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Close Up Grace Strom Power

Vice president of Membership for the Women’s Political Caucus of N.J. I also remain an Associate at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC.

RÉSUMÉ

What you do: Grow WPCNJ into the premiere network of women connected to or interested in politics in New Jersey.

Goals: See more women elected and appointed to office in N.J., both Democrats and Republicans. Women in the Garden State are still underrepresented in elected office. Most people are unaware that we have not had a single woman representing N.J. in Congress in 11 years.

Old gig: Chair and Chief Fundraiser of the Women’s Political Caucus of N.J. Political Action Committee (PAC).

School ties: Three degrees from Rutgers in political science and law.

Family tree: Husband Dennis; two wonderful children; Abigail, 4, and Jack, 2.

Hometown: Freehold Township

JUST JERSEY

Favorite place at the Shore: I love Long Beach Island. There is so much to do and it’s extremely family friendly.

When you brag about Jersey to people from out of state, you say: We have it all: top-notch schools, amazing job opportunities, great restaurants and proximity to the shore and major cities.

Bruce, Bon Jovi, Whitney or Sinatra: I grew up in the 80s — Bon Jovi was everything!

ALL YOU

What you wanted to be when you were 6: A lawyer or an astronaut.

Celebrity you’d like to meet: Pope Francis.

Historical figure you’d want to meet: Jane Austen.

Dream vacation: Relaxing on the beach in Aruba.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Accounting

Tom Martin was named managing partner of Klatzkin & Company, an accounting, audit and business consulting service in Hamilton.

After joining the firm in 1988, Martin moved up through the ranks and was admitted as partner in 2001.

Banking

Asunta Catania brings 20 years of banking experience to her new role with Kearny Federal Savings Bank as assistant vice president and branch manager of its North Arlington office.

Previously, Catania served as a Wells Fargo assistant vice president and store manager.

Communications

Caryl Communications, a women-owned marketing firm in Paramus, promoted Evelyn Weiss Francisco to vice president.

Francisco joined the firm in 2000 as account coordinator and worked to become a manager and supervisor.

Amanda Palasciano joined Axiom Communications in Secaucus as a senior account executive. She will provide publicity and online marketing support for real estate, travel and tourism clients.

Palasciano started her career in the music industry as a publicity coordinator for Los Angeles-based Rogers and Cowan. She then served as digital marketer for UCLA, a journalist for the Hoboken Reporter, information architect and in-house copy writer for New York Cruise Lines and spokesperson for the Hoboken mayoral election in 2013.

Health care

Jersey Health Connect, the state’s largest health information organization, appointed Judy Comitto to the role of chairperson, board of directors.

Comitto currently serves as vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth. She previously led information systems divisions at Alltel and Eclipsys.

       

As part of Kennedy Health System’s medical leadership restructuring, Carman Ciervo was named chief physician executive; H. Timothy Dombrowski was appointed chief medical officer; and David V. Condoluci, former CEO, assumed the role of chief patient safety and quality officer.

Ciervo joined Kennedy Health System in 2010, most recently serving as senior vice president for clinical integration and population health services.

Dombrowski served as chief of medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently a clinical professor of medicine.

Condoluci served as a member of Kennedy’s medical staff since 1983. His most notable positions included chief

of staff and chief medical officer for the last two years.

Kennedy Health System is a health services delivery system serving the communities of southern New Jersey at its hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, N.J., and at outpatient facilities throughout Camden and Gloucester counties.

Higher education

Andrew J. Rosman was named Dean of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.

Formerly the dean of the College of Management at LIU Post, Rosman also spent 23 years at the University of Connecticut serving as professor and director of the M.S. and internship program in accounting and executive director of online education for the School of Business.

Law

Al Mezzaroba joined the Camden firm of Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster to practice labor law, employment law and litigation, and health and hospital law.

In addition to being the former chief counsel of the Philadelphia City Council, Mezzaroba previously served as the president and CEO of Lower Bucks Hospital and the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.

    

Scott S. Rose was named chair of the complex commercial and securities litigation practice group at Parker Ibrahim & Berg in Somerset.

Rose previously served as partner for Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

NJBIZ Business Events

NJBIZ Business of the Year 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
NJBIZ Business of the Year 2022

2022 NJBIZ Women in Business Panel Discussion

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
2022 NJBIZ Women in Business Panel Discussion
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