Board Of Trustees

Rula Abualhuda joined the Board in 2010, has served on the Finance Committee and is currently Assistant Treasurer. She is active in the Nutley Chamber of Commerce where she is 2nd Vice President. Rula is employed as Branch Manager of Spencer Savings Bank in Nutley. She holds an engineering degree from the Damascus University of Syria. Rula resides in West Orange NJ with her son Lieth and her husband Zuhair.

Rosie Boyle has been an active Board member since 2012, serving in various capacities including Board secretary, and currently as a Vice President. She is a teacher in the Newark Public Schools and resides in Nutley with her husband Gary.

Emma Cortese is a life-long Nutley resident and joined the Board in 2013, where her major focus is public relations and the Food Pantry. She earned a PhD at NYU in pediatric speech/language pathology, and practiced in various clinical capacities for over twenty-five years, including Asst. Prof. at MSU. Emma has served previously as a NFSB Vice President. Additionally, she is active in FACT, a local organization involved in providing hot meals to those in need.

Rudy Chen and his spouse Linda are long-time Nutley residents. In 2008, he retired from SH&E Inc., an aviation consulting company where he served as a principal in its privatization, strategic planning, operations, and security practices. Prior, he held senior management positions at Purolator Courier/Emery Worldwide and at United Airlines. He joined the NFSB Board in 2015, chairing the Development and Strategic Plan Committees He is a graduate of Columbia College, NY.

Kimberley Donohoe has been a practicing attorney in town for over 20 years specializing in real estate guardianships, special needs, estate planning/administration, municipal court cases, and personal injury; as well, she is a part time public defender in Nutley Municipal Court. She is a Nutley Parent Advisory Group for Special Education volunteer, and is a Volunteer Legal Guardian; additionally, she is the Nutley Lawyers Club vice president and liaison to Special Services Director of Nutley Bd of Ed. Kimberley also provides professional legal services to NFSB operations.

Mary Graves joined the NFSB Board in 2011, and has served three years as President. Mary retired from Roche after a 25 year career spanning research, business development, strategic planning and management. Mary’s other interests include building homes for disadvantaged families; AAUW; mentoring girls and women, especially in STEM fields. She earned a PhD in Chemistry from UNC; she and husband Brad have 3 children and resided in Nutley since 1986.

Linda Grossman has lived most of her life in Nutley, where she and her husband, David, raised their children. Linda first came to NFSB as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary and has since served on the Board of Trustees for over ten years in several capacities including a tenure as Treasurer. She also continues as an active volunteer at the NFSB Thrift Shop.

Adam Jernick was born and raised in Nutley, where he currently resides with his wife and son. He is a James Madison University graduate where he was a scholarship athlete in football and won a National Championship. He is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Nutley Elks and serves on Nutley’s Mattia Award Committee. Adam is currently employed by the Township of Nutley working as the Assistant in Commissioner Petracco’s office. He has served on the NFSB Development Committee and is currently a Vice President.

Jim Kutcha and his wife, Valerie, have lived in Nutley for over 40 years. He was first appointed to the Board in 1986 and, with the exception of a period while he served as a School Board Trustee, has been in service to NFSB in various capacities, including Board President. Currently, he Chairs the Nutley Rent Leveling Board; previously, he served on the Nutley Board of Education, the Health Advisory Board, a Trustee of the Nutley Educational Foundation the Nutley Adult School Board and an officer of the Spring Garden PTO. Jim is a retired Vice President in the financial area of MetLife.

John V. Kelly III is a Nutley native who maintains strong home town ties. He is an alumnus of Georgia Institute of Technology and Seton Hall University School of Law, and is in private practice specializing in litigation. John has been on the Board since 2017, where he serves on the Development Committee and is focused on bolstering NFSB’s fundraising efforts. John is a JAG Officer for the New Jersey Army National Guard, and additionally serves on various charitable and civic organizations.

Angela Kircher is a lifelong resident of Nutley, where she and her husband Walter Wayne have raised 4 children. Angela has served NFSB in various capacities for over 30 years, including as past President of the (former) NFSB Women’s Auxiliary, and joined the NFSB Board in 2013. She has chaired the Thrift Shop Committee, where she continues to focus her efforts. Additionally, she volunteers at the Food Pantry. Professionally, Angela was as Senior Credit Manager at JVC and is a past president of Reimer Credit Manager’s Asscociation.

Theresa Loch joined the Board of Trustees in 2013. She has been a realtor for the past 17 years and is currently an Associate with Keller Williams Realty in Montclair. She is a member of the Public Relations/Technology Committee and is currently Board Secretary. She resides in Nutley with her husband and three children and is actively involved in the public schools.

Maria Pedalino is a long time Nutley resident where she continues to live with her daughter. Retired from Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, she taught English and Spanish for thirty five years. In the course of her career, Maria served as Secretary of the Garden State Scholastic Press Association and board member of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. She is a past Secretary of NFSB board.

Karen Rozansky is a Nutley resident for more than 30 years, a Prudential Securities retiree and is presently employed as a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in New York City. For the past two decades, Karen has been an active volunteer at the Thrift Shop and has served on the NFSB Board of Trustees in various capacities. Karen is a graduate of Montclair State University.

Martha (Vicki) Ray and her family have lived in Nutley for 30+ years. Vicki earned an MS in Biochemistry from the University of Houston. She has worked in bio-pharmaceutical research in both academia and industry before retiring in 2012. She has been active over the last 25 years with the League of Women Voters, locally and at the state level, in several officer positions. Vicki joined Board of NFSB in 2013, has served on the NFSB Governance Comm and is currently Board President.

Javier Robles began his first term with the Board of Trustees for the NFSB in 2013 and also serves as a member of the Governance Committee. Javier is a Senior Vice President, Global Compliance Counsel, in the Law Department of Mastercard in Purchase, New York. He is a life-long resident of Nutley, where he continues to reside with his family.

Ruth Bedford began her association with NFSB in the mid 1960’s and continues to this day. She was Board president in the 1970’s and was named first Lifetime Trustee in 2013. Ruth has spent decades in dedication to community service. Over the years, she graciously has opened her home for annual Lollipop Fundraising events and hosted September Socials which benefit town service organizations. Nutley Senior Citizens Housing Corp, Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad, the Republican Club of Nutley and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan NJ are among her local affiliations. Through the years she has been the recipient of honors from local and state non-profit organizations: along with her (late) husband Stanly Bedford, a retired Judge of the Superior Court of NJ, she received the Mattia Distinguished Community Service Award; and for her tireless efforts she received the Nutley Jaycees Annual Distinguished Service Award for Civic Affairs, as well as the Montclair-Glen Ridge Nutley Chapter of the American Red Cross Annual Comradeship Award. Ruth’s impact goes beyond specific acts of volunteerism at the NFSB. She has been a stalwart and consistent source of support, contributing her time, effort, and generous spirit.