Our Team

Our counselors receive ongoing training to keep pace with continually evolving acquisitions procedures and policies. The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) provides a network that allows us access to the expertise and experience of over 500 colleagues, as well as real-time information from government agencies regarding new requirements and initiatives.

Lin Simeti, CPP
Program Director

As Program Director and a Certified Procurement Professional,  Lin manages the day to day operations and compliance of the  Procurement Technical Assistance Center for Rockland Economic Development Corporation. In addition, she provides counseling to her  clients assisting them in navigating the process of doing business with  government entities at the municipal, state and federal levels. Lin is available to speak about the PTAC program and various government procurement related topics. For 9 years, Lin owned and operated Square-U-Away, a professional organizing business, assisting small business owners in developing systems to stream line their business processes, financial reporting and managing their customer base.  Lin’s previous positions were in the areas of marketing, advertising and sales working for ABC Television, ABC Radio Network and the Gannet Company. Lin brings her clients a diversified skill set along with the exprience of being a small business owner.


Zacha Tuttle
Procurement Counselor

Zacha joined the REDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center team as a Procurement Specialist, and began counseling clients in 2017. As Procurement Counselor she provides client support, manages social media and marketing, coordinates seminars, and assist clients through the process of government contracting. Zacha enjoys meeting with local business owners, and connecting them to opportunities to help grow their business. She has recently completed her CVE Verification Assistance Counselor certificate administered by the US Department of Veteran Affairs.  Zacha’s prior experience includes being a Program Coordinator for a local organization, coordinating and expanding  services offered to newly arrived immigrants in Rockland County and a Marketing Coordinator for a not-for-profit organization that supports inner city economic development through entrepreneurship.

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One Blue Hill Plaza
P.O. Box 1575, Pearl River, NY 10965

Phone: 845-735-7040
Fax: 845-735-5736

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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.