Officers of the Board - Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

Officers of the Board - Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
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           Officers of the Board

Bette M. Simmons, Ed.D.
Dr. Simmons earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French at Thiel
College, a master’s degree in Counseling from Montclair State University and
a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Seton Hall University. She
began her professional higher education experience in 1980 by accepting a
position at County College of Morris. Since being at the college, Dr. Simmons
steadily advanced professionally as she held positions as Counselor, Assistant
to the President & Affirmative Action Officer, Assistant Dean of Student
Development, Dean of Student Development, and her current position of Vice
President of Student Development & Enrollment Management.
Dr. Simmons is very active in the Morris County community. In addition to
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, she is involved with Preschool Advantage,
the Morris County Human Relations Commission, the African American
Wellness Coalition, the Morris County Park Alliance, and the Morris County
Sexual Assault Advisory Board. Additionally, she was appointed to the
Governor’s Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault, representing New Jersey’s
community colleges in developing statewide recommendations for how
colleges and universities address this national issue.
She has taught graduate level courses in the Doctoral Program of Educational
Leadership at Rowan University, the Masters’ Program of Supervision,
Leadership & Administration at Seton Hall University, and has been a guest
lecturer in the Board Leadership Institute at Seton Hall as well as in the
Student Affairs in Higher Education Program at Montclair State University.
Dr. Simmons has served on three doctoral dissertation committees. Recently,
she was appointed to the New Jersey City University Community College
Leadership Program Advisory Board and serves as a mentor to several of the
doctoral candidates in this program.
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                    Krista Korinis
                    Krista Korinis is the President of Global Installation Resources, LLC, a woman
                    owned and operated union installation company specializing in office furniture,
                    demountable walls, signage and laboratory case work installations and a wide
                    variety of project management services.
                    Global Installation Resources, LLC is a certified Women Business Enterprise
                    (WBE) & Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and in 2011 obtained WBENC
                    Certification for national recognition as a minority business. Ms. Korinis helps
                    her clients find cost-effective installation solutions through expertly managed
                    relationships with unions and their members.
                    As a proud minority business owner, Ms. Korinis is an active member of
                    Collaborative Women in Construction (CWC), Women President Educational
                    Organization (WPEO), the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, and
                    just completed her second term on the Board of Directors for CREW
                    NJ (Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey). Her vision as an
                    entrepreneur was recognized in 2014 when she received the Leading Women
                    Entrepreneur Top 25 Award, in 2015 as the face of The Limited’s “New Look
                    of Leadership” national campaign,” and in 2017 as a SmartCeo Brava NJ
                    honoree. In 2018, she was honored at CREWNJ’s 35 Anniversary Gala for
                    her contributions to the organization and the advancement of women in
                    commercial real estate.
                    Ms. Korinis currently serves Secretary on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts
                    of Northern New Jersey and Chair of the Fund Development Committee.
                    Earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a
                    concentration in Marketing from Bryant University, Ms. Korinis resides in
                    Wyckoff with her husband Justin and son.
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                    Jill Andersen
                    Jill Andersen is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Oyster Point
                    Pharma. She is a senior pharmaceutical executive recognized for business acumen,
                    enterprise mindset, integrity, and sustained risk mitigation. Prior to working at
                    Oyster Point Pharma, she was the Vice President, Legal Head, Inflammation and
                    Immunology, for Celgene/Bristol Meyers Squibb Company.
                    Born and raised in New Jersey, she has lived in Morris County for the past 18 years,
                    during which her two daughters were part of the GSNNJ family. She has over 20
                    years of legal experience in the pharmaceutical industry, government, and private
                    practice. Prior to entering the legal profession, she was an analyst at Chase Bank.
                    She has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Boston College and a Juris
                    Doctor degree from Wake Forest University, School of Law.
                    Currently serving as a member at large on the GSNNJ Board of Directors,
                    Ms. Andersen is also a member of the GSNNJ Finance Committee.

