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Meet Our Team

Our enthusiastic and service-oriented leadership team consists of Revere-based professionals and business owners with a vast range of expertise and industry knowledge. Together, we work to deliver valuable services and events that empower, unite, and meet the needs of Revere's diverse business community & professionals.

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

― Martin Luther King Jr.

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Amanda Portillo
Executive Director

Small Business Consultant, CEO of BIZZY Women Social
Co-owner of Portillo Property Partners

Amanda is a 3X business owner, mom of two, former HR professional, and PROUD, long-life Revere resident. As founder of Transform with Amanda and Portillo Property Partners, Amanda has a passion for helping job seekers and business owners gain clarity and implement effective strategies to accelerate results.


As Executive Director of RCoC, Amanda spearheads strategic planning and business development initiatives to ensure we are best serving the needs of our diverse business community and professionals.


She holds a Master's Certificate in Organizational Leadership from SNHU and Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Salem State University. 


Patrick Lospennato
Banking Branch Manager

Patrick Lospennato is the President of the Revere Chamber of Commerce and has played an instrumental role in it's transformation since mid-2021. He has also been on the board since 2019. 

As a long-life Revere resident and financial leader, Pat is truly invested in seeing his city THRIVE. His family has been in Revere since 1929, many of whom served this great city such as his grandfather, the legendary RHS teacher and baseball coach, Mr. Blasi.

Pat graduated from RHS in 2012 and later went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Global Business & Management with a minor in Finance from Suffolk University.

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Jessica Teixeira, Secretary
Owner of Imagination Station

Jessica is the Co-owner of Imagination Station Preschool that has been in Revere since 2017!


Not only is Jessica a devoted mom and childcare professional, but a knowledgeable small business owner who is skilled at social media marketing, finance management, operations management and much more.


She intends to leverage her entrepreneurial background to help other Revere businesses thrive.

Jessica is an instrumental member of the board who assists with many communications-related projects and service as a key resource for other childcare providers in the City.


Marta Flores, Treasurer
Business Consultant
Owner of Improve Business Management

Marta Flores is a Business Advisor and founder of Improve Business Management Inc.! She helps new businesses establish themselves in the right way from a legal and compliance standpoint.


Some of Marta’s services in bookkeeping, business registration, process improvement. forecasting, payroll, business coaching. Marta's business has been in Revere for over 5 years.

Prior to opening her own business, Marta worked for nearly 20 years as a Production/Operations Manager for Kettle Cuisine.

Marta will hosting many trainings to educate and empower our businesses.

Marta is a native of El Salvador and speaks both Spanish and English.

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Oscar Arevalo
Vice President/Business Banking Officer Rockland Trust, Broadway Revere

With over ten years of experience in the retail banking industry, Oscar is well-versed in supporting business owners in the Greater Boston Area and leverages his knowledge to provide guidance, in both English and Spanish, to small business owners on their growth and success strategies.

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Tony Portillo, VP
Owner of Winners Sports Bar & Grill, Stars Branding, & Facilities Source Corp.

As a 3X business owner, Tony Portillo has so much to offer to our board and members. Tony's businesses include a popular sports bar in Everett, MA, cleaning & maintenance company and printing business.

Tony's areas of expertise include marketing, operations management, talent acquisition and much more.

As a native of El Salvador, Tony is also an asset to our Spanish speaking business owners.

Tony has lived in Revere for many years and is a proud dad to an RPS Student.


Jessica Feroli
Site Activation Manager

The HYM Investment Group LLC

Jess joined HYM in 2019 as the Site Activation Manager with the role of bringing events and activations to The Track at Suffolk Downs. The 161-acre site broke ground on the first phase of construction in 2022.


Today the former horseracing track is open to the public daily for walking, running, and host to several outdoor public events throughout the year.


Before HYM, Jess worked at WS Development planning public events and marketing activations in Seaport and prior to that worked for Faneuil Hall Marketplace planning events and running the street performer program.

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Tiffany Mota
Vice President and Manager
at TD Bank Revere

Tiffany Mota is Vice President and Manager at TD Bank on Broadway Revere! She brings years of banking experience to the Chamber.


Tiffany holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Endicott College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Merrimack College.

Tiffany will be an incredible asset to the Chamber in supporting our financial goals as well as educating our members on all topics related to financial planning and literacy.


Niles Welsh, Esq, VP
Beantown Law Group, LLC

Niles is committed to helping Revere become a leader across the Commonwealth by creating a thriving business community through promotional opportunities and valuable resources.

