Executive Moves: Bayer, One Wall Partners and more

Executive Moves is an occasional feature on ROI-NJ.com describing some of the important personnel changes in the New Jersey business community. Reports are based on news releases, edited for content, clarity and style.

 Daniella Foster, Bayer

Bayer announced Daniella Foster as the new head of public affairs and sustainability for the Consumer Health Division, effective Sept. 16. In her new role, Foster will be responsible for the development and execution of the division’s global public affairs and sustainability strategies.

Foster will report to Heiko Schipper, president, Consumer Health and member of Bayer’s board of management, and partner closely with Bayer colleagues and external stakeholders to drive and promote self-care as a global health care approach.

“Daniella’s vast experience in this increasingly important field will serve us well as we look to deliver on our business strategy and further strengthen the positive impact of our business on society,” remarked Schipper. “She has a deep passion for sustainability, and a proven track record of successful partnerships with government authorities and non-governmental organizations around the world.”

Kerri Haltom, One Wall Partners

One Wall Partners, an owner and manager of transit-oriented workforce housing, is pleased to announce that it has hired Kerri Haltom as senior vice president of Property Management for the company’s portfolio, which has grown to more than 3,600 units in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Haltom will oversee the property management division as the company continues to grow through acquisitions.

During the past 25 years, Haltom has cultivated valuable experience across a broad range of functions within the multifamily management sector. She is widely acknowledged as a trusted relationship developer with a commitment to continuous growth, improvement, strategic initiative delivery and knowledge sharing.

Haltom spent 18 years with Home Properties, where, as senior vice president of property management, she developed a new organizational structure for property management operations and empowered a team of 630 property management professionals to exceed company financial goals in a highly collaborative work environment. She executed significant capital improvement plans, and managed operational and financial performance in eight geographic regions, comprising 85 communities and 31,000 market-rate apartment homes. Under the ownership of Lone Star Funds, Haltom oversaw the disposition of all assets.

Dan Johnson, ULI Northern New Jersey

R&J Strategic Communications, a full service integrated marketing and public relations agency, announces that a senior account executive, Dan Johnson, has been appointed to Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey’s advisory board as PR chair for FY 2020 and 2021. Johnson currently heads R&J’s commercial real estate practice and will work to increase awareness of the chapter’s key research and education initiatives while increasing engagement from members and industry influencers.

“I am very proud to be a part of this remarkable community and I’m honored to serve on their advisory board,” said Johnson. “The state of New Jersey is home to a broad and diverse range of transformative real estate projects, making the great work ULI Northern New Jersey does more important than ever. I look forward to leveraging my expertise in strategic communications to help raise awareness of this work and foster productive conversations among members of the real estate industry to create strong, dynamic communities.”

ULI Northern Jersey is a multidisciplinary real estate nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing responsible leadership in the use of land in order to enhance the total environment. Located in one of the nation’s most active real estate markets, ULI Northern New Jersey’s membership includes many of the state’s municipal leaders and most experienced real estate professionals across a variety of disciplines.

Michael Rose, EisnerAmper LLP

EisnerAmper LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Rose has joined the firm as a PRTS partner. He will specialize in enterprise risk management, information technology, regulatory and compliance, internal audit and monitoring, and data governance. In addition, Rose will also be the practice leader for a new service offering related to compliance and monitoring for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. transactions.

Rose has more than 35 years of experience in governance/compliance, internal audit, internal controls, business process optimization, as well as IT audit and advisory, IT security, and monitoring controls. He has been responsible for the implementation of compliance programs, enterprise risk management processes, global internal audit engagements, process optimization for business units worldwide, design and testing of controls, and the management of global Sarbanes-Oxley processes. Rose’s compliance work has included readiness for National Security Agreements under the supervision of CFIUS.

Rose gained industry expertise as the CEO and founding partner of a consulting firm, where he was responsible for overseeing all functional aspects of firmwide operations in service areas such as enterprise risk management, fraud prevention and detection, corporate governance, risk and controls, business process improvement and IT security. He also held a position with a Big Four accounting firm where he was involved in external financial statement audits, internal audit engagements, strategic planning, leveraged buyouts, SEC reporting, IPOs and secondary offerings.

Ashley Q. Rotchford, Morais Law

Morais Law, a WBENC-certified, woman-owned law firm specializing in U.S. immigration and nationality law, welcomes its newest attorney, Ashley Q. Rotchford, the newest member of the firm’s growing team. In her role as junior partner, she will counsel and partner with clients on a wide range of employment-based immigration matters, both immigrant and nonimmigrant.

Rotchford joins Morais Law following her clerkship for the Hon. Steven J. Polansky at the Camden County Superior Court. A graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law with honors (May 2018), she was a member of the Rubin Public Interest Law Society, a student fellow for the Institute for International Law and Public Policy and an editor for the Temple Law Review while attending school.

Rotchford was also a member of the university’s prestigious Law and Public Policy Program, where she wrote a white paper on the legality of visa restrictions and exclusions — a white paper she presented at both the Law and Society Association Conference in Mexico City and Intersection of Law and Public Policy 2017 Update at Temple University.

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. welcomes Pierre Chwang, Amy Francis Lemanski and Steven Polhamus to the firm as associates in its business law and personal law practices.

All are resident in the firm’s Woodbridge office.

Chwang joins the Business and Commercial Litigation team, concentrating his practice in commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout New Jersey. Lemanski joins the Family Law team, concentrating her practice in matrimonial law, including divorce, domestic violence, alimony, child custody, child support, and equitable distribution matters. Polhamus joins the Real Estate and Redevelopment teams, serving commercial real estate clients who are undertaking projects in redevelopment areas.

Joan Dublin, N.J. Primary Care Association

Joan Dublin, CEO and president of Metropolitan Family Health Network, was recently elected by the New Jersey Primary Care Association board of directors to the position of board chair. Dublin succeeds Dr. Theresa Berger, who is the CEO and president of Ocean Health Initiatives Inc.

NJPCA represents 23 Federally Qualified Health Centers, also known as Community Health Centers, in New Jersey providing health care services to over half a million people in the state. FQHCs are in every state across the nation. FQHCs are authorized under Section 330(A) of the Public Health Services Act to provide health care to the medically underserved. Many Community Health Centers and their sites are specially designated to serve the needs of special populations, including homeless populations, public housing residents, migrant and seasonal farm workers, veterans and school-aged children.

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Rita Kelley, Innoplexus

Innoplexus Inc, a subsidiary of Innoplexus AG, Frankfurt, which has developed the most comprehensive, industry validated, AI-powered drug discovery and development platform, announced today the appointment of Rita Kelley as senior vice president corporate development and marketing. Kelley will also act as managing director USA.

Kelley is a highly accomplished biotechnology and pharmaceutical executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience across strategy, commercial, and business development functions.

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Sara L. Sapia, Goldberg Segalla

Goldberg Segalla added associate Sara L. Sapia to the firm’s General Liability Group in Newark. Sapia was previously a law clerk to the Hon. Maritza Berdote Byrne for the Morris County Superior Court.

Sapia focuses her practice on counseling and defending clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters from inception through trial. During law school, Sapia was a research intern for the National Center for State Courts, where she conducted literature reviews on civil and criminal protection orders and evidence-based pretrial sentencing practices. She was also a legal intern with the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Office of the Attorney General Civil Litigation and Employment Law Section in Denver.

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