                    Delia Blacker Perretta
                    Delia Blackler Perretta is a freelance writer. In addition to serving on the
                    GSNNJ Board, she is the Vice President of the Woodlea/Zoe’s Place Advisory
                    Council for Children’s Aid and Family Services. She is also a sustainer in the
                    Junior League of Bergen County. Before moving to New Jersey, she worked
                    at Good Housekeeping where she edited the Peggy Post etiquette column
                    and created print and online consumer guides. She has also worked as a
                    newspaper reporter, and since moving to the Garden State has penned a
                    number of consumer service articles for The Record. She has co-edited books
                    including “The Preppy Cookbook: Classic Recipes for the Modern Prep” by
                    Chef Christine Nunn.
                    Ms. Blacker Perretta earned a bachelors in English from Boston College
                    and masters in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of
                    Journalism. She lives in Wyckoff, NJ, with her husband, Stephen, and her
                    two children, Josie and Eric. Josie is a Girl Scout and proudly earned her
                    Girl Scout Silver Award.
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                    Lynn Gregorski
                    Lynn Gregorski is the President of Rapunzel Creative Marketing Agency, a
                    state certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE). She is a strategic and
                    brand marketer and has a passion for helping businesses translate value
                    propositions and goals into a compelling identity.
                    Ms. Gregorski was the co-founder and former president of Shelter for Pets,
                    a volunteer nonprofit organization with a mission to foster pets of domestic
                    violence survivors. She served as a volunteer president of Halfway Hounds
                    canine rescue which provides a second chance to shelter dogs with
                    behavior issues.
                    She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Syracuse University in TV, Film
                    and Radio and has professional certification from Cornell University Institute
                    for Nonprofit Management. Ms. Gregorski is also a Six Sigma Green Belt,
                    Dale Carnegie Instructor, and a volunteer with Bergen County CART (County
                    Animal Response Team). Girl Scouts was a big part of her life growing up and
                    her mom was her leader. She would love to give back to the organization by
                    serving on the board of directors.

                    Matthew Lamb, Pharm. D, R.PH.
                    Matthew Lamb is Vice President, Regulatory Therapeutic Area Head –
                    Immunology, Neuroscience and Fibrosis at Bristol Myers Squibb. He has over
                    20 years of experience in global pharmaceutical development in the disciplines
                    of clinical pharmacology and regulatory affairs. Prior to Bristol Myers Squibb,
                    he worked for Celgene Corporation, Warner Chilcott Company, and Hoffman-
                    Mr. Lamb attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy of Science, where
                    he earned his undergraduate degree and his Doctor of Pharmacy
                    degree. He conducted his post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of North
                    Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy and Quintiles, Inc. He is a licensed
                    pharmacist in the State of New Jersey.
                    Mr. Lamb is a resident of Washington Township, Morris County. He strongly
                    believes there is no more important mission than building girls of courage,
                    confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
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                    Joseph Pennisi
                    Joe Pennisi is Vice President of Technology Operations for Fiserv, Card
                    Services. He is responsible for the Application Support and Technology
                    Operations for the diverse Card Services portfolios that include Debit, Credit,
                    Risk, and Digital applications that Clients and their Card holders depend on.
                    He has over 20 years in executive roles within the Fortune 500,
                    Pharmaceutical, Marketing/Media, Insurance, and Financial Services
                    industries managing technologists focused on creatively leveraging strategic
                    technologies, industry standard tools, processes, and methodologies to
                    increase the bottom line.
                    Mr. Pennisi holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Computer Science from
                    Monmouth University.
                    He has an avid interest in volunteering with many organizations including
                    Girl Scouts, Little League, Unico, and recreational sports organizations. With
                    the Girl Scouts, he worked with a group of local Girl Scout volunteers to staff
                    multiple Yankee Stadium concession stands for a full season. A percentage of
                    sales were designated to the Girl Scout troop for their activities and
                    service projects.
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                    Germaine Lacqua
                    Germaine Lacqua is the Vice President, US Commercial Compliance, at
                    AbbVie. She is a biopharmaceutical executive leader with a passion for people
                    and culture. Ms. Lacqua has a reputation for transforming existing models and
                    innovating new methods to gain a competitive advantage. Areas of expertise
                    include embedding compliance into business practices and positioning
                    compliance as a business partner by employing a collaborative approach.
                    She is skilled in developing and implementing solutions, driving results, and
                    executing on strategic goals.
                    Ms. Lacqua is a Professional Certified Coach with a passion for personal
                    development, women and girls’ empowerment, and organizational growth.
                    She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Connecticut
                    and resides in Bergen County with her family, including a Girl Scout Daisy.

