Roseann Vanella has spent a lifetime witnessing many families in transition on both a professional and personal level. She is a Professional Family/Divorce Mediator and Founder of Advanced Mediation Solutions who clearly understands the impact on families going through life changes. Roseann is a recognized expert on divorce and family matters and her words of wisdom have appeared in the Huffington Post. She is also the Founder of FamilyAffaires.com, an online community providing resources, tools and education for families going through life changes. Roseann is truly passionate about helping families, especially children and is honored to have been appointed the President, Board of Trustees.
Patrizia "Trish” Zita co-founded Kaufman Zita Group, a lobbying and public affairs firm in 2007 and serves today as the firm’s managing business partner. Trish has been featured in Forbes magazine, and was also ranked among the 100 most powerful political players in New Jersey in PolitickerNJ’s "2013 Power List,” which annually ranks the most powerful and politically influential non-elected officials in New Jersey. As a wife and mother of two, Trish believes deeply in CASA's mission and is proud to serve on the board.
Digesh Patel is a director of Mercadien, P.C, CPA’s and is involved in performing and overseeing audits of state, local and municipal government organizations. In 2012, Digesh was awarded a Special Achievement Award by the Association of Government Accountants’ Trenton Chapter for his contribution to government accounting and auditing. He is a graduate of Rider University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration. As an undergraduate, he was treasurer for the Asian Students at Rider organization. He resides with his wife and two sons in Bordentown Township, NJ.
Jerry has over 10 years managing consulting projects for private companies and municipal government and his background includes over 20 years in manufacturing, training, and human resources. He has also held extensive leadership roles in the HR Industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Tri-State HR Management Association for over ten years in various capacities, including President for two years. In January 2011, he was elected as Executive Director of the Garden State Council–SHRM, the state level HR organization representing 7,000 members in New Jersey. He has been an Adjunct Professor for the School of Business at Rutgers-Camden since 2010, teaching Strategic HR Management, Legal Issues in HR Management, and Organization Behavior. Jerry holds three degrees, an MS, Training and Organizational Development from St. Joseph’s University in PA; and from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, he earned an MBA, Operations, and a BS, Chemical Engineering. Jerry has been married (to the same person) for 42 years, and is the proud father of two daughters and grandfather of three.
Gregory Grimaldi is a Vice President with Conner Strong & Buckelew and is responsible for new business development for the Employee Benefits Consulting Division. Prior to joining the organization, Grimaldi was a partner at Associated Insurance Management, a local benefits consulting firm that was acquired by Conner Strong & Buckelew. He also served in various business development and marketing capacities with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey for eight years. Grimaldi also worked for Campbell Soup Company for five years as part of the international audit group and served as a cost accounting manager in their Mexico facility.
Julie LaVan, Esq.
Robin Sheldrick is Sr. Vice President and Director, Human Resources for Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, NJ. Mathematica is a nationally-recognized public policy research firm and a long-time supporter of CASA. As head of the human resources function, she oversees talent management, compensation, benefits, and employee engagement and development. Prior to joining Mathematica, Robin worked in similar roles for pharmaceutical development businesses headquartered in Mercer County. A Princeton resident, Robin served for many years as a Trustee for the American Boychoir School.
Marge is committed to enabling non-profits and communities to succeed. She founded Community Works so individuals would have the opportunity to get skills that would enable them to be even more successful in tackling challenging issues. For over 30 years she has been active in multiple capacities with a variety of organizations. She has been recognized for her leadership by the following awards and honors: Cherish the Children Foundation, Trailblazer- UIH-Family Partnerships, Toastmaster District 6 Leadership Award, Susie Waxwood Award, and Rotary-Princeton Citizen of the Year, and is a recipient of the NBJAWBO-Community Leadership award. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s from Columbia University.
Andrea Stine has served on the Board of Trustees of CASA of Mercer and Burlington Counties since 2008. She works for Morgan Stanley in Lawrenceville, focusing on helping executives and professionals plan for retirement. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, she served as director of investor relations for Celanese Corporation. Andrea also serves on the board of the TWIN Management Forum, a service organization affiliated with the YWCA and dedicated to the advancement of women. A graduate of Boston College, she and her husband Rick reside in Princeton.