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 of the Board: Charles Venti
President, Inventive Strategies LLC

Vice Chair of the Board: Jennifer Robinson, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Center of Pedagogy and Professor of Teaching and Learning, Montclair State University

Chair of Finance Committee and Treasurer:  Susan E. Flynn
Account Executive/Benefits Consultant, PeopleStrategy

Chair of Program Committee and Secretary: Alison Scott-Williams
President, Studio in a School, New York City

Chair of Fund Development Committee: Richard Trenk, Esq.
Director, Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian P.C.

Sitting Members

Darrin Anderson, Sr., MS, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer/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
Senior Training and Consultation Specialist, Rutgers-UBHC Behavioral Research & Training Institute, Training & Technical Assistance for the NJ Children's System of Care

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

Susan E. Flynn
Account Executive/Benefits Consultant, PeopleStrategy

Laurence E. Fundler, Esq.
National Estate Tax Services Manager, Bank of America

Vito Gagliardi, Ed.D.
Educational Consultant

Stuart M. Grant, M.S.W.
Retired

Gail Houlihan (In Memoriam)
Emeritus Member, NJ State Child Placement Advisory Council Executive Board

Justin J. Kiczek
Executive Director, F. M. Kirby Foundation

Monica Lallo, Ed.D., MPA, MPM
Senior Vice President of Prevention, Youth, and Education Services, Acenda Integrated Health

Eileen Leahey
Director of External Affairs South, PSEG

Valerie Y. Mauriello
Retired

Richard Meth, Esq.
Retired

Jose Carlos Montes, M. Div.
Chief Executive Officer, PRAB, Inc.

Jennifer Robinson, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Center of Pedagogy and Professor of Teaching and Learning, Montclair State University

Alison Scott-Williams
President, Studio in a School, New York City

Winifred Smith-Jenkins
Director, Zadie's of the Oranges and Senior Director, Zadie's Early Childhood Center, Zadie's Nurturing Den

Kendell Sprott, M.D., J.D.
Retired

Robert Sterling
Retired

Gerard Thiers
Retired

Sara D. Thom
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research, Bedtime Math Foundation

Richard Trenk, Esq.
Director, Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian P.C.

Douglas W. Turnbull
Regional Vice President, SVP, Regional Commercial Banking, TD Bank, Piscataway, NJ

Charles Venti
President, Inventive Strategies LLC