MEET OUR TEAM
Rafe Tangorra is the President of Musically Dangerous Media, a company he created with brother and business partner Nick Tangorra.
Musically Dangerous Media has produced media content and coverage for artists and brands such as Camila Cabello, Foreigner, Why Don’t We, Modell’s, 106.1 WBLI, Cox Media Group, The Yoga Teachers, and more.
Rafe is also songwriter and musician working alongside musicians/songwriters such as Richie Canatta (Billy Joel), Damon Sharpe (Jennifer Lopez), David Brooke (Charlie Puth), Noby Sidez (Reservoir Publishing), Loote (Universal Media Group), Carlo Colasacco (Shinedown), Rob Grimaldi (Queen Naja).
Rafe started Rock Out Autism back in 2008 along with founder of the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism May-Lynn Andresen, his brother Nick Tangorra, and fellow student Gina Cardino. "Rock Out Autism was created by a group of good kids who just wanted to make a difference!" Rock Out Autism's annual event grew larger year after year, prompting Rafe to work along side board members Joseph Bosnack and May-Lynn Andresen to solidify Rock Out Autism's place as a 501(c)3.
Singer, Songwriter, and Touring Musician, Nick Tangorra’s music has reached all oceans on the globe and crossed all borders. However, this New Yorker enjoys giving back to his home town through volunteering and peer-mentorship; specifically through the organization, “Rock Out Autism” of which he’s been Committee President since it's creation 11 years ago.
In his two decades on the planet, Nick has
been exposed to some large milestone
successes within his music career.
Nick has opened for and performed with artists such as Shawn Mendes, 5th Harmony, Megan Trainor, and others. He has also toured with MAGCON, Digi-Fest, OMG and “Runaround” Tour across the USA. Coming off an incredibly successful tour, Nick is yet again wowing listeners but this time through his own radio show on Long Island, New York’s #1 for all the hits 106.1 WBLI’s “Tangorra Takeover”! Here and through his online platform of 1 Million+, Nick has taken the time to speak about and highly promote his message, his music, and his work with Rock Out Autism.
When the organization was founded in 2008, Nick was only 10 years old, but knew he wanted to be directly involved. Nick began
organizing a full fledged committee helping seek funds, sponsorships, and raffles, as well as sell tickets for Rock Out Autism's annual events. Since it’s creation 11 years ago, Nick has led the committee of young and old to help fundraise nearly $200,000 in funds through it’s 6 concert events.
Dr. May-Lynn Andresen, a co-founder of Rock Out Autism, currently serves as the Executive Vice President of QHC Advisory Group, an organization that provides strategic consultative services to the broad community of health care. Her doctoral training was in health innovation and integrative health.
Dr. Andresen is the co-founder and former director of the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (a comprehensive interdisciplinary program providing diagnostic, treatment, school consultation, social skills training and clinical research) and Westbrook Preparatory School (the first residential secondary school in the state of NY for students with high functioning autism/ Asperger syndrome and related conditions).
Since 2006, she has been a Professional Advisory Board member of the Asperger High Functioning Autism Association. She serves on the Community Council of the ASSET Research Project (Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engage Together). She is a member of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Network Health Literacy Workgroup, and sat on the National Academy of Medicine’s 2018 Roundtable on Health Literacy and Behavioral Health.
She is also a co-author of the nation’s first Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations. Dr. Andresen has been honored with the North Shore University Hospital Nurse Excellence Award, named Nurse of Distinction by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, received the Ambulatory Nursing Center of Excellence Award from both Schneider’s Children’s Hospital and Long Island
Jewish Medical Center and received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.
Joseph Bosnack is the President/CEO of the Katz Nassau Agency, a brokerage insurance agency specializing in life, long-term care, and disability insurance. Joe works closely with insurance industry professionals, assisting them in designing, implementing and underwriting insurance products. Joe is responsible for the marketing, sales and day to day management of the Agency.
Joe is on the Executive Board of the Council of Insurance Brokers of Greater New York (CIBGNY) and is the organization’s Past President. He is also a past Board Member of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA). Joe is President of the Downstate Insurance Council and is a board member of Subcenters, The Society of Underwriting Brokers.
Joe is involved in many charities; He is the Past President of the Ed Smith Mineola Lions Club and he is also a founding Board member of Rock out Autism. Joe was recently honored by the Brookville Centre for Children’s services at their annual “Reach for the Star” event as their Man of the Year. Joe is on the Board of Regents at Winthrop Hospital and the Board of Directors of Citizens Options Unlimited. Joe is also the assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)