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).


  • DuffyRyan K. Duffy ‘93
    President
    Ryan is a wealth management advisor and assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Ryan has held various positions on the Alumni Board and is now handling the alumni scorecard which keeps track of the progress and goals of each board member throughout the year. He resides in Livingston, N.J. with his wife Susan and their son.
  • 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.
  • hulbertLisa 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.
  • CuzaEdward M. Cuza '12
    Edward is a clinical nurse and currently works at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, in the Surgical ICU. He is also working at St. Josephs Regional Trauma Center in Paterson NJ in their Trauma and Surgical ICU.
  • DallavalleColleen Dallavalle '09
    Colleen is currently the director of student activities at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. Colleen has remained within the education sector working in various roles at colleges and universities throughout the region. She serves as a regional risk management consultant and chapter adviser for Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, keynote speaker at student leadership conferences, as well as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and Hudson County Community College. Colleen currently resides in Montclair, N.J. with her husband, William Petrick '07.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • JohnsonCristin Johnson '09
    Cristin is a Senior Account Executive at Coyne PR, a full-service, integrated communications agency based in Parsippany, NJ. A member of the agency’s Consumer Lifestyle practice, Cristin helps lead Coyne’s wine and spirits accounts. In addition to the Alumni Board, she is a founding member of the University’s Young Alumni Club and active in Public Relations Society of America and New York Women in Communications. Cristin currently resides in Morristown. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Seton Hall.
  • KibbleCynthia M. Kibble '94
    Cynthia is the senior manager of business operations at PwC Strategy & (US) Inc. in Florham Park, N.J. She works closely with the partner lead of a global market team to execute the teams strategic agenda and manage the business profitably. Having been with Strategy & (formerly Booz & Co., formerly Booz Allen Hamilton) for her entire career, Cynthia has held various positions in the firm, including senior manager of strategic planning & analysis, manager of MBA recruitment and senior financial analyst. She is experienced in leading and motivating teams and managing staff. She also has a solid background in the development and delivery of high impact deliverables, leveraging a wide range of business skills and proficiencies. Cynthia currently resides in Montclair 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.
  • ModyNeil V. Mody '98/J.D. '01
  • MonroeThomas J. Monroe, J.D. '00
  • 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
  • Shana ReyesShana Reyes
    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.
  • RushEric Rush '85
    Eric is an underwriter for HCC Global Financial Products in Jersey City. His area of expertise is Directors & Officers & Professional Liability Insurance with a concentration in the financial institutions sector. In addition to his activities with the Alumni Board, he also serves as a vice president on the New Jersey Environmental Lobby Board of Directors and is the captain of the Friends of Matt Fundraising Team to combat ALS every spring. He resides in Morris Township, N.J. with his wife Annaliese ‘86/’91 and daughter Allison.
  • 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 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 at Weber Shandwick Worldwide as an Account Coordinator. She is currently the director of community engagement at Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
  • 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. He and his wife have three children and six grandchildren.