Constance Archibald, RN, BSN

Connnie has been a registered nurse since 1990, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2001. She has been teaching the Certified Nurse Aide course per state curriculum since 1994. Connie has experience in acute care, long term care, developmental disabilities and psychiatric nursing. She has a keen sense of the needs of her students to prepare them to provide kind and patient care to our most vulnerable senior citizens. She finds great pleasure in bringing dependable new caregivers into the healthcare field.

Hilda Bahner, MA

Hilda is a multilingual language instructor who has developed customized education and training programs for cross-cultural groups of all ages to help them adapt to new countries, languages, schools and work environments. She has worked as a language instructor, counselor and translator and has lived and worked all over the world. Hilda has been at CCM for more than a decade and has helped countless individuals to improve their English pronunciation, reading, writing and speaking skills.

JoAnn Baker, CCS, COC, CPC

JoAnn has more than 20 years of experience in coding, auditing and training for acute-care hospital inpatient and outpatient departments, physicians’ offices and government services. She holds several national coding certifications with the American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders. Currently, she is employed full time at 3M HIS Silver Spring, Maryland, as clinical documentation analyst for the computer assisted coding products. Ms. Baker is a past member of the AAPC National Advisory Board, founder and past president of the AAPC local chapter Essex County, New Jersey. She earned an AA in applied Social Science from County College of Morris.

Alex Balish, AHA & ASHI Certified Instructor

Alex is deeply passionate about providing others with life-saving information. With over twenty years of experience in the field of First Aid, CPR and AED certification and the training of thousands of students, Alex possesses a strong understanding of his students’ needs and how they most effectively learn these life-saving techniques.

Mikhail Bayder, MS

Mikhail has 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He worked in the financial industry for companies such as Prudential Securities, as well as in visual effects studios like ABC Disney and Prologue Films in Hollywood supporting mission critical computer systems and writing Python and PHP scripts to automate tasks. Mikhail also taught technology classes at Columbia University Teachers College. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer Science from the City University of New York, and a Master’s degree in Communications from New York University.

Patricia Callahan, MBA

Trish has about 30 years of Information Technology experience, including years as a business analyst, project manager and information technology trainer. She has taught email, word processing, SharePoint, Service Now and many other applications. Trish serves as a part-time instructor at Count County of Morris where she is teaching courses including SharePoint, Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint. Trish received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Utah and an MBA from Centenary College.

Steven Carroll, MBA

Steven has led a successful 12+ year career in the public sector working for two Fortune 500 organizations and one on the Fortune 100 list. A relentless advocate for career progression, Steven applied his business knowledge, networking and career building skills to transition from a career in Financial Services to SaaS sales for LinkedIn, his current role. He holds his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, his Bachelors from Ramapo College of New Jersey and his Associate’s degree from County College of Morris in 2006.

Mark Cosgrove, CHE, MA

Professor Mark Cosgrove is the Chairperson of Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts at County College of Morris. He spent many years as a chef in diverse environments around the globe. Cosgrove developed an interest in cuisine during his childhood outside of Paris. When he returned to the United States, he noticed people had a different approach to food.  Following a degree in Business Administration from LaSalle University, he attended the Culinary Institute of America and launched his career. Professor Cosgrove developed the Culinary Opportunity Program through Workforce Development at CCM, where he provides pre-vocational culinary training to developmentally disabled students.

Ana Christina DeOliveira, MBA, CPC, SHRM-SCP

Ana is a Certified Professional Coach who has worked with many companies to build high-performance teams, forge relationships, and increase the effectiveness of each organization. She has many professional certifications and holds an MBA from Excelsior College, as well as a B.S. in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College.

Karen DiMaria, MBA

Karen is an accomplished fundraising professional with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and higher education sectors. She has extensive experience with alumni and external constituent relations, marketing, public relations, strategic planning, recruiting, managing and mentoring of development professionals.

Leonor Crespo-DiStefano, BS

Leonor has been an auditor, accountant and tax professional for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rutgers University Newark. She has earned her QuickBooks certification and is a certified public bookkeeper. Leonor is also fluent in Spanish.

