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Headquarters Executive Team

Brenda B. Hopper | CEO-State Director

Deborah Smarth | COO-Associate State Director, Headquarters

Claricia Crawford | Director of Operations

Igor Arnold | MIS Manager


Regional Directors and Assistant Directors

Lorraine Allen, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ The College of New Jersey

Bill Harnden, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ Raritan Valley Community College

David Margulies, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ Kean University

Gail A. Marquis, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ New Jersey City University

Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ Brookdale Community College

Elayne McClaine, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Kate Muldoon, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ William Paterson University

Dr. Tendai Ndoro, Regional Director | NJSBDC @Rutgers University – Newark

Robert Palumbo, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ Rutgers University – Camden

Dolores Stammer, Regional Director | NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey

Vincent Vicari, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ Ramapo College of New Jersey

Carol Waties, Regional Director | NJSBDC @ Stockton University

starting Your Business

If you are planning on starting a small business, with the help of the small business association, we are here to make your small business dreams a reality.

Expanding Your Business

If you are an existing business with an annual revenue of $250, 000 to $1,000,000 and 5 -10 employees, we can help you expand your boundaries as a company, helping you grow your vision into a successful company.


  • 2019 Calendar- NJSBDC

  • NJSBDC Newsletter: The Small Business Voice – Volume 18 (Special Sustainability Edition)

  • Small Business Week 2018 | April 29 – May 5, 2018


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The New Jersey Sustainable Business program is funded by the USEPA, and is part of an EPA Region 2 Toxic Reductions initiative that also includes projects being conducted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

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