President: Maureen Nickel, BrightStar HomeCar
Maureen Nickel is the owner of BrightStar Homecare located in Woodbury and serving Long Island communities. After many years in the corporate sector, the inspiration for opening a BrightStar Care agency came from her own family experience. As her parents grew older, she was disillusioned by the challenge of finding quality homecare professionals. This difficult and arduous process affirmed her commitment in bringing about a change in the homecare arena. Maureen is proud of BrightStar Care’s commitment in delivering better outcomes and superior patient advocacy. Maureen is currently a Certified Senior Advisor. She serves as a board member for the Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau, is Vice President of the Long Island Coalition for the Aging, and a committee member for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Maureen is proud to be President of the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce and as a local business owner, she strives to maintain a vibrant community for all to do business!
Vice President: Danielle K. Delgrosso
Assistant Vice President, Roslyn Savings Bank A Division of New York Community Bank.
Treasurer: William J. Chabina, Jr.
Bill grew up in Syosset and is one of the founding members of the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the Treasurer on the Chamber Board, having served in that position previously, is a member of the annual Holiday Lighting Event since its inception, and a member of the Nominating Committee.
He is a Principal in William J. Chabina Company, Inc. an independent Insurance Agency representing many of the major and regional insurance companies in the US.
The Agency is and has been as trusted insurance advisor to clients throughout the New York Metropolitan area for over 60 years providing Business, Commercial, and Personal insurance.
Bill has always been active in the Chamber. He feels it is a very important asset to the Syosset Woodbury Business Community.
Secretary: Mary Beth Heinecke
Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing & Rehabilitations
Board of Directors
Jessikah Chautin, Syosset Public Library Community Engagement Specialist
Jessikah began her career at Syosset Public Library in 2002 as a trainee in the Children’s Department. While developing her skillset to include networking, event planning, and community partnerships, Jessikah has moved into the position of Community Engagement Specialist where she has been instrumental in launching Turn the Page, the Syosset Library’s Podcast, the Little Free Library book exchange by the Syosset LIRR (soon to include two more locations), and the library’s many large scale events including Sy-con, the library’s Pop-Culture convention that has seen over 3,000 attendees throughout each of its two runs.
Alan Goldberg, CardWorks Merchant Services and Water Solutions of Long Island
Alan is the President of Water Solutions of Long Island, a Long Island based company specializing in Bottle-less Water Coolers for businesses since 2008. Alan also helps his clients with Merchant Services as Director of Business Development for CardWorks Merchant Services, a Syosset- based Credit Card Processing provider, with over 60 Billion in Annual Charge Volume. Alan earned a BBA in Management from Hofstra University and has held sales & management positions in a Fortune 100 company, as well as strategic sales & management positions in several technology and transaction based companies. He is a “Trusted Advisor” for his clients, Board member of the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chairman of the 2019 and 2020 Street Fair Committee, Chair Membership Committee, Co-Chair Networking Committee. He also holds a position on the Board of Directors of the Plainview Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce, serving as the Chair of Networking Committee and Co-Chair of Membership Committee. Alan has two wonderful children Jessica, a certified teacher at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns, and Daniel, a certified Physical Education teacher for grades K-8 for the NYC Department of Education in Queens.. Alan can be reached on his cell at 917.519.0571.
Russell is the president of RPG Wealth Management, Inc., (rpgwealthmanagement.com) an independent firm offering a full variety of investment and advisory services for individuals, retirement accounts and 401k plans, small businesses, guardians and trustees via Cabot Lodge Securities, clearing through RBC Correspondent Services. Russell has over 34 years experience in the securities industry at firms such as Smith Barney, Shearson Lehman Brothers and B Riley Wealth Management in his capacity as a financial advisor and branch manager while holding Series 4,7, 8, 24, 53, 63 and 65 securities licenses as well as life insurance and annuities in New York state. In 1985, Russell earned his B.S from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Russell has served on the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce’s Street Fair and Holiday Lighting committees prior to becoming a board member in 2020. Russell and Lori, along with their two daughters, Crystal and Kacey have been proud residents of Syosset for the past 20 years. Russell can be reached on his cell 516-205-2319 or work 516-393-5935.
Amanda Johnson is the owner and lead designer of Balloons by Amanda, based in Syosset, that offers professional balloon decorating service to elevate any occasion; private, corporate and non-profit events. “If you celebrate it, we decorate it”. With over 20 years of experience, she has a passion for creating something special and unique. Amanda has been actively involved with the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce since joining in 2018. Attending general meetings, networking events and Grand Openings. In addition, she has been part of the tremendously successful Street Fair and Holiday Lighting Spectacular. committees. She is honored to be serving her first term on the Board of Directors for the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. Amanda is very proud of her husband Ken who has been a volunteer firefighter with Syosset Fire Department for over 40 years (ex-chief!) and is currently the Syosset Fire Districts education specialist going into schools with the message of fire safety and prevention.
Chanbir Kaur, VP and Branch Manager, BNB Bank , Woodbury
Chanbir is a Past president for Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerceand is well connected with Business and Community Organizations. Chanbir’s areas of strength include, New Business Development, Commercial Lending , Cash Management services , Team Leadership, Sales and Revenue Growth.
Matt Merlis, Litmor Publishing
Michael Palazzolo, President, Island Signs & Graphics
Mike is the President of Island Signs & Graphics, a signage company located in Syosset. Island Signs is your local, go-to sign company for all your business sign needs.Mike’s background includes over 30 years of executive sales and marketing experience at various companies including Samsung Electronics America, Circuit City Stores, 1800flowers.com and Bates Worldwide advertising. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Adelphi University in Garden City NY.
Christine Patti, Community Relations Manager for Syosset & Plainview Hospital
As the Community Relations Manager for Syosset and Plainview Hospitals, Christine Patti is part of the Northwell Health System. She serves as the liaison between the community and the hospitals, and plans and facilitates all events between the two. She has been a proud member of the Syosset-Woodbury Chamber of Commerce since 2017. She can be reached at 516-719-2418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve Ross, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Ross Realty Group,
Tricia Shannon, Real Estate Associate Broker, Douglas Elliman Real
Frank S. Urso, Real Estate Broker at Homes by Mara
Bruce Weller is the President of Eagle Eye Professional Home Inspection L.L.C.
Bruce Weller is the President of Eagle Eye Professional Home Inspection L.L.C. which was founded by Bruce in 2006 and continues to provide outstanding home inspections for home buyers, home seller and homeowners. His background includes over 30 years of experience performing building, construction and safety inspections for a state agency. Bruce has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology and a Master’s degree in Management Engineering. Don’t let your dream home become a nightmare, Get a home inspection. I will inspect your home as if it were my own.
Past President: Charo Ezdrin, Esq., Ezdrin & Woods, P.C.
Charo Ezdrin served as the president of the Chamber from 2016 through 2019.Charo opened her own law firm in 2010 and in 2016 she expanded her Firm which is now named Ezdrin & Woods, PC, located on Jackson Avenue in Syosset. Her area of expertise is family, matrimonial, and criminal law. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, a community leader for the Nassau County Police Commissioners Community Council, previously a Commissioner on the Nassau County Bridge Authority, and an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association Matrimonial, Family, and Criminal Law Committees. She has served as the Director of Government Relations for the Former Nassau County Executive, Thomas R Suozzi who is currently our United States Congressman. Charo Is the proud mother of two girls Jacqui and Alexi.