Tom DuHamel, BS

Tom DuHamel graduated from William Paterson University with a Marketing degree in 2004 and has been creating websites for 20 years.  In 2011, Tom started I Heart Blank, LLC, an online multimedia company that builds websites, using WordPress, to integrate businesses’ marketing plans with their online presence.  Tom has worked at a local radio station selling advertising, doing voice-overs and helping local businesses create compelling advertising and marketing campaigns.

Nancy Eberhardt, Esq.

Nancy is Executive Director of the Pro Bono Partnership, which oversees corporate and law firm volunteer recruitment, client outreach, case management and educational programs for the non-profit community. In addition, she is on the Pro Bono Committee for the NJ State Bar Association. Nancy has a JD from the Rutgers School of Law and a BA from the College of William and Mary.

Lisa Fagan, MA

Lisa is an advertising, public relations and marketing professor and consultant with greater than 26 years’ experience in Marketing and more than 12 years of teaching in higher education. Lisa has taught in a number of New Jersey colleges where she has successfully brought her knowledge, skills and experience to hundreds of students.  She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from LaSalle University.  In addition to her teaching and corporate experience, Lisa consults with small and large companies nationwide.

Ronald Faines, LCADC

Ron has been teaching CADC students for more than 15 years and has worked in the field of addictions counseling for 25 years. He has a strong interest in preparing upcoming counselors and therapists to assist individuals in recovering from addictions. He holds an MS in Human Services from Lincoln University and a BSBA from Bloomfield College.

Dale Favia, AS

Dale spent almost 30 years in Pharmaceutical Market Research. She held various positions in Operations, Customer Service, Marketing and Sales. As a coach and instructor, she creates interactive learning experiences to teach corporate soft skills and job search skills. Dale works with the unemployed to give them the skills they need to succeed in today’s job marketplace. Dale has taught at the Department of Labor as well as at several community colleges in New Jersey, including CCM.

Sharon Ferreira, BA

Sharon has over 30 years of experience working with students from every corner of the globe, from Nepal to Nicaragua. She has earned degrees in German Language and Studies and Elementary Education from American University and The University of the District of Columbia. She has taught ESL at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been at her present position as an ESL instructor at CCM since 2001. Sharon was the founding ESL consultant on the Soulphia Project in 2017, which offers English conversation courses online for ESL students abroad.

Kelly Fitzpatrick, MA, CFA, Tableau Desktop Specialist

Kelly is on the faculty of CCM and is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Prior to teaching at CCM, Professor Fitzpatrick worked in hedge fund management as an execution trader. Other experience includes derivatives and equity strategy and credit and global risk management. Professor Fitzpatrick holds an M.A. in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University and B.A. in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Diane Fulton, BA, CPPM

Diane has been an instructor in CCM’s Medical Billing and Coding Program, teaching Physician Practice Management and Regulatory Issues. She holds a BA in Business Administration and Spanish from Rutgers University, and is a Certified Physician Practice Manager through the American Academy of Professional Coders. She has greater than 30 years of professional experience in health care management, medical practice administration, reimbursement provider/patient advocate and operations.

Anthony Gaffney, BA

Tony has over 20 years of experience in the industry as an AutoCAD/Civil 3D Consultant, Instructor and Designer/Operator for a wide variety of both civil and environmental firms. He brings real world scenarios into the classroom to make the training curriculum relevant and relatable. Tony has a BA from Boston College and many industry-recognized credentials including AutoCAD Drafting and Design, Architectural Woodworking, A+ and Microsoft Professional Certifications.

Claude Garbarino, Jr., BS, CCS

Claude has been a CCM instructor for Medical Billing and Coding courses for more than 20 years. He has a long history working with medical records, from the days of paper-intensive record keeping up through today’s highly digitized systems. Claude really enjoys teaching and is proud to help his students receive new certifications and new jobs as a result of completing his classes successfully. Claude is a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), certified by the American Health Information Management Association.

