Board of Trustees

ACNJ is governed by a volunteer board of trustees who are diverse in professional, educational and cultural backgrounds. They are united by a deep concern for the well-being of New Jersey’s children.

Board of Trustees Officers    

  • Chairperson of the Board: Sara D. Thom
    Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research, Bedtime Math Foundation
  • Vice Chairperson of the Board: Charles Venti
    President, Inventive Strategies, LLC
  • Chair of Finance Committee and Treasurer: Kendell Sprott, M.D.
    President/CEO, Matheny Medical and Educational Center
  • Chair of Program Committee and Secretary: Lorraine D’Sylva-Lee
    Training and Consultation Specialist, Behavioral Research & Training Institute, Rutgers University
  • Chair of Fund Development Committee: Richard Trenk, Esq.
    Member, McManimon, Scotland and Baumann, LLC

Sitting Members

  • Darrin Anderson, Sr., MS, Ph.D.
    Executive Director/CEO New Jersey, YMCA State Alliance
  • Monique Baptiste
    Vice President, Workforce Readiness, Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Bianka Douglas
    Vice President, Lead Human Resources Business Partner, Prudential
  • Lorraine D’Sylva-Lee
    Training and Consultation Specialist, Rutgers-UBHC Behavioral Research & Training Institute Children’s System of Care Training & Technical Assistance Unit
  • Maurice Elias, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology & Director, The Collaborative, Rutgers’ Center for Community-Based Research, Service, and Public Scholarship, Rutgers University
  • Susan E. Flynn
    Account Executive/Benefits Consultant, PeopleStrategy
  • F. Lee Forrester, J.S.C.
    Retired Judge
  • Laurence E. Fundler, Esq.
    Senior Vice President, Fiduciary Tax Services, Bank of America
  • Vito Gagliardi, Ed.D.
    Educational Consultant
  • Stuart Grant
    Senior Vice President, United Way of Central Jersey
  • Gail Houlihan
    Emeritus Member, NJ State Child Placement Advisory Council Executive Board
  • Justin Kiczek
    Executive Vice President, F. M. Kirby Foundation
  • Monica Lallo, Ed.D., MPA, MPM
    Senior Vice President, Acenda Integrated Health
  • Eileen Leahey
    Manager, Regional Public Affairs, PSEG
  • Margaret McLeod
    Member Emeritus
  • Jose Carlos Montes, M. Div.
    Chief Executive Officer PRAB, Inc.
  • Dr. Jennifer Robinson
    Executive Director, Montclair State University, College of Education
  • Alison Scott-Williams
    President, Studio in a School, New York City
  • Kendell Sprott, M.D., J.D.
    President/CEO, Matheny Medical and Educational Center
  • Robert Sterling
    Volunteer
  • Richard Meth
    Retired
  • Gerard Thiers
    Executive Director, ASAH – Serving the Private Special Education Community Since 1974
  • Sara D. Thom
    Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research, Bedtime Math Foundation
  • Richard Trenk, Esq.
    McManimon, Scotland and Baumann, LLC
  • Charles Venti
    President, Inventive Strategies
  • Valerie Mauriello
    Retired