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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
Marc Koch, 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
Daren Phil, Vice-Chairman of the Board
Lisa Brady, Treasurer
Larry Fechner, Secretary
Richard K. Gorab, President/CEO 

Valerie Jean Ablaza, Plastic Surgeon, The Plastic Surgery Group
Mario F. Arace, Executive Director, JP Morgan Private Bank
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
Kristen Boni,
Teacher, Boonton Board of Education
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
Robert Harrigan, Merrill Lynch
Matthew B. Jarmel, Principal, Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers, Inc.
Kenneth D. King, Ed.D, Retired Assistant Superintendent East Orange School District
Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt, CEO, TechWerxe
Jennifer A. L’Estrange, Managing Director, Red Clover
W. Joshua Levering, SIOR, Senior VP, SIOR, NAI James E. Hanson
Daren J. Phil, Executive VP, Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc
Theresa Pollard, Esq., Chief Prosecutor City of Orange Courts
Megan L. Redzia,
EVP and Partner, 3E Public Relations
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
Peter H. Tanella, Esq., Attorney, Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C.
Stuart Vorcheimer, SMD/Market President, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Marlene Waldock, Owner/President 1st Impressions Communication
Ed Walker, Sr. VP Director of Wealth Management–First Hope Bank
Michele D. Williams, CEO, KRA Insurance Agency, Inc
Erica J. Yahr, Chief Strategy Officer, McCann

* Emeritus

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