About

Board of Trustees

Holding Newark Academy “In Trust”

As an independent, private school, Newark Academy is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees as required by local, state and federal regulations pertaining to nonprofit educational organizations. The Board of Trustees is made up of a group of non-paid volunteers, including alumni, parents – both current and former, and community leaders, who bring diverse experiences, skills and expertise to bear to guide the school. Volunteer leaders who take on the role of an NA Trustee hold Newark Academy, its mission and its future “in trust” for future generations by guiding the school’s strategic vision, stewarding its reputation and ensuring that NA is fiscally strong.

Trustees for the 2020-21 academic year are:

Executive Committee

List of 10 items.

  • Samuel W. (Sam) Croll III ’68

    Chairman

    Alumnus
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  • Lawrence G. (Larry) Cetrulo ’67

    Secretary of the Board

    Alumnus
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  • Marika Alzadon ’89

    Alumna, Current Parent
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  • Donald M. (Don) Austin

    Head of School

    Alumni Parent
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  • John Bess ’69

    Alumnus
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  • Patricia (Pat) Budziak

    Alumni Parent
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  • Lauren Hedvat ’01

    Alumna
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  • Wayne D. Kent '85

    Alumnus, Alumni Parent
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  • Robert Marcus

    Current Parent
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  • Larry Wiesneck

    Alumni Parent
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Trustees

List of 15 items.

  • David Castelblanco

    Current Parent
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  • Lara Coraci-Basile ’88

    Alumna, Current Parent, Alumni Parent
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  • Ajay Dhankhar

    Current Parent
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  • Cuong Do

    Alumni Parent
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  • Robin Eichler

    President of the Newark Academy Parents Association (NAPA)

    Current Parent
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  • Rob Fink

    Current Parent
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  • Anjali Gupta, M.D.

    Current Parent, Alumni Parent
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  • Karen Guy-Smith

    Current Parent, Alumni Parent
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  • Milwood Hobbs, Jr.

    Current Parent
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  • Andrew Kogan ’90

    Alumnus, Current Parent
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  • Lisa Powers

    Current Parent
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  • Valerie Radwaner Virany

    Current Parent
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  • Michael Rockoff ’87

    Alumnus
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  • Melissa Tassé

    Current Parent
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  • Glenn A. Waldorf ’90

    Alumni Board of Governors (BOG) Representative

    Alumnus
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Emeriti
Louis V. Aronson II ’41
Paul Busse ’38*
Robert Del Tufo ’51*
William D. Green ’69
William D. Hardin ’44*
Nancy Baird Harwood ’75
K. Kelly Marx ’51
John L. McGraw ’49
Robert S. Puder ’38*
Gary Rose
William T. Wachenfeld ’44
 
*Deceased
Shaping independent education for grades 6-12 in Northern New Jersey