Alyce Garver, BA

Alyce has been a corporate trainer for twenty years and has trained over ten thousand people in New Jersey. She has worked in graphic design and logo creation, and has guided students and start-up companies to build a unified brand presence. Alyce is a clear and patient instructor, who works with students of all levels to ensure understanding. Alyce holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Communications and Marketing from Rollins College and Certificate in Interior Design from the Parsons School of Design.

Marilyn Gettinger, MBA, CPM, CPSM, APICS CSCP

Marilyn brings over 30 years of corporate experience to her students, specializing in the field of Strategic Supply Chain Management. Marilyn has conducted management training for hospitals, state, county and federal governments, service industries and manufacturing companies. She holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a bachelor’s degree from Bloomfield College and multiple industry-recognized certifications.

Laraine Gilberti, BA

After teaching Business classes for over 20 years at the Adult High School of the Morris Hills Regional District, and 16 years working with the Women’s Center at CCM teaching Microsoft Word, Laraine is now working with the Center for Workforce Development as an instructor. She works with students to be better prepared in their current position and to take the Microsoft Specialist Exam in pursuit of their future career goals. Laraine volunteers at a women’s shelter as a tutor, and is a Community Emergency Response Team member.

Ramon Gordon, MS

Ramon has been an instructor at CCM for many years, teaching both technology and ESL. Ramon is a technology, computer science, project management and business professional who has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds to offer financial, communication and technology services. He currently serves as an ESL instructor at CCM and has authored a book presenting new techniques for teaching ESL.

Robert I. Grundfest, MEd

Bob is a New Jersey Certified Social Studies Teacher for Grades 6-12 and a New Jersey Certified Elementary Teacher. Bob has been training and supporting prospective teachers for the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) program since its inception in 2003 and has been an educator in public schools and universities for 35 years. Teaching defines him professionally; he brings a passion for education to the classroom every day.

Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

Anthony is the Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Lab Supervisor at CCM.  With greater than ten years’ hands-on experience in manufacturing as a design engineer, CNC operator, and engineer technician, Anthony designed CCM’s unique Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprentice Boot Camp.  Anthony’s skill set includes a thorough mastery of SolidWorks, AutoCAD and manual and computerized machining skills.

Lisa Kenneweg, BS

Lisa has almost 20 years of experience with training adults. She has instructed students of all levels from beginner to advanced in Microsoft applications. Prior to working at CCM, Lisa was a corporate trainer and an organizational effectiveness specialist.

Dawn Knill, CFRE

Dawn has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. As an experienced professional, she has consistently increased membership, participation, funding while improving public relations and marketing strategies. As a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) she holds a high standard of best practices and ethics in the profession.

Mary-Helen Mach, MA

Mary-Helen has over 13 years of experience as an ESL instructor of adult populations in the areas of academic, business and community English language programs. Her teaching background includes corporate, workforce, international, cross-cultural and community ESL training. Mary-Helen holds an MA from Rutgers University and a BA from Drew University.

Christina Martinez, BA, CHBC, CPBA

Christina is President of Rising Above, LLC, which helps clients solve problems that affect leadership strategies, team collaboration, service excellence and productivity. Her expertise is in high performance leadership, communication, wellness and life mastery. She is an engaged, dynamic instructor who brings years of experience from her roles in business, industry, academia and the non-profit sector. Christina is a DISC Advanced Certified Human Behavior Consultant and Master Trainer and a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst. She holds Non-Profit Executive Leadership certificates from Notre Dame University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from St. Mary’s University. Christina is also a TEDx speaker and has appeared on CNBC’s On the Money.

Nicole Martino BA, MEd

Nicole is a dually New Jersey State Certified Teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. She received her Masters in Education to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). She has also taught middle school language arts, science and ESL to diverse groups of students. Nicole is a partner with AIM Writers, LLC doing strategic planning, consulting and writing for nonprofit organizations nationwide. Nicole is passionate about both educating and advocating for her students to ensure their needs are met beyond the walls of their classrooms.

