Brian is a structural engineer and Principal of Baker Ingram and Associates. In addition to our agency, Brian serves on the Board of Directors of the Durand Academy. For Robins’ Nest, Brian donated the structural engineering services for two major building projects, the Angela R. Estes Center for Children and Families, and the Life Link Homes residential complex.
Kevin is the Camden County Engineer and is responsible for county roads, bridges, and dams located in the 37 Camden County municipalities. Kevin uses her broad base of contacts and political connections to generate funds and in-kind services for the agency. Kevin is personally committed to the Robins’ Nest mission.
Dante is the Chief Operating Officer of Nexus Properties. He joined Nexus in 1990 as the Chief Financial Officer and became Chief Operating Officer in 2002. Nexus is a real estate development and management company located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The company develops and owns office, retail, multifamily, student housing, and parking garage properties in New Jersey. Dante is concentrating his efforts on redevelopment and is currently working with the Borough of Glassboro and Rowan University on the Rowan Boulevard Redevelopment Project.
Dante graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1981 with a BS in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He completed his MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has been involved in real estate development and management for over 32 years. He previously held positions at LCOR, a national real estate developer, and KPMG, an international accounting firm.
Dante serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Inspira Health Network where he serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Business at The College of New Jersey and serves as a member of M&T Bank’s Directory Advisory Council in New Jersey. Dante is also a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Married to Diana for 34 years, they have three grown daughters and three grandchildren. He and his wife reside in Pennington, NJ.
Executive Committee and Nominations Committee
Dr. Bastien was born in Haiti and immigrated to New York City at the age of 10. She obtained her BS degree from Marymount Manhattan College. She obtained her medical degree from New York Medical College in 1991, her Pediatric internship at Georgetown University Hospital and completed her Pediatric residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Bastien went back to the Mid Atlantic region to complete a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at University of Maryland. This has enabled her to incorporate Adolescent GYN into her practice. After her Adolescent Medicine fellowship, she joined a Franciscan Family Care practice, located in Hamilton, NJ.
After two + years with FFC, Dr. Bastien started her own practice in Delran, NJ, in November of 1999. Since then, Dr. Bastien has been an integral member of the community, involved in Delran Day, health clinics, etc. Professionally, Dr. Bastien has been named Top Doc in SJ Magazine 2012-2015. She received an award in 2011 from the NJ Health and Human Services department for sustained high immunization rates and best practice. Her practice continues to receive high marks from NJHHS. She also received awards from Horizon Healthcare of NJ, and Horizon NJ Health for achieving highest quality outcomes in the region.
On a personal level, Dr. Bastien has been married for 24 years. She is the mother of two boys, one in High school and one in College. Raising a family has greatly enhanced her skills as a Pediatrician. Her practice’s slogan, “Healthy Children, Happy Parents” is reflected both in her work and in her home.
Robert is the Associate Vice President, Division of Continuing Studies at Rutgers University. He was previously the Associate Dean of the School of Social Work. He previously worked in New Jersey’s Family Preservations Services program, both as a direct supervisor in Cumberland County, and as a trainer consultant for Homebuilders, Inc. Robert’s background is useful in his board position with Robins’ Nest. He has helped to develop training curriculum for DCP&P staff, and currently works closely with DCP&P on the state level relative to the child welfare reform plan. This background provides him with an understanding of policy and reform as they relate to children and families. Robert has a master’s degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey.
Chair, Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance Committee
Barbara retired in 2008 after working for the State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency for 35 years. She was also the Business Administrator for the Southern Business Office. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience developing, administering, reviewing, evaluating and negotiating policies that serve children and families. Barbara has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Temple University. She is married, with one son, and has numerous pets including a singing parrot named Mimi. She also enjoys golf, and is the secretary of the Pitman Ladies Golf League.
Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance Committee
Stacey Barnes joined South Jersey Industries in 2008. She is currently Director, Legal Compliance and Legal Affairs, SJG at South Jersey Industries (SJI), an energy holding company. Her current responsibilities include oversight and management of the legal and compliance matters for the company’s regulated natural gas utility, South Jersey Gas. Prior to her current role at SJI, Stacey was the General Manager, Marketing and Business Expansion for South Jersey Energy Solutions, the non-regulated arm of SJI and also Manager, Rates and Revenue Requirements for South Jersey Gas.
Prior to joining SJI, Stacey worked for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, as manager of Contract Grant Compliance.
Stacey previously held positions at PECO and Philadelphia Gas Works, working in various positions including state and federal regulatory and contract functions, supporting the natural gas supply business.
Stacey holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh School. She currently resides in Sicklerville, NJ.
Finance Committee and Fund Development Committee
Nicole is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the owner of Gaspard Tovar Consulting, LLC. She has over 16 years of Corporate America experience in various areas of accounting. She followed her passion for Accounting and helping others by starting a private practice over four years ago to provide professional accounting services primarily to individuals, small business owners, and non-profit organizations. Nicole received her B.S. from Indiana University with a double concentration in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Nicole is married with four children and resides in Burlington, NJ.
Nominations Committee and Fund Development Committee
Mary is Vice President of Sales for HUB International Insurance, where she is an ad ovate Risk Management Advisor to many commercial brokers, wealth and trust advisors, attorneys and accountants, realtors and mortgage brokers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. With more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Mary has been an active member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning council for the last ten years. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council for five years. Mary is also involved in WIFS and NAWBO.
