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

Vice Chairperson of the Board: Sara D. Thom
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research, Bedtime Math Foundation

Chair of Finance Committee and Treasurer: Darrin Anderson, Sr., MS, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids

Chair of Program Committee and Secretary: Kendell Sprott, M.D.
President/CEO, Matheny Medical and Educational Center

Sitting Members

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

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.
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

Eileen Leahey
Manager, Regional Public Affairs, PSEG

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

Margaret McLeod
Member, Juvenile Justice State Advisory Committee

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

Dr. Jennifer Robinson
Executive Director, Montclair State University, College of Education

Alison Scott-Williams
Vice President, Arts Education, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

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