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Banks Dastine

Banks Dastine is a Suffern resident, owner of Diddy’s Soul Food and Lounge and the Founder of BIZ GROUND UP, a global technology company. Mr. Dastine is also a member of the Village of Suffern Zoning Board, and serving on the village’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Board. Mr. Dastine has authored more than six self-help books including: Rethinking Your Purpose and Building Lasting Bonds.

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Dr. Ken Blank
Vice President

Dr. Kenneth Blank is the founder of Rockland Chiropractic, P.C., a family practice in Suffern, NY. Since 2004, Dr. Blank has remained active in the community. He served as the 2015-2016 President of the Suffern Rotary Club and is a graduate of the 2012-2013 Leadership Rockland Program. Dr. Blank has also served as Co-Vice President of the Suffern Chamber of Commerce.

Frances Glick


Frances Glick is the owner of Mateo Communications, a one-stop financial transactions company providing financial services including Money Transfers, Money orders, Bill Payments, etc. Frances has served as Chamber Treasurer for several years and is involved in assisting the hispanic community in many ways including setting up workshops.

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Aurelius Licata

Aurelius J. Licata, AAI, President, Licata Management Corporation, Licensed Insurance Agent and Broker for Property and Casualty and Life and NY & NJ  Aury is a graduate of Don Bosco Prep and Providence College, and has been a business owner in the Village of Suffern for over 35 years.

Directors / PR / Committee Members


Sheila Keenan

Sheila Keenan, MBA, is the owner of Simplisk, a B2B consulting agency that drives small business growth via strategic and creative solutions in tech, quality, innovation, branding and marketing. Simplisk also built Main St. Marketplace, a digital platform made exclusively for Rockland’s small businesses. Sheila grew up in Pearl River and has resided in Suffern for more than a decade. A lifelong community supporter, she received REDC’s Forty Under 40 award and graduated Leadership Rockland.


Carmen Carabello

Suffern resident for over 15 years. I’m an accountant relationship manager for a company based in NJ I have a blended family 4 boys and 1 girl. 1 son is a Suffern Police Officer and we love being part of a growing community and working with others. Love to cook and Travel!

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Gina Bertolino


Gina Bertolino is the owner & principal stylist at Mystic Images Salon with over 20 years running a business. She is a Suffern resident with years of volunteer hours and an established relationship with community members. Gina served as a Village of Suffern trustee and has served the Suffern Chamber since 2017.


Nicole Russodivito

Public Relations

Nicole Russodivito is a multi-faceted entrepreneur: owner of Rockland Dance & Fitness and one DiVito Media & Events. Nicole is considered the “Chamber’s cheerleader” brainstorming ideas, bringing fresh events to the table as well as contributing a great amount

of marketing and PR. She is an incredibly important and motivating part of the Chamber

of Commerce.

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