Alumni Board of Directors

The Alumni Board of Directors is committed to supporting Alumni Relations' mission of engaging more alumni with Seton Hall in increasingly meaningful ways. An all-volunteer body, the board continues to aim higher and achieve more each year. Its members are inspirational examples of the types of alumni whose involvement continues to move Seton Hall forward. To contact the board, please email alumni@shu.edu or call 1-800-992-4723 (1-800-992-GRAD).


  • Assad-AkhterAssad Akhter '03 
    Assad Akhter '03 is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ). In this capacity he is directly responsible for managing the local district offices and staff for the 9th Congressional District of New Jersey. Before this assignment, Assad served as the Legislative Director in the Washington, DC office where he oversaw the Congressman's legislative agenda and staff as he was tasked with coordinating the Congressman's position on the House Ways & Means Committee as well as staffing his assignment on the House Homeland Security Committee. Apart from his official legislative duties, Assad is a co-founder and past President of the Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA).
  • Jesse Bright '12Jesse Bright '12
    Jesse Bright, of Jersey City, N.J., graduated Seton Hall University in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Social and Behavioral Science, and then pursued a Master's degree at Seton Hall as well. He graduated with a Master's in Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) in 2012. After graduation, he worked at Maxim Healthcare Services in Hackensack, New Jersey as a healthcare recruiter. Now he works as a Credentialing Coordinator at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has been at that position since spring of 2013. While at Seton Hall, he accumulated accolades including being on dean's list for his undergraduate years, and graduating Magna Cum Laude of his master's program. He was also a part of Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society, as well as an Edward Bloustein Distinguished Scholar from 2006 to 2010. He currently resides in South Orange, NJ.
  • Lisa Candella-Hulbert '93/M.A. '95Lisa Candella-Hulbert '93/M.A. '95
    Lisa is currently a Broker-Associate for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox and Roach Realtors in Princeton, NJ. She is an award winning real estate professional having been the recipient of numerous awards including the NJAR Circle of Excellence Award and the Berkshire Hathaway Leading Edge Society Award. She is also a former member of the Alumni Board and the Board of Regents at Seton Hall. Lisa currently resides in Princeton, NJ with her husband Matt and their son Robert.
  • capadonaKimberly A. Capadona '98/J.D. '01
    Kimberly is a labor and employment law attorney with Archer & Greiner, P.C. in Hackensack. Her broad range of experience includes nationwide representation of employers in wage and hour matters, injunctions and employment discrimination claims involving sex, race, age, religion or handicap. She has served on various committees at the University and Seton Hall Law. She and her husband, Juan Trillo, J.D. '01, live in Jersey City.
  • Mary Ellen Clyne ’87/M.S.N. '93/Ph.D '12Mary Ellen Clyne '87/M.S.N. '93/Ph.D '12
    Dr. Clyne was the first person to earn her Bachelors (B.S.N.), Masters (M.S.N.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Nursing at Seton Hall University. Her fierce dedication to the nursing profession, led her to serve as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University. In 2012, she was inducted into the Seton Hall University College of Nursing Hall of Honor at the college's 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration. As CMMC's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Clyne leads a team of 2,300 employees, which includes 750 Nurses. She is very proud to be engaged with more than 700 Physicians and more than 200 Volunteers at CMMC. Dr. Clyne is transforming the way healthcare is being delivered at Clara Maass. Dr. Clyne received the renowned Margaret C. Haley Award that is bestowed annually to an alumnus of Seton Hall University College of Nursing who has significantly contributed to the Nursing profession in 2016.
  • DallavalleColleen Dallavalle '09/MA '11
    Colleen is currently the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at The College of New Jersey, in Ewing, New Jersey. Colleen has remained within the education sector for the past decade, working in various roles at colleges and universities throughout the region. She serves as a regional risk management consultant, keynote speaker at student leadership conferences, as well as an adjunct professor. Colleen currently resides in Ewing, N.J. with her husband, William Petrick '07, M.A. '11.
  • Richard Dooley ’69Richard Dooley '69
    Richard is a Financial Advisor at First Allied Advisory Services, Inc., an investment advisory firm based in San Diego, CA. He is registered with First Allied Securities, Inc., a broker-dealer with over 1,050 registered representatives nationwide. Richard has held an industry securities registration for 34 years. Prior to joining Allied in 2008, Richard worked as Senior Vice President of Investments at First Montauk Securities Corporation, since 1994. He resides in Red Bank, NJ with his wife Arlene.
