Marie Cantone is a mutli-faceted, highly results oriented doer who brings her passion for helping people to all of the different facets of her life. Her diverse background and deep experience in the disparate worlds of insurance and marketing provides her with a unique perspective and excellent “listening and reasoning” skills all of which set her apart in the fields that she occupies today.

Marie, the founder of Family Financial Services of Islip, NY, is a licensed insurance professional. Her focus is to help families make the appropriate choice when they purchase Medicare, health, disability life and long term care insurance.    Her approach is holistic and she seeks to assist her clients to positively change their lives by teaching them how they can protect themselves and their families from life’s uncertainties.  She works collaboratively with other professionals and is a resource for the company’s clients.

Marie is a sought-after speaker for Medicare insurance planning and special needs planning.  She has written articles on the topic of special needs children and parents of special needs children. Her article, “A Historic Day: The Celebration of Downs Syndrome,” was published in New York Parent Magazine in 2012.   She is also a contributing author to a best seller “Journey to the Stage.”

Marie has been a dedicated volunteer, devoting her free time to community service/volunteerism and serves on several boards.  She was the recipient of the “2010 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year,” awarded by The Long Island Way.  Marie was awarded a proclamation from Suffolk County for her significant contributions to the community in 2015.

Marie’s love of volunteering and her passion for helping people with special needs was the catalyst for her founding nonprofit organization, Changing Hands.