Staff

The SI SBDC Team

Since 1993, the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been providing world class business expertise to the SME community. By providing customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy, the SBDC encourages start-up entrepreneurs and engages established businesses to reach their full potential.

With offices covering the entire 11th Congressional District in Staten Island and South Brooklyn, the SI SBDC is here to help you with your small business needs at any point in your venture. Continue below to read about the staff.

Be sure to make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation or visit the calendar for upcoming events!

An Award Winning Staff

Staten Island SBDC Client Awarded 2019 SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year

DeVille Auto Collision, Staten Island

Staten Island SBDC Among Top 3 2018-19 BidLinx Champions

St. George Theatre Receives 2018 NYSBDC Community Revitalization Business of the Year

Staten Island SBDC Client Awarded 2018 SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year

Scaran, Staten Island


Staten Island SBDC Awarded the 2017 SBA Small Business Development Center for Excellence & Innovation Award for the NY District and SBA Region II

Staten Island SBDC Staff with SBA NY District Director Beth Goldberg, SBA Acting Region II Administrator, Alfred Titone, along with CSI VP & Chief of Staff Kenichi Iwama and CSI Continuing Education Director Jasmine Cardona

2017 NY SBDC Lead by Example Award

Staten Island SBDC Office Manager Megan Ernst and Business Advisor Christine Purelis honored as the 2017 NY SBDC Lead by Example “Dynamic Duo” Awardees

2015 NY SBDC Lead by Example Award

Staten Island SBDC Certified Senior Business Advisor Edward Piszko honored as the 2015 NY SBDC Lead By Example Awardee


Dean L. Balsamini, Sr.

Director

Angela Chuppe

Office Manager

Megan Ernst

Marketing Business Advisor

Edward Piszko

Senior Certified Business Advisor

George Telmany

Senior Certified Business Advisor

Joseph Bottega

Business Advisor

Joseph Muller

Business Advisor