  • Bonnie EvansBonnie Evans '02
    Bonnie Evans of Piscataway, N.J., graduated Seton Hall University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences in 2002 with a Master's degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management (M.H.A.). Prior to Seton Hall, she attended Northeastern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy/Therapist. She has served as CEO for the West Orange campus of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation since 2007. Evans has served the Kessler Institute in West Orange, after a long career of more than forty years with the Institute, they named her CEO of the West Orange campus. Not only involved with her work, she has served on a variety of nonprofit boards. The nonprofit boards include: the New Jersey Sharing Network, the Executive Women of New Jersey, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Friend's Health Connection, and the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey. At the 2015, Seton Hall University Many Are One Gala, Evans was presented with a service award for her dedication to her community and her consistent leadership within the sector of healthcare. In 2017, Bonnie received the Seton Hall Most Distinguished Alumna award. In addition to receiving many awards, and volunteering her time, she is also an active member in her church. She was also honored as the keynote speaker at the graduation for the MHA Online program in 2015.
  • Samuel Gardner III, M.A. '11Samuel Gardner III, M.A. '11
    Samuel Gardner III, M.A. '11 is currently an Assignment Manager on the CBS 3 and The CW Philly's Eyewitness News team. Prior to joining CBS, Gardner served as Assignment Editor/Futures Coverage Planner at the NFL Network in California. Previously, he was National Assignment Editor for CNN which he joined in 2007. While at CNN, Gardner was part of the 2008 Peabody Award-winning team that produced the Presidential Debates and campaign coverage. Gardner has also held positions at ABC NewsOne, WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia and WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. A graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, Gardner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. He also completed a Master of Arts degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University.
  • Brendan W. Gill ’96Brendan W. Gill '96
    Born in Belleville, raised in Montclair, and a former resident of Bloomfield, Brendan Gill has spent his entire life in Essex County. A product of the Montclair Public Schools and Seton Hall University, Brendan's career in public service began in the office of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. Brendan has since held top posts in various state and federal offices, including time served as district director for former congressman Steve Rothman and as spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Transportation. In January 2015, Brendan launched BGill Group, a full service public affairs company that specializes in Political Consulting, Digital Media, Strategic Communications, Media Relations, Advocacy and Government Affairs, where he serves as President and CEO. Brendan and his wife Alixon, along with their two children Gabriel and Kristen Leah, live in Montclair.
  • Chuck Guariglia '64Chuck Guariglia '64
    After selling soap for Lever Brothers, working at Y&R Advertising, and doing a two year hitch as a Training Sergeant in the U.S Army, Chuck started in account management at Ogilvy & Mather, a worldwide advertising agency, in 1970. While at Ogilvy, Chuck managed accounts like Maxwell House Coffee, Pepperidge Farm, Merrill Lynch, American Express, AT&T and Shell Oil. He retired as a senior partner in 2009. He and his wife Eileen have lived in Middletown, N.J. for 40 years. They have two grown daughters and two grandsons.
  • Gerard Hanson '75/J.D. '78Gerard Hanson '75/J.D. '78
    After graduating magna cum laude in 1975 with a BA in Economics, Jerry attended Seton Hall Law School, receiving his JD in 1978. Jerry has since practiced law as a trial attorney with Hill Wallack LLP in Princeton. Jerry also has had the pleasure working with the Adjunct Faculty at the Seton Hall Law School teaching Insurance since 1998. Jerry is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Helene Cody Foundation. Jerry and his wife Joanne live in Cranbury, NJ.
  • Cynthia M. Kibble '94Cynthia M. Kibble '94
    Cynthia is a versatile, consultative and strategic leader with operations, finance and HR expertise and a reputation for driving results. She has extensive experience as a business partner working with leadership teams to achieve operational efficiencies and grow their businesses. She provides exceptional leverage allowing leaders greater focus on clients, market development, and business growth. Her customer service, sound judgment, and business acumen skills coupled with a collaborative approach and excellent relationship building skills enable her to become a trusted advisor to clients and a valued team member. Her entire career has been spent at top consulting firms including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Strategy &/Booz & Co. and Booz Allen Hamilton, where she held various positions in business operations, strategic planning, campus recruitment and finance. Cynthia currently resides in Montclair, NJ with her husband Rich and their two children, Ethan and Eva.
