BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Peter G. Licata, Esq. — Chair
Peter G. Licata, Esq. is a partner at Sonnenblick, Parker & Selvers, PC of Freehold. He has been a member of the CentraState Healthcare Foundation Board since 2009. He currently serves on the Foundation Board as the Chairman of the CentraState System Board of Trustees. Mr. Licata has served on the Governance Committee, Executive Compensation Committee, Executive Committee, Celebration Ball Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Cancer Campaign Cabinet.
He is a member of the Monmouth County and NJ State Bar Associations as well as the Sports Car Club of America.
He resides in Manalapan.
John F. Eggert — Vice Chair
John F. Eggert joined the System Board of Trustees in 2011 and is a member of the Board’s Finance and Investment Committees. He also has served on the CentraState Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees since 2000. He served as Vice Chairman of the Foundation Board from 2004 to 2007 and since 1988 has served on various committees. He co-chaired the Annual Band Aid Open Golf Outing Ball for three years.
Eggert brings more than 30 years business experience. He has been, and currently is, the owner and manager of various businesses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The industries include Steel, Commercial Real Estate, Construction and Commercial Mortgages.
Eggert has been involved in the Freehold Sunrise Optimist Club, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Masonic Charity.
He lives with his wife Roberta in Howell, NJ.
John M. Cantalupo, Esq.
John Cantalupo joined CentraState’s Board of Trustees in 2013, and also serves on the Finance Committee for the CentraState Healthcare System, a position he has held since 2010.
Cantalupo is a shareholder at Archer & Greiner PC, a large New Jersey law firm. Mr. Cantalupo works out of the firm’s Red Bank office and concentrates his practice in the area of Public Finance. He currently serves as the practice group leader for the firm’s Public Finance and Economic Development group. He is also an active member of the community.
Cantalupo earned a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and a juris doctorate degree from Rutgers Law School.
He resides in Colts Neck, in Monmouth County.
Stephen G. Perrella, Esq. — Immediate Past Chair
Stephen G. Perrella is immediate past chair of CentraState’s Board of Trustees, which he joined in 2008. He is executive vice-president, Chief Claims Offer and Deputy Global Head of Claims for Aspen Specialty in New York City. Previously, he was vice-president of Casualty Claims for Arch Insurance Company in New York.
Perrella earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Villanova University and a juris doctorate degree from the Villanova University School of Law, where he was founding director of the Villanova University Corporate Law Society.
He resides in Lincroft.
Jack Aaronson joined CentraState’s Board of Trustees in 2014, and also serves as secretary/treasurer of the CentraState Healthcare Foundation.
He is a philanthropist and the owner of local businesses that include 33 East Car Wash and All Jersey Janitorial Services. Additionally, he serves as vice chairman of the board at First Commerce Bank.
He resides in Manalapan.
Ashish Awasthi, MD
Dr. Ashish Awasthi joined CentraState’s Board of Trustees in 2019. He specializes in cardiac catheterization, cardiology and endovascular intervention.
His board certifications include ABOIM with added qualifications in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology.
Dr. Awasthi received his medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences.
He resides in Cranbury.
Nadia K. Batchelor
Nadia K. Batchelor joined CentraState’s Board of Trustees in 2018.
Batchelor (Manalapan) currently serves as managing director and Global Head of Corporate Access at Jefferies, LLC, in New York City. Previously, she was vice president of Corporate Access at Morgan Stanley, and a pricing manager in Global Corporate Services at American Express, both in New York City.
Batchelor earned a bachelor of science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in Boston, MA.
An active recruiter for Penn and Harvard, Batchelor was also president of the Harvard Volunteers Club.
John P. DeTullio, MD
John P. DeTullio, MD, a pulmonary disease and critical care specialist in private practice, Monmouth Ocean Pulmonary Medicine, Freehold, joined the medical staff of CentraState Medical Center in 1987. In 2009, he was named to the Board of Trustees and was elected chief of the hospital’s medical-dental staff for 2011-2012 after serving two years as assistant chief. Dr. DeTullio was instrumental in the expansion of the Critical Care Unit at CentraState in 2009 and is the past medical director of the CCU. He was voted “Physician of the Year” by the medical-dental staff in 2003 and by the nursing staff in 2005. Board certified in internal medicine, critical care and pulmonary disease, Dr. DeTullio earned a medical degree from the University of Rome, Italy.
