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Meet Our Team

  • Joseph Faccibene

    President
    Office: 516-766-3513 x109
    Fax: 516-766-3518
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Risk management and insurance protection are vital for business success and growth. Over my career I have worked with many business owners and executives from a variety of industries to identify their risks and challenges.

    As a commercial insurance professional, I utilize my skills and experience to identify all of the risks that my clients can potentially face. Unlike our competitors who concentrate almost exclusively on price, my team of trusted insurance advisors and I focus on identifying, eliminating, reducing and transferring risk. This process not only educates our clients, but also gives them ability to gauge their own risk tolerance; thereby allowing us to construct a low cost risk management program that includes insurance, risk transfer agreements as well as policies and procedures that lead to the long term control of insurance cost.

    The risk identification process starts with a thorough and intensive review of a client’s insurance policies, customer, vendor and supplier agreements as well as complete physical inspections of their plants and other locations. This allows us to create a catalog and comprehensive list of every potential risk a client could face. With this set of data we are able to develop and recommend the best risk management strategies and insurance coverage. This unique methodology sets us apart in the commercial insurance sector. Our approach gives our clients a much needed competitive edge. 

    I am an independent broker, which means, I always place my allegiance with my customer, not the insurance carrier. Our processes and methodology position us as respected true trusted advisors and not salesmen.

    I am passionate about the outdoors and the environment. I also enjoy participating in sports with my sons and traveling with my wife Mary Kay. Hiking, fishing and salt and freshwater boating are activities that my family and I do together.

  • Michael Faccibene

    Vice-President
    Office: 516-766-3513 x111
    Fax: 516-766-0662
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    As Vice-President of Operations for J.A. Faccibene & Associates, it is my responsibility to ensure that clients receive the insurance protection they need and to support clients in achieving their business goals. I use my three decades of experience and industry knowledge to implement insurance strategies to reduce risk exposure. It is our goal to develop effective protection plans with the proper insurance to cover each business’s specific requirements. Our approach allows us to provide more comprehensive coverage at the same or lower rate that a client had been paying previously.

    I oversee client relationships and onboarding of new accounts. I manage loss control and work with clients to create a culture of workplace safety. My team and I proactively work with clients to make facilities safer by bringing in safety improvement programs to reduce hazards and exposure to risk. These actions reduce accidents and claims, which controls long-term insurance costs and minimizes rate increases.

    My position with the firm allows me to meet and communicate regularly with our clients and build relationships. I often become a trusted insurance and business advisor, providing information and support whenever possible.

    The agency has clients from a variety of business sectors: beauty, health care, bakeries, manufacturing and hospitality. For these clients we seek to remove or transfer risk whenever possible. By doing this, we minimize exposure and reduce insurance costs. 

    Our goal for customer service is to exceed expectations.  Clients work with us because the insurance protection we provide gives them peace of mind.  

    I am an avid outdoor enthusiast: I enjoy boating and spending time in the outdoors with my family. I serve on the board of directors of my local fishing club.

    If you have any questions regarding insurance, please call me at 516-766-3513 Ext. 111. I am always available to assist you with your needs.

  • John Torres

    COO/ Director of Operations
    Office: 516-766-3513 x106
    Fax: 516-766-3570
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    All business owners face challenges as they seek to have their companies grow and prosper. Along with the team of insurance and benefits professionals at J.A. Faccibene & Associates, Inc., and United Benefit Solutions, I use my experience and industry knowledge to create effective insurance or benefits programs.  As Chief Operating Officer for both entities, it is my responsibility to coordinate service activities, continuing education programs, and automation systems and to ensure that clients receive the insurance coverage they require at premiums that fit their budgets.

    One of my priorities is to manage our insurance carrier relations. This allows me to develop close working relationships with carrier personnel. Interacting on a first-name basis with our carrier partners allows us to deliver the highest level of service in an expeditious manner. It also gives me firsthand knowledge of their risk appetite, target client profiles and underwriting guidelines. This ensures that our clients receive the broadest insurance coverage at the best prices available.

    I also oversee our renewal process. This is the cornerstone of our account retention program. It begins with an extensive risk review of each account and of each account’s activity for the expiring policy period. My team assesses any new risks and will adjust coverage and plans to meet the specific needs of each client.

