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Samir Elbassiouny
Foundation Executive Director

Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
Samir@warren.edu
Phone – 908-835-2325
Fax- 908-835-0260
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LORI PAGE, Chair

With over 23 years of community banking experience all in the Warren County Area, Ms. Page is currently employed by Team Capital Bank as a Vice President/Compliance Officer.  Experience includes business development, budgets, community service, lending, policy development, implementation, mergers, acquisitions, policy and procedure writing and review.  Ms. Page has earned her CCBCO and CBAP certifications.

Ms. Page is a lifelong resident of Warren County and a past student of Warren County Community College where she currently serves as a Foundation Director. 

Ms. Page and her husband live in Great Meadows with their 4 children.


HOLLY MACKEY, Vice Chair

Holly Mackey is the owner of Mackey's Orchard in White township, WarrenCounty.  She is a Trustee of Warren County Community College, President of the White Township Business Association, and Vice Chair of the Pequest Valley Republican Club. In 2008, Ms. Mackey was voted the first woman to be named Outstanding Young Farmer for the State of New Jersey. Mackey's Orchard, where Ms. Mackey spends much of her time, has a farm market, a bakery, an ice cream stand, and a greenhouse. She is married to Devlen and has two children.


HARRY BROWNE, Treasurer

Harry Browne is a Financial Advisor with One Legacy Financial Group, LLC in Bridgewater NJ.  Having started his career in the "back-office" in his 20's during the early 80's with a major wire house, Harry transitioned into Sales and developed an extensive client list within the financial representative side of the business.  Now offering a full range of financial advisory, life, health & disability products, and planning for his clients.  Anywhere from business succession, estate, and financial planning to college, special needs, and retirement planning.  Harry works with a diverse multitude of clients providing a holistic approach to financial management and service.  As a Series 7, 66, and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) along with being a life, health, and disability agent, Harry stays educationally current and compliant for his clients with extensive ongoing continuing education throughout the year.  

 

Prior to his return in financial services in 2007, in 1997 Harry created a nationally recognized optical import company, with a brand of products that were sold internationally. Traveling throughout the world (Europe & China) to buy, create, exhibit, and sell his designs, he successfully licensed his three product brands in 2006 to a competitor giving him the opportunity to stay home more with his family.  Harry's start-up business experience and success offers him the ability to work with entrepreneurs, family businesses, and small start-ups to provide them with reliable and trust-worthy advice.  What we previously called, "from the school of hard knocks."

 

Living in Independence with his wife Mary and college-aged children Shannon and Harrison, Harry is a member of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the extremely successful Marketing In The Morning area networking program. Having attended and taught at Rockland Community College, Suffern New York and the New York Institute of Finance, Harry is now "finally" retired from travel soccer and football coaching and enjoys any free time he has by fishing and golfing in the Warren County area. Harry's past affiliations, directorships, and memberships with the Mount Olive Soccer Club, Mount Olive Park Partners, Hackettstown Rotary Club, Sussex and Warren County Chambers of Commerce has given him significant experiences, contacts, and friendships throughout the Morris and Warren County area that he is in routine contact with both professionally as well as personally.


CRAIG NEIER, Secretary

Craig Neier, President of Craig Neier Associates and CEO of Catch A Rising Star Comedy Clubs, in West Caldwell, NJ, is a special event planner and coordinator to many Fortune 500 corporations, organizations, and families throughout the United States.Craig Neier Associates' events often include the top celebrities in the entertainment and sports world.

Mr. Neier has been featured on radio and in many leading publications, including NJBIZ. He started in the entertainment industry at 9 years old as a magician and entertainer; by 13 was a regular opening act at hotels and nightclubs for major performers; and by 17, had traveled the world. Mr. Neier went on to create Craig David Entertainment, one of the regions largest DJ companies; then launched Craig Neier Associates, which has grown into a major special event planning and entertainment company. He is also now the CEO and Co-Owner for Catch A Rising Star Comedy Clubs, which are located around the country.

Mr. Neier is very active in Special Olympics NJ, The Children's Cancer Fund, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the WCCC Foundation, Centenary College's Board of SIEF, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, and the Friars Club Sunshine Committee, which helps hospitalized underprivileged children. Closest to his heart is the Melissa Neier Memorial Fund, named for his 20-year old sister who was killed by a drunk driver in 1990. Since 1991, almost a million dollars has been raised for the purpose of funding police departments with equipment to be used for DWI enforcement.

Craig, his wife Marcy and their two children live in Long Valley.