Joe Mastropierro, BA 

Joe, a Hospitality Adjunct at CCM in the 1980’s, has returned to teach our Culinary Opportunity program for students with Developmental Disabilities. He has been a Culinary Arts teacher in career and technical education for 34 years. Joe holds a BA in Hotel and Restaurant Management and Corporate Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a Certified Culinary Arts Instructor as well as a Certified Work Study Coordinator for the State of New Jersey. He has built and developed restaurants in all phases of construction from groundbreaking through the grand opening.  He especially enjoys being involved with new ventures and restaurant start ups. 


Ed is an American Society for Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ CSSBB), Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), and Certified Supply Quality Professional (CSQP) who spent two decades in the manufacturing industry before establishing himself in 2001 as a quality consultant, adjunct professor and on-site instructor. Ed specializes in statistics, Six Sigma Quality, Lean Thinking, and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Systems. Ed earned his engineering degree at Stevens Tech and his MBA at Harvard.

Lindsley Medlin, BA, MBA, Certified Blockchain Professional

Lindsley Medlin is an international executive with more than 30 years of experience building and running businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an MBA in Marketing, both from Rutgers University, as well as a Graduate Marketing Certificate from the SMU Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas.  Additionally, he is a Certified Blockchain Professional™ who has studied bitcoin in depth and is the Founder of the NJ Blockchain Center.  Mr. Medlin is a published author, speaker and consultant.

Cliff Moore, MS, RPh

Cliff has over 40 years of experience as a registered pharmacist and has more recently served as the Director of Pharmacy of a large multi-state hospital system. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from St. John’s University and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management from Saint Elizabeth University. His strengths include building, leading and motivating high performance teams. He has been recognized for providing quality services to customers in the most cost-effective manner.

Igor Nachevnik, CompTIA® A+, Network+, CySA+, MCP

Igor is an experienced IT professional with a thorough understanding of computer systems, holding A+, Network +, CySA+, and multiple MCP certifications. Igor works with high-level data storage systems, installs and configures web servers and teaches about computers at a county college level. Igor holds multiple Microsoft and CompTIA certifications. He completed technical school in electronics in order to be well-versed in both computer software and hardware and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Igor helps students to achieve an entry level professional certification in the IT field.

Emily O’Brien, AS

Emily has over 15 years of experience as an instructor for CCM’s Workforce Development Department providing instruction in various MS Office applications for corporate clients and open enrollment programs. For almost 20 years, she has provided instruction at the adult level in multiple settings and is a sought after trainer and instructor. Emily is skilled in developing, coordinating and implementing training sessions for client needs and delivering technical information to effectively train non-technical audiences. Emily is an alumna of CCM.

Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Georgann has provided consultative and training services to Fortune 100 international organizations across a broad spectrum of industries, government agencies and non-profit organizations. She is the Managing Director of a firm that focuses on optimizing the talents and results of individuals and organizations. Georgann is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Psychology. She also received her MA in Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Brian Oleksak, MS

Brian Oleksak is Associate Professor and chair of the Landscape and Horticultural Technology program at County College of Morris. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University. As a professional horticulturalist, his greatest environmental concern is the introduction of invasive species – both plants and insects – into North America. Brian is piloting the course ‘Plant ID and Palettes’ for the Center for Workforce Development in the Fall of 2021.


Carl is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional by the American Society of Quality. Mr. Perini has vast experience as an Adjunct Instructor and quality professional in the fields of pharmacy, chemicals, communication, aerospace and manufacturing.

Norma Pravec, MA, MBA

Norma has been an English instructor for speakers of other languages at the college level for more than 20 years. She has also worked as a financial specialist and investment banker. She holds both a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and an MBA from Montclair State University and a BA in French and Spanish from William Paterson University.

