Chamber Team


President and CEO

Hector Batista

718-875-1000 Ext. 101


Senior Vice President,

Public Affairs

Melissa Chapman

718-875-1000 Ext. 126

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Simone Booker-Isham

718-875-1000 Ext. 101

Executive Vice President
and Chief of Staff

Samara Karasyk

718-875-1000 Ext. 137

Director, Human Resources and Administration

Sandra Purpura 

718-875-1000 Ext. 103

Senior Vice President and

Chief Operating Officer

Rick Russo

718-875-1000 Ext. 121







Vice President, Communications

Meredith Daniels

718-875-1000 Ext. 111

Communications Associate

Chloe Silversmith

718-875-1000 Ext. 134



Economic Development

Director, 5 Chamber Alliance

Avi Leshes

718-875-1000 Ext. 105

Director, Neighborhood Business Outreach

Luc Saint-Preux

718-875-1000 Ext. 113


Project Manager, Economic Development

Katheryn Benedetto

718-875-1000 Ext. 331

Economic Development Coordinator

Saloni Sharma

718-875-1000 Ext. 138





Senior Vice President, Finance

Chandraban Motilall

718-875-1000 Ext. 112


Accounts Receivable

Letesha Gilmore

718-875-1000 Ext. 107


Director, Finance



Foundation Support & Grants Management




Director, Foundation Support and Grants Management

Sondra Jenzer

718-875-1000 Ext. 143


Coordinator, Membership

Lorraine Lowe

718-875-1000 Ext. 131






Navigator / In-Person Assistance Program

Director, In-Person Assistor/Navigator Program

Nancy Clermont

718-875-1000 Ext. 139


Navigator Enrollment Coordinator  

Stella Lai

718-875-1000 Ext. 115

Navigator Enrollment Coordinator

Angel Lopez


Navigator Enrollment Coordinator

Jeannette Torres


NYC Business Solutions – Brooklyn Center

Vice President, Business Services & Director, NYC Business Solutions Center 

Tondalaya London


Senior Finance Account Manager

Stevenson Joseph



Public Programs & Development

Director, Good Help Services

Athena Hernandez

718-875-1000 Ext. 124

Recruitment Specialist,
Good Help Services


Special Events

Vice President,
Strategic Partnerships

Lori Raphael

718-875-1000 Ext. 140
















Deputy Director, NYC Business Solutions Center



Senior Account Manager, M/WBE and Recruitment 

Veronica Harris

718-875-1000 Ext. 127









Director, Special Events
and Design        















General Account Manager

Turiya Bynoe