MEET THE 2023 BOARD OFFICERS
Owner of Rob's School of Music, Rob Spampinato, has been a professional musician for 25+ years! He is beyond passionate about playing and teaching music—beginning his journey at age five! Raised in Suffern, Rob is a Suffern High School graduate class of 2001. In addition to teaching full-time, Rob performs 3-5 nights per week with multiple bands, produces bands, writes commercial music, hosts a weekly Youtube series and podcast interviewing some of the biggest names in music, and has toured all over the USA.
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.
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.
Dr. Ken Blank
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.
Directors / PR / Committee Members
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.
Brandy Seltzer is a dream catcher. She helps new friends fulfill their dreams of buying, selling or investing in real estate. A lifelong resident of Rockland County, she has lived and worked in the Suffern area for over 10+ years. Her business is predominately based on referrals from satisfied clients. Most important, Brandy provides excellent service to buyers and sellers to earn their trust and repeat business. Brandy skillfully guides her clients with the purchase or sale of starter homes, condos, luxury and investment properties. Clients appreciate her flexibility and ability to listen to their wants and needs. They value her expertise to accurately price and market a home. A high-touch broker known for her extensive market knowledge and her unmatched devotion to clients, Brandy earns the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and always offering candid advice. Brandy is a wife and a mother of two active boys. She enjoys traveling around Rockland, Bergen and Orange counties for all of their activities. Brandy is the Secretary and one of the founding members of Latinos of Real Estate. In her spare time, Brandy sings with Ladies of the 80's and plays all over the Tri-State area.
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 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