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Alumni Board of Directors

The Alumni Board of Directors is committed to supporting the office of Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy's 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 or call 1-800-992-4723 (1-800-992-GRAD).

Lauren BorowickLauren Borowick

Lauren Borowick is a current senior at Seton Hall majoring in Finance and Marketing. As the current president of the Student Alumni Association, Lauren is excited to convert students into active alumni. Upon graduation, Lauren has accepted a job at the Center for Faith Justice, a non-profit based in Lawrenceville, NJ, as their Manager of Business Operations. When not leading the Student Alumni Association or taking a rigorous course load, Lauren enjoys being a member of the Gerald P. Buccino Leadership Development Honors Program ‘63, attending Seton Hall basketball games or just showing her Pirate Pride.

Jesse Bright '12Jesse Bright '10/M.H.A. '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 a 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 resides in Upper Montclair with her husband Juan Trillo, J.D. ’01, and their son.

Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr. ’69/J.D. ’72 Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr. ’69/J.D. ’72
Thomas Cavanagh received his B.A. in 1969 from Seton Hall and went on to complete his J.D. at Seton Hall Law graduating Cum Laude in 1972. He was also a part of the Seton Hall Law Review. During more than 20 years of general practice, prior to Appointment as a Superior Court Judge in 1998, Thomas specialized in Public Labor, Medical Malpractice, and General Equity and Appellate matters. He handled both jury and non-jury trials in the Superior Court as well as numerous motions on that same level. Cavanagh also authored numerous Appellate Division briefs and appeared at oral argument before various panels. He drafted several petitions for Certification before New Jersey Supreme Court and appeared in Federal District Court on pre-trial matters and handled numerous contested cases before the Office of Administrative Law and the Public Employment Relations Commission. Currently, he is Of Counsel for McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.

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.

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. Rich has two sons, Richard Jr. and Kevin, and 10 grandchildren.

Bonnie EvansBonnie Evans, M.H.A. '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.

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.

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.

Natasha Lima '04/M.S. '05Natasha Lima '04/M.S. '05
Natasha Lima works as a risk manager 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.

Jessica McGovern ’10/M.S.’11Jessica McGovern '10/M.S.'11
Forensic Senior Associate, KPMG US

Laurel Murray Laurel Murray ’17/M.S. ’19
Laurel Murray was born and raised in Princeton, NJ. She graduated Seton Hall University 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Visual Media, Television Production. Laurel then continued her studies at SHU, graduating in May 2019 with a M.A. in Strategic Communication. She currently is employed at Verizon Communications Inc. in Basking Ridge, New Jersey as a Communications Analyst in Information Security. During her undergraduate time at Seton Hall, Laurel was very involved. She was a Peer Adviser, Cheer Leader and was a part of the Student Alumni Association. Prior to graduation in 2017, she was awarded the Community Impact award and the Coaches Award for her leadership in peer advising and cheer leading respectively.

Anthony J. O’Boyle ’09/J.D. '12Anthony J. O'Boyle '09/J.D. '12
Anthony O'Boyle currently serves as Deputy Director of Communications for the United States Office of Personnel Management. Born and raised in North Arlington, New Jersey, Anthony is a proud product of the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Newark including 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. In September of 2018, Anthony was knighted by His Eminence Edwin Cardinal O'Brien, and admitted to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. 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.

Christos PaizisChristos Paizis ’13/M.B.A ’15
Christos Paizis graduated Seton Hall University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management and a minor in Broadcast and Visual Media. In 2015, Christos graduated with his Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. While at Seton Hall, he was actively involved with Seton Hall Athletics in various roles and served as a lead play-by-play broadcaster for 89.5 FM WSOU. Christos currently works at The Topps Company as the Associate Brand Manager, eCommerce. Christos is currently the Seton Hall University Young Alumni Club President, Digital and Philanthropic Engagement and a member of the New York Mets Fan Advisory Board.

RadanoMonsignor John Radano

Stephanie RozalskiStephanie 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. '90Annaliese 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.

Donna Silver M.S. ’99Donna Silver M.S. ’99
Donna graduated with a M.S. in Chemistry from Seton Hall University, and B.A. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech. She has significant pharmaceutical experience and is currently a commercial training and development leader at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Prior to Teva, she spent 12 years with GlaxoSmithKline holding various positions of increasing responsibility in sales and product training working with eleven therapeutic markets, twenty two branded medications, and led multiple sales teams to national awards. She started her career as an analytical chemist for International Specialty Products and holds two patents. Donna serves as a Girl Scout leader for GSNNJ since 2008 and is the Executive Secretary for Hillside Hose Ladies Auxiliary in Morristown, NJ, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

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 currently the Director of Corporate Communications at Macy's Inc. Before Macy’s, Jill served as Director, Communications and Community Engagement for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and National Ambassador of AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer leading programs and engaging with stakeholders nationwide. Prior to that, she held roles in the communications functions at Avon Products, Inc. and global PR firm Weber Shandwick. Jill lives in New York City and grew up in Rhode Island. She graduated from Seton Hall with a B.A. in Communications in 2001 and with an M.A. in Corporate Communications in 2005. Jill is also a mentor with Seton Hall's communications department and a former adjunct professor.

Jennifer Taboada ’05Jennifer Taboada ’05
Jennifer Taboada has been in the financial services industry for over 10 years and has deep experience creating, implementing and presenting educational programs on financial planning topics. Currently, she leads the Social Security Consulting team at BlackRock and serves as a national specialist on the topic of Social Security. Jennifer is an active member of BlackRock’s Women’s Initiative Network and believes that engaging and fostering the full potential of women is key to financial planning success. Jennifer was raised in Ocean Township, New Jersey where she now lives with her husband Michael and daughter Isabella. She attended Seton Hall University where she received a BS in International Economics and a BA in Modern Languages with a specialization in Spanish and Italian in 2005.

Joseph Testa '12Joseph Testa '12
Joseph W. Testa is a proud 2012 graduate of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. Upon graduation, Joe started his career with ADP, a leading payroll and HR company as a Success Driver/Resolution Support Specialist. As part of his strong commitment to Seton Hall, Joe is as an active Alumni Mentor and Coach for our undergraduate mentoring programs. He is also an active Pirate Mentor/Brand Ambassador for the Career Center. Joe was named the 2018-19 Keynote Speaker as part of the Sophomore Mentoring Program, and participates in on-campus activities. He was a member of the Young Alumni Club for several years, and has recently been appointed to President. Joe is an active member of his church community and serves as a Lector with his local church. Joe currently resides in Caldwell, NJ and is working to complete his MBA, with concentration in Management.

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.

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.