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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, GlobalInstallation Resources, LLC

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Ilan Hirschfeld, Treasurer
Partner, New Jersey Advisory Services



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Leslie Achter
Vice President, Express Scripts

Delia Blackler

Delia Blackler Perretta
Content Coordinator, Wyckoff Living

Karyllan Dodson Mack

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

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Leslie Franklin
Vice President, Brand Marketing, GAF

Matthew Lamb

Matthew Lamb
Global Head, Vice President of GlobalRegulatory Affairs, Inflammation and Immunology, Celgene Corporation

Jim McCreedy 

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

Priya Prasad

Priya G. Prasad
Counsel, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co.

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Lisa Torres
Supervisor of ELA & Social Studies7-12, River Dell Regional Schools


Board Development Committee
Chair: Jim McCreedy
Members: TJ Best, Elisa Buckley, Tevra Francis, and Jessica A. Jansyn


Girl Representatives to the Board

Kylie Bill

Kylie Bill
Florham Park

Noelle Osborne

Noelle Osborne

Isabella Vescera

Isabella Vescera
East Hanover