Mary has been an active member of our annual fund raising activities including the Auction and Gala committees. She has three grown children and three beautiful granddaughters: Sara, Maya, and Charley.
Personnel Committee and Nominations Committee
Peggy is a self-employed labor and employment lawyer. Together with her partner, Trish McCausland (who is also her daughter), Peggy focuses her practice on providing advice, counsel and corporate training to employers in an effort to help them avoid costly litigation. She also handles employment-related litigation, contract negotiations and corporate investigations.
She has been recognized by her peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the past fourteen years. Peggy was the recipient of the 2004 Citizens Pro Bono Award given by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation of the Philadelphia Bar Association — the second attorney ever to be awarded this honor. Peggy was named a Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2001. She is also the President of the Forum of Executive Women, of which she had been a member since 2002.
As a volunteer attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates, Peggy has provided pro bono legal representation for abused and neglected children for over twenty-five years. Working in collaboration with a Support Center social worker, she continually carried a minimum of one case. Before joining our board, Peggy began donating countless hours to Robins’ Nest providing pro bono legal work and training in the HR area. She continues to provide sound legal advice and human resource training for our agency’s staff.
Fund Development Committee
Sean McMillan is the Chief of Orthopedics and Director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. Additionally, he is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Rowan University- School of Osteopathic Medicine (RU-SOM). He lectures throughout the country, teaching arthroscopic and orthopedic procedures to his peers.
Previously Dr. McMillan worked as a team physician within the Boston Red Sox organization, focusing on the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. He has covered professional, collegiate, and high school sports.
Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance Committee
Lisa Morina is Vice President of Marketing and External Relations for Jefferson Health New Jersey, one of the South Jersey region’s premier healthcare systems. In this position, Lisa works to ensure the mission of Jefferson is represented across all lines of government, community, business and trade association stakeholders.
Prior to joining Jefferson Health, Lisa served as the Director of Economic Development for Gloucester County. In this capacity she was responsible for county economic, community, and workforce development programs. During her tenure Lisa worked on projects which brought over $600 million in new investments into the county, including attraction projects for 102 new build, expansion or relocation projects. Previously Lisa worked in the community college sector where she secured over $5 million in customized training grants, supplying over 100,000 hours of classroom training for over 6,600 incumbent workers each year. She also held business development and consulting positions, providing project management training and project consulting to Fortune 100 companies in the chemical processing industry.
Lisa is an active member in a number of community and business organizations. She serves as Chairman of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and is Chairman of the Southern NJ Technology Park at Rowan University. She is a Trustee and Secretary for the Southern NJ Development Council. Lisa has a B.A. in Communications from Rowan University and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Cabrini College. She is currently lives in Mickleton with her husband Nick and son Adam.
Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee and Nominations Committee
Debra is active in local politics. She serves on the Cherry Hill Democratic Committee and is a trustee of the Camden County Chapter of the Federation of Democratic Women. Because Debra is well known in political and business circles locally and throughout the state, she is able to use her connections to acquire support and resources for Robins’ Nest. She has been an active fundraiser and advocate for the agency. Her enthusiasm, organizational skills, and personal relationships have helped to further our cause. Debra is an avid tennis player, skier, and fitness enthusiast.
Personnel Committee and Finance Committee
Kathie has been a member of the Board since 1996 and has held the position of President from 2011-2013 and Vice-President from 2008-2011. She has practiced law for over 25 years primarily in New Jersey. Kathie was a partner at Albertson, Ward & McCaffrey until 1996 and a founding partner in McCaffrey & Renner, LLC from 1996 to 2004, when she became Of Counsel to Brown & Connery LLP. She is a resident in the firm’s Woodbury, New Jersey office. Kathie concentrates her practice in transactional work, real estate law, land use, development and business law. She is a qualified mediator in the State of New Jersey. Kathie is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Gloucester County Bar Association. She has been recognized for outstanding service to the women in Gloucester County as the recipient of the E. Henrietta Roesler, Esq. Women in Law Award. Kathie resides in Mullica Hill, New Jersey and is married to the Honorable Eugene J. McCaffrey, Jr. They have two children, Kaitlin and Trip. Kathie provides Robins’ Nest with general legal counsel in a variety of areas including: contract law, land acquisition, development and bond settlements.
Personnel Committee and Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance Committee
Leslie is President of Woehr Associates, a Haddonfield, New Jersey based Management and Psychology Firm. For over fifty years, Woehr Associates have provided expert advice in dealing with the human relations aspects of business and industry. They help clients to attract, develop, and retain talented employees, particularly in supervisory or managerial positions. Woehr Associates also provides career guidance for high school students, college students, and adults. In addition, Leslie Woehr Tuttle has a Clinical Practice.
Personnel Committee and Fund Development Committee
John is the President of Dimitri J. Ververelli, Inc., a consulting engineering firm specializing in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering. The firm provides services for commercial, industrial, and institutional clientele for new construction and alterations. DJVI is recognized for the seamless integration of engineering elements within new and existing facilities and campuses.
For Robins’ Nest, John uses his professional expertise to provide engineering services and ongoing technical assistance with HVAC issues in all of the agency’s facilities. Notably, he generously donated Professional Engineering Services for the Angela R. Estes Center for Children and Families.