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Board of Trustees Members

Board Members

Dr. Maureen Murphy, President and Secretary to the Board

Father Brian T. Butch, Chair

Mr. David G. Flaherty, Vice Chair
David G. Flaherty is Board Vice Chair and is Vice Chair of the Executive Committee. He serves as Liaison to the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) and is also a NJCCC Trustee Ambassador. Mr. Flaherty, a retired police sergeant and current Director of Security for an area school district, was appointed to the Board in 2012.

Ms. Tracey Abby-White
Tracey Abby-White was appointed to the Board in February 2013. She co-chairs the Policy and Education Committee and is a member of the Executive and Governance Committees. Ms. Abby-White is a leader on the Global Enablement team at a large, multinational technology and consulting company.

Ms. Lora U. Campbell
Lora U. Campbell, Esq., was appointed to the Board by the state in 2011. Ms. Campbell serves on the Policy and Education Committee. Ms. Campbell is Senior House Counsel at a large insurance company.

Mr. William G. Dalton
William G. Dalton, a retired executive, joined the Board in November 2013. Mr. Dalton serves on the Audit Committee.

Mr. Joseph M. DiBella
Joseph DiBella chairs the Finance and Facilities Committee, is a member of the Executive Committee, and is also on the Board of School Estimate Team. Mr. DiBella was appointed to the Board in November 2013. He is a managing director at a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm.

Dr. Charles J. Guzzo, Jr.
Carl J. Guzzo Jr., Esq., joined the Board in 2012. Dr. Guzzo chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Policy and Education Committee. Dr. Guzzo is sole practitioner at his own law firm.

Mrs. S. Lucille Jones
S. Lucille Jones is Principal of the Mercer County Technical Schools. She was appointed to Brookdale’s Board in 2005 and co-chairs the Policy and Education Committee. Mrs. Jones also serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee and is a Trustee Ambassador to the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.

Mr. Charles Karcher
Charles Karcher, Esq., joined the Board in 2012. He chairs the Governance Committee and also serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee. Mr. Karcher is managing attorney at his own law firm.

Mr. Joseph Passiment, Jr.
Joseph Passiment Jr., Monmouth County Executive School Superintendent, was appointed to the Board in 2011. He is a member of the Executive, Audit, Policy and Education and Governance Committees.

Mr. Gary S. Tolchin
Gary S. Tolchin was appointed to the Board by the Governor in April 2013; he serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee and is Liaison to the Brookdale Community College Foundation. Mr. Tolchin is an entrepreneur and investor who has worked in the business and financial industries for more than 35 years.

Mr. James McConnell, Graduate Trustee 2014-2015
James McConnell, Brookdale’s Graduate Trustee, serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee.


College Counsel: John Hoffman, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees: Jean Karl