Board of Directors
Philip I. Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP
Susan Hudome, MD
Thomas J. Reiff
Kim Aufiero, RNC, Registered Nurse, is currently the Nurse Manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at K.Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.
Tracy Bean, MSW, LSW, previously a Michael’s Feat Board Member, is a licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. She and husband Jim have two sons; Max and Alex (AJ, Michael’s Feat baby). They reside in Belmar, NJ.
Margaret (Peggy) Bertorelli, BSN, is a retired School Nurse and the proud Grandmother of 8.
Melissa Fornoro is the Michael’s Feat Gala Co-chair. She and husband Jay were introduced to Michael’s Feat upon the birth of their preemie twins. Melissa is a Kindergarten teacher in Toms River and an incredible fundraiser for the charity. She and Jay have three children; Nick, Joey (Michael’s Feat babies) and Anthony.
Denice Gaffney, RN, is the Vice President of Development at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, NJ.
Penny Geis, RNC-NIC, is a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at JSUMC. Penny was introduced to Michael’s Feat while caring for seriously ill newborns and serves as a liaison between families and Michael’s Feat. Penny and husband Dan have two children, Danielle and Kylie and a granddaughter, Madison.
Megan Gutierrez, CPA, is currently a stay at home mom. Professionally, she worked for the largest regional accounting firm in New Jersey for seven years.
Patricia Lamberti, RNC, has been a registered nurse in the NICU at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ for 36 years. She was Michael’s primary nurse and now honors his memory by serving as a family liaison and volunteer. She lives in Rumson, NJ with her son Lucas.
Janine Long, RNC-NIC, is a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at JSUMC. For over 16 years Janine dedicated her career to taking care of the most fragile of babies, and is a liaison between the families and Michael’s Feat. She has a son, Tyler.
Karen Long, BSN, RNC, previously a Michael’s Feat Board Member, is a registered nurse in the NICU at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. Karen was one of Michael’s nurses.
Penny McDaniel is SVP, Regional Manager of Investors Bank in Morganville, NJ.
Kaitlyn Reiff, APN-BC, MSN, is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Neurology and Neuro-Oncology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ.
Patty Reiff, BSN, CCRN, CPAN, is a Registered Nurse who has worked in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center since 1981.
Rebecca Rummel, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, APN-BC, is a Nurse Practitioner for Shore Pulmonary and also works as a nurse practitioner for cardiac surgery at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She lives with her husband Nick in Farmingdale, NJ.
Patricia Schneck, RNC, is a Registered Nurse and married to her husband, George. She is retired from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at K.Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ where she was introduced to Michael’s Feat in 2003 while caring for seriously ill newborns and serving as a liaison between families and Michael’s Feat.
June-Ann Somma, R.D.H. B.S.D.H., Ed.S., is a Dental Hygienist at Holmdel Periodontics and lecturer and clinic instructor at Middlesex County College. She is also Treasurer and Membership Chair for the central component of the New Jersey Dental Hygienist Association.
Matthew W. Taylor is the Senior Vice President at Buckman, Buckman & Reid, Inc. Members of FINRA, SIPC.
Thomas Wilkens is the AVP / Branch Manager at McGowan Risk Specialists.
TREASURER: Neven Puharic, CPA, Michael’s Godfather, serves as Treasurer and Chairman of the Michael’s Feat Finance Committee and principal at Arbor Tax & Accounting Services. Neven invests immeasurable time making sure the financial records are accurate, and that they clearly represent Michael’s Feat contributions to the community. His wife Dawn helps to maintain the Michael’s Feat website and plays a major role in raising awareness and connecting with families. They have three children; Alex, Ryan, and Kathryn.
ATTORNEY: Bob Schillberg Esq. has been practicing law since 1986 and is currently managing his own law firm, Robert Schillberg LLC, located in Red Bank NJ. He serves as legal counsel for Michael’s Feat and his time and efforts for the benefit of the fund have been invaluable. Bob and wife Marie have two daughters; Allison and Amanda.
SECRETARY: Jen Caputo is the secretary for the fund. Her enthusiasm and good work ethic aid in the success of the charity. She and her husband Nick have two daughters; Gina and Anna.