Board of Directors


Dale Grant is President of Grant Associates, a national, award-winning workforce development company with a diverse portfolio of services and populations. Previously, Ms. Grant was Vice Chair of The Segal Company, the nation’s ninth largest human resources consulting firm. A graduate of New York University, Ms. Grant is a leading authority on business-driven workforce development strategies.


Richard Havir is the Managing Director and founder of One Zero Management Group, LLC and has provided leadership and development to organizations throughout the United States focusing on people and performance improvement strategies designed to deliver exceptional bottom line results. With more than 30 years of military and professional business experience, he has accumulated a broad skill set which allows him to deliver dynamic input within diverse business segments. He has volunteered countless hours serving and providing leadership on numerous committees and boards in support of his community along with development of manufacturing education within public and private school sectors. Mr. Havir holds a BS from York College of Pennsylvania and a MS from Oklahoma State University.


Patricia Nazemetz is Principal and founder of NAZ DEC LLC, a consulting firm helping executives and their organizations design and prepare for executive continuity by placing an emphasis on coaching executives and developing succession plans and transition strategies. Previously, Ms. Nazemetz built a career in human resource management at Xerox Corporation that spanned more than 30 years. She was Chief Human Resource and Ethics Officer and was responsible for the design, development and execution of the company’s comprehensive talent strategy.

Jackie Price is the General Counsel for Kanbar Property Management. Previously, Ms. Price was an Associate at DLA Piper LLC in the firm’s Finance Group, and she has volunteered her time at several non-profit organizations. Ms. Price holds a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and a J.D. from The University of Virginia.

Channing Stave, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer of Newristics, a marketing and market research consulting firm focusing on Life Sciences. Prior to co-founding Newristics, he led the Strategies and Market Insights team at Express Scripts (formerly Medco). He has also held senior positions at Pfizer and IBM. Channing is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for Solving Kids’ Cancer and Co-President of the Board of Directors for Camp Zeke. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from New York University.

Mark N. Savoye is the Vice President of North America Processing, Enterprise Security and Network Solutions at Mastercard. He joined Mastercard in 2008; prior to joining Mastercard, Mark served as a Director at American Express. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business in Marketing and International Business. Mark is a board member of Solving Kids’ Cancer.

Terrlyn Smock is Director of Paternity and Child Support, Virgin Islands Department of Justice. She was formerly Assistant Attorney General, Solicitor General Division, Office of the Attorney General, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Ms. Smock holds a BA in political science and a JD from Howard University.

Richard Stricof is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Managing Partner at Pemco Financial Services, a financial and tax services firm. He was formerly with the international accounting firm of BDO USA where he served as a tax Partner-In-Charge of the New York City and White Plains, N.Y. offices.

John Tognino is the Chairman & CEO of The Pepper Financial Group, and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of Fordham University for 8 years. He currently enjoys Trustee Emeritus status on the Fordham Board. John spent 36 years with Merrill Lynch where he was a Managing Director for Global Equities. After retiring from Merrill Lynch, he undertook several executive assignments in the financial industry, most recently as Executive Vice President of the NASDAQ Stock Market. John is a Senior Board Member of several leading hospitals and national health organizations. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Fordham University.