Board of Directors


Bruce Sackman

Bruce Sackman is a private investigator specializing in healthcare-related matters in New York City.


Ernest Lungaro

Ernest Lungaro is director of enforcement at the Westchester County SPCA.


Eileen Gordon

Eileen Gordon is a retired Assistant Director of Special Education in the East Meadow School District, an adjunct professor at Adelphi University and consultant to Charles-Eric Gordon, Esq. Investigative Counsel.  She is also webmaster for the SPI website.


Emmanuelle Welch

Emmanuelle Welch is the founder and lead investigator of French Connection Research, a private investigative agency licensed in New York State and Washington, DC.

General Counsel

Marvin Schechter

Marvin Schechter is attorney at Marvin E. Schechter in New York City.


Michael P. Reynolds, Esq
Meyer Suozzi English & Klein, P.C.

Michael P. Reynolds is an Associate Attorney at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and is part of the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation practice group located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Reynolds’ practice includes tax certiorari, institutional compliance/risk management and private investigations. In addition to his experience as a tax certiorari attorney, he has extensive experience as a civil trial attorney and investigator, as well as a municipal attorney responsible for internal compliance matters, including State I.G. Investigations.


Deputy County Attorney liaison responsible for compliance with State Inspector General’s investigation into the Nassau County Police Department’s Forensic Evidence Bureau.*Uncovered indisputable evidence of insurance fraud which prompted immediate and unconditional cessation of litigation.Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mike served as a Deputy County Attorney for the Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Bureau at the Nassau County Attorney’s Office. Mike began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.

Immediate Past President

Irving Botwinick

Irving Botwinick is the founder and president of Serving By Irving, Inc. in New York City.

Board Member

Paul Babakitis

Paul is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a 22-year veteran Sergeant of the New York City Police Department who worked in many diverse assignments; and is a member of SPI since 2006. After retiring from law enforcement, Paul established a boutique private investigations firm specializing in landlord-tenant matters.

While in the NYPD as well as in private practice, Paul has always been an innovator and progressive thinker. Paul introduced new technology to the NYPD in the form of handheld computer devices. Presently, he builds and designs high tech covert video surveillance equipment to catch tenants defrauding property owners of their rightful sources of income.

In 2012 Paul was recognized worldwide for heroism regarding his swift action while on board a commercial airliner when the pilot sought to kill everyone on boardIn 2017, Paul’s firm was recognized by the Wall Street Journal for bringing credibility to video technology in Housing Court.

PGB Executive Investigations is licensed in both New York and Florida.


Board Member

Charles-Eric Gordon, Esq.

Charles-Eric Gordon is an investigative attorney concentrating on locating missing people, complex skiptracing and rent regulation fraud cases. He also consults with other investigative professionals on difficult missing person cases, such as when little information is known about the subject and/or a long term absence is involved. 

Board Member

Bruce Hulme

Bruce Hulme is director of Government Affairs at Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action (ISPLA). He is the legislative liaison for SPI.

Board Member

Charles Iadanza

Past president Charles Iadanza is assistant Director at Bureau of Elligibility Investigation – N.Y.C. H.R.A

Board Member
Donna N Karp
Investicorp Inc

Donna Karp is a senior fraud investigator and vice-President at Investicorp, Inc.

Board Member

Steven Levine

Steve Levine is president & CEO of Prolective Solutions, LLC.