CASA of New Jersey's Board of Trustees is comprised of community leaders from all over New Jersey. The dedicated women and men who direct the work of CASA of New Jersey come from various social and professional backgrounds, using their expertise to benefit the program.
Lynn B. Kegelman, Esq.
Lynn Kegelman is currently an Attorney with Quinn & Kegelman, Attorneys at Law. She has served on the CASA of New Jersey Board of Trustees since 2013.
Michael A. Saponara, CPA/ABV, CFF, JD
Mr. Saponara is a Managing Director at Financial Research Associates, a firm that has been serving the business, financial, and legal communities for over 30 years. He specializes in forensic accounting and business valuation in a litigation setting.
Henry Plotkin served as the Executive Director of the State Employment and Training Commission (SETC) since March 1997 until his retirement in November of 2008. The SETC serves as the workforce policy arm of the Governor and the Legislature. In this capacity, Dr. Plotkin has led multiple efforts, including the issues of welfare-to-work, school-to-work, gender parity, adult literacy, at-risk youth, among others. He was also the Administrator of the New Jersey Youth Corps Program in the Department of Community Affairs. That award winning program provides high school dropouts community service work experience along with educational opportunities. Prior to his state service, Henry was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Livingston College, Rutgers University. The New Jersey American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) honored him with the Public Administrator of the Year Award in 1999. The Garden State Employment and Training Association (GSETA) honored him with the GSETA Public Service Award in 2004. He received his PhD and MA from Rutgers University and his BA from Queens College.
Hon. Barbara A. Curran
Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Barbara A. Curran is a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge who works pro bono with government and community organizations to provide legal, educational, health, housing and employment services to veterans and their families. Judge Curran was elected to four terms in the New Jersey legislature and served as a member of the Cabinet for two Garden State Governors. In the private sector, she was publisher of two weekly newspapers and specialized in regulated industries corporate legal work. A graduate of Saint Mary-of-the Woods College, she holds a Masters degree from Syracuse University and a JD from Seton Hall School University of Law.
Stuart R. Goldfarb, Esq.
Stuart Goldfarb is currently a Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
Lawrence R. Greenberg, PMP
Mr. Greenberg founded Poni TV after a conversation with Quentin Tarantino where he was told "you can direct a movie at any age" and has since directed fourteen movies. Mr. Greenberg works at not-for-profit Princeton Community Television as director for a live TV talk show and as chair of the technology committee. He divides his time between his family, SiMX, RedBowWhiteBox.com, and Poni TV. Mr. Greenberg has posed interview questions to stars including Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, and M. Night Shyamalan. He is named on two patents for payment methods. He has a BA in Psychology from Rutgers.
George J. LeBlanc
George LeBlanc is the Vice President of Government and Fiscal Affairs at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he represents and advocates for the university’s interests in a wide array of public policy areas and collaborates with faculty, students, and administration to advance the university’s prominence. Prior to joining Rutgers, Mr. LeBlanc spent more than 25 years in public service to the State of New Jersey, starting in the Office of Legislative Services, moving to the New Jersey Senate Minority Office, and ultimately to the New Jersey Senate Majority Office, where he served for more than a decade as the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Budget and Fiscal Analysis. Mr. LeBlanc holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction from Wayne State University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
John McHugh retired from Accenture in 2012 with 26+ years of experience delivering management and technology consulting services to Fortune 200 clients. Today, John enjoys a mix of community service activities, client consulting, private investing and enjoying time with his family.
Dr. Joy Ohayia, PhD
Dr. Joy Ohayia’s success draws on years of experience in the fields of nutrition, personal training, and overall health and wellness. Dr. Joy completed a Ph.D. in Natural Health and Holistic Nutrition and Healing from the University of Natural Health, M.S. in Statistics and B.S in Applied Math and Statistics from Rutgers University and Stony Brook University, respectively. As producer and host of, "The Dr. Joy Show – Your Prescription for Total Wellness,” she offers practical advice and meaningful insights to viewers as they aspire toward comprehensive wellness. Dr. Joy has created a roster of wellness products and is the author of, "Don't Let "IT" Get You!: An Empowering Health and Fitness Guide for Women.” Dr. Joy shares her passion, wisdom and proven strategies for success with a growing roster of corporate and virtual clients.
Mr. Price is President and CEO of Computer Service & Support, Inc. a medical laboratory computer software firm based in Linwood, NJ. He has traveled widely and spoken at national conferences on Electronic Medical Records in laboratories. He is currently the President of the Ocean City Free Public Library Board of Trustees where he has served for over 9 years. Mr. Price attended the University of Delaware where he studied mechanical engineering. He resides in Ocean City, NJ with his wife Vonnie.
Michael R. Slater
Mr. Slater has been involved for many years with organizations promoting the welfare and education of children. He has been on the board of Essex County CASA for more than a decade during which time he served as its Treasurer and Chairman. He also served as a member of the committee created to establish CASA of NJ, and since 2002, has been on the board of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City. He has had several careers, beginning as policeman, then as an attorney, business executive, entrepreneur and most recently as a non-profit fundraiser. He holds a certificate from the New Haven Police Academy, a BA from Yale University, a JD from the Yale University Law School, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Business School.
Hon. Michael K. Diamond
Hon. Thomas H. Dilts
Anthony D’Urso, PsyD
Jose Piazza, CPA
John K. Tiene
Cecilia Zalkind, Esq.