SBANE has a diverse and active committee structure. Committee involvement is an excellent way for our members to become deeply involved with the organization and meet like-minded business owners and CEO’s.

Philip M. Papoojian (Co-Chair)
Metachem Resins Corporation (MERECO)
West Warwick, RI

Mike Prior  (Co-Chair)
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Worcester, MA

Mission: To strengthen advanced manufacturing in New England, transforming it into a growth sector by applying strategic principals that bring value to its members.

Vision: The SBANE Advanced Manufacturing Committee is a valuable forum where manufacturers share knowledge and find resources to facilitate growth by engaging in industry communication and public advocacy to support entrepreneurship, leadership, and strategic concerns.

Robert Treiber II  (Co-Chair)
Boston Engineering Corporation
Waltham, MA

Jack Salerno (Co-Chair)
Agiltron, Inc.
Woburn, MA


To promote and to foster the interests of small businesses in New England’s Technology and Innovation community and to create an environment for growth through education, advocacy, and networking

Meetings are held on the second Thursday each month from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at SBANE Headquarters

Karyn White  (Co-Chair)
Diamond Antenna & Microwave Corp
Littleton, MA

Rory Z. Fazendeiro  (Co-Chair)
Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
Boston, MA

Mission: To add value to the SBANE membership and increase small businesses’ awareness of the importance of HR management.  The HR Committee accomplishes this goal by:
~ Promoting the HR benefits of SBANE membership and enhancing membership development and retention
~ Providing guidance to the SBANE Board of Directors on pertinent HR issues affecting small business
~ Coordinating and providing relevant educational programs, communications and tools

Brendan King (Co-Chair)
King and Bishop
Waltham, MA

Paul Kierce (Co-Chair)
ATC Technologies
Wilmington, MA

Mission: To promote and support legislation and other governmental activities which may benefit smaller business and to oppose legislation and other governmental activities which may be detrimental to the interests of smaller business.

Scope: Structured by Committee, with a high degree of participation, Government Affairs will address a range of topics effecting Smaller Business that reflect the needs of SBANE membership. The Committee will provide a voice for small business at the local, state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help stimulate business growth.

By nature, government affairs and legislative issues are an evolving paradigm. The Government Affairs Committee will interact with legislators, appointees, other SBANE committees, as well as other outside organizations to the end that the interest of the small business remain fluid and benefits are realized.

The Committee, from time-to-time, may assign members to address specific issues and perform various tasks.  These members may also be formed as a sub-committee or be an existing committee within SBANE and will work in collaboration with the Government Affairs Committee to ensure continuity.

Donna Barry (Co-Chair)
East West Bank
Newton, MA

Ann DeBiasio (Co-Chair)
Eastern Insurance
Northborough, MA


The SBANE Member Committee is dedicated to the success of its members’ growth and value through profitable community connections.

The next meeting will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014, from 8:00 am until 9:30 am in the Edgartown Conference Room at SBANE Headquarters.

Susan  Slater (Co-Chair)

Julia de la Torre (Co-Chair)
Primary Source
Watertown, MA

Mission: To advance the role non-profits play within the business community in New England and to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Meeting Minutes March 9, 2012

Meeting Minutes May 11, 2012

Meeting Minutes September 14, 2012

Meeting Minutes November 16, 2012

Meeting Minutes March 8, 2013

Meeting Minutes May 10, 2013


ML Mackey (Chair)
Beacon Interactive
Cambridge, MA

Robin Main (Vice-Chair, Rhode Island Chapter)
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

Providence, RI

Radha Jalan (Vice-Chair, Leadership Development)
Woburn, MA

Sara Janjigian-Trifiro (Vice-Chair, Events)
Grant Thornton
Boston, MA

Laurisa Neuwirth (Vice-Chair, WBC LinkedIn Group)
Angel Ed
Brookline, MA

Mission: To strengthen, support, and invigorate the women’s network within the SBANE community.

SBANE Womens Business Network Notes 7_31_13

Ralph Coppola (Chair)
Meridien Benefits, Inc.
Providence, RI

Mission:  To promote and support legislation and other governmental activities in the State of Rhode Island which may benefit smaller business and to oppose legislation and other governmental activities which may be detrimental to the interests of smaller business.

SBANE Partner Profile