Montclair State University campus bell tower among green trees.

Board Members


Gregory Collins

BS, Accounting – Montclair State University
Current: Director, Facilities & Special Projects Brick Education Network

Certified Public Accountant
Former: Managing Director of G. Collins & Company, LLC and was a tax partner in the Sports and Entertainment Division of Mitchell & Titus, LLP.

Vice Chair

Anthony M. Carlino

BA, Political Science – Montclair State University
JD – Seton Hall
Current: Partner in the law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLC. and co-chair of the Litigation and Insurance Services Group.
Former: Served a judicial clerkship for The Honorable Fred C. Galda, A.A.J.S.C., and was an Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor.


Robert Iacullo

BA, Business Administration – Montclair State University
MBA, Finance – Fairleigh Dickinson University
Former: Executive Vice President at United Water Resources, Inc. and President of United Water Resources, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer.


Penelope Vance

BA, Psychology — Mount Holyoke College
Current: Fiduciary Managing Director, PNC Wealth Management

Former: Senior Vice President, PNC Wealth Management, Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Giving, Montclair State University

Board Members

Keith Ansbacher

Business Administration – Montclair State University
JD – Rutgers University
Former: VP and Associate General Counsel and then as Interim General Counsel at BASF before retiring in 2014.

Gerald Appelstein

SB, Chemical Engineering – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Current: President, Appelstein, LLC
Former: Vice President, Tauber Oil Company and executive for Exxon and Starsupply GFI

Dennis Bone

BS, Mathematics – West Virginia University Institute of Technology
MBA, Finance and Economics – Rutgers University
MS, Counseling – The Johns Hopkins University
Current: Executive in Residence, Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University.
Former: President of Verizon New Jersey

Harold Bryant

BA, Theater and Minor in Business – Rutgers University
Current: Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of Production at CBS Sports, New York, New York.

Rose Cali

BA, Anthropology – Montclair State University
Current: Education Advocate; Founder, Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center
Former: Volunteer services coordinator for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; public relations officer for training center.

Mike Capone

BS, Computer Science – Dickinson College
MBA, Finance – Pace University
Current: Chief Executive Officer at Qlik Technologies, Inc.
Former: Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP).

Susan A. Cole

BA, English and American Literature – Barnard College, Columbia University
MA, English and American Literature – Brandeis University
PhD, English and American Literature – Brandeis University
Current: President, Montclair State University
Former: President, Metropolitan State University in Minnesota; Visiting Senior Fellow in academic administration, City University of New York; Vice President for University Administration and Personnel, Rutgers University; Associate University Dean for Academic Affairs, Antioch University; faculty member, CUNY.

Colleen Coppla

BA, English Literature — University of Scranton
MA, Teaching — Fairleigh Dickinson University
Ph.D Candidate — Seton Hall University
Current: Vice President for Development at Montclair State University overseeing the University’s efforts in the areas of development, fundraising, alumni affairs, annual giving along with the activities of the University Foundation.

Former: Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement, John D. MacArthur Jupiter Campus, Florida Atlantic University

Angelo J. Genova

BA, History – Montclair State University
MA, Industrial and Labor Relations – Rutgers University
JD – Rutgers University
Current: Partner and firm co-founder of Genova Burns. He is a leading member of the New Jersey Bar in the practice areas of Labor and Employment Law, Election Law and Complex Litigation and Appeals.

Robert Gregory

Williams College
JD – New York Law School
Current: Founder, Imagination Management Group
Former: Chief Business Officer and Managing Director of Atlas Development Corporation

Susan Head

BA, Psychology – Western Maryland College/McDaniel College
MA, Educational Psychology – Montclair State University
MBA, Finance – Fairleigh Dickinson University
Current: Principal with Philanthropic Consulting, LLC.
Former: Senior Vice President and Senior Philanthropic Specialist at Wells Fargo

Erik Jacobson

BA, Wesleyan University
EdM, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
EdD, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Current: Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning at Montclair State University 

Jeffrey Johnson

Management/Accounting – Montclair State University
Current: President and Owner of MBM Business Systems, Inc.

Nadine Leslie

BS, Civil Engineering – Faculté des Sciences, Haiti
Current: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SUEZ North America.
Former: Senior Vice President, Group Health, Safety and Security, SUEZ North America

Robert Jay Lieberman

BA – University of Buffalo
JD – Brooklyn Law School
Current: Founder and president of All-Ways Advertising Company, the Bloomfield, New Jersey-based promotional advertising and marketing provider.

Marcella LoCastro

BA, Mathematics – Montclair State University
MBA – Fairleigh Dickinson University
Current: CEO of MLoCastro Consulting LLC, and provides women’s leadership training and coaching for companies, and for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA).
Former: Senior Management positions at Deloitte, LLP and Ernst & Young, LLC.

Ellen McSherry

BA Mathematics – Assumption College
MS Accounting – Northeastern University
Former: Chief Operating Officer, New Jersey Society of CPAs

James Merli

BS, Business Administration – Montclair State University
Current: Executive in Residence, Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University
Former: Retired managing director and global head of Debt Syndicate and head of Global Finance Americas for Nomura Securities International.  Former head of US Primary Market Syndication for Fixed Income at Barclays Capital. 

Steve Resnick

BA, English – Montclair State University
JD – Rutgers University
Current: Counsel at Ziegler, Zemsky & Resnick, LLC
Former: Shareholder at Budd Larner, P.C.

Judith Schumacher-Tilton

Current: President of Tilton Automotive Group, parent company of Schumacher Chevrolet in Little Falls, Clifton and Denville. Serves as the Vice Chairperson of the General Motors Women’s Retail Network and the General Motors Minority Women’s Council.

John Sullivan

BS – University of Richmond
Current: President and CEO of Heritage Wealth Counselors, LLC.
Former: Founding Partner of Summit Financial Resource, LLC.

Lester Taylor

BS – Political Science – Montclair State University
JD- Howard University School of Law.
Current: Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, LLC
Former: 2014 to 2017, served as mayor of the City of East Orange.