Chairpersons

Joy-Tozzi
Joy Tozzi
MID-Jersey JIF
2022
Tom-Merchel
Thomas Merchel
PMM JIF
2020-21
Richard-Hirsh
Richard Hirsch
Atlantic JIF
2018-19
Robert-Landolfi
Robert Landolfi
Central JIF
2017
John-Rheinhardt
John Rheinhardt
Morris JIF
2015-16
Thomas-Nolan
Tom Nolan
Monmouth JIF
2013–2014
Joseph-Wolk
Joseph Wolk
Camden JIF
2011–2012
Jeffrey-Hatcher
Jeffrey Hatcher
Burlco JIF
2009-2010
Richard-Lorentzen
Richard Lorentzen
Central JIF
2009
 Paul-Shives
Paul Shives
Ocean JIF
2007-2008
Frank-Bastone
Frank Bastone
Morris JIF
2005-2006
Barbara-Pence
Barbara Pence
Suburban JIF
2004
Charles-Cuccia
Charles Cuccia
South Bergen JIF
2002-2003
Kevin-Yecco
Kevin Yecco
Atlantic JIF
2000-2001
George-Haeuberg
George Haeuber
PMM JIF
1998-1999
Mike-Trotta
Michael Trotta
Monmouth JIF
1996-1997
Andy-Salerno
Andy Salerno
Atlantic JIF
1995
Carl-Block
Carl Block
Ocean JIF
1993-1994
George-Zeller
George Zeller
Bergen JIF
1991-1992
Jack-Tarditi
Jack Tarditi
Camden JIF
1989-1990
Joseph-Giorgio
Joseph Giorgio
Morris JIF
1987-1988

* Steve Wood, 1995

Board of Commisioners

The MEL is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of a representative from each member JIF. The Commissioners, who serve voluntarily, operate the MEL in accordance with State law, regulations, and the Fund’s by-laws. Among other duties, the Commissioners approve annual budgets and assessments, appoint contractors, and approve an annual risk management plan.

*Members of the Executive Committee

Paul-Tomasko
Chair
Paul Tomasko
Mayor, Borough of Alpine Bergen JIF
John-Clarke
Secretary
John Clarke
Executive Director, Princeton Housing Authority
NJ Public Housing Authority JIF Municipal JIF
Joy-Tozzi
Joy Tozzi
Administrator, East Windsor
Mid-Jersey Municipal JIF
Joseph-Wolk
Joseph Wolk*
Mayor, Borough of Mount Ephraim
Camden County Municpal JIF
Charles-Cuccia
Charles Cuccia*
Administrator, Township of Little Falls
Suburban Metro JIF
 Michael-Razze
Michael Razze
Mayor, Pitman Borough
Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland JIF
Thomas-Nolan
Thomas Nolan
Administrator, Borough of Brielle
Monmouth JIF
James-Ulrich
James Ulrich
Administrator, Township of Clark
NJSI
Greg-Franz
Gregory Franz
Administrator, Borough of Edgewater
South Bergen JIF
Meghan-Jack
Meghan Jack
Administrator, Township of Riverside
Burlco JIF
Kevin-Davis
Frank Elenio
Administrator Borough of Ridgefield
Public Alliance Insurance Coverage JIF
Bernie-Rutkowski
Bernard Rutkowski
Executive Director,
Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority NJ Utility Authorities JIF
Robert-MacFarland
Robert MacFarland
Chief, Bordentown Fire District #2
First Responders JIF
Adam-Brewer
Adam Brewer
Administrator for the Township of Pequannock
Morris County Municipal JIF
Megan-Champney
Megan Champney Kweselait
Human Resources Manager
Summit Suburban Municipal JIF
Joe-Criscuolo
Joseph Criscuolo
Business Administrator, Township of East Brunswick
Central JIF
Veronica-Laureigh
Veronica Laureigh
Clerk / Administrator, Township of Lacey
Ocean County Municipal JIF
Susan Danson
Township Manager, Maple Shade
Professional Municipal Managers JIF
James_Pacanowski
James Pacanowski
Administrator/CIO
Ventnor City
Atlantic JIF

Management

Senior Management

Joseph-Hrubash
Joseph Hrubash
Executive Director
Cate-Kiernan
Cathleen Kiernan
Deputy Executive Director
Nancy-Ghani
Nancy Ghani
Assistant Secretary

Finance

Pauline-Kontomanolis
 Pauline Kontmanolis
CFO
 Michael-Zambito
 Michael Zambito
Treasurer
Richard-Hirsh
Bud Jones
Auditor

Underwriting & Safety

Ed-Cooney
Ed Cooney
Underwriting Manager
Paul-Shives
Paul Shives
Safety Director
Kyle-Mrotek
Kyle Mrotek
Actuary

Legal & Claims

Fred-Semrau
Fred Semrau, Esq.
Fund Attorney
Russell-Huntington
Russell Huntington, Esq.
Legal & Claims
Robyn-Wolcoff
Robyn Walcoff
Claims Manager
Chris-Botta
Chris Botta, Esq.
Liability Claims

JIF Executive Directors

Paul-Forlenza
Paul Forlenza
 David-Grubb
David Grubb
Charles-Hartsoe
Charles Hartsoe
Joseph-Hrubash
Joseph Hrubash
 Cathleen-Kiernan
Cathleen Kiernan
 Barbara-Murphy
 Barbara Murphy
 Kamini-Patel
 Kamini Patel
 Steve-Sacco
 Steve Sacco
Brad-Stokes
Brad Stokes
Willard-Young
Willard Young

Emeritus

Joseph-Vozza
Joseph Vozza
MEL Executive Director
1987–1990
John-Dorsey
John Dorsey
MEL Fund Attorney
1987–2012
James-Kickham
James Kickham
Environmental JIF Executive Director
1995–2016
Paul-Miola
Paul Miola
Local JIF Executive Director
1987–2022
David-Grubb
David Grubb
MEL Executive Director
1990–2023

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