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.
Jeff Crisalli, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors
Joan Docktor, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors, welcomes Jeff Crisalli as the new manager of the Brick Sales Office. Licensed since 2009, Crisalli was a sales associate in the BHHS Fox & Roach Toms River Sales Office. He has an entrepreneurial background and previously was the owner/broker of Blue Diamond Realty.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to be joining the BHHS Fox & Roach leadership team and look forward to working with all the sales associates,” adds Crisalli.
He has extensive experience in general contracting and property management. A member of the Monmouth/Ocean County Board of Realtors, Crisalli specializes in residential, retail and commercial investment sales. He resides in Toms River with his wife, Daria, and they have two children.
Colleen M. Degnan, Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC
Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC is pleased to welcome Colleen M. Degnan to the firm. Degnan, an associate in the firm’s Cherry Hill office, focuses her practice in the areas of health care law, education law and civil litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Degnan served as a law clerk to Judge Donald J. Stein in the Camden County Superior Court, Civil Division. During her clerkship, she gained experience while working on matters involving medical malpractice, personal injury, contract disputes and employment law. Degnan also served as a court-appointed mediator for both small claims and landlord/tenant matters.
While attending Widener University Delaware Law School, where she graduated cum laude, Degnan served as a judicial extern to Judge Jack A. Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She also interned for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s Government Programs Division, as well as the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Before law school, Degnan earned her B.S. from the University of Scranton. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Laura Hamilton, ETS
At a time when educational measurement and research are critical to the future of education, learning and assessment, ETS announced that Laura Hamilton has been named general manager of research centers within the organization’s Research & Development Division.
In this role, Hamilton will oversee the organization’s research centers, which will focus their efforts on a number of cross-cutting domains to help inform decision-making and shape the future of education and learning and continue ETS’ tradition of making a major impact in foundational and applied research on both operational assessment programs, and to more broadly advance the practice and science of measurement.
Hamilton joins ETS from the RAND Corp., where she most recently served as a senior behavioral scientist and distinguished chair in learning and assessment. She also directed RAND’s Center for Social and Emotional Learning Research and co-directed the American Educator Panels, RAND’s nationally representative survey panels of teachers and principals.
Through a pair of promotions, Kearny Bank has further enhanced its auditing department’s capabilities. Little Falls resident Robert Kusant has been named vice president/audit manager, while Amberly Hernandez of Newark is now vice president/senior auditor. Both Kusant and Hernandez are based in the bank’s Fairfield corporate office.
Kusant joined Kearny Bank in 2016 as assistant vice president/senior auditor, most recently holding the title of vice president/senior auditor. His focus was on bringing outsourced audits in house and providing employee training on audit-related subjects along with co-implementing automated work papers solutions. In his new role, Kusant will lead and review audits conducted by Kearny Bank, and manage related projects from initial planning through completion.
Hernandez, who also joined Kearny Bank in 2016, holds both a bachelor’s and an MBA from Caldwell University. As project leader of the bank’s new SOX automated system, AuditBoard, she focused on initiatives to upgrade data utilization and reporting capabilities. In her new role, Hernandez — who is CAMS and COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) certified — leads audits, including remediation plan development and coordinating the efforts of internal bank teams.
Morgan Stanley announced that Lori Rabinowitz, a senior vice president, financial adviser in the firm’s Florham Park Wealth Management office, and Elizabeth Camp, a vice president, financial adviser in the firm’s Short Hills Wealth Mangement office, have both been named to Working Mother & SHOOK Research’s list of Top Wealth Advisor Moms.
This listing recognizes a select group of individuals who, while pursuing careers as successful financial advisers, also juggle the responsibilities of having one or more children under the age of 21 living at home.
“We congratulate Lori Rabinowitz and Elizabeth Camp of the Green Jade Group at Morgan Stanley for their inclusion on this list,” commented David Fritz, complex manager of Morgan Stanley’s Florham Park office. “Lori and Liz continue to show professionalism and dedication to their valued clients while raising their individual families.”
Michael J. Mulcahy, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Michael J. Mulcahy as senior managing director, commercial private banker (C&I).
Mulcahy is responsible for developing and growing a portfolio of commercial clients in the markets the bank serves. With the fragmentation in the market, he will be able to successfully deliver our full suite of products utilizing our boutique service model and advice-led strategy.
Mulcahy has a proven track record of growing and developing extensive client portfolios. Previously, as senior vice president, director, business banker at Capital One Bank N.A., he successfully managed and generated over $2 million in annual revenue in New York and New Jersey.
Fred Younkin, Levin Management Corp.
Levin Management Corp. has expanded its leasing team with the addition of Fred Younkin. The Cinnaminson resident joins the North Plainfield-based commercial real estate services firm during a time of increasing transactional activity and portfolio growth; LMC currently represents 110 properties totaling nearly 15.5 million square feet in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.
Younkin brings 20 years of broad commercial real estate knowledge to the position. Specializing in retail real estate, he has an extensive background in owner and tenant representation, and has completed leases on behalf of a range of institutional, regional and local business owners. In his new role as LMC leasing representative, Younkin is responsible for leasing and marketing efforts at nearly one dozen retail properties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
“Levin’s outstanding reputation and industry success is simply unmatched,” Younkin said. “This firm’s diverse property portfolio and the opportunity to work alongside a highly accomplished leasing team made joining Levin an easy choice. I am excited to advance my career at this dynamic organization.”
Theresa Brodrick, Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey
The Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey announced that it has selected Hackensack Meridian Health Executive Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Theresa M. Brodrick for its 2020 Nurse Executive Award. This award recognizes Brodrick’s exceptional leadership, guidance and service to Hackensack Meridian Health and to the nursing profession.
“Theresa’s remarkable leadership has led to a culture of nursing excellence, innovation and empowerment at Hackensack Meridian Health,” said Bob Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “I want to congratulate Theresa on this well-deserved recognition and thank her for significantly elevating the practice of nursing both within our organization and the profession overall.”
Purnell School, the only college preparatory boarding and day school for motivated girls in grades 9-12 who learn differently, announced six appointments to its distinguished faculty and staff. The additions officially joined Purnell at the start of its in-person fall 2020 semester.
Tim Coughlan joins Purnell’s humanities department, teaching world history and English literature to 10th and 12th-graders. Erin Smith joins the STEM department, teaching coding, web development, chemistry, and geometry. Purnell also welcomes Debra Davis, English language arts learning specialist, and Kate Bendrick, math learning specialist. Bill Castell is Purnell’s new educational technology coordinator. Jenn Panetta and her therapy dog Preston Christopher have been welcomed in her role as school counselor.
Vaughan Baio & Partners
Vaughan Baio & Partners is pleased to welcome four new partners to the firm — Peter P. Perla Jr., Joseph P. Horan II, Susie B. Burns and Cindy Ringel. The attorneys are members of the firm’s Labor, Employment & Liability and Workers’ Compensation practice groups and will operate from its New Brunswick office. The group joins from Jasinski P.C.
“Welcoming Pete, J.P., Susie and Cindy in New Jersey continues our momentum in creating the firm we envisioned Vaughan Baio to be,” said co-Founding Partner Joe Vaughan. “A firm that provides thoughtful, strategic and effective representation in both litigated and non-litigated matters and obtains results that strengthen our clients’ positions in today’s marketplace.”