7th Annual Fall Celebration

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Event Details:

Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30pm

Honoring Regina Calcaterra
Founding Partner, Calcaterra Law PC & New York Times Bestselling Author

Sponsorships are available. Upon purchase of a sponsorship, we will contact you to select your seats. 

Watermill Caterers
711 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY 11787



About Regina Calcaterra

Regina Calcaterra’s memoir Etched in Sand, A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island (HarperCollins Publishing, 2013) is a #1 international best-seller and a New York Times best-seller. As a result of Etched in Sand’s messages of resilience, optimism, the plight of foster children, that no child is a lost cause and how we can all positively impact the life of a child in need, it has been integrated into college and high school curricula throughout the U.S. She is also co-author of Etched in Sand’s sequel which she wrote with her younger sister Rosie Maloney, Girl Unbroken, A Sister’s Harrowing Journey from the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho (HarperCollins Publishing, 2016).

Overcoming a childhood of abuse, neglect and abandonment, Regina rose to serve in several high-profile public-sector roles including being appointed the first woman Chief Deputy County Executive of Suffolk County, the very county where she was in foster care. At the onset of the Covid pandemic, she founded a woman-owned boutique law firm. Calcaterra Law PC practice areas include social justice, municipal representation, and complex federal and state litigation.

Regina has received numerous awards and honors in her legal career and advocacy efforts including being awarded the Suffolk County Civic Service Award and Medal issued by former Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (December 2023); 2020 Trailblazer Award by the National Law Journal; New York’s Top Municipal, State and County Superlawyers (2020-present) by Superlawyers, Inc.; Champion of Civil Rights & Social Justice Award (City & State NY, 2018); Woman of Substance Award (Seton Hall Law School, 2018); and Lifetime Achievement Award (Primi-Dieci Society, Italy-American Chamber of Commerce, 2015).

Regina serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Suffolk County; as a board member for The Felix Organization, which provides inspiring opportunities and new experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system; and as a member of the Board of Believers for You Gotta Believe, an organization that works towards permanency for older foster youth. Through You Gotta Believe Regina became a proud forever mom.

She resides in Southold, NY with her companion Todd Ciaravino and cocker spaniel Wilson in Southold, NY.

For more information, please contact
Shauntelle Dixon,
Special Events Manager
[email protected]
(516) 775-5683 x135

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