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John Iannetta, President

  • Founder and Principal at Commercial Operations Excellence dba CommOpEx
  • Former Vice President of US Commercial Operations, BD
  • As an ongoing member of the US Region Leadership Team, currently leads BD’s Commercial Operations Center of Excellence which has responsibility for Commercial and Government Contracting, Sales Operations, Business Insights & Analytics and Operational Excellence.
  • Previously served as BD Senior Director of U.S. Region Program Management
  • Served in various capacities at Johnson & Johnson and J&J Health Care Systems from 2003 to 2014, leading to Director of Project Management, Enterprise Plan Center of Excellence.
  • Previously held various leadership positions at General Electric and Philips Lighting

Diana Lunt, Vice President

  • Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst and maintains a private practice in Metuchen, NJ
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Masters of Social Work, from Rutgers University, School of Social Work

Bruce Silver, Secretary

  • Managing Director, Private Client Services Ladenburg Thalmann NYC; Selected by Five Star Professionals as one of NYC’s Wealth Managers appearing in New York Magazine January 2016 Issue
  • Serves on the Board of Trustees of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center and the Capital Finance Committee for Montclair
  • B.A. in American Government, Political Science from The George Washington University and M.B.A in Finance from Rutgers Graduate School of Business

Nicholas Lorusso, Treasurer

  • Director, Spencer Savings Bank, Garfield, NJ
  • Past President, North Jersey Savings League
  • Member Board of Directors, Bankers Cooperative Group Inc. and NJ League Employee Benefits Trust
  • President, the Planning Association of North Jersey

Laurie Becker, Director

  • Recently retired as Mental Health Administrator at the County of Morris Department of Human Services
  • Former Director, Division of Community and Behavioral Health Services
  • Oversaw and implemented the Morris County Public Mental Health Forum
  • Founder and implementer of the Morris Stigma Free Communities Initiative
  • Recipient of the Mental Health Association of NJ 9/11 Leadership Award

Karen Campbell, Director

  • Senior Vice President, Account Management at Ogilvy CommonHealth
  • Vice President Alignment Lead HCP Promo and Med Ed
  • Vice President Program Management HCP Promo and Med Ed

Paul Cocja, Director

  • Over 15 years in senior human resources positions within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Vice President & Head, Human Resources, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Previously, Vice President, Human Resources, Celgene Corporation
  • Holds a Master’s Degree, Human Resources Training and Development from Seton Hall University and BA in Psychology and Business, Drew University

Kathleen Day, Director

  • Owner, Bailey Funeral Homes of Mendham & Peapack, NJ
  • Former Vice President and National Sales Coordinator, New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM)
  • Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers School of Business, New Brunswick NJ

Lucy C. Del Gaudio, Director

  • Current Program Manager, Prudential Advisors Onsite
  • US Army Veteran
  • Strong advocate for veterans in the State of New Jersey, especially female veterans
  • 2019 Woman Veteran of the Year – NJ SOS Veteran Stakeholders
  • 2016 Prudential Employee Volunteer of the Year

Eugene C. Holloway, III, Esq.

  • Retired Maryland Attorney, formerly member of the bars of New York, Florida and District of Columbia
  • Former Vice President and General Counsel for New Jersey manufacturing companies
  • B.S., U.S. Naval Academy; J.D. and L.L.M. (Administrative Law), George Washington University
  • Formerly U.S. Naval Officer (Financial Management)

Eileen Griffith, President Emeritus

  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, New Jersey Chapter, National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Current President, NAMI – Morris County ChapterCourt-appointed Monitor, Doe vs. Klein Monitoring Committee
  • State Certified Site Reviewer, Community Mental Health Services Facilities
  • Former President and Current Member, Greystone Park Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Morris County
  • Member, American Legion Auxiliary, Post 342

Belinda Perichi, Director

  • Founder/Principal at Commercial Operations Excellence
  • Retired Vice President of Human Resources of International Brands for Allergan plc
  • Former Executive Director of Human Resources for Forest Research Institute of Forest Laboratories, Inc
  • Former Sr. VP of Human Resources – North America for Chartis Insurance (AIG)
  • Previously served in several capacities with Schering-Plough Corp. (now Merck & Co.) as Senior Director of Human Resources – Latin American Region; Senior Director of Human Resources – Global Pharmaceutical Business-US; and Director of Human Resources/Schering-Plough Research Institute
  • M.S., Industrial Labor Relations, University of New Haven and B.A., Psychology, Minor: Business Administration, Florida International University

Todd Smith, Director

  • Founder and Managing Member of Royce Joseph Capital LLC
  • Funding Source Consultant for the SBDC at Ramapo College
  • 2021 NJBIZ Financial Executive Honoree
  • 2021 NJ Congressional District 11 Hero Recognition
  • Guest Lecturer at Montclair State University and Bergen County Community College
  • Published Author and Keynote Speaker

Elias Tsepouridis

  • Divisional CFO/Vice President Finance/Accounting at Hologic Inc
  • Previously served as Senior Finance Director at Johnson & Johnson – Janssen Research and Development
  • Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM)
  • 2019 Recipient of the Hologic Circle of Excellence President’s Choice Award

David Wissert, Esq., Director

  • Partner, General Counsel and Chair, Employment Group, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Formerly served as Chancery Clerk to the Hon. Wilfred P. Diana, A.J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, and BA Degree, Cum Laude with Distinction in American History from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Jennifer Zimmer, Director

  • Partner, Insigniam
  • Graduate of the Executive MBA Program, The Wharton School
  • Registered Nurse, BSN with a CCRN certification

Community Hope’s  Leadership Committee represents business and community leaders who serve as ambassadors in support of our mission and are actively engaged in raising funds for our nonprofit’s operations and programs.

