Our Team

Our association management professionals work to enable your organization to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission. Whether you need external staff representation such as an Executive Director or prefer to work on a project-by-project basis with a Senior Manager, our expertise will help your association reach a higher level of efficiency and professionalism.

No matter what the assignment – full service management, function or project-specific services – it is an opportunity for us to prove ourselves a committed and worthy partner to our client organizations.

Our staff is experienced and well trained in their respective areas of expertise, and their competence will serve to allow your organization to make better use of its resources. We are committed to the highest level of professionalism, ethics and integrity.

President and Founder

Linda A. Chiaverini

Linda Chiaverini, President and Founder of Solutions+ of New York, LLC, has worked with corporations, non-profits, associations and professional societies for over twenty years.

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Director of Conference Services

Scott B. Gerard

Scott Gerard is a highly motivated, energetic professional, with more then twenty-five years of specialized experience in conference, convention and meeting planning services.

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Sheavonne Harris
Membership Manager

Sheavonne Harris, Membership Manager, is responsible for the integrity of our clients’ membership database information and addressing membership issues. Ms. Harris relies on her experience and organizational skills to update member contact and biographical information and maintain complete membership databases. Her duties include application processing, dues notifications, prospecting, distributing information to current members as well as prospective members and other administrative functions.

Ms. Harris has an Associate of Arts from Axia College.

Estelle Velez
Administrative/Meeting Assistant

Estelle Velez is a versatile, results-oriented individual, with demonstrated skills in all aspects of office operations. She is responsible for a combination of administrative and creative tasks as they relate to association management, in accordance with pre-established guidelines. Her strength in problem-solving and customer service allow her to interact positively with association members, meeting and event attendees. She performs data research and verification, database maintenance and reporting functions, and is proficient in a variety of computer programs.

Ms. Velez has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Business Administration from SUNY Albany.

Dalva Casanova
Accounting Clerk and CE Program Administrator

Dalva Casanova, Accounting Clerk and CE Program Coordinator for Solutions+ of New York, LLC, assists in the maintenance of clients’ book and records. Her duties include accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger entry, and preparation of bank forms and electronic deposits. Ms. Casanova has knowledge of computerized accounting, and understands the importance of integrity and discretion with respect to confidential documents.

Ms. Casanova is also responsible for the administration of continuing education program materials and ensures that records are maintained in accordance with guidelines relevant to each client’s credentialing requirements. She is familiar with the association environment, and has the ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism.

Ms. Casanova has an Associate of Arts from Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Briana Merritt
Membership and Meetings Assistant

Briana Merritt, Membership and Meetings Assistant for Solutions+ of New York, LLC, assists in the recruitment and retention of members for client organizations. She is responsible for managing membership campaigns and performs research for list acquisition to grow client memberships. She supports other staff, as requested, in the use of organizational data and relies on her experience and judgment to plan and accomplish a variety of tasks. Ms. Merritt also serves as the meeting and conference concierge. Her duties include on-site meeting and event registration, management and logistical support.

Ms. Merritt is a graduate of Brewster High School and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, Law & Society from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.