Roberta Principe, MS

Bobbi has 20 years of experience in computer science and web development and is currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Internet Programming at FDU. She is skilled in MS Office Applications, Web Development, C# and C++ programming. Bobbi holds a MS in Computer Science from Pace University and a BA in International Economics and Finance from SUNY Fredonia. Bobbi is an Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, teaching a course called Computers and Computing. She has a passion for sharing knowledge, teaching and providing the technical foundation necessary to effectively work with computers at all levels.

Stacy Publik, BA

Stacy has a BA in English from Marywood University and earned her Certification to teach English as a Second Language from Drexel University. She has taught English to students from all backgrounds, from low income children in the U.S., through high-achieving graduate students from other countries. Stacy is a well-respected educator and school administrator in NJ who has been nominated for several prestigious awards.

Donna Puizina, MEd

Donna received her master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Framingham University while living in Puerto Rico. Since then, she has taught English to elementary, middle school, high school, college and adult students at various levels. She received her ESL certification from Seton Hall University.

Patrick Roff, MA, LCADC, CPRS, CPP

Patrick, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, is the Director of Peer Recovery Services at Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES)/Morris County Prevention is Key (MCPIK). He is an experienced Adjunct Professor in NJ’s community colleges. He also serves as Executive Director of Philosophy and Recovery which he founded in 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College and master’s degree from Colorado State University.

Ken Sauter, BS

Ken graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree.  He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching, and CCENT.

Tom Schnipp, MEd, PMP

Tom Schnipp has over 25 years experience managing IT and business projects in the non-profit, telecommunications, and financial services industries for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies.  Tom is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of both Project Management International (PMI) and the New Jersey Chapter of PMI, where he is an active volunteer.  Tom’s other volunteer experiences include past Board Member of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation and past Board Member and Treasurer of the Parks Alliance of Morris County.   He holds undergraduate degrees in History and International Relations from Boston University, a Masters Degree in Education from Rutgers, and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Stephens Institute of Technology.  Tom has brought his teaching experience to the business world by defining, developing and delivering corporate education programs in project management, security awareness, IT policies, end user training, and Agile.

Brian Sferra, MEd

Brian has taught ESL for 23 years in public schools in Roxbury and North Plainfield Schools (K-12), has taught college and adult at Centenary University in the Summer Language and Culture program at Sussex County College for 8 years, Rutgers PALS in New Brunswick, and the Fairleigh Dickinson L.I.F.E. program, a part of Berlitz. He has tutored private students in ESL for many years. He holds a M.Ed from Rutgers University Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in English from Rutgers University. He holds New Jersey certifications in ESL K- 12, Teacher of English, and Elementary Education. His real-life experience in the business world from 1972- 1994 and love of language has enabled him to share and teach non-native English learners.

Jessica Shepherd, MS, RN

Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Criminology and Investigations from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Later, she attended County College of Morris, receiving an Associate’s of Science in Nursing. Jessica began working first as a Patient Care Technician and then as an RN at Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey and discovered a passion for Emergency Nursing. Jessica attained both her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing at Chamberlain University. She has begun the work for her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University. After completing her student teaching at CCM, Jessica began teaching at CCM in 2020 as an Adjunct and then accepted a full-time position as faculty in Nursing. In addition to teaching in the Nursing Department, Jessica instructs an IV Therapy Skills class for Workforce Development.

Kathleen Shera, CPC, CPB

Kathleen is a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Professional Biller through the American Academy of Professional Coders and is an instructor of Medical Billing for CCM. Kathleen has a varied health care background, including many years as a medical biller and coder for a large medical practice management company.

Jeff Stearns, BS

Jeff is an industrial designer with greater than 25 years experience in industrial design, engineering, production development and manufacturing.  He is skilled in SolidWorks, AutoCAD and a variety of other computer applications. He has a BS in Industrial Design from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kenneth Sterzer, MPS, SHRM-CP, PHR

Ken has worked in HR Generalist, Management and Business Partner roles since 1995 and is currently a Senior HR Business Partner at Siemens Healthineers, the Healthcare Division of the German Conglomerate. He is also an Instructor in the Human Resources Certificate Program at County College of Morris. Ken has his master’s degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Penn State University and his bachelor’s degree (double major) in Communication and Labor Studies and Employment Relations from Rutgers University. He earned his SHRM-CP professional designation in 2015 and his PHR designation in 2001. Ken has been an active member and volunteer with the Morris County SHRM Chapter since 2014.