NANCY BROWN, Chair Emeritus

Nancy Brown graduated with high honors from County College of Morris in 1987.  In May, 2010, she graduated with highest honors from Centenary College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  She is a member of Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society and a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Institute.  Mrs. Brown has had a very varied career in Retail, Human Resources, Marketing and Development, and Bank management.  She was a former Legislative Aide with Assemblywoman Connie Myers and served as Office Manager and Director of Constituent Services with Assemblyman John DiMaio.  She enjoys reading, community service, and political leadership as her hobbies.

Residing in Hackettstown, she and her husband, Harry, have two grown daughters, Heather Durr and Beth Viglianco, who reside in Belvidere with their sons-in-law and five grandchildren, Ben, Andrew, Madeline, Sarah, and Samuel.  Nancy and Harry are looking forward to moving into their 1925 Arts and Crafts Home in Belvidere in 2014.  


SAMIR ELBASSIOUNY, WCCC Foundation Executive Director

Samir Elbassiouny graduated at the top of his class at the Culinary Institute of America in 1989 and was recruited by CIA to serve a fellowship as Assistant Professor.  His love for the hospitality industry and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to open his first business, Sisters Gourmet, a three and a half star restaurant, in 1992. It was hailed by food critics as one of the best restaurants in New Jersey.  As a self-employed restaurateur and real estate investor, he was given the 2002 Entrepreneurial Success Award by the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Elbassiouny created several businesses, including Good Times Restaurant in 1999, and served as president of Wall Street Partners, a real estate investment corporation. In 2003, Samir was elected to the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; in 2006 was elected to the Washington Township governing body; from 2006 to 2007 served as Deputy Mayor, and from 2007 to 2012 Samir was elected Mayor of Washington Township for three consecutive terms.  He joined the WCCC Foundation in 2005 and as of August 2007, he serves as Executive Assistant to the President for Advancement and Fundraising as Executive Director to the Warren County Community College Foundation.

Mr. Elbassiouny hosted various fundraisers, benefiting Make a Wish Foundation, Common Sense for Animals, the Melissa Neier Memorial Fund, Oxford Township School, and various other charities and non-profit organizations throughout Warren County.

His current Foundation role enlists his talented ability for fundraising and public support awareness by focusing on three major events annually:  Celebrity Waiter & Comedy Dinner, Golf Classic, and the extremely successful Warren County Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner.  His unrelenting aspiration is to raise scholarship funds in order to assist dedicated WCCC students to meet their dreams of higher education.

In addition, Samir's current role entails responsibility for producing the monthly Educationally Speaking Radio Program and all marketing materials such as brochures, TV, billboards, and Movie Theater ads.  He has arranged, scheduled, and attended a county-wide Municipal Tour with the President and Trustees to address each municipality.  Also, his commitment includes the preparation of the Annual Report and Quarterly Focus Newsletters, as well as arranges all College Public Relations and Press Releases.  Additionally, he has been instrumental in the establishment and implementation of the Warren County Community College Alumni Association.

In his spare time, Samir is dedicated to his children, Amanda and Ryan, and his involvement as Ryan's Soccer Coach.


JAMES DEWORKEN



DENNIS FLORENTINE

JENNIFER HARRISON, Alumni

Jennifer Harrison, is a married mother of five children, and also a WCCC Alumni, who joined the full time faculty as the Instructor of Social Sciences in the Fall 2010. She began her career at WCCC in 2009 as an Adjunct Instructor who taught a number of Social Science courses.

Instructor Harrison earned a Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching in Education from Thomas Edison State College while earning her Master's degree in Liberal Arts Studies.  While pursuing her Master's degree she found a passion for a number of social issues and decided to write her thesis on children of abuse; her thesis is titled, Healing the Child: How Writing and Art Help Victims of Child Abuse.  Currently she is working toward completing her PhD in Social and Community Services through Capella University.

Jennifer resides in Warren County and is an active member of her community.  She volunteers as the Chair for the Families in Need program in her town, she also sits on the American Red Cross board of Directors, the WCCC Foundation Board, and the WCCC Alumni Association. Additionally, she advises the Running club and the Successful Women in Motion (SWIM) club at WCCC; she is extremely passionate about educating her students and encouraging them to become successful and involved members of society.  


FRANK IANNONE

Frank Iannone, who was with the New Jersey State Police for 25 years, including Station Commander of the Washington (Warren) Barracks in his final years with the force, has been named the head of the Criminal Justice program at Warren County Community College.

Iannone's background is extensive, from general field operations to specialty assignments with the Tactical Patrol Unit, Criminal Investigations Office, Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit, working in rural areas such as in Warren County to urban locations like Newark and Irvington.

