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Meet the Board

Maria Sacco Handle | President:

Maria Sacco Handle flipped her first house in 1999 at the age of 27 and has been buying, selling, and investing in real estate ever since. 

A Real Estate Marketing Leader and Syracuse Graduate, Maria relies on her Marketing and Advertising Education to make her properties stand out amongst the crowd. She has sharpened her talents by taking Technology and Social Media courses at Atlantic Cape Community College and The Art Institute of Philadelphia and is regarded as an Internet Marketing Guru among her peers.

Maria is a coal-cracker at heart from Shenandoah, PA. She moved to the Jersey Shore in 1995 and currently lives in Brigantine with her husband Joe and three children.

Dr. Paul Amalfitano PT, DPT, ATC | Vice President:

Paul is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a certified Athletic Trainer with over 25+ years' experience. Paul has a passion for health and wellness of all ages. He enjoys the wide variety of patients he can help in any given week. Paul has been a resident of Brigantine for over 22 years, and he is always available for a consultation. 

Paul is a local sponsor of the Brigantine Triathlon, Brigantine Rams Youth Football Organization, Brigantine Baseball/Softball Association, and Shark Park Playground Redevelopment Project.

Kim Schenck | Secretary:

Kim (Kessler) Schenck, Secretary Brigantine Chamber of Commerce 2021 and 2022.  Kim is Personal Lines Manager of Insurance Agencies Inc. here on the Island.  Kim joined the Brigantine Chamber Board in 2018.  Because Kim grew up in Brigantine, she is passionate about the coast and the communities that are bordered by it.  Combine that passion with her drive to always provide excellent customer service, and you have a coastal risk and flood insurance specialist ideally suited to help you find the best coverage combination for you and your family.

Barbara Rote| Treasurer:

Barbara Rote fell in love with Brigantine 25 years ago and has been a full-time resident since 2012. She and her husband Scott own and operate Haven Homes Builders, which specializes in building custom homes in Brigantine and throughout New Jersey. Prior to retiring, Barbara worked as a middle school science teacher, coached basketball and volleyball, and was the vice president of her local NJEA union.

Barbara is currently the treasurer for the Chamber and chairs in numerous events, including the Mister Rogers Project and the Shake the Shamrock Island Celebration. She launched the popular Beach Bonfires as well as the beautiful Seawall Wreath Selfie Station. Barbara believes that Brigantine is an incredible place to live and work and loves to highlight all that is has to offer to residents and visitors. 

Alex Lukacher

Advanced Renewal Solutions, LLC.

Michael Riordan

Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtor

Matt Cusamano

Cusamano Builders

Michele Hill

Coldwell Banker Downbeach Team

Michael James

Aloha Tiki Cruises, LLC

Sari Carroll
Brigantine Aquatic Center

Dino Fanzo
Atlantic Title Agency

Helen Ann Meehan
Fit4Life with Helen Ann

Christine Nese
Dreams Come True Entertainment, Beauty by Christine Nese

Ken Schaeffer
WIBG Radio


1012 W Brigantine Ave.,

Brigantine, NJ 08203


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