                    Nashira Layade
                    Nashira Layade is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer at
                    Realogy Holding Corp. She has over 20 years’ experience as a thought leader
                    in Information Security, Data Privacy, and Risk Management for Fortune 500
                    firms in the financial services and media sectors. Her expertise includes creating
                    and implementing global information security and risk management strategies,
                    policies and controls, to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of
                    enterprise IT systems and data.
                    She always wanted to be a Girl Scout but didn’t have the opportunity. She had
                    many friends who were Girl Scouts, and it played a big part in transforming
                    them and shaping different aspects of their lives. Ms. Layade is an advocate
                    and mentor of girls and women on their academic path and professional
                    career journey. She currently serves on the Junior Achievement of New Jersey
                    North board. She has also served on the board of the YMCA of Greater New
                    York, Jamaica YMCA; as a mentor with iMentor and as a Strategic Partner-Jayne
                    K. Campbell Committee Chairman for the Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.
                    Ms. Layade earned a Master’s of Science degree in Engineering:
                    Telecommunications Networking from New York University-Polytechnic School of
                    Engineering and a Bachelors of Applied Science degree, Computer Science from
                    the University of Pennsylvania.
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                    Nikki Sumpter, SPHR, SCP
                    Nikki Sumpter is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Atlantic
                    Health System (AHS). A forward-thinking leader celebrated for inspiring positive
                    change and engagement across large health care system, Ms. Sumpter and her
                    team are devoted to encouraging the alignment and development of AHS caregivers;
                    promoting health and wellness; fostering diversity and inclusion; and extending
                    system initiatives connected to sustainability, charitable giving, and community
                    Recently, Ms. Sumpter was honored as a 2020 Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
                    Woman of Achievement. She was honored in 2018 with the Great Place to Work
                    for All Leadership Award, designed to recognize the integral strategic and cultural
                    influence of talented women leaders from Fortune 100-recognized organizations.
                    Prior to joining Atlantic Health, Ms. Sumpter served as Senior Vice President of
                    Human Resources and Learning at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas. Ms.
                    Sumpter and JPS were honored with a Press Ganey Commitment to Excellence
                    Award for Employee Engagement for their successful redesign of employee
                    recognition, benefit plans, and workforce and leadership development programs.
                    While with the organization, she was named a Most Powerful Businesswoman by the
                    National Diversity Council and Texas Diversity Magazine, and JPS was recognized by
                    the Dallas Morning News as a Top 100 employer.
                    Ms. Sumpter earned a master’s degree in Human Resources Development
                    from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration –
                    Management from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a member of the
                    Board of Directors for the New Jersey Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development
                    Board and Cornerstone Family Programs.

                    Divina E. Lopez, M.D.
                    Dr. Divina E. Lopez is a Board-Certified Pediatrician currently serving as a Field
                    Doctor, Bureau of School Health, for the NYC Department of Health and Mental
                    Hygiene. She enjoys teaching and is always enthusiastic about sharing her
                    unique approach to caring for children and recently launched a podcast,
                    Dancing into Parenthood.
                    Dr. Lopez completed her Internship and Residency at the Nassau University
                    Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, earned her Medical Degree at Ross
                    University Medical Center, Dominica, West Indies, and her Bachelor of Science
                    degree from St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
                    As a volunteer, she is the Medical Director to the Hungry Monk Food Truck
                    project, which serves the homeless population in New York City. Dr. Lopez
                    volunteers for the Wyckoff Heights Health Fair and the Nassau University Medical
                    Center Health Fair. A Bergen County resident, she loves to travel, try new foods,
                    and dance.
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                      Board Development Committee