He has been a Revere resident for the last 6 years and was raised in the North Shore. His wife Nicole Sao Pedro Welch has been a life-long Revere resident and RHS (01) graduate.

Niles is a Licensed Attorney and part owner of a newly established law practice right here in Revere! Beantown Law Group, LLC. specializes in several practice areas, including estate planning, family law, contract law, and assisting small and medium size businesses in a number of areas.

Niles looks forward to sharing his legal expertise with local businesses to help them navigate issues that may arise in both the formation or operation of their business.


Francisco Rosa
Rosa & Taing Law, LLC

Francisco is an attorney at Rosa & Taing Law and specializes in Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Family Immigration, Real Estate Law, and Consumer Protection law. He also has experience with helping new businesses get up and running.

Francisco was born in El Salvador and moved to the Boston-area with his family in 1990 to seek better opportunities. He worked very hard as a young newcomer to the US to learn English and took every opportunity to better himself and family. He earned his law degree from Massachusetts School of Law and a Bachelor's Degree from UMass Amherst in Economics and Psychology. Francisco is also is a proud dad of four and raising his family here in Revere. 

Francisco looks forward to leveraging his legal background to help educate and advise our board and members.

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Laura Piro
Owner of
LBP Insurance Agency, LLC

Laura Piro offers over 25 years of insurance experience. She has witnessed and endured the ups and downs of the insurance world and has incorporated that knowledge in her agencies.

Laura has built solid relationships with carriers, colleagues and clients for decades and understands that is the key to success. Honesty, transparency and impeccable service are key and she hope to develop this same type of relationship with the Revere Business Community.

With locations in Revere and Reading specializing in both Personal and Commercial Insurance, Laura is able to help everyone in some way!


Erica Porzio
Insurance Agent and Financial Advisor at New York Life

Erica Porzio is a Financial Planner who is committed to helping individuals, families and businesses protect and plan for the future.


Through New York Life and it's subsidiaries, Erica is able to offer many different solutions to her clients through NYL and its subsidiaries. For example: Helping business owners protect their business' through portfolio diversification, tax advantage strategies, key employee insurance, asset allocation, retirement, and succession planning.


Working with families to secure and protect their loved ones, legacy planning, college funding, securing assets and Retirement planning. Call or email her to set up a free financial planning meeting at (781) 866-3113  or

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Vanessa Kazadi
Founder of Beraka Juice

Vanessa Kazadi is the Founder and Co-owner of Beraka Juice and has been in business since June 2020. However, prior to opening their store in Winthrop, they participated in pop up at events such as festivals, weddings, and sport tournaments across Massachusetts.

Vanessa and her husband chose Revere as their new home due to its proximity to Winthrop. Little did they know they would fall in love with this city!


They both find Revere very welcoming, open to growth & change, and admire the multi-cultural & community vibes. An added bonus is that Revere is easily accessible & close to the ocean. 


As a member of the board, Vanessa is looking forward to learning, growing, meeting new people, and having a lot of fun! But most importantly giving back and serving the Revere community by applying  her gifts and talents.

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Gertude Mageza
Owner of Purple Nurse Homecare


Gertrude Mageza is a graduate of Northeastern University. She is an entrepreneur with a strong sales and marketing background. 

She has used her business insight to grow a multi-million-dollar family business. 

A resident of Revere for more than 20 years. Her passion is to see more women empowered and gain financial freedom so they can own their own time and spend more time with their children.


Amanda Bonasoro

-Owner of Bono Appetit Meal Prep 

Opening a meal prep company has been a dream of Amanda's for quite some time now. During the pandemic, Amanda and her husband Chris, decided to make the dream a reality. They are really excited to see it all come together. Helping others has always been a passion of Amanda's and being able to educate and share knowledge on how to live a healthy lifestyle brings her great joy. 


Prior to starting her business, Amanda has a background in the hospitality industry for over 13 years. Went to Bridgewater State University where she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She also worked for the Conference & Events as the Senior Event Planner handling internal and external events on campus.


Amanda has been a resident of Revere for about 7 years now and is excited to give back and help the community. 


Danna Jimenez

Loan Officer with PrimeLending

Danna Jimenez, is a Mortgage Loan Officer with PrimeLending and offers 7+ years of experience in the mortgage industry, helping families achieve home ownership.


Danna originally was born in Colombia and moved with her family to the United States in 1998 and moved to Revere in 2005. She graduated from Revere High School in 2014.


She truly loves to help her community by providing education and resources to own their own homes.

Are you interested in current Board Member, Internship, or Volunteer opportunities to make an impact while gaining valuable, career-enhancing experience?

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