A resident of Westbury, Maggie brings decades of experience, dedication and passion to Wesbury Arts. As a founding member and the first Executive Director of the Long Island Arts Alliance, Inc., a regional membership organization of LI’s not for profit arts organizations, she helped to promote the importance of arts in education and to speak on the economic impact of our LI cultural institutions through the visual and performing arts. She has continued as a Trustee of the LIAA for seventeen years and is proud of her past affiliations with the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, LI, where she served as Director of Development.
Presently Chief Deputy Town Clerk of North Hempstead, Maggie served as Nassau County’s Executive Director for the Office of Youth Services from 2007 to 2017, providing essential programming for over 50,000 youth through the County’s network of not-for-profit human service and youth development organizations.
A former Trustee of Briarcliffe College and member of the Long Island Regional Planning Council and 2035 Advisory Cabinet, Maggie is a recognized government professional and community leader. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions from the Association of NYS Youth Bureaus (President’s Award); the Hispanic Brotherhood; Circulo de la Hispanidad; Espoir, Inc.; the LI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; North Shore Child and Family Guidance; and the Nassau County Police Department Commissioner’s Community Service Award.
Maggie has also been featured in the New York Times article, Givers and Shakers; Telecare’s, Channel 29, Building Bridges and La Vida Latina interviews; Mundo Hispanoamericano and Latin Us Magazine for her continued commitment to the well-being and growth of her community.
Maggie Martinez Malito treasures her time and travel with her family of four adult children (and spouses) and her six grandchildren. She relishes the moments of personal enjoyment found in the creative and lively arts and encourages all to explore the wealth of regional arts resources on Long Island.