Mayor - Ralph Ekstrand
Ekstrand is celebrating his 27th year as
Supervising Pharmacist and Principal of Moby Drugs
The company, established in 1935, is
comprised of a full service retail pharmacy as well
as a long-term care pharmacy providing
pharmaceutical services to agencies and nursing
is a member of the American Pharmaceutical
Association, the Long Island Pharmaceutical Society,
the National Association of Community Pharmacies and
the Pharmaceutical Society of the State of New York.
He is a
graduate of St. John’s University with a B.S.
degree in Pharmacy.
Ekstrand is an active member of Farmingdale and the
For 10 years Ralph served as Assistant Cub
Master and Cub Master of St. Killian’s Women’s
Guild sponsored Cub Pack 57.
He is an Eagle Scout and currently sits on
the Eagle Scout Review Board for the Rough Rider
has been a member of the Bethpage Masonic Lodge for
more than 25 years. Ralph is past President and Board member of the Farmingdale
Breakfast Rotary Club and the Farmingdale Chamber of
is Past Chairman of the Board and current Chairman
of the Finance Committee of the Farmingdale United
He has served as a member of the Farmingdale
Business District Improvement Committee and was a
member of the Committee for the USGA/Chamber of
Commerce for the U.S. Open 2002 at Bethpage State
was recognized by the Center for Developmental
Disabilities, Inc. in 1995 (American Dreamer Award)
and he received the Farmingdale Businessman of the
Year Award in 1998.
In 2002 Ralph received the Rotary
International Paul Harris Fellow Award.
In 2006 Ralph was given the Corporate
Leadership Award by the Epilepsy Foundation of Long
Island and the Farmingdale Republican Club Man of
the Year award in 2007.
Ralph has also served as a member of the
Winning Beyond Winning Golf and Dinner Committees.
Trustee - Patricia A. Christiansen
Christiansen is a second generation Farmingdaler,
the daughter of Mildred Lanni and Arthur Corwin. She is graduate of St. Kilian School, Queen of the Rosary
Academy and State University College at
has been active in the community for many years
and served as a Girl Scout leader, Treasurer of
Catholic Youth Organization and as a volunteer at
St. Kilian Social Ministry.
She is past manager of the SHA Shop at
Sacred Heart Academy and volunteer at Chaminade
She continues to serve as a member of the
Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society, St.
Kilian’s Women’s Guild, Liturgy Committee and
strong commitment to her family and community is
buttressed by her strong administrative
background. Formerly an executive assistant at Syska & Hennessy,
Consulting Engineers in New York City, she has
been office manager of Hogan & Hogan in Locust
Valley for 13 years where she was privileged to
work with the late New York State Supreme Court
Justice, Howard T. Hogan who, at one time, served
as a Trustee and Mayor of the Village of
and her husband Donald have resided in Farmingdale
for the past 33 years where they raised their two
children, Nicole and Peter.
Trustee - Cheryl Parisi
Jaisle Parisi has a long heritage in Farmingdale.
The Jaisle name is a cornerstone of Village
history and has a long tradition of public service
here. Cheryl is a 4th generation Daler.
Her great grandfather Stephen was a Village
Trustee and member of the Fire Department. Her
grandfather Howard was a charter member of the
Village Fire Department and served as the
Department’s Treasurer from 1944-1965. Cheryl
has called this Village home for over 50 years.
She is a 1968 graduate of Farmingdale High School,
and has been married to her husband Nick for more
than 39 years. Her two children, Heather and
James, were raised in the Village and that
tradition continues with her grandchildren Makenna
and Jaxon. Her son James and daughter-in-law
Elizabeth live here on Prospect Street.
has accumulated a long record of public service in
this community having served as the Recording
Secretary for the St. Luke’s Church Counsel, she
worked to relocate that Church’s Parsonage,
helped establish the St. Luke’s Childhood
Education Center, and its Summer Camp Program. She
has also volunteered her time as a Sunday school
teacher. She serves as a member of the Village
Beautification Committee and has also served on
the 75/25 Anniversary Celebration Committee. She
is currently a member of the Farmingdale/Bethpage
Historical Society and Women’s Club.
currently owns and operates Artistic Concepts, a
graphics art business located here in the Village
for the past 25 years.
Trustee - William Barrett
Barrett grew up in South Farmingdale and is a
graduate of Farmingdale High School. He earned a
BS in accounting from Susquehanna University and a
MBA from Hofstra University.
is a partner in a public accounting firm in
is a member of the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants, New York Society of Certified
Public Accountants and the Government Finance
has volunteered coaching children in Farmingdale
Wolverines Soccer Club, Farmingdale Baseball
League and the Police Athletic League.
He also served a six year term on the
Farmingdale School Board and presently is a member
of the District’s audit committee.
and his wife, Margaret, have lived a quarter mile
from Village Hall for over 30 years where they
raised their children, Bill and Matt.
a1984 graduate of SUNY Stony Brook and received his doctorate in
Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and his license to
practice in the states of New York and California in 1988. He
has been practicing as a doctor of chiropractic in the Village of
Farmingdale since 1988. Since
then, he has cared for hundreds of Farmingdale village residents and
His office has been voted by the readers of the Long Island Press as the
“Best Chiropractic Office on Long Island” six times since 2009.
Previously in 2003, he was presented the award of "Business Person of
the Year" by the Nassau Council of Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 he was
chosen to receive Farmingdale Republican Club “Man of the Year” Award
for his dedicated service to his patients and the community at large. In
2011 and 2014, he was awarded the Long Island Business News "Healthcare
Heroes" award for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Being involved
in the community, he has Hosted annual blood, food, coat, toy, bike and
school supply drives. Walter organizes free community fitness boot camps
in local parks and school yards. He conducts free educational talks at
libraries, schools, and restaurants on health and wellness. Similarly,
because of his commitment to community and youth health, he brought
International Walk to School Day to Northside Elementary School and has
been coaching the St. Kilian’s CYO swim team and youth basketball for
many years. Dr. Priestley is a fitness enthusiast. Walter is an
accomplished triathlete and marathon runner.
Dr. Priestley is currently president of the Nassau District of the New
York State Chiropractic Association. He is a member of the American
Chiropractic Association and an active member of the Farmingdale Chamber
Dr. Priestley lives in the Village of Farmingdale with his wife Laurie
and three children Alex, Megan, and Allison, who all attend Farmingdale