Our Committees

GNJMA has six active committees: Finance, Legislative, Meetings & Marketing, Membership & Bylaws, Safety & Risk and Scholarship.

Meetings & Marketing
  Membership & Bylaws
Safety & Risk

Jon DeCamp, Chair

  • Joe Fernandez
  • Tom JeBran
  • Heath Ochroch
  • Michelle Petelicki 

Michelle Petelicki, Chair 

  • Jon DeCamp
  • Trisha Fridrich
  • Sean Hughes
  • Tom JeBran
  • Jimmie Lytle
  • Heath Ochroch
  • Jason Sharenow
  • Joe Simonetta
  • Tom Taylor
  • Courtney Villani 

Tom Taylor, Chair 

  • David Benedict
  • Heather Colache
  • Tom Dugan
  • Rich Eckelson
  • John Happersett
  • John Henry
  • Adam Jacobson
  • Meg Lewis


Meg Lewis, Chair 

  • John Henry
  • Alison Klein Sherman
  • George Rodriguez
  • Frank Smith 

Scott Clark, Chair

  • Amantuallah Allen
  • Bob Crescenzo
  • Mike McDonal
  • Steven O’Shea
  • Erwin Pantel
  • Scott Price
  • Newell Scoon
  • Shawn Stout
  • Tom Taylor


  • Rich Eckelson
  • Roy Furo
  • Meg Lewis
  • Tony Mongiovi
  • Jonathan Robbins
  • Michael Trageser
  • Steve Weiss

Finance Committee  

The role of the Finance committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization. Typical task areas include budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies. 

Legislative Committee 

The role of the Legislative committee is primarily to review, monitor and address legislative issues and proposals.  The issues are related to both State (NJ) and Federal legislation and mostly include regulatory concerns that have an impact for the Association members.   

Membership and Bylaws Committee

The role of the Membership and Bylaws committee is primary to engage Association members in support of the Association's overall mission values and goals.  Activities are focused on recruitment, & retention of members including consideration of new programs or services that will support these efforts and are a value to Association members.  Periodically there will arise a need to propose changes to the Membership bylaws.   

Meetings and Marketing Committee

The role of the Meetings and Marketing committee is primary to engage and plan the Membership meetings, Marketplace, educational, recognition and social events.  The committee takes an active role in supporting an organization's fundraising efforts and marketing as well. Their purpose lies in deciding how to get the word out and how to combine a cause with a marketing message that resonates with the Association members. 

Safety and Risk Committee 

The role of the Safety and Risk committee is to identify key and emerging risk management issues that affect the members of the Association. The committee will work to ensure safety and risk management best practices are in line with the Association's mission and relate to our commitment to safety. The committee meetings are held virtually quarterly.

Scholarship Committee 

The role of the Scholarship Committee is to review blind applications received for the Scholarship Program annually and to provide recommendations to the Board for the two recipients.