Officers and Board



Joseph Gaj, W’04

About me: Vice President, AEPG Wealth Strategies / Insurance specialist and financial advisor to privately held small businesses / Education advocate to empower client’s decision making / Married high school sweetheart, 3 beautiful young children / enjoy outdoor activities, golf, gardening & carpentry


drossman.jpgPresident Emeritus
Ken Drossman, W'71, WG'72

About me: Managing Director, Oak & Apple Partners | Strategic and operation consultant to hyper-growth companies | consigliere to legitimate entrepreneurial owner/CEO | Married, 3 self-sufficient, working children | Friends and business merge at WCNJ, which often feels like my day job.


Jay_centricity.jpgExecutive Vice President
Jay Kingley, WG'88

About me: CEO and Founder of Centricity, a firm that accelerates relationships to drive client referrals for business owners and professionals.| Lived and worked in Europe for many years | Serial entrepreneur and marketing expert | Enjoy fitness, all Pittsburgh sports, public speaking 


botvinik.jpgVice President - Events
Neeta Mukerjee, WEV'10


About me: Life Sciences Business Consultant, helping to bring innovative biopharma research to market. Market opportunity assessment | Value proposition analysis | Customer discovery for commercialization | Partnership development. Enjoy music, cooking, gardening, traveling, nature and the four seasons. 


Susan Goldsmith W'81

About me: Partner, McCarter & English, LLP | Trademark, copyright, e-commerce lawyer with special interest in start-ups and emerging growth companies | Wharton marketing degree | two grown kids in tech fields | endlessly curious with deep interests in both history and science fiction


Charlie Mangano, W'75

About me: Commercial banker for 30+ years | At Santander Bank, focusing on Government and Education | Middle market relationship banker | photographer & golfer | live with wife & mother-in-law in Short Hills, NJ | Twin sons | Board member & past President of Penn Club of Metro NJ | Active WCNJ member.





Renie Carniol

About me: Director of the Grotta Fund and Director of Strategic Grant Initiatives, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ / Oversee grantmaking to non-profits that pursue programs and community improvements that will improve the lives of older adults and help them age in place /Match donor’s interests and passions with impactful philanthropy opportunities/Offer strategies and technical assistance to build collaborations and improve grant outcomes / Married, 3 beautiful and married adult children / enjoy bicycling, swimming, float boarding, yoga, travel & art.

Samuel M. Guss, W'81

About me: President and Principal of Red Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, a commercial Real Estate investment banking firm founded in 2002.  Red Oak provides advice and arranges capital for clients in the commercial real estate business – often guiding its clients through a multiple transaction strategy to help them reach their goals| Resident of Morristown, NJ | Enjoys outdoor activities including golf, hiking, biking and softball as well as travel.

Sachin Jade, WG'12


Jane Hindes Miller WG'84

About me: COO at Gold Mobile, which specializes in in-the-moment engagement for healthcare, food service & retail | enjoy baking and spending time with family at our vacation home in Vermont | increasingly involved with WCNJ because of the warmth and sense of community I feel.




Dushyant Pandit, WG'77

About me: Founded DorchesterAdvisors – Investment advisory firm | Investor & Entrepreneur | Champion of simplification | Rock guitarist | Single Malt Scotch and Craft Beers | Flaneur when travelling | Married with two independent daughters | Summit, NJ resident.



Alix Rubin, JD'96





Judith Sheft, WG'83

About me: Associate Vice President Technology & Enterprise Development New Jersey Innovation Institute @ NJIT | Technology Commercialization and university licensing expert | Advisor to start up technology & life sciences companies | Advocate for growth and economic development in NJ urban centers | Enjoy international travel,  murder mysteries and chocolate



Mark Ukrainskyj, W'88

About me: Senior Portfolio Manager & Principal at Covenant Asset Management | Trusted Advisor to busy professionals and small business owners | Married with two college age boys | Enjoy wine, sailing, golf and travel.



*denotes Founding Board Member

Updated October 2019