• Board of Directors

  • More About Our Officers:

  • President | Victor LaTorre of LaTorre Hardware Inc.

    Education:

    • SHHS Class of 1978
    • Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) Class of 1982

    Personal:

    • Lifelong Vineland resident
    • Owner LaTorre Hardware Inc.
    • Married to Laurie LaTorre
    • Son Michael LaTorre and Daughter-In-Law Dr. Natalie Catrambone-LaTorre

    Activities:

    • Vineland Pigtail League, Coach 1976-1982 and President
    • South Vineland Little League, Coach T-Ball through Sr. League 1988-1998; Board Director 1994-1998
    • American Cancer Society, Dusty Lobby Memorial Golf Tournament Chairperson 1994-2004
    • Sacred Heart Grammar School CYO basketball coach 1990-1994
    • Sacred Heart High School volunteer assistant golf coach 1998 to 2012
    • Sacred Heart High School Advisory Board President 2003 through 2011
    • 4H Advisory Board, Vice-Chair 2010 through present
    • Sacred Heart Athletic Association, President 2000-2002
    • Salvation Army Board 2011 through present
    • Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2002 - present
    • Newfield National Bank Advisory Board 2011-present
    • 2012 Grapevine Hometown Hero
    • Sacred Heart High School Board of Limited Jurisdiction 2012
    • Parishioner Saint Padre Pio Parish
    • President Winnerinn Cooperative Association, Hallandale Beach, FL, 2012 – present

     

  • First Vice President | Jeffrey George of Merrill Lynch

    Prior to his financial services career, Jeff served as a helicopter pilot in the United States Army. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded a company in the 101st Airborne Division. Jeff started in the financial services industry in 2004 and moved to Merrill Lynch in 2007. Jeff has been a Branch Manager and Sales Manager of the Delaware-South Jersey Market. Jeff lives with wife Valerie and three boys in Mullica Hill, NJ. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has helicopter and airplane pilot licenses and enjoys playing golf. Jeff enjoys coaching youth sports, and serving on non-profit boards. He is currently on the finance committee of Inspira Health Network and Chairman of the Veteran’s Initiative of the Philadelphia Union League.

     

  • Second Vice President | Frank Guaracini, III of Frank’s Realty

    Frank Guaracini, III, Esquire, is “Of Counsel” to the firm and is licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Since February 2012 through the present, Mr. Guaracini has appeared as the regular Municipal Prosecutor for the Borough of Avalon, New Jersey, and the Borough of Stone Harbor, New Jersey. In July 2015, Mr. Guaracini was appointed Municipal Prosecutor for the Township of Lower. Outside of this role, Mr. Guaracini has focused his law practice on Municipal Court matters and motor vehicle and criminal law, representing clients in Municipal Court and in connection with other criminal forums, as well as some aspects of employment law including the investigations and prosecutions of employee misconduct on behalf of private and government employers.

    Mr. Guaracini is also Partner and General Counsel to his family’s Vineland based businesses, Frank’s Realty Company and Vineland Regional Transportation Center, a few of the largest commercial real estate development companies in Cumberland County.

    Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. Guaracini was law clerk to the Honorable Paul F. Chaiet, J.S.C. (retired), of the New Jersey Superior Court, Criminal Part, Monmouth County.  In this role, Mr. Guaracini conducted extensive research on various criminal law issues, and assisted the Judge in authoring opinions on criminal trial issues and on appeals of Municipal Court decisions. Mr. Guaracini also served the Special Civil Part as a Certified Court Appointed Mediator.

    In 2005, Mr. Guaracini received his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, where he served as editorial staff on Widener Law Review (authoring several academic papers in the areas of criminal and constitutional law), and received University recognition for his outstanding academics in the areas of Civil Procedure and Legal Methods. Additionally, Mr. Guaracini studied comparative criminal and constitutional law at the University of Technology Sydney, in Sydney, Australia. In 2002, Mr. Guaracini received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude, from Rider University.