    Outside of work I am involved with programs for children with special needs. I am also involved with youth sports with my middle son, who loves baseball.

    If you have insurance questions or challenges, please call me at 516-766-3513 Ext. 106.

  • Rick Gelman

    Risk Advisor
    Office: 516-766-3513 x115
    Fax: 516-204-7384
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Having the proper insurance coverage and protection from risk is critical for business success.  As an experienced insurance industry professional, I identify, quantify and manage potential risk faced by business owners.  My goal – and the goal of J.A. Faccibene & Associates – is to either eliminate risk or transfer risk through proper risk management.

    My over 30 years of experience working in a variety of fields, including the garment industry and financial services sector, allows me to understand the challenges involved in running businesses.  Other industries I work with include health care, pharmaceuticals, life science, professional services, manufacturing and distribution.

    This background gives me the ability to partner with my clients and prospects and to become a trusted advisor that they can rely on for insurance advice.

    Clients choose to work with me and the firm because they know we stand beside them at time of loss. They have the knowledge that our team of dedicated professionals will fight for them and ensure that their best interest will be served. In the insurance field innovation is important.  We are a creative firm, and we demonstrate to clients how our approaches can give them enhanced coverage for the same cost or less.

    I enjoy working out at the gym and have completed seven mini-triathlons. I am also an avid supporter of animal charities, including the North Shore Animal League. I live in Dix Hills with my wife, and we are the proud parents of three sons.

    I welcome any questions you may have about insurance and can be reached at 516-766-3513 Ext. 115.

  • Tom Dougherty

    Risk Advisor
    Office: 631-470-2150
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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  • Nick Faccibene

    Risk Advisor
    Office: 516-766-3513 x123
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Businesses must be prepared and must find strategies to reduce risk exposure.  As a professional insurance broker with J.A. Faccibene & Associates, Inc., my goal is to minimize or even eliminate risk whenever possible.

    Having been born into the insurance business gives me a unique perspective on risk management and client service. I am a results-focused commercial insurance professional who works with a seasoned team of insurance experts. I guide clients through the process of securing insurance in such a way that allows them to gauge their own risk tolerance. This gives them the ability to accurately price the cost of risk transfer and allows me the opportunity to quickly and efficiently obtain the right insurance at affordable rates.

    I like to work with clients and prospects in the restaurant and hospitality industry because my previous career as a restaurant manager gave me extensive knowledge in that field. Using this experience I can craft insurance programs that cover the unique needs of each client. I also like to work with firms in the information technology and life science sectors.

    I am a member of the Port Chamber of Commerce and the Young Insurance Professionals.

    I enjoy skiing and water sports, including sailing, surfing and fishing.

    If you have any questions regarding insurance, please call me at 516-766-3513 Ext. 123. I am always available to assist.

     

  • Erin Doyle

    Marketing Manager
    Office: 516-766-3513 x103
    Fax: 516-766-0408
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Erin has been with J.A. Faccibene & Associates since the year 2002. She began working as the receptionist and grew with the agency by working in various roles in customer service and marketing through the years. Erin is now part of the management team and continues to handle new business marketing. She graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor's Degree and later obtained her Property and Casualty License through Poh's Institute. Erin enjoys volunteering her time at the local animal rescues.

  • Jenny Song

    Assistant Account Executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x128
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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  • Samantha Buda

    Claims and Certificates of Insurance
    Office: 516-217-0026
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Samantha started at JAF as the receptionist in the year 2014 and now moved over to the Claims and Certificates. Samantha graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in Communications. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family in her spare time.

  • Mila Andrews

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x118
    Fax: 516-204-7380
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Mila started working in insurance over eighteen years ago. She started as a receptionist in a local insurance agency in Brooklyn, NY while attending college. Mila loves what she does because it gives her the opportunity to compete with other agencies, companies and different types of clients. Mila has been a part of J.A. Facciebene & Associates for the last 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family.

  • Mary Eichler

    Assistant Account Executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x112
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Mary started at JAF in June 2014 with 10 years of experience in the industry. She received her license in Property & Casualty at POH's Institute. In her free time she enjoys yoga, animals, and in the warm months, she enjoys gardening.