Lauren R. Swern, BA 

Lauren is a Development Director for the New Jersey Highlands Coalition. She has ten years of fundraising experience in the areas of donor cultivation, grant writing, direct mail appeals/acquisitions, online and social media, events, corporate solicitation and other out of the box fundraising. Lauren has worked on increasing and expanding New Jersey Highlands Coalition’s and Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare funding sources. She serves on the Street Smart Advisory Committee, New Jersey Aids Services Dine for Life Committee, as well as on several Boards of Directors and associated Committees. Lauren received a BA in Business Management from Curry College in Massachusetts.

Michelle Sykes, MD

Dr. Sykes attended Northwestern University in Illinois for her undergraduate education. She received her Medical Doctorate at the New Jersey School of Medicine and completed her Fellowship in Pediatrics at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In 2015, Dr. Sykes entered the field of higher education as an instructor at the county college level at CCM and Sussex County Community College.

Anna Taylor, MEd

Anna Taylor is a professional English language instructor with 20 years of experience teaching ESL/EFL in the US and overseas. Having worked with English learners for a long time, Anna knows about the difficulties immigrants face and is passionate about helping English learners achieve their goals. Anna holds a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Bilkent University, Turkey. Her professional interests include fostering learner autonomy, a learner-centered approach and developing communicative skills in English.

Alexis Thurman, MS, MBA

Alexis, an accomplished corporate professional in business and finance, has transferred that expertise into higher education and is currently a professor and the Chair of the Mathematics Department at County College of Morris.  Alexis has previously taught at other New Jersey higher education institutions and holds an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, with an M.S. from NJIT and a B.A. from Rutgers University.

Craig Tolley, MS

Craig is an Assistant Professor in the department of Landscape and Horticultural Technology at County College of Morris. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cook College, Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree from Rutgers University. Craig is piloting the course ‘Landscape Design Using Dynascape’ for the Center for Workforce Development during the Fall of 2021.

Judy Treibman, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GBA

Judy is a dynamic, results-oriented HR Professional with more than 20 years of experience in business. She is an evening Instructor at County College of Morris for the HR Certificate program, which she also designed. She currently holds the position of Benefits Supervisor at Formosa Plastics Corp. in Livingston and her prior experience ranges from large manufacturers to small entrepreneurial companies. Judy earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson. She holds the credentials of SPHR and SHRM-SCP.

Thomas Viola, MSW, LSW, LCADC

Tom has 10 years of experience working with people affected by substance abuse and addiction, including working in the venues of counseling, treatment facilities and courts. He is an instructor for multiple domains in the Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Certificate program. Tom holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and a BA from William Paterson University.

Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Rita is an award-winning, expert facilitator in the areas of leadership development, team building, emotional intelligence and diversity. She is a dynamic keynote speaker and conference presenter. Rita brings corporate experience in management, administration, HR and public affairs. She is a contributing author to the book, Big Bold Business Advice. Rita is an Adjunct Faculty member at Montclair State University, William Paterson University, Walden University, Bergen Community College and CCM, having taught at the college level for more than 25 years. Rita holds a BS from Bryant College and an MBA from Walden University, as well as many industry certifications.


Vivian is an accomplished HR professional with over 30 years of experience working in the private sector on issues involving staffing, employee relations, corporate culture and inter-departmental collaboration. Vivian holds a MS in Human Resource Management from Thomas Edison State University and a BS in Business Administration from Rowan University.

Rreze Zejnullahi-Berisha, MA

Rreze teaches QuickBooks and Excel at CCM, as well as Economics at Montclair State University and CCM. She has over five years of experience using statistical methods to analyze data as applied to academic research and is equally experienced in teaching students about data analysis. She holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Eastern Michigan University.