    Mr. Guaracini is very active in local civic and charitable organizations, including serving as an Executive of the Chamber. Mr. Guaracini resides in Vineland, New Jersey, with his wife, Amanda, and daughter, Charlotte.

     


  • More About Our Board Directors:

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    Keith Baldosaro | South Jersey Litho

    Keith had his passion for printing begin in his first lithography class while attending Vineland High School. His extensive experience over the years in the printing industry led him back to Vineland to own and operate a full service digital printing and mailing company. Keith provides high quality, cost effective and fast turnaround printing for the local community businesses. When he is not working on your printing project, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially Sunday dinners and golfing with friends.

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    Michael Benson, Esq. | Buonadonna & Benson, P.C.

    Serves as Solicitor

     

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    Pete Capizola | Newfield National Bank

     

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    Ginger Chase | Sir Speedy Vineland

    Ginger owned and operated top ranked Sir Speedy Printing Center in Vineland for 35 years. She is active  and holds leadership roles in various other community organizations such as Cumberland County College and Cumberland County Women's  Hall of Fame.

     

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    Dina Rossi Elliott, Ed. D. | Scarpa Technical Education Center of Cumberland County

     

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    Kevin Gibala | TD Bank

    Kevin is a Commercial Relationship Manager for TD Bank. With more than 15 years’ experience in commercial lending, he works closely with business clients by providing them with a broad range of business banking and lending services. Kevin recently ended a 6 year term as the Board President for Habitat for Humanity of Salem County and continues to serve on their financial committee. He also serves as a Board of Trustees for the Memorial Hospital of Salem County. In 2016, Kevin was selected as a 40 under 40 recipient by SNJ Business People. 

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    Joseph Isabella | Vineland Municipal Utilities

    Mr. Isabella was born in 1946 in South West Philadelphia. He moved to Upper Darby, PA and graduated from Msgr. Bonner High School. Mr. Isabella has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine/Mechanical Engineering from the Unites States Merchant Marine Academy and also a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University. He sailed for 3 years in the U.S. Merchant Marine as an engineering officer on U.S. Flag tankers and served 25 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Mr. Isabella served in many technical and management positions with Atlantic Electric throughout a 25 year career with the Southern New Jersey investor owned utility. Jobs included the following: Power Plant Engineer, Supervisor of Technical Service, Operations Supervisor, Station Manager, Manager of Generation, and General Manager. Mr. Isabella began work with Vineland Municipal Electric Utility in 2002 as Superintendent of Generation. In June, 2008, he was appointed as Director of VMEU. In June, 2009 when the electric and water utilities were combined, Mr. Isabella was appointed as the Director of Vineland Municipal Utilities.

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    Barbara Jones | Servpro Cumberland & Cape May Counties

    Barbara, along with her husband, Patrick, runs Servpro of Cape May & Cumberland Counties. Cape May was established in 2003 and Cumberland County was established in 2004.  Servpro is a premier cleaning and restoration company, specializing in fire, flood and mold remediation, and offers 24 hour emergency services for both commercial and residential customers. Other services include odor removal, move outs, duct cleaning and sealing, carpet, upholstery, drapery and floor cleaning and maintenance, post construction clean-ups, and biohazard clean ups.

    Prior to Servpro, Barbara worked in the insurance industry in South Jersey, and prior to that, the executive search industry in Philadelphia, PA. 

    She holds a B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, Producers Licenses in Life and Health Insurance, and numerous IICRC certificates in WTR, ASD, Health & Safety, FST, CCT and AMRT.  Barbara holds an Asbestos license in the State of NJ and Pennsylvania and is an ABRA certified crime scene cleanup technician. She also has her OSHA 30 hour.

    She serves on the First Legislative District Economic Development Task Force formed by Senator Jeff Van Drew, New Jersey State Senator in 2014. Barbara is Treasurer of the American Bio Recovery Association. She heads up the Scholarship Committee for the New Jersey State Buildings & Grounds Association, Atlantic and Cape May Counties Chapter, and is on the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee. 

