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Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors...

Bette Simmons, Secretary

Bette M. Simmons, Ed.D., Board Chair
Vice President, Student Development & Enrollment Management, County College of Morris

Bette M. Simmons has been a lifelong resident of New Jersey.  She attended the Morris Public School District, graduating from Morristown High School.  She attended Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Spanish and French, with a minor in sociology.  She has a master’s degree in Counseling & Human Services Program from Montclair State University, and a Doctorate of Education from Seton Hall University. 

Currently, Dr. Simmons is the vice president of Student Development & Enrollment Management at County College of Morris.  She has held this position for the past 10 years, after having had various administrative positions over the course of her 35-year career with the college. 

Board Officers

shanna Jafri

Shanna Jafri, 1st Vice Chair

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Veronica Ross, 2nd Vice Chair
Vice President, Kearny Bank

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Krista Korinis, Secretary
President, Global Installation Resources, LLC

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Ilan Hirschfeld, Treasurer
Partner, New Jersey Advisory Services



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Leslie Achter
Vice President, Express Scripts

Jill Andersen

Jill Andersen
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Oyster Point Pharma, Inc.

Delia Blackler

Delia Blackler Perretta
Freelance Writer

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Karyllan Dodson Mack
Assistant General Counsel, BASF Corporation, Environmental and Safety Practice Group

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Leslie Franklin
Vice President, Brand Marketing, GAF

Lynn Gregorski

Lynn Gregorski
President, Rapunzel Creative Marketing Agency 

Germaine Lacqua

Germaine Lacqua
VP, US Commercial Compliance, AbbVie

Matthew Lamb

Matthew Lamb
Vice President, Regulatory Therapeutic Area Head—Immunology, Neuroscience and Fibrosis, Bristol Myers Squibb


Nashira Layade
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Realogy Holding Corp

Divina E Lopez

Divina E. Lopez, M.D.
Pediatric Specialist-Field Doctor, Bureau of School Health/SH Medical, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene

James McCreedy

James M. McCreedy
Partner, Wiley, Malehorn, Sirota & Raynes

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Christyl Lucille Murray
Executive Director and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Officer, Corporate & Institutional Solutions (CIS), Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

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Joe Pennisi
Vice President of Technology Operations, Fiserv, Card Services

Nikki Sumpter

Nikki Sumpter
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Atlantic Health System

Board Member Torres

Lisa Torres, Ed.D.
Supervisor of ELA & Social Studies 7-12, River Dell Regional Schools


Board Development Committee

Chair: James M. McCreedy
Members:  Elisa Buckley, Tevra Francis, Shanna Jafri, Divina E. Lopez, M.D., Christyl Lucille Murray, and Cindy L. Taylor


Girl Representatives to the Board

Lula Duda

Lula Duda
Mountain Lakes

Bodhi Mathur

Bodhi Mathur

Madeline Tubbs

Madeline Tubbs
Pine Brook