Board of Directors


Steven Shauger, President, has held a position on the BID Management Board of Directors since 2013, elected president in early 2016. Mr. Shauger is the General Manager of the Hyatt Place East End located in downtown Riverhead. Mr. Shauger has managed the hotel since its construction 2011 and has many years in the Hospitality Industry. Mr. Shauger earned degrees in both hotel management and hospitality management at Johnson and Wales University. Mr. Shauger resides in Riverhead with his wife Kelly.

Isabelle Gonzalez, Secretary, is a native New Yorker and a resident/homeowner in Historic Downtown Riverhead, NY.  She has over 20 years experience in international relations while working in the airlines, hospitality and tourism industries.  Ms. Gonzalez holds a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications from SUNY FIT in New York City and awarded a Certificate of Entrepreneurial Achievement from the SUNY Levin Institute in New York City.  She is the Founder of I’m A Ruralpolitan, Inc., a destination marketing company based downtown and loves everything Riverhead has to offer.  Ms. Gonzalez is multilingual and speaks English, Spanish and Italian.

David C. Barczak, Treasurer, has held a position on the BID Management Board of Directors since 2017.  Mr. Barczak is Vice President & Branch Manager of BNB Bank in Riverhead, located at 209 West Main St.  Mr. Barczak has over 29 years’ experience in the banking industry, exclusively on the East End of Long Island.  Mr. Barczak was born and raised in Riverhead and is an alumni of St. Isidore’s School and Mercy High School.  Mr. Barczak currently resides in East Quogue with his wife, Jacqueline, and their two children.


Larry Oxman – Felix Andino– Dee Muma – Robert Hartman – Isabelle Gonzalez – James Liszanckie- Steven Shauger – David Barczak – John Peragine – Michael Butler – Cheri Wirth – Ashley Dunlop

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Kristy Verity, joined the BID July, 2019 with a passion for cultivating Main Street, Riverhead into a vibrant, thriving, community-driven downtown.  Ms. Verity employs a diverse background in communications, marketing, and project coordination; amplifying the presence of east end businesses along the north and south forks of Long Island. An east end native, Kristy resides in historic East Moriches with her two children and Westie, Fiona.