SPGA Executive Council and Advisory Board

Executive Council

The Hon. Jon S. Corzine, Chair

Gail Mandel, Vice Chair

Michael Moss

Mark A. Meyer, Esq.

Advisory Board

Ambassador  T. Hamid Al-Bayati, PhD was Iraq’s permanent representative to the United Nations and the author of several books.

Rosemary Trinkle Baran, is an FDU alumna (BS’83) and an internal organizational development consultant at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Ruthi Byrne is the principal in the public relations firm Zinn, Graves.

Mark Campbell, MPA, EdD, is a professional campaign consultant for Republicans and was Political Director of the Ted Cruz campaign for President in 2016.

Marc Chalom is a multi-lingual, multi-award-winning TV producer.

Sister Patricia Codey, SC, Esq., is president of the Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey.

Deborah Cornavaca, PhD, is Director of Government Relations – Politics and Policy for the New Jersey Education Association.

Loredana Cromarty is Head of US State Policy and Government Affairs at Organon, a global pharmaceutical company.  From 2013 to 2020, Cromarty was associate vice president of U.S. state government affairs for Allergan.

William Deere is the Director of the Washington Representative Office for United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA).

Dale Florio is the founder and principal of New Jersey’s largest lobbying firm, Princeton Public Affairs Group.

Les Hirsch (MPA, 1992) is President and CEO of St. Peter’s Healthcare System, Inc.

George Lindsay, Esq, is a partner in Sullivan & Worcester representing major European bank in secured and unsecured lending transactions.

Gail Gordon is a national Republican strategist and fundraiser.

The Hon. Bob Gordon is a former state Senator, Commissioner of the BPU, and member of the Board of Directors of NJ Transit.

Sandra Graham-Mason (MPA, 2002) is an FDU alumna and Director of Patient Marketing at Immunomedics.

Gail Mandel was President and CEO for Wyndham Destination Network, overseeing the operations and strategy for the timeshare exchange and vacation rentals businesses.

Kevin McArdle was the NJ Statehouse correspondent, Public Affairs Manager for Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Sheild, and Communications Director for the NJ Assembly Majority.

Idida Rodriguez is a partner at 1868 Public Affairs, a government and public affairs firm with offices in Trenton and Washington D.C.

Mark Sapara is Assistant Vice President and Dean for Intercultural Engagement at Oberlin College and Conservatory.

Peter Shapiro, Swap Financial Group, was the youngest person ever elected to the New Jersey Assembly, served as the first Essex County Executive, and at age 33 was the Democratic nominee for NJ governor.

Michaela Walsh is a financier and is the founder and first president of Women’s World Banking.

The Hon. Loretta Weinberg served in many roles including as New Jersey Senate Majority Leader and as the Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor in 2009. She is a 2022 graduate of our Master of Public Administration program.

Nina Mitchell Wells served New Jersey as Secretary of State in the cabinet of Governor Jon Corzine and, prior to that post, was a vice president at Schering-Plough and practiced corporate law for several major companies.

Cecelia Williams is the interim Communications Director for the Secretary of Higher Education and an alumna of both Fairleigh Dickinson University and the London School of Economics.