Maryland Small Business Development Center

Southern Staff

Serving Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's Counties in Maryland

Administration

Wynne Briscoe

Wynne Briscoe

Regional Director,
Southern Region

Email Me
301-934-7583

 

Wynne Briscoe, Regional Director and Business Consultant is a Certified Technology Consultant, to assist in the process of taking technology concepts from the technical and intellectual commercialization process to mass market.  A native of St. Mary’s County, an entrepreneur since the age of 7 and a forward thinking business pioneer. She is a graduate of University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Minor in Business and Concentration in Business Law. Wynne has 30 years of entrepreneurship and business ownership experience to include retail, professional services, technology and manufacturing. Through 15 years of successfully consulting with entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profit organizations, she is known for her creativity and innovation in the development of new businesses by offering in-depth experience and assisting them from concept to profitability. As a Licensed Maryland Real Estate agent for 10 years, she has assisted businesses with commercial leases, purchases and site locations. Wynne is the Vice Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Economic Development Commission and is highly engaged in the Southern Maryland community.

Business Consultants

Dan Rebarchick

Dan Rebarchick

Business Consultant,
Southern Region

Email Me
240-585-1555

CARES Act Business Consultant

Dan Rebarchick was born and raised in St. Mary’s County. While attending Great Mills High School he worked for Lenny’s Restaurant and was a volunteer fire fighter. Upon graduation from Great Mills High School he attended the Culinary Institute of America where he earned his AOS degree from the State of New York. After graduation he moved to the Washington DC area where he worked as a chef for a variety of different restaurants, and hotels increasing his experience in the hospitality Industry. In 1981 he and his family returned to St Mary’s County where he became a third generation Chef/Owner continuing to support the community and operating the family business.

During his career as a business owner he designed and built a hotel and several restaurants. He was an active member in the Chamber of Commerce serving on the Board of Directors for 7 years as well as Businessperson of the Year in 2005 He began a small business initiative to support local independent businesses.

Dan is passionate about being a Chef and has always been an advocate of small business. He understands the trials and tribulation of operating a small business, especially in such a changing world. His past affiliations include the National Restaurant Association, Hollywood Optimist Club and Kiwanis Club. He is currently the President of the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy which supports St, Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties.

Areas of Expertise: 

 

Hospitality Industry since 1974
Executive Chef
Multi restaurant Executive Chef/Mgr
Owner of restaurants including a franchise location
Built and owned a hotel
Designed and built independent restaurants and pubs
Consulted for restaurants in menu planning, cost and marketing
Certified Serv Safe Instructor

 

Erin Harrigan

Erin Harrigan

Business Consultant,
St Marys County - Southern Region

Email Me
240-585-2084

Erin comes to SBDC with 10+ years of small business experience in e-commerce, wellness network marketing, project management and business coaching, in addition to 25 years of corporate business development, client relationship and project management. Erin is passionate about helping small businesses build a strong foundation of resources, smart financial management and processes from start up to growth phase. She holds a BA in Sociology from The University of Maryland College Park, and is a board member of the SOMD Terps Alumni Network.

Areas of Expertise:

Strategic Planning
Business Development/Sales
Client communication and retention
Presentation skills
Project Management
Direct Sales/MLM
Online business
Social Media
E-commerce
Personal financial management
Writing/blogging/publishing
Podcasting
Marketing/Branding

 

 

 

Tisa Clark

Tisa Clark

Business Consultant,
Southern Region

Email Me
240-585-1681

CARES Act Business Consultant

Tisa J.D. Clark is the President/Owner of J.D. Clark Professional Services, L.L.C. (JDCPS) and the current Board Chair for the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce.Ms. Clark is a native Washingtonian.For over thirty (30) years, Ms. Clark has built a solid reputation to "fix what is broken." Ms. Clark has been solving and resolving client’s Business Engineering problems.She is adept in taking programs and products from conception through delivery while cycling for reengineering.She is a visionary with strategic analytical skills, who is practical, articulate, and creative.She has proven ability to solve difficult business problems and has a history of consistently obtaining high performance in others through leadership and cohesive team building.Ms. Clark has been providing executive coaching, mentoring and training for over twenty (20) years.

Ms. Clark holds various degrees, licenses and certifications, a few to mention are a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management; a Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) with the Project Management Institute; Contractor/Salesman License with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission of the State of Maryland, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation;LEED Green Associate with U.S. Green Building Council, Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) with the Mortgage Bankers Association; and a Resident Producer Individual License with the Maryland Insurance Administration.Ms. Clark is the current Board Chair of the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce; a member with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC); and a member of the Project Management Institute.

Areas of Expertise:

Professional Services/Program and Project Management - 25 years
Construction/Property Management/Facility Support Services - 12 years
Information Technology/Controls/Quality Assurance/System Testing - 20 years
Finance/Secondary Mortgage/GAAP/Fianacial Systems/Auditing - 18 years
Government Contracting (Federal, State and Local) - 12 years
Small Business Certification Programs - 4 years

 

Lisa Colavito-Creason

Lisa Colavito-Creason

Business Consultant,
Calvert County - Southern Region

Email Me
410-535-1600, Ext 2726; Cell: 301-542-9609

Lisa has had an extensive career in Marketing, Administration, and B2B Sales.  In the past she was a co-owner of a small business in Upstate New York and subsequently an operations manager for 2 small businesses in Maryland.  Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Maryland Global Campus and is matriculated in the Management Master's Degree with a specialization in Marketing at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Specialties: Communication; Business Development; B2B Sales and Service; Marketing; Risk Assessment; Facilities Management; Logistics Analysis; Budgeting; Procurement; Merchandising; Inventory; Personnel Management; Report Writing; Database Building and Maintenance; PowerPoint; Charts and Graphs; Customer Service.

Areas of Expertise:

Operations Management, HR, Training
Ops Manager for a specialty food manufacturer and home delivery services - 4 years
Ops Manager for a hair salon and spa - 4 years
Manpower Account Executive head of clerical temp pool of as many as 50 employees at one time -1 year
Co-owner 3-Location Hair Salon and Spa Business with as many as 40 employees at one time - 23 years
Business to Business Consultative Sales
Radio Advertising Sales to Businesses - 2 years
Digital Business Services Sales to Businesses - 2 years
Life, Accident, Health Insurance and Financial Services (held licenses in MD, DC, and NY) - 14 years
Marketing and Communications
Master’s Degree Candidate in Marketing and Business Administration at University of Maryland Global Campus
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing at University of Maryland Global Campus
Small Business Development Center - 5 years
Social Media - 5 years
Website Design - 10 years
Newsletter - 20 years
Market Research - 28 years
Marketing Plans - 28 years

 

 

Bill Hitte

Bill Hitte

Business Consultant,
Southern Region

Email Me
301-934-7583; Cell: 301-542-4309

Bill has an extensive background in small business lending in Southern Maryland, having held key management positions in both large and small commercial banks for 20 years. He is knowledgeable about financing options, loan structures, SBA loan programs including 7(a) and 504, financial projections, business evaluations, marketing and management assistance. His “hands-on” management in a true small business - a community bank – provided major insights. Bill joined the SBDC in May 2000. He has utilized his experience and expertise to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses in the region.

Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Salisbury University in Maryland. Bill is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

Areas of Expertise:

Small business financing/funding
SBA 7(a) and 504 loan programs
State and local counties financing programs
Business Management
Buying a business
Selling a business
Business valuation
Business planning/financial projections

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