Our Board

Board of Directors

Kristin
Kristin Belger
a self-employed graphic designer, has operated Litm! Creative Solutions since March 1996. Kristin graduated Rutgers University in Newark with a B.A. in Graphic Design. Kristin and husband Jeff are the proud parents of Michael’s Feat baby, Nathaniel Jefferson Belger (8/18/05-3/30/06). They reside in Manasquan, NJ.
Phil
Philip I. Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP
is the founder of Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC (BES); a full-service environmental consulting and contracting firm with offices in Toms River and Pennsylvania. Phil is a graduate of Rutgers University and was appointed by Governor Christie in 2010 to the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board. Phil resides in Toms River and has three daughters; Andrea, Jessica and Sara.
Tara
Tara Cadet
is a communications professional who currently works for Green Room Communications. Tara earned her BA from the University of Delaware; her MA from Monmouth University and recently graduated from the Saint Peter’s University MBA program summa cum laude. The Michael's Feat mission is very close to her heart as Tara and her husband Jason are the proud parents of son Carter (Michael’s Feat baby).
Susan
Susan Hudome, MD
Medical Director and Neonatologist at Monmouth Medical Center NICU, was Michael’s doctor and now honors Michael’s memory by providing strategic vision as well as assistance in fundraising to Michael’s Feat. Susan and her husband Tom have four children; Grace, Matthew, Timothy, and Claire.
Amy
Amy Krok
serves as Vice-Chair of the Fund. She is an active fundraiser, who constantly generates new ideas to raise awareness and to raise funds. Amy and husband John have two children; Lily and Andrew (Michael’s Feat baby). Amy is a Project Manager in the Operational and Clinical Effectiveness Group at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ.
Dana
Dana Puharic
Michael’s mother and Michael’s Feat co-founder, is a realtor for Danskin Real Estate Agency. She and Adam have three other children; Grace, Grant and Victoria.
Tom
Thomas J. Reiff
is retired after serving over 28 years at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, the last ten years as chief of the Law Enforcement Division. He has been an avid volunteer for Michael’s Feat, along with wife Patty and daughters Kaitlynn and Rebecca, since its inception.
Alison
Alison Schrager
and her husband Michael were introduced to Michael’s Feat upon the birth of their preemie twins. Alison brings new energy to the fund and is always promoting the mission. She and Michael have three children; Catie, Andrew and Nicole (Michael’s Feat babies).
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Adam Puharic
Michael’s father and Michael’s Feat co-founder, is an insurance broker for Danskin Insurance in Wall, NJ.
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Cristina Olsen
became involved with Michael’s Feat after the very early arrival of her son in 2006. She is a Behavior Analyst and special educator for Matawan-Aberdeen School District. Cristina lives in Little Silver with her husband, Fred, and their three wonderful boys, Pierce, Leo (Michael’s Feat baby) and Ty.
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Matt Mastrorilli
is the Vice President of Privatel in Spring Lake Heights. He and his wife Melissa have three children.
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Christine Colasuonno
is the business owner of RC Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance along with her husband Rich, and Sr. Administrative Assistant for The MITRE Corporation in Eatontown, NJ. She is also the past Chair of the Michael’s Feat Wine Tasting events.

Advisory Board

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 7.

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.

Kaitlynn 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 with Shore Pulmonary and also works as an RN at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center ICU. 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.