  • limaNatasha Lima '04/M.S.P.A. '05
    Natasha Lima works as a risk specialist in the Enterprise Risk Management Department at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield in Newark, NJ. In this role she is responsible for assisting business owners in documenting and communicating their risks, ensuring robust risk responses and presenting related financial impacts to senior management. She works closely with actuaries to model out different scenarios of what could occur to the business if the risks were to materialize. She is also responsible for completing many regulatory filings with the Department of Banking and Insurance, as well as Standard & Poor's surveys and briefings. Natasha currently resides in Union City, N.J.
  • maloneyBill Maloney '86
    Bill Maloney is a Partner with EY's Advisory Services Media and Entertainment Practice based in New York and leads the EY Global Advertising and Measurement practice. His area of expertise is in business process and system transformations. He has over 25 years of experience implementing large, global, complex ERP based business transformations. Bill graduated from the Stillman School of Business in 1986 with a BS in Finance.
  • Robert Manganaro '99Robert Manganaro '99
    Robert is the director of student affairs at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and Los Angeles. Robert graduated Seton Hall with a B.A. in English and a minor in music in 1999. He then received his M.A. in student personnel services, with a focus in individual counseling at Rowan University in 2001. Following his master's degree, Robert spent two years at Teachers College, Columbia University studying developmental psychology. Robert has also served as an adjunct professor at both Rutgers University and Middlesex College, teaching English composition and building community. A native of Princeton, N.J., Robert currently resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
  • Kristen May '14Kristen May '14
    Originally from Madison, NJ, Kristen is now living in Jersey City, NJ while working as a production planner at Heat Makes Sense, Inc. As a student Kristen was an active member of the Seton Hall community. She served as a member of the Student Alumni Association throughout her four years and as a campus tour guide for two years. She was also a member of the Seton Hall Cross Country team, serving as captain her senior year. Currently, Kristen is president of the Young Alumni Club at Seton Hall.
  • Jessica McGovern ’10/M.S.’11Jessica McGovern '10/M.S.'11
    Forensic Senior Associate, KPMG US
  • Neil V. Mody '98/J.D. '01Neil V. Mody '98/J.D. '01
    Neil represents insurers in complex insurance coverage matters, including property, professional risk, general and excess liability, and long-tail claims (such as asbestos, silica, environmental and other toxic torts), bad faith/extra-contractual claims, reinsurance matters, and catastrophic loss. In addition to litigated matters, he is also regularly asked to provide insurers with coverage advice, opinions and monitoring support, including with respect to complex, high exposure and multi-claimant matters. Neil is licensed to and routinely practices on behalf of insurers in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey.
  • MonroeThomas J. Monroe, J.D. '00
  • Anthony J. O’Boyle ’09/J.D. '12Anthony J. O'Boyle '09/J.D. '12
    Anthony O'Boyle is an attorney and professor of business law and ethics.  Born and raised in North Arlington, New Jersey, Anthony is a proud product of the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Newark including Queen of Peace Grammar School, Queen of Peace High School, Seton Hall University, and Seton Hall University School of Law.  In March of 2016, Anthony was knighted by His Royal Highness Prince Carlo of Bourbon Two-Sicilies, Duke of Castro, and admitted to the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.  The Constantinian Order, whose purpose is the propagation of the faith and glorification of the Holy Cross, is among the most ancient orders of knighthood.  Anthony is active in both the Catholic and Italian-American cultural and philanthropic communities.
  • Michael Ojo '11Michael Ojo '11
    Michael is an entrepreneur and owner of a management consulting and financial management firm, VM Global Consulting. Prior to founding VM Global in 2014, Michael was an analyst at Goldman Sachs and Dixon Advisory, covering Municipal Bonds and residential real estate. Michael is a very active alumnus and is involved with several non-profit organizations. He graduated Seton Hall with degrees in finance and business management.
