Board of Trustees

Implementing Our Mission

The Board of Trustees for Bergen Family Center is committed to the organization's mission of strengthening the community by providing services to families, individuals, seniors, teens and children.

Our goal is to support families in their journey towards independence, managing challenges, and improving their overall quality of life. Our objective includes promoting equity, authentic diversity, inclusion, and engagement within our organization and the community.

We are determined to remove any unfair differences in treatment or outcomes caused by societal issues such as discrimination or bias. We aim to be aware of and address any unconscious bias. Additionally, we are working to maintain our status as a leader in providing high-quality services to people of all ages and promoting fairness and justice within our community.

Executive Committee
Harry Martin,
Former Anchor Fox 5 NY and My9 TV, CEO Martin.Digital.Media
Alissa Kampner Rudin,
Vice Chair
Attorney and Community Volunteer
Dr. Jason Baynes,
Vice Chair
Physician, Baynes Orthopedic Health
Frank Skuthan,
General Manager, Sagebrush Partners, LLC
Mary Frisby,
Retail Customer Service Professional, Community Volunteer

Board Members
Kai Alston Director of Christian Education & Family Ministries,St. Paul's Church; Director of Special Projects Eva's Village
Anita Buchkajian VP Monarch Realty Corp
Ingrid Bradley Talent Acquisition Partner - Digital Marketing, Consulting & PPM COE
Co-Lead of Black, LatinX & Indigenous Affinity Group (BLING)
C. Peter Croonquist Executive Vice President of Investments Janney Montgomery Scott
Vanessa Gonzalez Elementary School Educator, Attorney, JD Cardozo School of Law ---
Phyllis Grossman Retired, Elementary Educator, Elisabeth Morrow School
Shel Grossman President, Blue Diamond HR LLC
Nancy Hong Vice President M&T Bank, Senior Branch Manager
Irina Kashan Community Volunteer
Courtney Levi Community Volunteer
Nancy Marks Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist
Laura Mathieu Assistant Principal, Englewood Public Schools
Ina Miller-Silverstein Co-President NCJWBCS, Educational Consultant, Learning Disability Specialist
Dana Romita Real Estate Residential Sales Douglas Elliman
Louise Schwartz Artist, designer, retired teacher
Shelley Taub Masters Food & Nutrition Community Volunteer
Jayanne Tedesco Interior Designer, Community Volunteer
Joe Vogler CFP, CPWA, Vice President UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Emmeline Wexer Executive Partner, Alliance Cost Containment

Approximately 92% of all of our income goes directly to programs that help infants, kids, teens, and older adults.
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