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    
Chair:  Robert Sterling
Volunteer

Vice Chair:  Gerard Thiers
Executive Director, ASAH – Serving the Private Special Education Community Since 1974

Treasurer:  Matthew Loncar, Esq.
Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Toys “R” Us, Inc.

Secretary:  Louise Eagle
President, Grandma K.A.R.E.S.

Board of Trustees Members

Darrin Anderson, Sr., MS, PhD
Deputy Director, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids

John Boyne, L.C.S.W.
Volunteer

Brenda Considine
Considine Communication Strategies

Cynthia Crenshaw
Retired

Louise Eagle
President, Grandma K.A.R.E.S.

Maurice Elias, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology & Director, The Collaborative, Rutgers’ Center for
Community-Based Research, Service, and Public Scholarship, Rutgers University

F. Lee Forrester, J.S.C.
Retired Judge

Laurence E. Fundler, Esq.
Tax Attorney, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, LLP

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

Nancy Lauter, Ed.D.
Montclair State University, Professor Emerita

Eileen Leahey
Manager, Regional Public Affairs, PSEG

Reginald Lewis
Executive Director, Newark City of Learning CollaborativeJoseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Matthew Loncar, Esq.
Vice President, Corporate Counsel, GAF.

Nicole McGrath, D.D.S.
President & CEO, KinderSmile Foundation, Inc.

Margaret McLeod
Member, Juvenile Justice State Advisory Committee

Jennifer Mermans
Board Member, The Merancas Foundation, Inc.

Maria Pinho
Volunteer

Jennifer J. Robinson, EdD
Executive Director, Center of Pedagogy, Montclair State University

Kendell Sprott, M.D.
President/CEO, Matheny Medical and Educational Center

Robert Sterling
Volunteer

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

Richard Trenk, Esq.
Partner, Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.

Charles Venti
Executive Director, The Nicholson Foundation