  • Tina Walsh

    Commercial Account Executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x114
    Fax: 516-204-7379
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Tina came to us in 2014 with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She attended Nassau Community College and obtained her Property & Casualty License. She is bilingual and has a great customer service attittude. In her spare time, she attends Church, including volunteering for the less fortunate. She also enjoys reading with her two book clubs and spending time with her children.

  • Lisa Widecki

    Assistant Account Executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x134
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Lisa joined the JAF team February of 2016. Having her Property & Casualty license for many years has enabled her to become experienced in Commercial Lines Insurance. She currently holds the position of Assistant Account Executive/Rater. Prior to joining JAF, Lisa has held various positions in the insurance industry. She prides herself in creating and obtaining relationships with both clients and business associates.

  • Bryna Kurman

    Account Executive
    Office: 516-217-0026 x132
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Bryna started at JAF in 2017. She first began her career in insurance as a secretary in 2002. Later received her broker’s license in 2004. Bryna loves spending time with her family and taking walks in the park.

  • Serea Johnson

    Account Executive
    Office: 516-217-0026 x121
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Serea joined J.A Faccibene & Associates in July of 2017 as an Account Executive. She has over 9 years of experience as an Account Manager. She has her Property & Casualty License and Life Accident & Health License. She is a team player and provides excellent customer service. Serea resides in Rockville Centre, NY with her family. In her spare time, Serea enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

  • Sharon Schissel

    Assistant Account Executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x117
    Fax: 516-204-7378
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Sharon joined J.A. Faccibene in the year 2011 as an Assistant Account Executive. She attended William J. Angell Surety School before getting her Property & Casualty License. She is a bilingual, teamplayer, who provides excellent customer service. Sharon resides in Queens, NY with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys animals, reading and being outdoors.

  • Cindy Genchi

    Assistant Account Executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x104
    Fax: 516-766-5477
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Cindy started working at J.A. Faccibene & Associates in the year 2003. She currently handles the Cancellations, Appointments and Licensing. In Cindy's free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

  • Melisa Mohammed

    Personal Lines Account executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x116
    Fax: 516-632-7579
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Melisa is a native West Indian who grew up in Queens, NY. She currently resides in Long Island, NY with her family. She attended Mary Louis Academy and received her Criminal Justice degree from Nassau Community College. Melisa began her insurance career at a local Long Island agnecy. She started at an entry level position and worked her way up to Account Executive. Melisa has been in the insurance industry for about 10 years. She joined the JAF team in 2013 as a Personal Lines Account Executive. Since joing the JAF team, her family has expanded. Melisa is proud mother of two little girls, keeping her and her husband very busy.

  • Jeannette Pilato

    Personal Lines Account Executive
    Office: 516-766-3513 x105
    Fax: 516-204-7375
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Jeannette was born in Queens, NY and currently resides in Long Island, NY with her family. She attended both H. Frank Carey High School and Nassau Community College. She was fortunate enough to complete a Service Industry internship at Walt Disney World in Florida right after college. In the year 2002, she began her insurance career in the Customer Service department for a Tri-State Consumer Insurance Company. Jeannette later obtained her Property & Casualty License and moved on to work as a Personal Lines Manager for a local insurance agency. She joined the JAF team in the year 2014 as a Personal Lines Account Executive. Jeannette loves spending time traveling with her husband and two sons.

  • Marisa DiMaio

    Administrative Assistant
    Office: 516-217-0026
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Marisa started in the year 2015 as the receptionist. She graduated Nassau Community College with her Associates Degree in Paralegal studies. She is an advocate dog lover. Marisa spends her free time with her dogs and reading.

  • Katherine Bautista

    Administrative Assistant
    Office: 516-217-0026
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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  • Susette Billinghurst

    Bookkeeper
    Office: 516-217-0026 x108
    Fax: 516-766-3606
    100 Merrick Road, Ste 526 West
    Rockville Centre NY 11570
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    Susette has been in the insurance industry for about 18 years. She worked at American marketing Center as an account receivables/payables specialist.  She obtained her property and casualty license in 2013. Susette joined J.A .Faccibene 2017. On her free time she enjoying spending time with her daughter.