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Atlantic Cape Foundation Board Reorganizes, Names New Members

July 12, 2010

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation appointed new officers, added new members and reappointed others, effective July 1.

The board elected Diane T. McKoy of Mays Landing, former vice president, to succeed outgoing president Charles Pessagno. McKoy is a certified public accountant who has served on and chaired the Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala Committee.

Other officers named were Nick Cashan III of Hammonton, area president of Arthur J. Gallagher RMS Inc., as first vice president; Ken Calemmo Jr. of Sea Isle City, chief operating officer of Cooper Levenson law firm, as second vice president; Vicki T. Clark of Cape May Court House, president of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, as third vice president; Stephen Nehmad Esq. of Egg Harbor Township, partner in the law firm Nehmad, Perillo & Davis, as secretary; and Dennis Stacy, certified financial planner of Ameriprise Financial, of Northfield, as treasurer. These officers will serve two-year terms through June 30, 2012.

Four new at-large members were elected to the board to serve three-year terms:

·      Carol Joy Harvey of Cape May Court House, owner of Charles Harvey Home Furnishings

·      Christine Lane of Cape May Court House, licensed social worker and CEO of Shore Counseling LLC

·      William J. McMahon III of Beesleys Point, vice president and general manager of McMahon Insurance Agency

·      James M. Rutala of Linwood, former city administrator of Ocean City

These members were re-appointed: Dr. Nirmala Basavanand of Atlantic City, Justine Coyle of Egg Harbor Township, Mark Hall of Linwood, Roman Osadchuk of Wildwood and Charles Pessagno of Galloway Township.

Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 to build a broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $2 million for scholarships and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment.