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Village People: Hollis Named to Stony Brook School Board

Mark Hollis will serve a four-year term as a trustee.

Mark Hollis of Old Field has had a longstanding relationship with The Stony Brook School: first as a 1967 graduate, then Alumni Association president, ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees, a member of committees on technology and athletic fields, and then as a parent of two current students.

Sierd Tilma, president of The Stony Brook School Board of Trustees, on Tuesday announced Hollis has been chosen to serve on the board.

“Mark brings a passion and visionary approach to furthering the school’s mission,” Tilma said in a statement. “We are excited about the leadership qualities, entrepreneurial spirit, and managerial skill he brings. His long-standing commitment to Stony Brook is unparalleled, and his varied involvement as an alumnus and parent will offer a vital perspective.”

Hollis and his wife, Mickey, have funded an irrigation and landscaping project on campus and have also pledged $1 million to support the ongoing construction of Kanas Commons and the Hollis Student Center.

Hollis is co-founder and CEO of MacPractice, Inc., a company that develops Apple software for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and eye care professionals, headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. Among his other career ventures, he has owned several bookstores and has done consulting work in health club design, construction, management, and medical and dental practice management.

He served two terms on New York City's Community Board No. 2, appointed by Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, and served as the first president of the Dekalb Avenue Merchants Association, an organization he co-founded.

"I look forward to continuing to serve Christ’s mission at The Stony Brook School in my new role as trustee, as well as being an active parent of two current students,” Hollis said in a statement. “The dedicated faculty today has that same positive impact on our children and on my wife, Mickey, and me as the venerable teachers I was so fortunate to have in the 1960s.”

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