2022 Board of Trustees 

Executive Committee

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 President

William Stroever, Esq.

Member, Cole Schotz P.C.

Current Term: 2020-2022

Board Member Since: 2016

Willie Stroever is co-chair of the intellectual property group at the law firm of Cole Schotz. Willie guides his clients in protecting the brands, inventions, and other things they create, and in maximizing the value of those innovations for their businesses. Willie first became involved with Family Promise through donation drives and on-site projects, but was quickly drawn to the organization's mission, and the staff and volunteer's passion for that mission. Willie joined the board of Family Promise in 2016 and now serves as the board's President.

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Vice President

Frank Novak

Sr. Data Architect at Munich Re - MRSI

Current Term: 2020-2022

Board Member Since: 2017

Frank Novak is currently a Sr. Data Architect at Munich Re – MRSI. With a long career in Information Technologies, he has managed many technical transformations to successful completion. Frank is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway, where he has coordinated many community outreach projects while chairing or serving on the Outreach Committee. Frank’s involvement with Family Promise of Morris County started when the agency needed a new hosting congregation, and his church came on to play that role. Over the years, seeing the work and success of FPMC, he wanted to get more involved beyond his current service. Witnessing the care and holistic approach extended to FPMC’s guests led Frank to joining the Board of Trustees.

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Secretary

Martin Gilligan

Chief Commercial Officer, Phathom Pharmaceuticals

Current Term: 2020-2022

Board Member Since: 2019

Martin Gilligan is Chief Commercial Officer at Phathom Pharmaceuticals, where he is setting strategic direction and building a commercial organization for a novel therapeutic treatment in gastroenterology. His career has spanned both large and start-up biopharmaceutical companies where he has held multiple leadership positions.

Martin has been actively involved at St. Patrick School and Parish in Chatham, NJ, for over 20 years. During his engagement at St. Patrick, he witnessed the efforts and benefits of Family Promise of Morris County that have driven him to his current commitment to the organization. Outside of his local community, Martin has a long history as a volunteer leader in the Providence College institutional advancement.

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Treasurer

Matthew Masterson, CFP®

Wealth Advisor, RegentAtlantic​

Current Term: 2020-2022

Board Member Since: 2017

Matt has served on the Board of Trustees since January 2017 and is currently the Treasurer at Family Promise of Morris County where he oversees all financial aspects of the organization. Matt is a Wealth Advisor at RegentAtlantic in Morristown where he counsels and advises individuals and families on financial planning, tax planning, estate planning and investment management and has been quoted in various media publications, including The Wall Street Journal.

Trustees

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Board Trustee

Daniel Umana

AVP, Commercial Loan Officer, Provident Bank

Current Term: 2019-2022

Board Member Since: 2019

Daniel Umana is a banking professional with 8 years of experience in the financial sector. He is currently the AVP, Commercial Loan Officer at Provident Bank. Throughout his career, Daniel has been responsible for commercial and consumer lending as well as portfolio management. He is a graduate of William Paterson University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

 

He is also active with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, participating in the Business Development and Young Professionals committees. Daniel is a Rotarian, associated with the Madison Club, and served as a board member for Parsippany Board of Fire Commissioners from 2012-2017.

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Board Trustee

Amy Ochsenreiter

Director, Enterprise Priorities, GAF

Current Term: 2021-2023

Board Member Since: 2021

Amy Ochsenreiter has spent seven years within the building materials industry at GAF, focusing on renewable energy investing, product development, strategy, and her current role of leading growth and innovation operations. Growing up with a contractor father and mother in the building materials industry, Amy has a strong passion for enabling all to have a space that they can call home.

Amy received her Master of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Allegheny College. She sat on the Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership’s Alumni Board from 2015-2020 and the National Roofing Contractors Association’s Roof Integrated Solar Energy Board from 2015-2018.

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Board Trustee

Sharon J.L. Yoo, Esq.

Legal Consultant

Current Term: 2021-2023

Board Member Since: 2021

Sharon Yoo is a social justice attorney who has advocated for the rights of individuals and families affected by disabilities for over 10 years. She currently is an attorney at Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, where she provides  representation at civil commitment and administrative hearings. In 2016, Sharon launched HEAL, one of New Jersey’s first medical legal partnerships for patients. She also managed Urban Justice Center's Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities Project, advocating for the rights of parents with disabilities to remain with their children.

As the former County of Morris Human Services director, Sharon was first introduced to Family Promise through their Navigating Hope partnership. She saw the difference FPMC made in the lives of individuals and families. It was because of this impactful work that she joined the Board in 2020.

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Board Trustee

Lawrence Ragonese

Morris County/ NJDEP/Star-Ledger, Retired

Current Term: 2021-2023

Board Member Since: 2021

Larry Ragonese is a veteran communications specialist, with a long career in journalism and then state and county public relations. He started his career in local New Jersey radio, in music and news, and then moved to print journalism for three decades. He worked for the Morristown Daily Record before moving to the Star-Ledger for 26 years. Subsequently, he served as Gov. Chris Christie’s environmental spokesman at the New Jersey DEP and most recently was Communications Director for Morris County government. A very proud father of two children, Nikki and Kyle, three beautiful grandchildren, and a wonderful wife and best friend, Alicia, he is honored to be of service to Family Promise of Morris County.