Officers and Board


Susan GoldsmithPresident
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.

Gaj_Headshot_2016_sq.jpgPresident Emeritus
Joseph Gaj, W’04

About me: Regional Vice President, Ash Brokerage / Life Insurance specialist / Help advisors and clients with protection planning needs / Married high school sweetheart, 3 beautiful young children / enjoy outdoor activities, golf, gardening & carpentry.

Kristina KohlExecutive Vice President
Kristina Kohl, WG'88

About me: Managing Principal HRComputes and Becoming Sustainable/ Human capital management technology optimization, selection, and implementation/ Corporate social responsibility strategy and stakeholder engagement/ live in Moorestown with husband/ 2 grown children/ Wharton MBA/ Bard MBA professor/interests include travel, gardening, and good novels.

Karthik SriramVice President - Membership
Karthik Sriram, WG’19

About me: Strategy and Finance for Amicus Therapeutics, a biotechnology firm focused on helping patients with rare and ultra rare diseases. Financial modeling | Corporate Valuation | Operating Models & Strategy | I enjoy hiking, sports (playing and watching), and spending time with my family.


John PossumatoVice President - Events
John Possumato, W'82

About me: Founder & CEO, DriveItAway Inc. (the risk free in-app way to drive a used car before you buy it, from your local car dealer). An incurable entrepreneur from my time at Wharton and Penn Law School, I enjoy using technology for problem solving in unexplored areas of business and building sustainable teams in start-ups...and anything that has chocolate. Blessed with a great family, great friends and a great Wharton Club.


Charlie Mangano, W'75

About me: Retired Commercial banker | Experience includes: Government and Education | Middle Market Lending | Bank Administration | Interest include photography & golfing | live with wife & mother-in-law in Short Hills, NJ | Twin sons & three granddaughters | Board member & past President of Penn Club of Metro NJ | Metro NJ SCORE Mentor

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.




Raina Bhujle
About me: Strategist and trusted C-suite advisor with over 20 years of experience driving successful growth strategies and corporate transformations. "Chief Diplomacy Officer" with ability to influence across all levels of an organization. Passionate about mentoring talent and building high-performance teams.

Pamela Posnock
About me: I develop and execute projects that drive business success. I will bring value to your organization through my expertise in Project Management, Customer Understanding and Cross-Functional Teamwork.


Jack Levitt
About me: Business/Executive Coach | Executive Presentation Coach | Award Winning Toastmaster | Community Leader | Speaker | Passionate about developing leaders!


Renie Carniol
About me: Director of the Grotta Fund and the Mack Ness Fund, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ/Oversee grantmaking of two active philanthropic funds; one that supports efforts to improve the lives of older adults and help them age in place in our region; and, a second that funds strategic economic and demographic development grants targeting the Negev region of Israel /Passionate about impactful community and systems change, collaboration and partnership development, capacity building and learning among non-profit organizations/ Married, 3 beautiful and married adult children / Enjoy bicycling, swimming, paddle boarding, travel & photography/past President of Penn Club of Metro NJ

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.

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. 

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 RubinDirector
Alix Rubin, JD'96
About me: Founded Rubin Employment Law/Employment Attorney and Entrepreneur/Works with small to mid-sized businesses and high-level executives and professionals to prevent and resolve disputes/Hiker, biker, writer/Married with adult journalist son/West Caldwell, NJ resident.

Roger Saks, W'92
About Me: Managing Director of Investments at Stifel | I provide comprehensive wealth management services to High Net Worth familes, with a focus on long term planning and investment strategies | Family Businesses and Financial Professionals make up a majority of clients | Married with 4 "almost grown" children | Avid downhill skier and enjoy outdoor activities, especially in the mountains.

Judith SheftDirector
Judith Sheft, WG'83
About me: Executive Director New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology | 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.




Updated May 2022