Meet The Board

Our dedicated Board of Directors volunteer their time and experience to improve our business and community.
We are always looking for volunteers who may wish to participate and assist in planning or executing our events. If you are interested, contact us.

Jerry's career spanned 33 years in the retail industry as a buyer and inventory planner for A&S, Bamberger’s and Macys. In 2006, he migrated to the supply side as an inventory analyst for a home textiles import company serving all major retailers across the country.

Jerry grew up on Long Island, earned an MBA at Adelphi University and moved to his current home in Nanuet in 1980. He retired last August after a 43 year career.

He currently walks dogs as a temporary job when not gardening, running, bicycling or fishing.

Susan Farese is a Nanuet Resident who is currently employed as a Vice President with Truman Capital Advisors, LP in Armonk, NY.  Her current position is to manage a portfolio of Real Estate Owned Properties Nationwide obtained from her companies purchasing of performing and of non-performing residential loans. She has worked in the legal field and banking industry for over 30 years.  She is experienced in many levels of paralegal work in numerous areas of law. She was an Office Manager in both a New York City office and Tampa, Florida office for a Nationwide Law Firm where they handled foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings. She has also worked in numerous lending and default service based companies such as New Century Mortgage, Superior Bank and GRP Financial Services.  She is also a current member of REO Mac an organization in the real estate default industry since 2004.

She was born in Yonkers, New York but attended school in New City where she attended Clarkstown North High School and then moved with her family to Clearwater, Florida where she graduated from Countryside High School. Susan attended Berkley College, Rockland Community College and graduated with Bachelors in Paralegal Studies from Mercy College.

Susan is a mother of 2 daughters who went through the Nanuet School District and both graduated from Nanuet Senior High School, they are currently attending Pace University for a Bachelor of Nursing Program and her eldest is finishing her Master Degree in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Susan has held the following past Volunteer Positions:

PTA President and Vice President of G.W. Miller Elementary, Nanuet
PTA President of the Highview School and A. MacArthur Barr Middle School
Council Delegate for the Board of Education/Nanuet School District
Highview Playground Community Park rebuild/fundraising committee
Tay-Sachs Event Volunteer
Nyack Homeless Project
Keep Rockland Beautiful
Religious Education Teacher for St. Anthony’s, Nanuet for 12 years

She has currently held the position of Secretary for the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce for the past 3 ½ years, has chaired numerous committees from Halloween Events for the community and our Annual Street Fair. She is also current liaison for the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce.  Susan is currently also on the Town of Clarkstown Advisory Steering Committee to review and help develop and plan for downtown Nanuet’s future as a transit oriented neighborhood.

Confidently helping people to save, borrow and plan for their futures since 1985.

A resident of Nanuet for over 23 years, he has served as Branch Manager for several banks in the Nanuet area collaborating with a group of experts specializing in Personal and Business lending and planning solutions to meet all financial needs. He is currently with PNC Bank in Northvale, NJ.

Tony also volunteers with many Non-Profits in Rockland to help them provide a valuable service and to help spread the word about their focus in our communities.

As part of the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce board,  he helps to shape the decisions we need to make to help businesses thrive while allowing homeowners to take advantage of what Nanuet has to offer.

Arlene is originally from Astoria, Queens. She has lived all over Rockland County for 31 years.  She attended Nyack College and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing and Management.

The majority of Arlene’s career was spent working for the Huntington Learning Center for over 20 years, holding several positions within Huntington. The last nine years, she was an Operations Manager within the tri-state area, leading centers to success by ensuring that Huntington’s mission statement of giving every child the best education possible was being carried out.  Arlene became the owner of the Huntington Learning Center of Nanuet in 2019. Where helping Rockland County’s students and families has been very fulfilling.

She is married with two children. Her daughter graduated from Suffern High School in 2022 and she currently attends Manhattan College’s 5yr. MBA program.  Her son attends Apple Montessori in Mahwah.

Jeffrey Gibs was born in 1966 and raised in New York.  He attended Monmouth University, where in 1988 he earned a B.S. degree in Business with concentration in Computer Systems.

Mr. Gibs has over 26 years of experience in the financial investment industry. He began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank (now J.P. Morgan Chase) in the global custody area for the U.S. Private Banking Division. 

Mr. Gibs had worked several years for two separate investment advisers, managing their back and middle office operations and as compliance officer. Most recently, he was Vice President and manager of a hedge fund administration group at US Bank. In addition to these companies, Mr. Gibs has served as a consultant to Volumetric Fund since 1988 and was employed full time as Vice President from 1997 to 2001. He has served as Volumetric Fund’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and Vice President since 2007.

In 2015, he became a full time employee again. From 2015 to 2016 he served as Executive Vice President and in 2016, he was appointed as President and Portfolio Co-Manager to Volumetric Fund. He performs a vast area of responsibilities in the areas of operations, accounting, shareholder relations, compliance and marketing.

Jeffrey is the son of Gabriel Gibs, Founder and Chairman, of Volumetric Fund. He is married with two children.

Andy Kaye joined the Nanuet Chamber Board in 2023. He owns Proforma K Print Solutions in Congers. NY

Proforma KPS is a promotional product distributor and proud member of the Advertising Specialty Institute. Promotional products, also known as ad specialties, make up a nearly $22 billion dollar industry and are used by virtually every business in America. Why? Items like mugs, pens and t-shirts are memorable and provide a better cost per impression for advertisers than almost every major marketing effort like TV, magazines and the Internet.

We are able to supply your company with every possible promotional product from over 3000 suppliers. With so many ad specialties available there is a huge opportunity for professionals like you to boost ROI and leave a lasting impression with your customers.

Our mission is to help you create long-lasting relationships with your clients through the power of promotional products.

Areas of Expertise

I am an Associate Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Realty New City, NY since 1996. My mission is to help buyers and sellers through the process of mortgage, inspection and give insight to the steps of buying or selling a house.  Techniques from professional training and 30+ years of experience in residential real estate will help you reach home ownership.  If you are thinking of selling your home I can help you relocate anywhere in the world… with Coldwell Banker’s International and Domestic offices and affiiates. Honesty, integrity and going the extra mile has committed me to always keeping the client’s best interest at hand. The market is unpredictable and a true real estate expert doesn't have a crystal ball however I can make your dream possible! Knowledge and know-how will guide you to make smart real estate decisions.

Community Involvement

I have found time in my schedule to support local, and national charitable organizations, such as:

  • Make a Wish Foundation Committee Member,
  • Sunrise Rotary-Meals on Wheels;
  • Hospice, Formerly Co-Coordinator of Mother's Center of Rockland,
  • Volunteer for Literacy Program of Rockland County,
  • Co-Ambassador to Coldwell Banker Cares Fundraiser Programs and Board of Elections.
  • Elected Board Member of the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce since 2015.

Personal Background

In 1986, I started my real estate career selling homes in Washington Heights and Riverdale, NY in complexes such as Hudson View Gardens and Castle Village Properties overlooking the Hudson River and GW Bridge views and Netherland Gardens. I moved to Rockland County in 1993 collecting much knowledge of the area community resources, house inventories, schools, townships and nearby counties.  Prior to 1986, I received a Film and Video degree from CCNY, NY and worked in distribution/promotion and post-production and network news. Interests include coordinating special events for community functions, photography, writing, and pottery.

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