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T he 2018 L eading W omen I ntrapreneurs
Donna Custard-New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Donna Custard directs the NJ Chamber Foundation and its initiatives to
prepare students for today’s workforce, especially underserved young
adults. Donna has been the catalyst for partnering with national and
NJ-based non-profits, schools, institutes of higher education and
government agencies to ensure young adults of all abilities are ready
for college and careers.
Dee Abedraboh-Investors Bank
Dee Abedraboh is Vice President and District Manager for Investors Bank’s
Middlesex District. She joined Investors in 2010 and was quickly
promoted to her current role, where she manages all aspects of banking
operations in Middlesex County. She has worked to develop and
implement action plans to achieve sales, productivity and customer
service goals. Having more than 20 years of experience in the banking
industry, she’s held positions with Sovereign Bank, United Jersey Bank,
and Summit Bank.
Lola Barbarash-Charter School Business Management
Most charter schools that fail, fail because of financial mismanage-
ment. Raised by one parent, Lola Barbarash knows the importance
of education and finance. Today, she helps schools keep their doors
open by implementing financial best practices. With her help, school
leaders get to focus their efforts solely on student achievement.
Lynn Boccio-Avis Budget Group
Danielle Bottari Cohen-Merchant Advocate
Danielle Bottari Cohen is Chief Operating Officer for Merchant
Advocate. Danielle oversees all operations, marketing, product and
strategy. Merchant Advocate is an independent advocate for all
businesses, delivering risk-free, proven results. As a trusted leader
in merchant services, they are committed to protecting merchants
from inflated rates and hidden fees.
Susan Connolly-Foley, Inc
Susan is the EVP and COO of Foley, Inc, - the Caterpillar Dealer
5 in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Foley is a
privately held 3rd generation dealer that sales, rents and services
construction and power generation equipment. Susan has
responsibility for strategic initiatives, their implementation and
performance results of the Dealership.
Laura Cummings-Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities
Laura Cummings. P.E. is the Executive Director and Chief Engineer
for The Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority that
provides potable drinking water to approximately 67,000 people.
Laura is a New Jersey licensed professional civil engineer and also
holds licenses as a public water system treatment operator and
Jane Curry-Princeton University
Jane Curry, AIA, LEED AP, is a Senior Project Manager in the Office
of Capital Projects at Princeton University. Her 30 year professional
career is dedicated to advancing the mission of educational
institutions. As a community volunteer, Jane has served on non-profit
boards focused on empowering individuals through educational
Sandra Fava-Fox Rothschild LLP
Sandra Fava is a Partner in the Family Law Department at Fox
Rothschild LLP in Morristown, NJ. Sandra has dedicated her
legal career to the thoughtful and diligent representation of
clients in divorce and family law matters. A certified mediator
and compassionate and creative attorney, she takes a solution-
Shalini Harve-Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company
Shalini Harve is a seasoned talent acquisition leader with experience
in high tech, insurance and financial services industries. Shalini has a
flare for creative ways to identify great talent. She believes that the
best talent follows the people and companies that make a difference
in their communities. Employer branding and marketing an
opportunity is as critical to a company as marketing their products.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center-RWJ Barnabas Health
National and international speaker on the use of simulation in healthcare,
Samantha S. Hernandez, MSN, MSW, MHA(s), PhD(s), Regional Director,
Northeastern Simulation Center, SBMC-RWJBH. She has collaborated with
the system hospitals and community to integrate simulation education
across multi-professional healthcare education by designing, implementing,
evaluating, and standardizing educational programs for staff development
throughout the organization. Samantha is acknowledged by her colleagues
and community for her good practice for success and best patient outcome.
Saira Jan-Rutgers State University / Horizon Blue Cross
Blue Shield of NJ
Dr. Jan is a Clinical Professor at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at
Rutgers State University and a Director of Pharmacy Strategy and
Clinical Integration at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
She has contributed to health care at the state, national and inter-
national level. Dr. Jan has over 24 years of experience in health care.
Beverly Jennings-Johnson & Johnson
As Head, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, Bev Jennings drives a growth
strategy that benefits diverse and small businesses and the many
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) customers and business partners they serve.
Bev’s career has spanned the healthcare, consumer goods, food service
and retail industries. Bev engages internal and external stakeholders
toward meeting and sustaining goals while serving J&J’s businesses,
healthcare customers and consumers.