  • RadanoMonsignor John Radano
    Chaplain
  • Stephanie Rozalski '12
    Stephanie is President of ZIANE Activewear (SychoFit Athletic Apparel) and is an Attorney with Rozalski & Associates LLC. SychoFit is a fashionable fitness apparel line for women. The brand aims to empower women to feel confident and healthy at any size. The company was founded by Stephanie and her two sisters, Michelle and Kasia. Previously, Stephanie served in NCAA Compliance at Seton Hall University from May 2014 to December 2014 and as a summer associate at Jackson Lewis LLP from June 2013 to August 2013. She served as an intern at CBS News from 2011 to 2012. Stephanie was Owner of World Boxing and Fitness Center in Jersey City from 2007 to 2012. From 2009 to 2011, she was a model for Abercombie & Fitch. Stephanie was one of six winners of the 2015 Annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Awards bestowed by The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Villanova University. She was recognized for developing a sports apparel business, Sychofit, with her sisters. This award recognized her work and accomplishment in creating an innovative business with growth potential. An accomplished track and field athlete, Stephanie was inspired to pursue this entrepreneurial opportunity full-time. Stephanie received her B.A. '12 in Journalism; Legal Studies of Business from Seton Hall University. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She received her J.D. '15, Sports and Entertainment, from Villanova University School of Law.
  • Annaliese Rush '86/M.B.A. '90
    Annaliese Rush is a former Vice President and Marketing Manager, Defined Contribution Investment Services with JP Morgan Chase & Co, from 2014 – 2015. Prior to JP Morgan, she served as Director and Senior Investment Consultant, Retirement Group with Merrill Lynch, 2001 – 2005, Vice President, and Investment Consultant with Merrill Lynch, from 2000 – 2001. In addition, she worked for ADP, Inc. as a Manager of Global Retirement Plan Investments, Corporate Treasury Department and Manager of Corporate Treasury Department, from 1997 – 2008 and 1996 – 1997, respectively. Annaliese serves as Captain of Volunteer Team, Secretary of Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee at the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, since 2006. Annaliese is married to fellow alum, Eric Rush B.S.B.'85, he is a Senior Vice President with Tokio Marine HCC. They reside in Morristown, NJ.
  • Mary Elizabeth (Betsey) Sheprow '78Mary Elizabeth (Betsey) Sheprow '78
    Mary Elizabeth (Betsey) Sheprow graduated from SHU in 1978 from the School of Education with a BA in Elementary Education. Betsey spent her career teaching kindergarten through third grade, and after retiring, now works part-time at the same daycare facility as her grandson. Betsey lives in Sea Girt with her husband, Matthew Sheprow, who graduated from SHU in 1977. Betsey and Matthew spend most of their social time with a group of 12 friends, all Seton Hall University graduates who went to school around the same time. Later this spring, they will be celebrating their 40th anniversary of SHU graduation together. She commented that when they get together, which happens often, they can spend hours retelling stories about their college days, and the days since then. Needless to say, Betsey has a great affinity for Alma Mater.
  • Jill Surdyka '01Jill Surdyka '01
    Jill Surdyka is from Rhode Island and lives in New York, NY. She graduated from Seton Hall with a BA in Communications in 2001 and with an MA in Corporate Communications in 2005. She began her career in 2002 at Weber Shandwick Worldwide as an Account Coordinator. She is currently the Director of Communications and Community Engagement at the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
  • Laura TezcaLaura Tecza
    Student Alumni Association representative.
  • Dr. Michael J Vacca '67Dr. Michael J Vacca '67
    Michael Vacca received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Seton Hall University's College of Arts & Science in 1967. He is also a member of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. Dr. Michael Vacca is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. After earning his medical degree from the University of Bologna School of Medicine in Bologna, Italy, he came to the United States to complete his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Vacca has special interests in neonatal medicine and asthma and allergy. Now retired, he and his wife have three children and six grandchildren.
  • Kevin Van Demark '08Kevin Van Demark '08
    Kevin received a Bachelor’s degree from the Stillman School of Business with a concentration in accounting, and he is currently an investment associate in the Chief Investment Office of Prudential Financial. In addition to his undergraduate education, Kevin holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA (R)) designation, is a licensed Certified Public Account (CPA) in the state of New Jersey and holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation
  • Shana Walthers '08Shana Walthers '08
    Shana is a senior marketing communications manager at Coyne PR, a full-service, integrated communications agency based in Parsippany, N.J. A member of the agency’s new business and marketing team, Shana leads PR and marketing for the agency, as well as new business development efforts spanning a range of client industries. In addition to the Alumni Board, she is a founding member of the University's Young Alumni Club and is active in the Public Relations Society of America. Shana currently resides in Clifton, N.J. and holds a B.A. in communication, with a minor in advertising art & design.