Leadership
Leadership
The leadership staff are responsible for guiding the agency in the pursuit of our mission.
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Purna Rodman Conare
President & CEO

Purna is a proven leader with more than 30 years of experience…

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Hassan Farhan
CFO

Hassan joined Pillar in 2019, bringing with him more than 20 years…

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David Bishop
V.P. for Development & Communications

David joined the agency in 2001 and has worked in nonprofit development…

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Joseph Schwartz
V.P. for Education

Joe joined Pillar Care in 2017, bringing to us 30 years of…

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Tammy Wilson
V.P. of Programs

Tammy joined the Pillar Care team in 2017, bringing more than 20…

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Charlie Andrews
Director of Facilities

Charlie joined Pillar Care in June of 2009 as the Facilities Coordinator,…

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Katie Bochenski
Director of Information Technology

Katie joined Pillar Care in 2014, bringing almost 20 years of IT…

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Alicia-Ann Caesar
Director of Quality Improvement, Risk Management & Training

Alicia-Ann joined Pillar Care in August of 2015 with 10 years of…

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Corry DeMarco
Director of Volunteers

Corry came to the agency in 2008, having formerly worked as a…

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Kent D. Dettlo
Director of Residential Services

Kent came to Pillar Care in 2014 with more than 17 years…

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Hetty Kintiroglou
Principal, Elementary School

Hetty has been with Pillar Elementary since 2005, starting as a speech…

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Lori Ricco
Director of Community Services

Lori has been with the agency since 2004. She is charged with…

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Carolyn Russo-Azer
Director of Early Intervention

Carolyn has been with the agency for more than 26 years and…

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Christina Tesoriero
Director of Day & Vocational Services

Christina joined the agency in 2017, bringing extensive experience in both vocational…

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“I am proud to have served on the Board of Trustees at Pillar Care for the last 40 years. They continue to deliver critically needed services to families across New Jersey.”
BARRY H. OSTROWSKY
board member
Board
Pillar Care is led by a volunteer Board of Trustees, who lend their expertise to guide and support the organization.
Edward H. Becker
Darren Burns
MORRISTOWN-BEARD SCHOOL
David J. Carlson, Immediate Past Chair
Shari Caspert
Matthew Gittleman, Treasurer
CLARION PARTNERS
Chris Halkyard, Secretary
BARKBOX
Brad Jacobson
OLIVER LUXXE ASSETS
Helene Jaffe
Brian T. Kloza
Christine Kotarba
DELOITTE
Clark Machemer, Chair
CROW HOLDINGS
Wendy Marcus
Kelly Marx
Bob Murray
ALSTON CONSTRUCTION
Barry H. Ostrowsky
RWJ BARNABAS HEALTH
Michael Petillo
Petillo, Inc.
Beth S. Rose
SILLS CUMMIS & GROSS PC
H. O’Neil Williams