Our Leadership | New Jersey

Professional Staff Members

Richard K. Gorab, President / CEO
Edward G. Philipp, Senior Vice President / COO
Alisa D. Vural, Chief Financial Officer
Sharon Czebotar, Chief Human Resources Officer
Lisa Kelly, Chief Development Officer
Greg Albers, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Brian Sheafer, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Joe Penska, Director of Information Technology
Tim Smith, Controller
Bill Sanfilippo, Director of Business Development
James Forde, Executive Director, East Orange YMCA
Robert Kahle, Executive Director, Fairview Lake YMCA Camps
Glenn MacAfee
Executive Director,YMCA of Greater Bergen County
James Goodger, Executive Director, South Mountain YMCA
Rob Wiggins
, Executive Director, Sussex County YMCA
Laura Tiedge
, Executive Director, Wayne YMCA
Helen Flores, Executive Director, West Essex YMCA

Board of Directors

Ronald Schwarz, Chairman of the Board
Alex Serrano, Vice-Chairman of the Board
Lisa Brady, Treasurer
Larry Fechner, Secretary
Richard K. Gorab, President/CEO 

Dr. Valerie Jean Ablaza, Plastic Surgeon, The Plastic Surgery Group
Harry Atlas, Esq., Partner, Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP
Kenneth Bagner, Director of the Employee Benefits Audit Group, Sobel & Company, LLC
Jason Baynes, MD., Surgeon, Baynes Orthopaedics
Dan Borgna, VP, 
The Dale Group
Lisa Brady, 
SVP/COO, St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Valerie W. Crawford*, Owner, Livingston Collision, Inc.
Larry Fechner, Esq., Law Office of Lawrence Fechner, PLLC
Ted Foung, Consultant, CapGemini
Paul A. Gomperz, Voluntary Benefit Systems of America
James Griffin, President, New Century Education 
Alease Griffith, Ed.D, Retired Principal, East Orange School District
Lori Hager, Esq., Attorney, Coughlin Duffy LLP
Robert Harrigan, Merrill Lynch
Kenneth D. King, Ed.D, Retired Assistant Superintendent East Orange School District
W. Joshua Levering, SIOR, Senior VP, SIOR, NAI James E. Hanson
Joan Parlin, Retired Educator
Daren J. Phil, Executive VP, Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc
Theresa Pollard, Esq., Chief Prosecutor City of Orange Courts
Lenford Robins, CEO, PRML Capital Resources
Matthew Rosenthal, 
President/CEO, Mindcore, Inc.
A. Michael Rubin, Law Offices of A. Michael Rubin
William R. Ruhl, Retired, Director Verizon Corp.
Peter Schofel, Partner/Owner, Eastman Companies
Ronald Schwarz, Sr. EVP/Chief Operating Officer, Lakeland Bank
Alex Serrano, CPA, Co-Managing Partner, Citrin Cooperman
Lisa Pompey Smith, Business Manager, Northwest Optometry Group
Peter H. Tanella, Esq., Attorney, Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C.
Stuart Vorcheimer, SMD/Market President, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Marlene Waldock, Owner/President 1st Impressions Communication
Michele D. Williams, CEO, KRA Insurance Agency, Inc

* Emeritus