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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  • Nicole Bisaccia
    Vice President

    Nicole Bisaccia is a new member to our board. With two children at Salt Brook Elemenatry, Nicole was an educator of students with disabilities for almost 10 years proir to having a family.

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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 Allen W. Roberts School. Prior to raising a family Jennifer was a Product Development Manager for Macy’s Merchandising […]

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  • Joe Walsh

    Joe Walsh
    Treasurer

    Joe Walsh is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York, NY. Joe’s primary responsibilities include providing information system and financial reporting services to publically listed multinational organizations.

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  • Linda DeGeorge

    Linda DeGeorge
    Secretary

    Linda has resided in New Providence for the past ten years and moved here from Union NJ. Linda has four children in the district, a son and daughter at Roberts, a son at the Middle School, and a daughter at the High School.

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  • Alma DeMetropolis
    Voting Member

    Ms. DeMetropolis is a Managing Director, Senior Global Investment Specialist, and Investment Team Leader for the Tri-State Region of the J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

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  • Hugo Barth

    Hugo Barth
    Voting Member

    Hugo Barth is Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager on Prudential Fixed Income Management’s US Investment Grade Corporate Bond Sector Team.

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  • Michele Matsikoudis
    Voting Member

    Michele Matsikoudis is currently Director of Business Development for W by Worth, a luxury women’s clothing company.  She is responsible for recruiting and training throughout New Jersey.

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    Paola Vieira
    Voting Member

    Paola Vieira has been a teacher with the New Providence School District for over a decade. While having an opportunity to instruct several disciplines, Paola has had the opportunity to teach in all district buildings. Currently, Paula serves as teacher of Gifted & Talented in the elementary schools. Paola has a BA in Communications and […]

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  • Mary Engelbrechtsen

    Mary Engelbrechtsen
    Voting Member

    Mary Engelbrechtsen is a Local Childcare Consultant for Cultural Care Au Pair, a company that provides live-in childcare and a cultural exchange program for families.

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  • Sharon Licari
    Voting Member

    Sharon Licari is a former elementary school teacher, who now works supporting teachers and students in a neighboring town.  With two children at Salt Brook school, she has chaired committees for the SB PTA and has been a member of the executive board. Sharon looks forward to enhancing the educational experience of all the students […]

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  • Matthew DiQuollo
    Voting Member

    Matthew DiQuollo is a Sr. Wealth Consultant at Brinton Eaton where he works closely with financial advisors in developing customized strategies to help clients achieve their personal financial goals. Matt has more than a decade of experience working in capital markets trading, both in brokerage and asset management. Prior to joining Brinton Eaton, he was […]

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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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  • 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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