New York SBDC Advisory Board

New York SBDC Advisory Board

The Advisory Board for the New York State Small Business Development Center is a collective of leaders in the industrial, government and educational sectors across the state. We value the time each of these men and women spend in offering us their unique perspectives on the issues facing small business owners across the state.


Mr. Oliver Kardos, Senior VP &
Business Banking Sales Leader
Albany, NY

Vice Chairperson

Jim Conroy
Regional President - Pennsylvania and Upstate NY
Albany, NY

Ex-Officio Members

Mr. Jeffrey Boyce
Project Officer
U.S. Small Business Administration

B.J. Paprocki
District Director
Syracuse SBA District Office

Beth Goldberg
District Director
NYC SBA District Office

Frank Sciortino
District Director
Buffalo SBA District Office


Mr. David Borland
Marketing consultant, self-employed

Mr. Steve Drobysh
Senior VP, Commercial Lending
Ulster Savings Bank

Ms. Lisa Gubernick
Business Banking Market Manager
M&T Bank

Mr. Matthew Mroz
Enterprise Technology Transfer
Research Foundation of SUNY

Ms. Wendy Riccelli
CPA & Partner
The Bonadio Group

Ms. Wendy Sanders
President & CEO
Joseph A. Sanders & Sons

Ms. Pravina Raghavan
Executive Vice President
Empire State Development

Mr. Robert Wallace
Chief of Staff to the President
College of Staten Island

Mr. John Wicke
Persone Staffing, Inc.

Mr. Kevin Wilcox
Associate VP, Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance
University at Albany

State Director/Secretary

Mr. Brian Goldstein
State Director
New York State SBDC
Albany, NY

Ms. Mary Hoffman, Associate State Director
New York State SBDC
Albany, NY

Ms. Tammy Mooney
Associate State Director for Operations & Finance