Board Members

  • Gene Castagna
    President

    Eugene A. Castagna is a 12 year resident of New Providence and has had three children attend New Providence schools. He currently sits on the New Providence Community Activities Board…

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  • Jennifer Kowantz

    Jennifer Kowantz
    Vice President

    Jennifer is an alumna of the New Providence School District. Having graduated from New Providence High School and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro she is thrilled to return to raise her two sons who attend New Providence Middle School and Allen W. Roberts School. Prior to raising a family Jennifer was a Product […]

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  • Denis Naughter
    Treasurer

    Denis Naughter is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP based in Florham Park, NJ. He has over 19 years experience working with companies in the pharmaceutical and technology industries. Denis has his B.S. in Accounting from The College of New Jersey, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Denis and his wife, Veronica, have lived in New […]

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  • Chris Naughton
    Treasurer

    Chris Naughton is the Corporate Controller for Matrixx Initiatives, the makers of Zicam. Chris’s primary responsibilities include managing the day to day finance and accounting operations of of the business as well as overseeing all tax and audit related matters. Chris has his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond, his M.B.A. in Marketing […]

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  • Sharon Licari
    Voting Member

    Sharon Licari has lived in New Providence with her family since 2001. She has two children, one at Salt Brook and one at the Middle School. She has volunteered extensively over the years. She has chaired committees for the SB PTA and has been a member of the SB PTA executive board. Sharon looks forward […]

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  • Anne McLane
    Voting Member

    Anne and her husband, Kevin, moved to New Providence in May of 2006.  They have 3 children: Ryan, Luke, and Owen. Anne has volunteered at various NPEF events the last couple of years after hearing about the organization from events and involved friends.  While the whole family enjoys sports (her husband is a coach with the Chiefs […]

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  • Suzanne Botvinis
    Voting Member

    Suzanne is currently a part-time personal stylist for a ladies designer clothing line out of NYC. Prior to her current role, she was a Media Supervisor at Ogilvy (formerly Commonhealth) where she developed and executed client communication plans in all media channels at all budget levels. She brings 20 years of experience in marketing, sales […]

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  • Brian Woodby
    Voting Member

    Brian Woodby and his family have lived in New Providence for 13 years. Brian’s three children attend school in the New Providence School District. Brian is also a member of the New Providence PAL Board, serving as the Football Commissioner. He joined the NPEF as a way to help provide better opportunities for the education […]

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  • Jennifer Killea
    Voting Member

    Jennifer Killea is a new member to our Board and resides in New Providence with her husband Brian and two young children. Her son, Bowen will be entering the third grade at Alan Roberts this fall and her daughter, Evelyn is in nursery school. Jennifer is a Managing Director at JPMorgan Asset Management, where she […]

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  • Robyn Kelly
    Voting Member

    I moved to New Providence with my husband in 2005. I have three children: Hannah, Grace, and Ava. I graduated from Misericordia University in 1996 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. I have been working as an outpatient Physical Therapist for the past 20 years at Overlook Hospital. In 2013, we moved the Physical Therapy […]

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  • Debra Karrat
    Voting Member

    Debra Karrat, founder of Yellow Bloom, specializes in marketing strategy, branding, advertising, promotion, package design and copywriting. Debra has over 23 years of extensive marketing and branding experience in both product and service industries, with a degree from Bucknell University. She has a comprehensive background in consumer product goods (CPG), with previous positions as Director […]

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  • Kate McShane
    Voting Member

    Kate McShane joins the NPEF with 15+ years  PR experience focusing on events, launches and overall communications.  As a Vice President leading the Fashion & Beauty Group at Coyne PR in Parsippany, Kate’s primary goal across all her clients is to work cross functionally to achieve competing goals as well as drive excitement and awareness. […]

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  • David Miceli Ed.D.
    Non-Voting Member

    Dr. David Miceli is the Superintendent of Schools in the New Providence School District. He came to New Providence in 2004 as Director of Special Services.

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  • Bernadette Cuccaro
    Non-Voting Member

    Bernadette Cuccaro is the Recreation Programs Coordinator for the Borough of New Providence and previously worked as a Special Education Teacher in the New York City School system. Bernadette has a Master’s Degree in Education from Dowling College, with a concentration in Special Education. Bernadette and her husband, Lou, have lived in New Providence for […]

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