Meet the Board

Bert Lurch


E Central Medical Management

Stephen Spurgeon

Administrator (Non Board Member)

Equity First Consultants

Board Members

David Alexander

Insight and Energy

Mordo Bono

Care Providers Home Care Services

Tommy DiMisa

Vanguard Insurance Agency

Paul Feigenbaum

Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions

Kimberly Gilgeours

Transamerica Financial Advisors

Theresa Jacobellis

Prescrxptive Communications

Marc Miller

Marc Miller Coaching & Consulting

John Pellitteri

Grassi and Company, CPAs

Tami Racaniello

Board Member

It’s Time To Get Fit

Tildet Varon

Growing With Truth Inc.


In 2002, several leaders from the Business, Healthcare and Not-For-Profit sector got together. They identified a disconnect among these disparate groups. With the goal of creating mutually beneficial agendas and maximizing common goals and objectives. The HBA was launched after a series of informal workshops that morphed into its current form: a virtual “Trading Post” where relationships are born and alliances are forged. Meetings typically are held at either our Queens or Nassau location, with recurring “off-site” meetings at interesting venues. HBA is a Section 501(c)(6) educational corporation.

Since its inception, the HBA has provided seminars, expos, community awards presentations, and other educational opportunities, and has staged events that allow these three business sectors to enhance services and improve business practices while benefitting Queens and Nassau communities. This has had a positive impact on the local community and has leveraged members’ social capital and competitive intelligence, and ultimately identified and created new revenue streams for active members and their companies.