• Board of Directors

    The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce Officers and Board of Directors are committed to serving the greater Farmingdale business community.
    Joseph Garcia
    Weichert Realtors - Performance Homes
    Joseph Garcia purchased his home in Farmingdale in 2005, a year after graduating from St. John’s University. He is married to his High School sweetheart, Stephanie, and they have two amazing sons. 
    Joe has been a licensed Real Estate Agent and Loan Officer for 15 years, during which time he has helped his father, Anthony, and brother, Jared, grow their family business into one of the area’s most successful independent real estate agencies. They joined the Weichert franchise system last year to help further grow the business, and take advantage of the most aggressive and creative marketing system in Real Estate. 
    Joseph Garcia is known for outstanding responsiveness, exceptional client service, and for being totally honest with his clients.
    Beth Mignone
    Executive Vice President
    Mignone's Masonry
    Beth Mignone is the president of Mignone's Masonry, a family owned and operated masonry business established in Farmingdale in 1988. Beth was born and raised in Farmingdale where she and her husband, Tony, continue to live with their four daughters.

    Beth has been a dedicated member of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce since 2008 and served as the chamber’s president from 2013 to 2017.  
    Kathy Lively
    Vice President
    Farmingdale Public Schools
    Kathy Lively has lived in the Farmingdale community for over 35 years.  Throughout these years, she has volunteered her time in many community organizations, advocating for our students and the Farmingdale community.  She currently serves on many committees as a Trustee on the Farmingdale Board of Education and as Executive Vice President on Farmingdale Youth Council.  Kathy is proud to be a Daler!  
    Joseph Minieri
    Vice President
    Financial guide
    Joseph is a financial services representative whose goal is to provide families and business owners with assistance in building their financial freedom. He has the skills, knowledge and experience required to help meet his client's established goals. Joe's personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client. 
    Financial plans including Health plans, Medicare and business benefits plans, investments for lifetime guaranteed income long term care protection plans, disability plans.

    Suzanne LoBiondo
    Suzanne M. LoBiondo, CPA P.C.
    Suzanne LoBiondo is the Owner at Suzanne M. LoBiondo, CPA P.C, a Farmingale based CPA firm. Suzanne has over 30 years of tax and accounting experience, specializing in individual and small business compliance and planning.
    Suzanne was previously a tax partner in a large Long Island based CPA firm, where she oversaw the administration of the Firm's 200-person tax department. While her main responsibility was for its entire tax compliance practice, she also spearheaded the firm's efforts to stay on the cutting-edge of electronic tax software and filing requirements.
    Suzanne received her BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University in 1986 and her MS in Taxation from C.W. Post in 1994.
    Margaret Bertolotti
    Farmingdale Fed. of Teachers
    Margaret Bertolotti has the distinction of being our longest serving board member representing the Farmingdale Federation of Teachers.  She has served the board in many official capacities over the years and is currently the chamber's treasurer.  Margaret's long history with the chamber makes her a valuable asset to the board.
    Joel Blitzer
    Brooks Waterburn Corp
    Vice President
    Joel has been working in the Insurance industry since 1989. He holds a B.S. degree in business from the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. Upon graduating, he held the positions of senior underwriter for Aetna Life and Casualty, Senior Multi-National Underwriter for AIG. and later became an Independent Insurance Agent. Joel joined Brooks-Waterburn in 2001 as Commercial Lines Manager and became Vice President in 2004. Joel is co-creator of the “Laundromat Success Program”, Brooks-Waterburn’s premier industry program for Laundromat owners nationwide. He is also the current president and founder of a local BNI chapter. 

    In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, dining out and entertaining with his wife, two children and friends. He is a former VP of a local youth soccer league, a member of his community chamber of commerce and attends many local civic meetings to address topics within the community.
    Suzanne D'Amico
    Inspired by CJA Photography

    Suzanne is the owner and creative photographer of Inspired by CJA Photography.  Specializing in newborn, child and family photography, her goal is to capture the most memorable moments in family life. 

    Suzanne is a Farmingdale resident and currently serves as a Trustee on the Farmingdale School Board of Education in addition to serving on many various committees in the Farmingdale community.  

    Ralph Ekstrand
    Past President
    Moby Drugs
    Supervisor pharmacist
    Ralph has been a chamber member since 1986 serving in many official positions on the board.  He is an active member of Farmingdale and the surrounding community and, most notably, has served as Farmingdale's Mayor since 2012. 
    Dan Kornfeld
    2SK Marketing & Public Relations
    Dan Kornfeld is the owner of  2SK Marketing and Public Relations, a unique company specializing in small to medium businesses. 2SK helps its clients understand their customers and markets and then utilizes the proper mix of marketing, social media and their unique community outreach program to accomplish their clients goals. 
    Brought up in hardworking blue collar family environment that instilled giving back to the community, Dan serves on the board of many service organizations from the local chamber of commerce to the Nassau County Police Activity League. His involvement in the community has morphed into a unique perspective and advantage that he uses for his clients to increase community awareness and help them succeed.
    Ken Marcus
    Marcus Family Agency - Allstate Insurance Co.
    Agency Owner
    Ken is the owner of Marcus Family Agency, an Allstate Insurance company.  Ken has been very active  in the Farmingdale community since acquiring this office in 2011 in addition to his involvement with the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Moxxie Mentoring Foundation and Blessings in a Backpack.
    Deborah Podolski
    Past President
    Farmingdale Public Library

    Director of the Farmingdale Public Library 2002- present
    Community Activities: Past President of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce 2007-2011, Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary Club member 2003 - present, Rotary District 7255 District Secretary 2005, Farmingdale Community Summit Council Recording Secretary 2003 - present. Recognition: 2008 Assemblyman Joseph Saladino Woman of Distinction, 2011 Legislator Joseph Belisi Woman of Distinction.
    Professional affiliations: American Library Association, Nassau County Library Association - past president 2007. New York Library Association, New Yorkers for Better Libraries Steering Committee.

    David Saul
    Marketing Masters NY
    David is a strategic, results oriented Marketing & Market Research Professional with diverse skills; an expert client liaison; able to establish and strengthen relationships in order to grow revenue. He has extensive experience strategically working with both large Fortune 500 companies and small to midsize local businesses to identify opportunities, analyze the competitive environment, maximize marketing efforts and seize new avenues; all designed to increase profitability and build brand image. 
    Testimonials available at: www.linkedin.com/in/davidsaul1
    Rosemary Trudden
    McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home
    Rosemary has been a Farmingdale resident for over 40 years. Her philosophy, building a better business goes hand in hand with building a better community, resulted in her becoming a leader in many community groups. Rosemary has worked tirelessly to make Farmingdale a wonderful place to live, work and play.
    William Trudden
    McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home
    Bill is a fourth generation funeral director stretching back to 1927.  Like his parents before him, he is actively involved in the Farmingdale community. 
    Along with his service to the chamber, Bill is a past president and member of the Farmingdale Rotary Club, a member of the Farmingdale Knights of Columbus and proudly serves on the Farmingdale Village Planning Board. 
    Mark Wenzel
    YES Community Counseling Ctr
    Mark is the Assistant Director of YES Community Counseling Center for more than 30 years. The agency serves southeastern Nassau County through 2 offices, Massapequa and Levittown. Services include substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, counseling services for Adolescents and families, and support programs through the local schools. For more information go to www.yesccc.org
    Jo Wider
    Farmingdale Chamber

    Jo Wider has been active in the community since relocating to Farmingdale in 1987.  She has been managing the day-to-day operations of the chamber since 2009.  Jo's organizational skills have made her an invaluable asset as an assistant to the chamber's board of directors.