Board of Directors

Susan Carter

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

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

  • Over 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

  • Graduate 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

Sally Epstein

  • Professional fund raiser for 25 years
  • Served on non-profit boards in Morris County
  • One of the founding trustees of Land Conservancy of NJ; chairman of the Board for six years
  • Trustee of Planned Parenthood of Northern NJ and of The Matheny School
  • Currently, trustee of The Mayo Center for Performing Arts

Merle Johnson

  • VP 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

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

Elisabeth Hughes MacDonald

  • MBA
  • 20 plus years in investment banking at JPMorgan in NYC
  • Longtime board member at Lafayette College, chair the Audit Committee
  • Recently completed terms on boards at Homeless Solutions in Morristown and the Newton Presbytery (oversees 60 regional Presbyterian churches)

Claudia Mott

  • Certified 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

• 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

  • CPA
  • 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

  • Writer/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

Cathy-Renee Vinnicombe

  • Spearheaded first English speaking Greek Orthodox Church in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Served on board of American Society of Johannesburg, benefitting South African charities
  • Served as President of Parish Council, St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, Broomall, PA, heading up $2m Capital Campaign
  • Chaired various fund raising committees to benefit Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Helped  create and currently serves on board of Christian DeRiemer Trust, a non-profit organization that provides insurance gap costs for Christian, who is severely disabled from birth
  • Served on various non-profit fundraising committees in and around Morris County