Executive Staff

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RICHARD M. BIVONE
President

(516) 495-1600
rmb@rmbny.com

Founded RMB in 1985 after decades of experience with the FDNY. Rich is devoted to research, expediting, and interacting with Building Departments, Planning Boards, Boards of Appeal, and various other Planning and Zoning Commissions.
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MARK VINCENT KRUSE, ARCHITECT, AIA
Executive Vice President / Architect

(516) 495-1610
mvk@rmbny.com

Mark is a NYS Registered Architect with 37 years of experience specializing in all aspects of residential and commercial construction and code compliance. He is formally the 2011 President of the American Institute of Architects Long Island Chapter and the 2019 President of AIA New York State. Mark has been with RMB since 1989 and is a critical member of the staff, playing important roles in almost every major project.
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TARA D. SKIDMORE
Assistant Vice President / Project Coordinator

(516) 495-1630
tds@rmbny.com

Tara has been a devoted member of the RMB team since 1999. She’s knowledgeable of all building department processes and filings and is responsible for maintaining the work flow and scheduling of the office.
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Alissa Petchonka
ALISSA PETCHONKA
Comptroller / Human Resources

(516) 495-1616
apetchonka@rmbny.com

Alissa has been with the RMB team since 1996 and is a dedicated and loyal part of our staff. As an integral member of our organization she responds to the day to day business related matters with ease and grace.

Expedite Staff

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GLEN WEISS
Senior Expediter

(516) 495-1634
gweiss@rmbny.com

Glen has been a dedicated member of the RMB team since 1993. His 1992 Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Technology from NYIT has put him in a position to achieve great success as Senior Expediter. He handles all complex research, measuring and expediting projects in the office.

Drafting Staff

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Jacob Rivalsi, Architect
JACOB RIVALSI, ARCHITECT, AIA
Architect

(516) 495-1627
jrivalsi@rmbny.com

Jacob has been with the organization since 2000. He is a 2003 graduate of NYIT and is a 15 + year member of the American Institute of Architects as well as being the 2019 President of the Long Island Chapter. His vast knowledge of architecture is invaluable to RMB on many projects both large and small.
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JAMES PETROCELLI, ASSOCIATE AIA
Draftsperson

(516) 495-1623
jpetrocelli@rmbny.com

James is a 2014 NYIT Bachelors of Architecture graduate and is extremely self-motivated and capable. His presence at RMB since 2008 has played an important role in our continued success.
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VANESSA ROCHA, ASSOCIATE AIA
Draftsperson

(516) 495-1625
vrocha@rmbny.com

Vanessa is a member of our team since 2014. She is a 2018 graduate of NYIT with a Bachelors of Architecture degree. She has a bright future helping RMB clients find success.
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STEPHANIE RAMANAND, ASSOCIATE AIA
Draftsperson

(516) 495-1628
sramanand@rmbny.com

Stephanie is a member of RMB since 2019. She is a 2016 Bachelors of Architecture graduate from NYIT. As a young professional she is a part of the American Institute of Architects as an Associate member. Along with her years of experience she contributes a fresh perspective and teamwork mindset.
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BRIANA PEREIRA
Draftsperson

(516) 495-1626
bpereira@rmbny.com

Briana is currently a student enrolled at NYIT where she is earning her Bachelor of Architecture degree. She is one of the newest members of the team joining in 2019 and continues to expand her experience and professional knowledge on a daily basis.

Plumbing Division

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JIM COSTA
Plumbing Consultant - NY0003022

(516) 396-0600
jcosta@rmbny.com

Jim is a retired Town of Hempstead Licensed Plumber and Senior Plumbing Inspector. He holds a NYS Certification for Plumbing Code Enforcement. He also has experience with plumbing for specialties like Medical, Gases, Waste, Acid Waste piping, Ventilating Systems, and more.

Fire Marshal Services

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STEVEN BRESIN
Fire Marshal Consultant - NY0005658

(516) 495-1632
sbresin@rmbny.com

As a long-standing Fire Marshal in Nassau County, Steve has decades of experience performing inspections of buildings and structures for compliance with the Codes of the State of New York and the Nassau County Fire Prevention Ordinance. With extensive work in fire protection systems and fire plan review, Steve puts his dozens of Certifications to use to protect and serve RMB's clients.
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RICHARD LERNER
Fire Marshal Consultant - NYS CEO #0999-7399A

(516) 495-1637
rlerner@rmbny.com

Richard's experience speaks for itself. He's a retired Fire Marshal of 37 years, a retired Fire Captain of an FD Engine Company.

Previous experience as Lead Marshal on large industrial projects (Amazon, Fed-Ex, UPS, warehouses, production locations), hazmat locations, and water treatment buildings, on site on all film & television productions filmed in Nassau County, and all pyrotechnic events and Industrial Fire Protection Plan Reviewer and for all Fire Protection System Testing.

Associations / Certifications / Awards:
  • Voting Member of the International Codes Council.
  • Federally Certified Trainer for WMD Training, Planning, Response, and Mitigation of WMD Events.
  • Hazardous Materials Specialist.
  • Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Confined Space Rescue Trained and Certified.
  • Arson Investigation Trained and Certified.
  • Multiple Awards including Medal of Valor, 2 Distinguished Service Awards, and NYS EMS Provider of the Year 2017.