Executive Director Emeritus
560 32nd Street
Union City, NJ 07087
Cullari, Gallo, Soojian & Carrabba
Steve Gallo is a Certified Public Accountant and Licensed School
Accountant. He has been practicing public accounting since 1978.
A partner in
Cullari Gallo Soojian Carrabba, P.C., Steve heads the firm's Financial
Planning and Management Consulting departments.
Mr. Gallo has
spent the majority of his career helping small to mid-size business
owners manage their business and has appeared before the New Jersey
Supreme Court as an expert witness on business valuation.
has extensive experience in the area of real estate development
and management, serving as accountant and consultatnt to many multi-million
dollar development companies.
a B.A. in Accounting and Marketing from Montclair State University.
He is Chair of Strategic Planning and Chair of Youth Services for
the New Jersey District of Kiwanis International. He also serves
as a member of the New Jersey District Foundation Board.
Saint Peter's College
Robert Perry has served as Director of Minority Affairs at Saint
Peter's College since 1988.
As a counselor,
advocate and mentor for minority students, Robert has been at the
forefront of creating many new programs to assist minority students
and has supervised state- and federally-funded college programs
for low-income and first generation students.
served as Interim Director of the African American Studies Program,
Co-coordinator for the Institute for the Advancement of Urban Education
and Associate Director of the Public Policy Program, all at Saint
a B.A. in Sociology from Catholic University and a M.Ed. in Urban
Education from Howard University, both in Washington, D.C., a M.A.
in Urban Studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA, and
a Juris Doctorate from Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Prior to Saint
Peter's, Robert worked as program director of the Law Students Civil
Rights Research Council in New York and as a Fellow at the Farmworkers
Legal Services of New York where he advocated on behalf of indigent
also worked tirelessly in the community in a number of roles. He
was Chair of the Jersey City Board of Education and was recently
appointed by the Commissioner of Education as a member of the Transition
Team of Jersey City School District. He is also currently a member
of the Board of Trustees for Kenmare High School (an alternative
high school for girls). He has served as a member of the board of
directors for the Hudson Repertory Dance Theater and Chair of the
1999 "Read to Me" conference sponsored by Jersey City Head Start
and the Turrell Fund.
Greg Erbach has been a stagehand and electrician at the Metropolitan
Opera House in
New York City since 1997.
Prior to the Met,
Greg worked as a Production Manager, Technical Director, Set Designer
and Lighting Designer for a broad range of Broadway, Off-Broadway and
television productions. Beginning in 1983, Greg's technical direction
credits include productions at the American Place Theater, the John
Houseman Theater, Equity Library Theater and American Jewish Theater
in New York City, Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ, Weston Playhouse
in Weston, VT, and HBO Films' Spic-O-Rama and Mambo Mouth.
Greg has served as
Stage Manager at the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theater Bar and the
West Side Arts Theater; Lighting Designer at the Pelican Theater in
New York; and Set Designer at Circle Rep Lab, all in New York.
Greg has worked as
Master Carpenter at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, IL, and as a
Scenic Carpenter at CBS Scenic Studios for the CBS Evening News,
CBS Sunday Morning, the Dana Carvey Show, Cosby
and the 1998 Winter Olympics.
In addition to
his technical expertise, Greg studied theater at the Mason Gross
School of the Arts at Rutgers University and has appeared in many
Off-Broadway, television and film productions. Greg is a member of
Actors Equity, the Screen Actors Guild and IATSE (International
Association of Theater and Stage Employees), Local 1.
Carl Gonzalez is an award-winning playwright, director and educator.
have been produced across the United States since 1989 when he received
the Hasselfree award for his first play, The 1990 Suburu Jettison
Station Wagon. His plays have been produced Off- Broadway at
the Arena Stage, American Place Theatre, The Kraine, Love Creek
and Samuel French.
Carl is "Playwright
in Residence" with the Waterfront Ensemble, an artist collective
in Hoboken, NJ, and also with Stageplays Theatre Company in Brooklyn's
thriving new cultural district. Carl has won many awards including
the 1997 OOBR award for Evening of Best Plays for his play Whatever
Happened to You and Me? and the 1999 Best New Play at the Long
Island Arena Repertory Players Theater.
promoter of arts education, Carl is a professor in the Visual/Performing
Arts Program at New Jersey City University where he teaches theatre
at the Performing Arts High School. He recently received the 2001
Merrill Lynch Outstanding Achievement in Education Award.
his BA in English Literature at Saint Peter's College and an M.A.
in Communications and Theatre at Montclair State University. He
studied playwriting under Neal Bell at Playwrights Horizons and
Lonnie Carter at New York University. Carl is a member of the Hispanic
Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the Dramatics Guild and Drama
League of New York.
Erbach Communications Group
Bart Erbach is president/creative director of Erbach Communications
Group (ECG), a full-service, award-winning advertising, public relations,
communications and marketing firm based in Jersey City.
Winner of several
Summit Creative Awards, including a Gold for multi-media campaign,
and an Apex Award of Excellence, ECG specializes in health care
and education marketing.
A former newspaper
reporter and editor, Bart was the associate producer of "New York
Works" on WNYC-AM. He founded and was publisher of Hudson County
Magazine, winner of an Ozzie award for best design of a new
regional magazine. He has worked as a communications professional
in various levels of government, including the New Jersey State
Legislature where he represented state legislators at Senate and
Assembly committee meetings, public hearings, and community meetings,
moving legislation from preparation to final passage.
on strategic communications and marketing, Bart studied design at
the Parsons School of Design and graduated magna cum laude
from Saint Peter's College in Jersey City.
Bart has served
on many community boards, including the United Way of Hudson County
and the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
He was also a founding member and president of the Hudson County
Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. He currently serves on
the St. Nicholas Parish Finance Committee, the St. Peter's Prep
Board of Trustees and as president of both the Mt. Carmel Guild
Behavioral Healthcare System Advisory Board and Park Performing