Kenneth Cibelli joined the Board in 2021 and currently serves on the Executive Comm as Secretary. Ken was very involved with various NFSB activities for years prior and continues to volunteer his services weekly in many capacities. He is a member of the Development Comm. Ken is a business applications programmer with concentrations in warehousing and in systems monitoring. Ken and his wife, Diane, are longtime residents of Nutley; their two grown daughters are NHS graduates.
Kimberley A. Donohoe joined the Board in 2016. She has been a practicing attorney with her own firm in town for over 20 years specializing in real estate, guardianships, special needs, estate planning/administration, municipal court cases and related matters. She is a Nutley Board of Education Parent Advisory Group for Special Education volunteer, and is a Volunteer Legal Guardian. She is the Nutley Lawyers Club vice president and liaison to Special Services Director of Nutley Bd of Ed. She has also served as a part-time public defender in Nutley Municipal Court on an as-needed basis. Kimberley currently serves on the Governance Committee.
Michael Evangelista joined the Board in 2021. He serves as the Co-Chair of the Governance Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee. Mike’s a long time Nutley resident and graduate of Nutley High School. He is retired from an officer-level career in the operations sector of major Wall Street brokerage firms and annuity area of large insurance firms. He attended Pennsylvania State University, and is a fifteen-year member and Secretary/Treasurer of the Alumni Control Board of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Mike is an active volunteer with the NFSB Pantry and involved in multiple volunteer efforts, including FACT, a local organization feeding those in need.
Robert Frannicola was an ad hoc community contributor to many NFSB efforts before joining the Board in 2020. He is Co-Chair of the Development Committee, lending his event-planning and fund-raising expertise to the team work. Additionally, he provides video graphic technology to support NFSB operations and projects. Rob is a life-long Nutley-ite, graduating from NHS, and currently residing in town with his wife and children. Rob is an NYU graduate and owns the Nutley-based business Ultimate Entertainment.
Marla Hunter served in ad hoc capacities prior to joining the Board in 2020. She serves on the Executive Comm as 2nd Vice President, is an administrator on Board Effect, and Chairs the Public Relations Comm. She lends her time and energy to many fundraising efforts. She attended Ramapo College and spent many years living in the DC/VA area before settling in Nutley in 2009 with her husband, Ryan. They are the proud parents of two daughters. Marla is an enthusiastic volunteer in many community activities and functions, and serves as President of the PTO and is a youth sports coach.
Taji S. Karim-Reisch, joined the Board in 2021. She is a longtime township resident, committed to building community through volunteerism. Her passion for holistic wellness inspired her to pursuit a Master’s degree in Social Work. Taji is licensed in both clinical social work and massage therapy. She has directed/developed programming in end-of-life care while addressing issues of substance misuse in urban underserved communities. Taji is the Director of Bereavement at St. Mary’s Church (Nutley) and is a psychotherapist in a semi-private practice, assisting people to navigate challenges of loss and mental health concerns. She serves on the Development Committee.
Angela Kircher 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. Angela continues to focus her efforts on volunteering with the Thrift Shop. Angela is a past Secretary, and currently serves on the Finance and Facilities Committees. Professionally, Angela was a Senior Credit Manager at JVC and is a past president of Reimer Credit Manager’s Association. is a lifelong resident of Nutley, where she and her husband Walter Wayne have raised 4 children.
Cheryl Kozyra joined the Board in 2022 and is serving on the Public Relations Committee. She has been a teacher for 33 years, 23 of them with the Nutley Board of Education. Cheryl has served on numerous committees in John H Walker Middle School and has been the sponsor of the Student Council for many years. Cheryl is a life-long resident of Nutley, where she, along with her husband, Barry, raised two daughters.
Jim Kuchta and his wife, Valerie, have lived in Nutley for over 40 years. He was appointed to the Board in 1986 and has been in service to NFSB in various capacities, including Board President. Currently, he serves on the Facilities Committee, Chairs the Finance Committee and serves as Treasurer on the Executive Committee. Jim has 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 and continues to Chair the Nutley Rent Leveling Board. Jim is a retired Vice President in the financial area of MetLife.
Patricia (Trish) Maleski joined the Board in 2022 and is a member of the Governance and Finance Committees. A CPA by trade, she is retired from a career in asset management, having served as the President and Treasurer of the JPMorgan mutual fund complex. She currently serves as a Trustee for the Morgan Stanley mutual funds. Trish returns to volunteering with the NFSB where she previously co-chaired fund-raising events such as the Home Show and two Talent shows. She also assisted with distributing school lunches during the height of the pandemic and has volunteered with the thrift shop. Trish and her husband Michael Cooper have lived in Nutley for 30 years and their two children graduated from Nutley High School.
Dave Popkin joined the Board in 2017. He is the 1st Vice President of NFSB, member of the Development and the PR Committees. Dave annually organizes and performs in NFSB fundraisers Rock Hunger, The Garden Party, and A Night at the Races. He is a former adjunct professor at Seton Hall University. Dave has lived in Nutley for over 20 years with his wife Cindy Tirrell, is the CEO of Hilltop Management, a Nutley-based marketing and event management company. He also is a professional sportscaster, currently serving as a radio announcer for Seton Hall basketball and on various TV networks.
Martha (Vicki) Ray joined the Board in 2013. She is Co-Chair of the Governance Committee and serves on the Facilities Committee. She has served on the Finance Comm, the Redevelopment Comm for the Chestnut Street facilities, and on the committee to hire the Executive Director. Vicki is currently serving as Past President on the Board of Trustees, after serving as Board President from 2017-2020. She retired from a 40-year career in scientific research, including project management and strategic planning. Vicki has been active for over the last 25 years with the League of Women Voters, locally and at the state level, in several officer positions. She is also involved with and supports The American Association of University Women.
Javier Robles joined the Board 2013. He serves as a member of the Governance Committee, particularly in the area of non-profit organizational guidance. Javier is a senior compliance counsel serving Fortune 500 companies. He is a life-long resident of Nutley, where he continues to reside with his family.
Erin Ryan (ex officio) joined the Board in 2019 and serves on the Governance Committee. Erin spent over 15 years in various business development and product innovation roles within the healthcare industry before moving to the non-profit sector in 2011 to focus on patient advocacy work. She has a BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A Boston native, she moved to Nutley in 2005 with her husband Stefano and has two children. Although recently relocated to the Netherlands Erin continues to participate on the Board in an ex-officio capacity.
Frankie Turano, Jr. joined the Board in 2022. Frankie has been very involved with NFSB projects over the years from sponsorship to participation. He is a lifelong resident of Nutley and owns the American Made Custom Cabinet Company. He donates proceeds from his sales back to local Veteran groups. In his spare time, Frankie writes novels and articles for the Nutley Neighbors Magazine on veterans who have served this country. He is the first recipient of the Military Civilian Appreciation Award from the AMVETS of the United States. Frankie serves on the Development Committee.
Kelly Ziek joined the Board in 2021. Kelly serves as Co-Chair of the Development Committee and on the Public Relations Committee. She is a professional non-profit consultant and has extensive experience in fundraising/communications, with a recent focus on grant writing. Through the years, Kelly has worked for and with institutions such as the Essex County Parks Department, Human Needs Food Pantry, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Public Library, Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, and the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. Kelly holds B.A. degrees in Economics and Psychology from Rutgers University. She moved to Nutley in 2004 with her husband Paul where they are raising their three children.