and Anthony Calio have been members of The David Center since its inception in 1999. Anthony is an internist who practices at Winthrop University Hospital where he is the physician director of a 12-doctor group. He is currently the Associate Chairman of Medicine for Practice and holds a teaching appointment at Stony Brook Medical School as a clinical assistant professor of medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a lecturer.
Maura is a registered nurse who earned an MA in Nursing Education from NYU in 1984. She has worked at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, for many years and earned certification as a Diabetes Educator. Her current position is Community Health Educator, performing health screenings and delivering lectures to local community groups on heart-health lifestyles.
Anthony and Maura have three children: Joseph, 9 (who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder 5 years ago); Conor, 7; and Caitlin, 5.
After informally helping friends and acquaintances struggling through the evaluation and diagnosis of their children with autism, both were asked by Dr. Elvir to join the Board of The David Center. It is their desire to help improve the delivery of services and education to children with autism, and support to the parents of these children. Maura is
currently involved in counseling prospective parents and organizing support groups.