Monday, June 15, 2015

Volunteer Center Announces New Officers and Board Members

At its Annual Meeting on June 4th, The Volunteer Center of Bergen County announced newly elected Officers and Directors.

Michael P. Smith of Park Ridge was elected Second Vice President. Mr. Smith is Executive Director, Global Risk Management at KPMG and a volunteer with St. Bernard Project in New Orleans. Patricia Basilo of Tenafly was elected for a second, one-year term as Secretary. Ms. Basilo is a Business Development Consultant and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Eva’s Village and has been a participant in the Bergen Bike Tour for 12 years. She has been a member of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County for six years and has served as Chairperson of several committees and events. Rosemary Ervin, CPA and Partner with the Hunter Group was re-elected as Treasurer. She was the former Treasurer of the Girl Scout Council and is also active with Presentation Church in Upper Saddle River and the NJ Society of CPA’s.

Elected to a second, three-year term were: Katherine Norian, resident of Oradell, member of the Oradell Board of Education and Chairperson of several Volunteer Center events including Derby Day and Celebrate Volunteers; Jose Vicente, resident of Kearny, Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services and member of Bergen LEADS Class of 2011; Joanne Westphal, resident of Dumont, Vice President/Regional Marketing Manager Northern Region at TD Bank, member of Bergen LEADS Class of 2010 and Co-Chair of the Volunteer Center’s Business Volunteer Council.

Elected to a first, three-year term were: Jim D’Agostino, Jr., resident of Montvale and Vice President, JD Companies; Michael Huxley, resident of Franklin Lakes, Vice President and Sr. Private Client Advisor, Wilmington Trust; Kathleen Pless, resident of Saddle River and Senior Loan Underwriter, Investor’s Bank; Mayra Sacco, resident of North Haledon, former Managing Director and Business Manager of the Government Solutions Group in BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust Division; Farah N. Ansari, Esq., resident of Edgewater, Associate at Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP and First Vice Chair of the Taxation Section of the NJ State Bar Association.

The Volunteer Center of Bergen County strengthens the community by connecting people through service and developing civic leaders. For information about Volunteer Center programs and services, call
201-489-9454 or visit

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