Leadership Committee Members

Leadership Committee Members at the 2019 Annual Meeting at Novartis Corporation.

Leadership Committee Co-Chairs

John Iannetta
Commercial Operations Excellence dbs CommOpEx
Jen Zimmer

Leadership Committee Members

Paul Boudreau
Private Banker, Office of the President
Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Karen Campbell
Senior Vice President
Ogilvy Health
Paul Cocja
Vice President & Head, Human Resources
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Lisa DeBerardine
Strategic and Financial Forecasting Consultant
Fran DeSena
Senior Vice President, Influencer Marketing
Syneos Health
Richard Goldberg
President & CEO
R2 Associates LLC
Lori Grifa, Esq
Archer & Greiner
Adele M. Gulfo
Chief Business and Commercialization Officer
Sumitovant Biopharma
Amy Hancock
Director, Finance Administration
Bausch Health
George Hanley, Esq.
Partner, Weiner Lesniak LLP
Chairman, Welcome Home Vets
MariaGrace Iantosca
Cushman Wakefield
Julie Kampf
CEO and Chief Possibilities Officer
JBK Associates International
Thomas Kolaras
VP & General Manager, Urology Business Unit
Endo Pharmaceuticals
Michael Lazar
Leader - LifeSciences, Executive Search
Johnson & Johnson
Michael F. Lupton
Vice President, Investments
Wells Fargo
Stacia McDonough
Neva Imports, LLC
Ann Mohamadi
Managing Director, Health Advisory
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Kelsey L. Nakamura
Director of Leasing & Asset Management
Cushman & Wakefield
Belinda Perichi
Vice President of Human Resources – Global Commercial (Retired)
Bob Peterson
Cheryl Ressland, RHIA
Business Process and Operational Excellence Head
Craig Robertson
Accenture - Life Sciences
Tony Rogers
Managing Director
Wilmington Trust
Melanie Ronsheim
Senior Director, External Operations and Strategy
Glaxo Smith Kline
Bruce Silver
Managing Director
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.
Anne St.Clair, CIMA, Director
Administrative Vice President
Wilmington Trust
Stefan Vaughn
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Carmine V. Deo

Carmine V. Deo, MBA, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director
973-463-9600 Ext. 305

  • Promoted to Executive Director in November 2018
  • Previously served as Community Hope’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Clinical Services
  • Board Member New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Military and Veteran Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor
  • Certified Non Profit Leader
  • New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies “Courage and Compassion” Award Recipient
  • Past member of the Housing Subcommittee of Governor Cody’s Mental Health Task Force

Marissa H. Fanelli

Marissa H. Fanelli, MSW, CCEP,

Associate Executive Director
973-463-9600 Ext. 306

  • Promoted to Associate Executive Director in December 2018
  • Previously served as Community Hope’s Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Compliance and Quality
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional
  • SHRM Certified Professional
  • Former Director of Community Programs for New Jersey Association of the Deaf-Blind, Somerset, NJ.
  • Previously served as an IRB Board Member for UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Masters of Social Work from Columbia University.

Margaret Banko

Margaret “Peggy” Banko, MBA

Development Director
973-463-9600 Ext. 303

  • Joined Community Hope in June 2019
  • Serves on the Community Hope Leadership Committee
  • M.B.A. Marketing, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • BS in Management & Marketing from the University of Scranton
  • NJ Certified Elementary Education Teacher
  • Volunteered extensively with Delbarton School, Villa Walsh, and the Seeing Eye

Stephanie P. Lin

Stephanie P. Lin, MA, LPC

Mental Health Services Director
973-463-9600 Ext. 319

  • Appointed to Mental Health Services Director in September 2018
  • Previously served as Community Hope’s Training & Education Coordinator
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Presidential Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College

Carolyn A. Perry

Carolyn A. Perry, MA, LPC, ACS

Veterans Housing Director
908-647-5717 Ext. 303

  • Transitioned to the Veterans Housing Director in June 2018
  • Previously served as Community Hope’s Mental Health and Co-Occurring Services Director
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified as an Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies “Courage and Compassion” Award Recipient for Outstanding Leadership in Mental Health Services

Jennifer Stivers

Jennifer Stivers, MA, LCADC, CCS

Director of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
973-463-9600 Ext. 354

  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor
  • Certificate in Executive Non Profit Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson University 2015
  • Recipient of the NJ American Legion 2013 Homeless Veterans Outreach Award for outstanding activities toward eliminating homelessness among veterans
  • Recipient of the Society for Human Resources 2013 Pinnacle Award for providing information, guidance, and job-search support to transitioning homeless veterans
  • Co-created the first Stand Down for veterans in Morristown

Robert Wick

Robert Wick

Finance Director
973-463-9600 Ext. 304

  • B.S. Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.B.A. Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • C.P.A., State of New Jersey (Inactive Status)
  • Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Board Member and Treasurer, Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center
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