The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, has announced the appointment of eleven new members of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark.
In making the announcement, Archbishop Myers noted that the diverse experience of the new members and their personal commitment to the underprivileged will enhance the mission and work of Catholic Charities during this Year of Mercy. "I am grateful and honored that these individuals have accepted to serve as Trustees,” the Archbishop said. “They bring with them not only their professional abilities and leadership, but a heartfelt concern and advocacy for the poor and most vulnerable in our community.”
The new board members and their affiliations include:
Andrea Bartoli, Ph.D., dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, who also serves as permanent representative of the Community of Sant’Egidio to the United Nations;
Michael D’Ambrosio, resident of Basking Ridge and owner of Universal Logistic Services;
Reverend Monsignor Robert Fuhrman, pastor of Saint Philomena Church, Livingston, NJ, who has served as the assistant national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, NYC;
Michael Giuliano, M.D., resident of Englewood, who is a neonatal physician at Hackensack Medical Center and a permanent diaconate candidate for the Archdiocese;
Linda Graves, resident of Caldwell, and founder and president of Blue Sky Data Corp, Parsippany, NJ, who also serves on numerous boards of the Archdiocese;
Catherine L’Insalata, resident of North Bergen who has served for over 30 years in Catholic Charities and most recently served as director of Volunteer and Community Access Services of Catholic Charities;
Christina McAleer, resident of Greenwich CT, who has served as a development consultant for a number of non-profit and faith-based organizations;
Very Reverend Brian Plate, V.F., pastor of Saint Teresa Church, Summit, NJ;
Reverend Thomas Quinn, pastor of Saint Michael Church, Jersey City, NJ;
Tony Rico, resident of Ridgefield, NJ, who serves as director of Human Resources, Goya Foods, Jersey City, NJ;
Douglas Sylva, Ph.D., resident of Summit, who serves as president of Dimensional Merchandising Inc., Wharton, NJ and as a senior fellow at the Center for Family and Human Rights Institute, NYC.
The eleven individuals will join current board members Henry J. Amoroso, Esq., Brian McCauley, Joseph Lemaire, Brian P. Froelich, Esq., John Westervelt, Harold Davis, M.D., Richard Malagiere, Esq., and Reverend Monsignor Ronald Rozniak.
Tracing its roots to 1903, Catholic Charities is a ministerial outreach of the Archdiocese of Newark, a concrete expression of the Church's commitment to ease suffering and bring social justice and hope to all without regard to religion, race or culture. As one of New Jersey's oldest and largest agencies, Catholic Charities serves close to 100,000 individuals and families each year in over 87 programs. Its mission is to improve the quality of people's lives and enhance their self-worth and dignity by providing superior social service, behavioral health, and education programs, and by advocating for justice in all human relationships. The organization focuses on strengthening and preserving family life while restoring the dignity of each individual. The programs provide shelters for the homeless, food to the impoverished; care for the elderly and mentally ill, and education to children with developmental disabilities.