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.
Retired

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.
Trenk Isabel PC

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 Director, 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.
Retired

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.
Trenk Isabel PC

Charles Venti
President, Inventive Strategies

Valerie Mauriello
Retired