    An avid animal lover, Barbara has volunteered with the Cape May County Animal Shelter since 2006.

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    Leslie Jones | Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Vineland

    Leslie has 20 years of experience in healthcare with focus in the areas of case management, discharge planning, medical sales and marketing, business development, and payer and physician relations. She is an active member in her community and is a member of the Inspira Health Network Auxiliary and volunteers for various non-profit organizations. Leslie earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and joined HealthSouth in 2003.  

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    Peter A. Kaprielyan | Inspira Health Network

    Peter is Vice President, Government and External Relations, Inspira Health Network. The Inspira Health Network is a merger of South Jersey Healthcare, Inc. and Underwood-Memorial Health Systems, Inc., representing three acute care hospitals and more than 5,700 employees serving the healthcare needs of the greater Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester County region. Peter represents the Inspira Health Network at national, state and local levels. In 2014, he was recognized by the American Hospital Association and New Jersey Hospital Association as a Grassroots Champion for exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of the hospital’s mission.

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    Stacey Lilliston | Lilliston Ford

     

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    Donna M. Perez | Wells Fargo Advisors

    Donna has served with Wells Fargo Advisors for 15 years and has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Perez is with The Smithson Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors located at 1051 W. Sherman Ave in Vineland. 

    Perez currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Cumberland County College and sits on the board of the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA. She lives in Vineland with her husband George.

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    Aaron Price | Family Medical Equipment

    As a local business owner of Family Medical Equipment, Aaron believes it is our civic duty to improve the city of Vineland through economic development, public advocacy, and collective action. This sentiment has led Aaron to serve on this Board.

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    Kevin Pustizzi | Clearbridge Media – SNJ Today

     

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    Nicholas Scardino | BB&T

    Nick is Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for BB&T Bank, has 27 years of experience working with businesses and business owners, applying broad financial services to help meet their goals.  Nick is passionate about serving clients, with the belief that business-owners are the heroes of our country, as they take risks and work tirelessly to provide jobs to their employees, commerce to their communities, and economic strength to our nation.  Nick believes he and BB&T Bank are uniquely positioned to make a difference, with over 100 years of local banking history through legacy Minotola National and Susquehanna Banks, as well as his lifelong residency here in Southern NJ.  Nick channels this experience and passion toward promoting and enhancing the business community at every opportunity.  Nick is a faithful member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Berlin, he enjoys flying single engine aircraft, mechanical tinkering in house and garage, the shooting sports, and political and legislative affairs.  He resides in Winslow Township.

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    David Surdam | Chemglass Life Sciences

    Vice President and co-owner of Chemglass Life Sciences, married to Regina and father of two children – boy 14 and girl 11. Dave was born in Vineland and currently lives in Pittsgrove.  He is active in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties as well as many other charities.

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    Steve Testa | Romano, Hearing, Testa & Knorr, CPAs

    Serves as Treasurer

    Steve is a Certified Public Accountant, Registered Municipal Accountant and a Public School Accountant of the State of New Jersey.  He is a Shareholder and Director of Romano, Hearing, Testa & Knorr, CPA’s.  Steve has over 38 years’ experience in providing accounting, auditing and consulting services for governmental entities, not-for-profit entities and commercial business enterprises.

    Steve is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey State Society of CPAs and the Registered Municipal Accountants Association of New Jersey.  He has served on the board of a private regional school, a local YMCA, on the pastoral council and finance committee of a religious organization and as the treasurer of a several local non-profit organizations.  He is currently the treasurer of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce and a local non-profit organization and is also an active volunteer with a local community theater group.  He has participated as a lecturer in a series of Not-For-Profit seminars presented by the Neighborhood Leadership Institute and hosted by Cumberland County College for a variety of organizations.