Board of Directors

Deborah A. Cmielewski, Esq.


  • Practicing attorney 20 plus years and frequent public speaker on compliance and related issues
  • Partner, Schenck, Price, Smith & King LLP in Florham Park, NJ, practicing in the Health Care Law and Corporate Practice Groups (including extensive work with non-profit entities)
  • Former Vice President, General Counsel for Armada Health Care LLC (n/k/a “Asembia”) and former Chief of Regulatory Affairs, NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
  • BBA, Finance –  Pace University
  • JD – Seton Hall University School of Law


Christine Corra DiCesare

  • Christine2Over ten years serving on multiple board committees at Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health Systems and The Lymphoma Research Foundation
  • Extensive community involvement including numerous committees and leadership positions at children’s schools, youth coaching and team management roles, Georgetown University Alumni Interview Committee, various ministries at Church of Christ the King and Student Sponsor Partners
  • Career in investment banking providing financial and strategic advisory services for retail and apparel companies, followed by management position at Lehman Brothers running the Investment Banking Division’s Global Financial Analyst Program
  • Georgetown undergrad, Columbia MBA 

Lesley Draper

  • Lesley3Graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Certified Financial Planner (TM) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor
  • Wealth Advisor at RegentAtlantic in Morristown, NJ
  • Has spent almost 20 years in the Financial Services industry providing estate and charitable planning advice to clients
  • When not working, likes to volunteer at various animal shelters and soup kitchens and playing a round of golf

Susan Fortunato


  • Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, volunteer; member Executive Board, Alumni committee chair
  • Madison Public Library, volunteer; member technology committeee, former member of the Board of Trustees
  • BA – Kirkland College

Suzanne Boyle Herrmann

  •  Has served professionally for over 40 years in the non-profit arena. Former Managing Director of the American Red Cross of New Jersey, Morris County Probation Officer, Social worker at Morristown Memorial Hospital, member of the Board of Social Work Examiners and currently in private practice as a licensed clinical social worker.
  • Volunteer and Board Member of non-profit organizations throughout the state.
  • M.A. University of Virginia ,MSW Fordham University

Marcia Hunter

  • Marcia Hunter 362 2Extensive community involvement and professional experience in fundraising and business development
  • Served on various non-profit boards including the Junior League of Morristown, Morris Museum, Cornerstone Family Programs, and Morris Arts
  • Former Major Gifts Manager for the Mayo Performing Arts Center, a non-profit performing arts center in Morristown, NJ
  • BA from Hollins College

Merle Johnson

  • Merle2VP of National Retail Accounts / Oriental Weavers
  • Founder of Executive Women in Home Textiles
  • Morris Country resident over 25 years
  • Active in Morristown Rotary, volunteer at MMH
  • Mother of two, grandmother of 3

Arleen Lipsman


  • 25 years experience in planning, development, and administration of  information and nonprofit management projects
  • Former Foundation Center Manager of the Carnegie and Assistant Vice- President of Union National Bank in Pittsburgh, Pa
  • Past President of the Northland Library Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors
  • Former elected public official -Marshall Township, PA Board of Supervisors
  • Founder and President of Marshall Township Land Conservancy in Western Pennsylvania
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Master of Library and Information Sciences degrees-University of Pittsburgh

Marijane Lundt

  • Twenty-plus years in nonprofit management
  • Program officer, Prudential Foundation
  • Extensive non-profit board membership
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration

Claudia Mott

  • claudia new2Certified Financial Planner and Divorce Financial Analyst
  • Owner Epona Financial Solutions, LLC.
  • Former Managing Director at Prudential Securities covering the small-cap segment of the markets.
  • BBA, Management Cum Laude –  University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   MBA – Boston University
  • Board member of Long Hill Library Foundation, BlinkNow

Donna McNamara

Donna2• 30 years executive, academic, and consulting experience in the field of learning and organization development
• Former Vice President of Global Education and Training with Colgate Palmolive Company
• Past president, board member, and advisor with several non-profit and professional organizations
• Trustee of the College of St. Elizabeth and St. Catherine University
• Ph.D. in education and human resources from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Mary Jane Robertson

  • mjr2CPA
  • 28 years as CFO and board member of public and private insurance companies, most recently of Crum & Forster
  • Chairman of audit committee and board member of Equity Commonwealth, a publicly-traded (NYSE:EQC) Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Member of board of trustees and finance committee of the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown
  • Graduate of University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada

Carole Garibaldi Rogers

  • carolenewWriter/journalist/oral historian by profession. Author of eight books and numerous articles, essays, poetry
  • Served on several non-profit boards in Morris County and in state, including Center for Nonprofits,  Homeless Solutions, and Voluntary Action Center of Morris County
  • One of the founders of Center for Catholic Women’s History at College of Saint Elizabeth and still serving on the Advisory Committee
  • Started, and for 15 years ran, Pro Bono, a non-profit organization which provided a full range of public relations work for other non-profits, all done by volunteers
  • MA in Theology

Storm P. Rose


  • Worked 25 years as a Director/principal/program administrator for Morris County school districts
  • Represented Morris School District on the Board of the Morristown and Township Library and the Community Health Advisory Board of the Morristown Medical Center
  • Impact 100 Garden State Focus Group Chairperson – 2015, 2016
  • BS- Emerson College
  • MEd – Administration and Supervision – Montclair State University