Leadership Team

Lisa Barsky-Firkser

Lisa May 2019Current position for over ten years as Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris and Sussex Counties

Previous 19 year career at Saint Barnabas Health Care System as Director of Pediatric Outpatient Centers

Published numerous articles in The American Academy of Pediatrics Journal and other publications and presented workshops and seminars in the United States and in Canada

Ph.D. in Rehabilitation from New York University

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 

France Delle Donne

France May 2018

Career range from Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch in Europe, Director of Development of the Morristown Partnership, to Senior VP Communications-PR-Community Relations-Corp Donations of a NJ regional bank

Former board member of The Peck School, Morris County Tourism Bureau, Junior League of Morristown, Morris Arts and Friends of Morris Museum

Current board member of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. Still serving on The Peck School Community Service Award committee. Deacon at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown

27-year Morris County resident after having lived in Belgium, Ridgewood NJ,  Washington D.C., France, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and San Diego.

Susan Fortunato


Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, volunteer; member Executive Board

Madison Public Library, volunteer; member technology committee, former member of the Board of Trustees

BA – Kirkland College

Elizabeth Hansen


Has over 35 years in Pharma and Medical Device Management

MBA University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Enjoys traveling and an avid hiker

Suzanne Boyle Herrmann


Has served professionally for over 40 years in the nonprofit 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 nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

M.A. University of Virginia, MSW Fordham University


Marcia Hunter

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Extensive community involvement and professional experience in fundraising and business development

Served on various nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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

Martha Lewis


After a career in corporate computer sales, Martha has volunteered for a wide range of organizations while raising her five children.

She held many volunteer leadership positions at Kent Place School and Madison Public Schools.

She sat on the board and chaired the development committee at Grace Counseling Center in Madison.

She served on the Ohio Wesleyan Alumni Association Board of Directors prior to joining the Board of Trustees of OWU, where she currently serves as chair of the Advancement Committee.

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 nonprofit board membership

Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration

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



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, treasurer and chair of finance committee of Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Graduate of University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada

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

Debby Seme


BA in English and Education from Dickinson College

Married with two adult children

Resident of Martinsville, NJ for over 20 years

College Publishing Professional for 30 years

Freelance Writer and blogger: https://reimaginingretirement.wordpress.com/

Current Board member for the Center for Faith Justice, Lawrenceville and Somerset County FISH

Susanne von der Linde


Longtime resident of Madison with extensive community involvement  including committee member and leadership positions at the various schools in the  Madison district, the local travel soccer organization and other sports programs.

Volunteer with several local charities.

Current Board member of the Madison Area YMCA.

Former human resources executive and Director of Benefits for a national retail company.

BA from Ohio Wesleyan University