He coordinated several training courses for the state police and also was an adjunct at the college, and also a guest lecturer at Centenary College and East Stroudsburg University in the past few years.

Iannone, who has lived in Warren County for 16 years, had an incredible run with the state police. Besides the many memorable special assignments he had, he points out that he was on details that watched after five presidents, all of whom he shook hands with: Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr. and Jr., and Bill Clinton. He also adds with a smile, that he got to meet Frank Sinatra, among other celebrities.

But while that was all nice, he notes that being the Station Commander in Washington was a major highlight as well. Ironically, after graduation the Washington Barracks was his first assignment. It was a shock to a young man from Essex County.  The Washington Barracks is responsible for coverage in police-less Warren towns, Franklin, Harmony, Liberty and White, and also in Hunterdon County, Hampton and Glen Gardner.


DAN INSCHO

Dan Inscho, a Warren County resident for 58 years, is owner and principal of Inscho Insurance Services, LLC, a full service insurance agency located in Belvidere and Phillipsburg, NJ.

Mr. Inscho has served on the Planning Board of Liberty Township, is a Life Member of the Mountain Lake Fire Company, giving prior service as President, Vice President, and Treasurer.

He was one of the originating members of The NWNJ Association of Health Underwriters Chapter and has been an active member for the past 12 years, holding the prior positions of Vice President and President.


SHERYL KOCH



MARIA MAIER


CRYSTAL PIELA


STEVEN POMERANTZ

Steven Pomerantz is a nonprofit consultant. He received a B.A. from Dickinson College with a double major in history and political science.

After working in financial services for more than 25 years, Steven transitioned into the nonprofit world. His nonprofit experience includes work for Dickinson College, Delbarton School, Covenant House of New Jersey, Nancy's Place, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel ("TSTI"), and Association of Fundraising Professionals - New Jersey Chapter ("AFP-NJ").  His roles include development, fundraising, strategic planning, and admissions.  Steven serves on The Advisory Board of Nancy's Place in Montclair and AFP-NJ's Conference on Philanthropy.  He has held positions on TSTI's Foundation Board, Executive Board, and Board of Trustees and is a proactive member of both Gift Planning Council of New Jersey and Association of Fundraising Professionals.

One of Steven's personal passions is education.  This includes building and managing endowments, increasing financial aid and merit based scholarships, strategic planning, donor research, and alumni outreach.

Steven lives in Montclair, New Jersey and is the parent of two boys, age 25 and 27. He plays the clarinet, saxophone and some flute. His personal interests include music, education, current events, the arts, and golf.


BETTI SINGH, Trustee

Ms. Singh works for NJDLWD (Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development) as an employment counselor, just past eleven years in August.  During that time, she was a training counselor and could see firsthand the value and excitement that WCCC created in those finishing courses for credit and noncredit.

Ms. Singh attended and graduated from Centenary College in Hackettstown.

In the civic arena, she has been on the Warren County Republican Committee, a founding member Warren County Republican Women, planning on Habitat for Humanity, and a youth coach for baseball, soccer, and basketball.

Ms. Singh has lived in Washington Borough since 1988, where she raised three wonderful children, all educated at local schools, including WCCC.  Her children have blessed her with 4 grandchildren including a set of twins.


JENNIFER ANN VORHIES

Jennifer Ann Vorhies is a partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader.  Jennifer has extensive experience handling a wide array of family law matters including complex and general divorces, pre-nuptial agreements, child custody and parenting time disputes, paternity, alimony, child support, and domestic violence matters.

Jennifer is currently the chairperson of the Warren County Family Law Committee and frequently serves as a panelist for the Early Settlement Program.  She is a member of both the Warren County Bar Association and Family Law Inn of Court.

Following law school and prior to joining the firm, Jennifer worked at a firm handling a variety of matters including family, criminal, personal injury, estate planning and administration, real estate, and municipal law.


ALYSON J. ZAYCER

Alyson Zaycer is a twenty-eight year banking professional, starting her career as a teller working her way to management.  She makes a personal investment in her both her employee's future as well as her customer's future through great communication, coaching, and training.

Alyson's business reputation is built on trust and commitment delivering superior customer service which establishes long term and extended customer relationships.

She has been working in both the Morris and Warren regions for over 30 years.  She is established in local networking groups including Chamber of Commerce (Warren Regional, Phillipsburg, and Lehigh Valley) and BW Nice (Business Women Networking Involving Charity and Education). Previously she worked with The Hackettstown BID and Hackettstown Rotary.

She has volunteered with such charities as NORWESCAP, Warren County Arc, The Warren Chapter of United Way, and JDRF.