Chamber Team


Acting President and CEO

Rick Russo

718-875-1000 Ext. 121


Senior Vice President,

Public Affairs

Melissa Chapman

718-875-1000 Ext. 126

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Chandra Diaz

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

Special Advisor to the President

Camille Socci







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

Director, Brooklyn Tourism & Business Relationships

Mariela Estrella

718-875-1000 Ext. 104

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

Crystal Wong

718-875-1000 Ext. 110


Foundation Support & Grants Management






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

Marina Andreyev

718-875-1000 Ext. 130


NYC Business Solutions – Brooklyn Center

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

Tondalaya London


Senior Finance Account Manager

Stevenson Joseph


Deputy Director, NYC Business Solutions Center

Kelly Sing



Finance Account Manager

Calvin Fletcher




General Account Manager

Turiya Bynoe 



Senior Account Manager, M/WBE and Recruitment 

Veronica Harris

718-875-1000 Ext. 127




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


Director, Special Events
and Design        

George Quan

718-875-1000 Ext. 144