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YMCA Elects 2017 Board Officers, Welcomes New Members

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2017 Officers Tom LaMarca, Bart Fellin, Andy Cedarbaum, Jessica Palmer, (Greg Visicaro not pictured). Credits: courtesy photo
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New members Jorge Rosas and Dinesh Karnani with Board Chair Bart Fellin (center). Credits: courtesy photo
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CLINTON TWP., NJ - The Hunterdon County YMCA has announced the appointment of its 2017 Officers of the Board of Trustees: 

Chair Bart Fellin; First Vice Chair Andy Cedarbaum; Second Vice Chair Greg Visicaro; Board Secretary Jessica Palmer; and Treasurer Tom LaMarca.

Two new members, Dinesh Karnani and Jorge Rosas, were also welcomed to the board. They join current board members Steve Brown, Sara Gibbons, Steve Heller, Joe Hudicka, Andy Indeck, Ana Kaplun, John King, Justin Lax, Paul Norian, Ken Sanchez, Alex Van Veldhuisen, Paul Weil and Richard Willke.

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Karnani is an executive in the banking industry with more than 21 years of experience, and currently works for Deloitte as a leader in Enterprise Risk Management and Regulatory Reporting. He brings experience to the board, having served on the board at the Metuchen-Edison-Woodbridge-South Amboy YMCA for five years before coming to the Hunterdon County YMCA.

Dinesh believes in a balanced lifestyle and is a proponent of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility, Core Values of the YMCA. He and his wife reside in Readington with their two children. Their oldest child is a member of the HCY Stingrays Swim Team.

Rosas has spent his career with the Chubb Organization, and currently serves as the Vice President of Metrics and Quality Manager for Chubb Limited. He has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Geneva, Switzerland with a major in Finance and an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida with a Specialization in Management. Rosas has a particular interest in Y programs in the areas of Youth Development and Social Responsibility. He has served on various professional and community organizations including the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, American Society for Quality, HISPA and Hunterdon Hispanos. He and his wife reside in Annandale and are the parents of two adult children.

“The YMCA is thankful to have such dedicated Hunterdon County residents on the Board of Trustees,” Bruce Black, President and CEO said. “The strength of any YMCA can be found in its volunteer leadership. We are indeed fortunate to have our current board members as well as the new board members to lead the Y in its commitment to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. ”

The Hunterdon County YMCA, a cause-driven charitable organization, is dedicated to promoting strong children and families, good health, and a solid community. Best known for health and fitness programs, the Y is also the largest provider of childcare in Hunterdon. Additionally, the Y offers summer day camp, preschool, family programs, swim lessons, activities for seniors, teen programs, volunteer opportunities and more. The Y also offers scholarships to ensure these opportunities are available to everyone. In 2016, over $500,000 in financial assistance was provided through the scholarship program. Recently, the Y started a program which offers free swim lessons to all Second Graders in Hunterdon County. In addition to offering LiveStrong at the Y for cancer survivors and their families, the Y offers One Step for MS, a wellness program for adults diagnosed with MS.

To learn more about the Hunterdon County YMCA, visit www.hcymca.org.

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