Fred Sganga, longtime executive director of the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook, was honored with a "Community Leadership Award" from the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. Suffolk Legis. Kara Hahn, D-Setauket, was on hand to present Sganga with a proclamation from the county to celebrate his achievements and acknowledge his advocacy on behalf of Long Island's community of veterans. Sganga has also served as interim CEO at Stony Brook University Hospital. “Fred has been an important member of the Stony Brook University community for over three decades working to ensure comfort, care and compassion to our region’s veterans,” Hahn said in a statement to Patch.