Office Staff

Jackeline Mejias Fuertes, Director

Dr. Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes
Regional Director

Details To Come

Maggie Osmulski - NJ Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College

Maggie Osmulski
Assistant Director

Details To Come

Ernestine Keith

Ernestine Keith
Associate

Barbara Boyington, Professor (Retired), Consultant Business Plans

Barbara Boyington
Professor (Retired), Consultant Business Plans

Barbara Ann Boyington, B.S., M.B.A., Emeritus Professor of Management, Brookdale Community College has served as a Consultant for the Monmouth/Ocean NJSBDC for over 30 years. For over 40 years she held various leadership positions in Higher Education and served as a Professor of Business Management. In addition, she has significant experience as a Management Consultant and trainer in the higher education, manufacturing, environmental, financial, government and health care sectors.  

As a SBDC Consultant, Professor Boyington uses her years of experience and expertise to assist individuals who are planning to start and grow a business or desire to pivot their existing business with new products/services and markets. She works one-on-one with small business owners, conducts presentations, coordinates with partner association to assist clients with connections for financing endeavors, serves as a member of the Monmouth/Ocean NJSBDC Capital Infusion Team, contributes to the writing of guides to assist individuals in developing Business Plans that support their efforts in designing sustainable structures in the pursuit of financing. Ms. Boyington is also a past recipient of the Small Business Administration of New Jersey Advocate of the Year award.

Expertise:

  • Business Plan development
  • Editorial review 
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Mentoring
  • Planning and Organizational Strategy
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Higher Education Program and Course development and Accreditation Consultant
  • Training: Business, Industry, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Leadership, Motivation and Team Building. Customized Seminars

Our Consultants

Lisa Kanda, Social Media

Lisa Kanda
Social Media

Lisa Kanda, president of Elkay Advisors, LLC, is a marketing strategist, speaker, facilitator, and trainer who focuses on helping businesses and entrepreneurs learn how to establish and grow their online presence to get visible, connect with their ideal client, and use their digital real estate in a strategic and effective way to get results. Her approach is to demystify the ever-changing digital landscape to make it easy to understand while sharing proven, actionable tools and tips.  

Expertise – Social Media, Marketing Strategy and Implementation

Joseph L. KapuscinskiJoseph L. Kapuscinski
Financing

Julius Lodato, CPAJulius Lodato
CPA

Roland Reinhart: Digital Marketing, Website Management, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Advertising Expert

Roland Reinhart
Website Management and Digital Marketing

Roland has been a business counselor and instructor with the New Jersey Small Business Development Center since 2009. He educates small business owners on digital marketing topics including: website development, WordPress, SEO, Google Ads, Bing Ads, online advertising, e-commerce, email marketing, video content creation, Google Analytics, and more.

Paul Rinaldi, Business Management

Paul Rinaldi
Business Management

Susan Wilcox

Susan Wilcox
Social Media

Mary Adelman, Business Strategist

Mary Adelman
Business Strategist

Mary has 12+ years with NJSBDC as a past Assistant Director for Northwest Jersey and is an award-winning business consultant, speaker, trainer, author.

As a business strategist, Mary provides entrepreneur clients, representing a broad range of industries, with insightful guidance that supports sustained growth in every aspect of their business. Clients and peers cite Mary as a “deep well of knowledge” with “keen intuition” for bringing together the right alliances and partnerships that spark mutual interest while spurring economic growth. Whether a business is in concept, start-up or a growth phase, Mary’s business acumen training -from marketing, finance, and operations to technology, and capital acquisition – drives entrepreneurial confidence.

In April, 2021 Mary was named “Regional Partner” from the Washington Business Improvement District during their Lets Flamingle event. Because of her boundless support of business owners that consistently yield outstanding results, the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce twice honored Mary as Business Leader of the Year.

Ryan Silvestre, Business Consultant

Ryan Silvestre
Senior Business Consultant

Ryan Silvestre is a Senior Business Consultant at the NJ Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at New Jersey City University (NJCU) in Hudson County, specializing in corporate finance and turnaround management. He has also assisted in developing and implementing outreach programs for Spanish speaking entrepreneurs.

Mr. Silvestre has almost 20 years of corporate finance experience covering a broad range of transaction types in different industries, including but not limited to, debt / equity raises, recapitalizations, and valuation modeling. He has worked on several middle market merger & acquisition and leveraged buyout deals. In the past 13 years with the SBDC, he has helped hundreds of small businesses raise over $50MM in working capital, equipment, start-up, and commercial real estate loans using both conventional and SBA products.

Prior to joining the SBDC, Mr. Silvestre was an Investment Banker and Business Development Officer with a boutique commercial finance firm owned by Morgan Stanley on Wall Street. He was responsible for establishing new national relationships, using their AR Facilities, ABL, and equity services. He also worked closely with senior C-level executives in his firm to create analytical research reports and contribute to the development of the marketing plan for the company.

Outside of the SBDC, Mr. Silvestre currently owns and operates his own businesses, allowing him to stay updated, as an entrepreneur himself.

During his college years and after his graduation, he worked with a small business broker where he was responsible for debt and equity placement with a focus on real estate and working capital loans. He also provided basic forensic accounting services to help develop greater efficiencies in the operations of small businesses allowing them to become more bankable. Lastly, he was also responsible for training and managing new sales hires.