About Us

The Team

Linda M. Baran

President & CEO

Linda has worked at the SI Chamber for over 30 years. In 2004, Linda was elected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors as the first woman President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization. Prior to that, she served as the Interim President for seven months and held the position of Vice President of Finance and Resources.
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Tina Berbari

Financial Services Representative

Tina is responsible for all financial related activities of the Chamber. She handles accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, grant paperwork, and financial reporting.
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Brian Licata

Membership Retention Manager

Brian serves to help members and potential members, get the most out of their Chamber membership by providing a strong overview of chamber offerings, and advising on which programs or events are tailored to best fit their needs. Brian is tasked with creating the overall member experience for each member, fostering business to business and business to client relationships, to impact the overall economic growth on Staten Island. 


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Michele Esposito

Membership Engagement Coordinator

Michele is responsible for the happiness of our Chamber members!  Should you have any questions, issues or concerns in regard to your membership, be sure to let her know so she can address them. 
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Jillian Baldassarre

Program & Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator is responsible for fundraising and planning numerous special events promoted by the Chamber each year.
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Dom Provenzano

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Develops and manages all communications and marketing associated with the Chamber’s membership, special events, workforce development, and foundation programs.
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Michael Anderson

Content Development Specialist

Michael develops and writes content and news for the Chamber’s website and social media properties. He informs members and the public about the Chamber’s many initiatives and functions which include press conferences, networking events, and member profiles.

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Workforce development & Talent specialist

The Workforce Development & Talent Specialist partners with local job placement/training agencies to identify and secure qualified individuals to fill workforce recruitment needs.

Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Project Manager, East Shore Local Developmemt

Abe is Project Manager of the East Shore Local Development Corporation, a project of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He oversees economic development strategies and programs for the East Shore. If you are a merchant or potential investor in the East Shore of Staten Island, contact Abe. 

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Janet Dugo

Project Manager, DTSI Commercial District

Janet works with merchants, property owners, residents and other stakeholders in St. George, Tompkinsville, and Stapleton to help revitalize the commercial district in Downtown Staten Island (DTSI).

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Vincent Wiedemann

Neighborhood 360 Fellow

Vincent is working with the Chamber on revitalization projects in Downtown Staten Island through a fellowship from the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

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