robust civic values to Mattituck/Laurel.




Originally hailing from Atlanta, GA, Aaron Bokros received a BA in Theatre from Wake Forest University. After working as a carpenter for several regional theaters in the Midwest, he settled in Houston TX to teach technical theatre to middle and high school students. Three years later saw a move to New York, where he was an adjunct faculty member and technical director at a university in New Jersey.

A sideways career move into luxury brand event and store planning logistics precipitated the move to Long Island, and eventually the North Fork. Aaron has been politically active his entire adult life, with race and LGBTQ+ issues being a primary focus for activism. Aaron lives in Mattituck with his wife, Alison Delaney, and their two cats, Scout and Minna.




William Flinter grew up in Mattituck and attended Mattituck High School, where he met his wife, Danielle.  They attended Siena College together, where William earned his degree in finance.  After graduating, they returned home to Mattituck, where they now reside with their two children.

William has worked for a variety of financial institutions including American Portfolios, Farm Credit East and currently works at the M&T Bank in Cutchogue.  His knowledge of the local community, along with his diverse background in a variety of financial and banking institutions, has given him a unique perspective on local finance.

“As a lifelong Southold resident and llocal banker, I appreciate the unique character and rich history of Southold Town. I am excited for the opportunity to serve as a member of the Mattituck Laurel Civic Association, bringing my passion for helping my local community to continue to thrive and evolve while maintaining its natural beauty.”


Chris Shashkin, Vice-President

Theresa Dilworth, Treasurer

Katie Girandola, Director

Aaron Bokros, Director

Bill Flinter, Director

Frank P.  McVeigh, Director

Frank P. McVeigh was instrumental in forming McVeigh Associates in the summer of 1990. Frank’s focus on sales, technology and the growth of McVeigh Associates was key to the company’s success. His industry knowledge and presence has enabled him to develop McVeigh Associates into the leading meeting management company that it is today.

Prior to forming McVeigh Associates, Frank was the President of Travel Destinations Unlimited of New York. Throughout Frank’s 6 years at the helm, Travel Destinations attained sales growth in excess of 35 million dollars, with nine branch offices focused on meetings, incentives, and corporate travel.

Frank holds a B.B.A. in Professional Management from Pace University, and an M.B.A. in Economics from Long Island University.


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