Board Chair

David Finegold is the Dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Finegold was a professor at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, Calif. and at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He is the author of more than 90 articles, book chapters and policy reports, and has written or edited six books. He consults and provides executive education and coaching to public and private sector organizations on issues such as talent management and employee development, and corporate governance. Dr. Finegold graduated summa coum laude from Harvard University and studied as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University.


Alan Dolnick is a Vice President and Commercial Loan Fund Officer at Magyar Bank. During his time at the bank, he has earned titles such as IRA Specialist, Security Officer and Branch Administrator. Dolnick served as the Retail Branch Manager for the Magyar Bank’s Kendall Park Branch Office. The branch’s deposits doubled during his tenure. Dolnick serves on the board of South Brunswick Citizens for Independent Living and for the past 15 years has served as a trustee of the South Brunswick Family YMCA. Dolnick graduated from Rutgers University.

Joan Barry McCormick is the Vice President of Special Initiatives at Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. McCormick is a development professional who began her career at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. She later served in various fundraising positions at non-profit organizations in Florida, New Jersey, and New York. Before joining the team at the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, McCormick served as the Director of Principal Gifts at the Rutgers University FOundation. McCormick is married to Dr. Richard L. McCormick, the 19th President of Rutgers University. McCormick has presented at conferences and run workshops at several nonprofit organizations. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.P.A. from Kean University.

Christopher J. Paladino is the President of New Brunswick Development Corporation, also known as Devco. During Paladino’s tenure, Devco has initiated and managed more than $250 million of residential, commercial and institutional development activity in New Brunswick. He oversees approximately 2.5 million square feet of redevelopment projects, representing an investment of nearly $450 million. Prior to joining Devco, Paladino served as Deputy Director for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and as Assistant Counsel to Governor Jim Florio. he is a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Law.

Paul V. Profeta is the president and owner of Paul V. Profeta and Associates, Inc., which has been involved in real estate investment, management and leasing throughout the country. Since its inception in 1976, the company has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of over 100 properites. Profeta has also owned and managed Feist & Feist Mortgage Corporation, whose mortgage banking portfolio exceeded $150,000,000. From 1980 until 1989, Profeta served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Business, lecturing in the M.B.A. and M.D.P.E. programs. In 2008, he founded the Profeta Urban Investment Foundation at the Rutgers Business School. A non-profit organization, the FOundation provides seed capital for start up and Stage One minority owned commercial ventures in Newark, N.J. Profeta holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

David Verderami is a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, L.L.P. He joined the firm in 2000 as a staff accountant and has since acquired nine years of assurance and advisory business experience. He specializes in distribution and manufacturing companies, as well as a waste-to-energy company. In addition, Verderami has specialized in audits of S.E.C. registrants that have been acquisitive and completed initial public offerings. Promoted to Senior Manager in 2008, Verderami serves Covanta, an NYSE-listed company, and the privately held Conair Corporation. David’s other clients include the Engelhard Corporation, Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc., the Journal Register Company, and the Aircast Corporation. Verderami graduated from Rutgers University.