                    Elisa Buckley
                    Elisa Buckley is the Principal, Managing Director of Walsh Environmental
                    Solutions and specializes in Environmental Due Diligence, Investigations, and
                    Ecological Evaluations. Her career started when she earned her bachelor’s
                    degree in Natural Resource Management and Engineering at University of
                    Connecticut. In Connecticut she worked with the CT DEP to track wood turtles
                    and their urban and suburban habitats.
                    Ms. Buckley has over twenty years of technical experience from various simple
                    and complex property transactions, remedial investigations and ecological
                    evaluations. Her environmental investigative experience includes, but is
                    not limited to, petroleum spill sites, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities,
                    Brownfield redevelopment sites, and landfills. She has authored ecological
                    evaluations and work plans in accordance with US EPA and NJDEP guidelines,
                    rules, and regulations, all of which have been approved and implemented. She is
                    well versed in managing analytical data for reporting and statistical analysis and
                    has been trained to conduct wetland delineations.
                    Ms. Buckley is an active member in her network by being a Past President and
                    member of the Board of Directors of CREWNJ (Commercial Real Estate Women
                    of New Jersey) and a member and co-chair of US Green Building Council
                    (USGBC). She was the recipient of the 2018 Elinor J. Ferdon Young Woman of
                    Promise. Ms. Buckley is also on the Board Development Committee for
                    Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.

                    Divina E. Lopez, M.D.
                    See bio above
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                    Girl Representatives to the Board

                    Elise Choi
                    Elise Choi of Upper Saddle River has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and is a
                    Junior at Northern Highlands Regional High School.
                    At school, she is a member of the National Honor Society, Debate Team, Model
                    United Nations Club, and is secretary of the Northern Highlands Leo Club.
                    Outside of school, she is a competitive dancer at Studio L Dance Company,
                    a member of the Education Committee for the NJ Coalition Against Human
                    Trafficking, and a research assistant for the Korean American Grassroots
                    Conference in Washington D.C.
                    Ms. Choi’s interests reside within human rights, political science, international
                    relations, and humanities. She hopes to become a diplomat after college and
                    eventually attend law school to become a human rights lawyer. She earned her
                    Girl Scout Silver Award in 2018 and her Girl Scout Gold Award in March of 2021,
                    which educated young students and raised awareness on human trafficking
                    and online grooming. Human trafficking is the human rights issue she is most
                    passionate about, as she will continue to spread awareness and take action
                    regarding this issue. Concurrently, she is working with the Korean American
                    Grassroots Conference to pass a bipartisan bill that addresses another human
                    rights issue, granting U.S. citizenship to international adoptees brought to the
                    U.S. as children.
                    Ms. Choi applied to become a Girl Representative to give back to the Girl Scout
                    community that has supported her leadership and life skills development through
                    her years as a Girl Scout.
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                    Christine Hruby
                    Christine Hruby of Flanders has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and is a Junior at
                    Pope John XXIII Regional High School.
                    At school, Ms. Hruby is a member of the Pope John Operation Smile Club,
                    National Math Honor Society, Philosophy Club, President of the Take Action Club,
                    a member of the Science and Math League, Girls Who Code, Pope John Tennis
                    and Golf Club, and is a Student Ambassador.
                    Ms. Hruby is a published research scientist. She is an Altar Server at her church,
                    a nursing home volunteer, and an SAT tutor. She has earned her Girl Scout
                    Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.
                    Ms. Hruby applied for the position of Girl Scout Representative to the board so
                    she can share her 12 years of experience as a Girl Scout, present contemporary
                    ideas, enhance her collaborations and leadership skills, and to share her unique
                    perspective on matters involving economics and sustainability.

                    Emma Vales
                    Emma Vales of Morris Plains has been a Girl Scout for the past 12 years and is a
                    Junior at Villa Walsh Academy.
                    Ms. Vales is the recipient of the Marine Lance Corporal Christopher B. Cosgrove
                    III Memorial Award which is awarded to a student who exemplifies courage,
                    citizenship, honor, and character. She is a Member of St. Lucy’s Angels/Life
                    Witness Club, a server at the Community Food Kitchen, and a SOAR Tutor for
                    fifth graders in Morristown.
                    In school, she is the managing editor of the school newspaper, a dedicated
                    member of Mock Trial, and competes as a member of the
                    Forensics Public Speaking Club.
                    Ms. Vales taught herself how to do calligraphy and it has become one of her
                    favorite things to do. She is very passionate about disability rights and advocates
                    that people should not be judged on their disability but on the true content of
                    their character.
                    She has earned her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards and is eager to share
                    her Girl Scout and other experiences as a Girl Representative to the Board.
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