Meet the Board

Bert Lurch


E Central Medical Management

Mordo Bono

Vice President

Care Providers Home Care Services

Board Members

Nicole Christensen

Nicole Christensen

Paul Feigenbaum

Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions

Kimberly Gilgeours

Transamerica Financial Advisors
Mukhtar "Mark" Kuatbekov

Mukhtar "Mark" Kuatbekov

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Marc Miller

Marc Miller Coaching & Consulting

John Pellitteri

Grassi and Company, CPAs

Tami Racaniello

It’s Time to Get Fit


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.