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Joseph A. Hayden, Jr.  Esq.

Joseph Hayden has been named as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in New Jersey Super Lawyer, New Jersey Monthly Magazine for a number of years and one of the Top 10 Attorneys in New Jersey Super Lawyer, New Jersey Monthly Magazine on three occasions. He is recognized in the field of White Collar and Non-White Collar Criminal Defense in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America. He is named the New York Area's Lawyer of the Year as published in New York Magazine for 2011 as Lawyer of the Year for White Collar Criminal Practice. Mr. Hayden is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Rutgers School of Law-Newark. 

Edward L. Goldberg

Goldberg retired from Merrill Lynch after 40 years of service to the firm. At Merrill, he served as the executive vice president of the Operations Services Group, and was a member of the Executive Management, Finance and Risk Oversight Committees. He also was chairman of the Merrill Lynch Securities Services Division. While at Merrill, he served on the boards of directors of the Depository Trust Company, the NASD and the NASDAQ Stock Market. 

Tom Evans

Bio coming soon.

Joseph A. Hayden, Jr. Esq.
Rabbi Shuky Berman
John Gallucci, Jr.
Jonathan Gration
John Zweig
Jim Kerwin
Carmen Orechio
Anthony Scardino Jr.
Theodore DaCosta Sr., MD
Barry Yeskel
Jordan S. Davis
Ron Diskin
Jordan S. Davis 

Managing Partner and co-founder of Radius, which acts as the Investment Advisor to the Radius Funds. Jordan’s experience spans the founding of new ventures to growth capital stage investing in a broad range of innovative healthcare, medical technology and life sciences companies.

Barry Yeskel

Barry is a highly successful businessman plus a long-time friend of Dr. Smith and the Foundation. He is currently a Real Estate Consultant and broker.

Ron Diskin

Ronald began a 30 year career in insurance when he started out as the co-owner of Diskin and Diskin Agency in 1968. Ronald helped grow Diskin and Diskin to an agency valued at over $18 million before starting his own insurance company, Ronald Diskin Associates Corp, where he is currently the President and CEO.  
John Gunnello

John is a Newark, New Jersey native and attended Essex Catholic before starting his career in waste management. He is currently the President and owner of Direct Waste Services and CarJon Recycling.
John Gallucci, Jr.

John is in demand for his expertise in injury prevention, rehabilitation, sports medicine and athletic conditioning. He has appeared often on radio and television, including ESPN’s award-winning “Outside the Lines”, MSG Varsity, NJ News 12, WFAN and is a popular public speaker.
​Former Major General Jonathan Scott Gration 

A retired Major General of the United States Air Force, who worked as a policy advisor to President Barack Obama. On March 18, 2009, he was named, and served, as the United States Special Envoy to Sudan. He subsequently worked as United States Ambassador to Kenya from 2011-2012.
Glen Pantel

Currently a partner at Drinker Biddle and Heath LLP in Florham Park, New Jersey, Glen practices in real estate and focuses on commercial real estate, land development, zoning and planning approvals, and regulatory issues. He is also a bar member in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
​Louis LaSalle

Louis is the Vice President of External Affairs at Saint Barnabas Health Care System. Saint Barnabas Health’s Medical Center has been continually recognized as a leader in the level and quality of patient care it gives. As the Vice President of External Affairs, Louis executes many of Barnabas Health’s community initiatives and charitable donations frequently given to the medical field in New Jersey.
​Carmen Orechio

An American Democratic Party politician who served as President of the New Jersey Senate and as Commissioner and Mayor of Nutley, New Jersey.
Anthony Scardino Jr. - NJSEA

Mr. Scardino has been involved in politics since he completed his duty in the United States Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, he was Mayor of Lyndhurst, served on the township’s Board of Education, and was also a New Jersey Senator for six years. Upon leaving the political arena, he served on the Felician College Board of Trustees, the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute Board, the President of the 200 Club of Bergen County, and was most recently named to the NJSEA Board of Commissioners.
Jim Kerwin - Kerwin Communications

Under Jim’s leadership, Kerwin Communications dedicated its future 35 years ago to the novel role of consummate marketing partner to luxury brands. With more than three decades of industry contacts, Jim energetically leads a team of specialists in the art of brand loyalty conversion — molding devotees who naturally double as brand ambassadors.
John Zweig - WPP Group

John is Chairman of the Healthcare and Specialist Communications Divisions at WPP Group. He was on the advisory task force for the report "Ageism in America." He is the author of the chapter, "Maturing of Marketing," in "Twentieth Century’s Life in an Older America."
Rabbi Shuky Berman – Director of Refuah Resources

Rabbi Berman has been deeply and passionately involved in medical research for the past twenty years. He has spent countless hours discussing medical advances and recommended treatments with physicians across the continent and around the world. He has developed an extraordinary medical referral service for patients in need, and has become a tireless advocate and medical advisor for patients and their families. Over time, Rabbi Berman has become the “go-to” person for guidance and assistance in dealing with medical issues both complex and routine.
Louis LaSalle
John Gunnello
Glen Pantel
Theodore DaCosta Sr., MD

Dr. DaCosta attended medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School. He over 53 years experience as one of the top doctors in the country. His additional Gastroenterology training was conducted at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. DaCosta has been a devoted supports of the Smith Foundation.