He resides in Clarksburg.
Robert Gordon, DDS
Dr. Gordon was named to CentraState’s Board of Trustees in 2014, and is currently the Chairman of the CentraState Foundation Board, the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee, and a member of the Quality of Patient Care, and Audit Committees. He has been a member of the Medical Executive Committee since 1999, serving as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Dental Department during that time, and has served on the Medical/Dental Staff of CentraState since 1990. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of CentraState’s Fitness and Wellness Center.
Dr. Gordon has been a Family, Cosmetic, and Implant dentist in Freehold Township since 1987, and his practice is located directly across the street from the Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Maryland in 1986, and his BA from the University of Rochester in 1982. He has been named a Top Dentist by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
Dr. Gordon lives in Freehold Township with his wife, Rhoda, and their 3 children.
Michael Greller, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAOS
Dr. Michael Greller, a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and president of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, has been elected the secretary/treasurer of the medical staff and has been named to the CentraState Healthcare System’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Greller has been a member of the CentraState Medical Center staff since 2000.He has served as chairman of credentials and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also the assistant director of the Cartilage Restoration Center of NJ and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Greller earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1994. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery in 1999 at the Hospital for Joint Disease Orthopedic Institute- NYU Medical Center in New York. In 2000 he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia.
He lives in Marlboro, NJ.
John T. Gribbin, MBA, FACHE
John T. Gribbin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CentraState Healthcare System. Prior to joining CentraState in 2000, he was a founding member and served as Executive Vice President of Meridian Health System, and prior to that as President of The Medical Center of Ocean County. His extensive and successful career in healthcare administration spans more than 30 years. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in 1974 and Rider University with an M.B.A. in Finance in 1979.
His numerous affiliations include:
- Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
- Member and immediate past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Hospital Association
- Member and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Central Jersey Blood Center
- Treasurer and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp.
- Past chairman of the Hospital Research and Education Trust of NJHA
- Member of the Regional Board of the American Heart Association.
He lives in Clarksburg.
Maureen M. Lawrence
Maureen Lawrence joined CentraState’s Board of Trustees in 2017.
Lawrence is the Chief Financial Officer at St. Francis College. Previously, she was vice president of Finance and Administration at Middlesex County College.
Lawrence received a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University, a master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a doctoral degree from Seton Hall University.
She resides in Highlands.
Gerard K. Norkus
Gerard Norkus has been a board member since 2014. He is also an honorary member of the CentraState Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees, as well as chair of philanthropy with the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross – Jersey Coast Chapter.
Norkus is a sales associate at Harold Wier Real Estate, LLC. Previously, he served as chair and CEO of PSK Supermarkets, Inc., chair and CEO of Foodtown, Inc., and president of Norkus Enterprises, Inc., which owned and operated grocery stores beginning in 1935.
He resides in Sea Girt.
Kenneth J. Reilly, CWS
Kenneth J. Reilly is Vice President-Wealth Management for UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Manasquan, NJ. He joined the CentraState Board of Trustees in 2018 and has been a trustee of the CentraState Healthcare Foundation Board since 2013. Ken also served as Chairman of the Finance Committee for Children’s Progress Unlimited (CPU) and previously was the Co-founder, President, and CEO of Charity Cleaners, LLC (d.b.a. Helping Hands Dry Cleaners).
He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Freehold Township Education Foundation in 2009 and 2010. In 2008, Ken earned the prestigious Certified Wealth Strategist® designation from the Cannon Financial Institute.
He resides in Freehold, NJ with his wife and three sons.
William A. Schories
William Schories joined the CentraState Board of Trustees in 2016 and has served on CentraState’s Finance and Investment Committees since 2014.
Mr. Schories is a Senior Retirement Consultant for OppenheimerFunds. Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds in 1999, he held management and executive positions at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Thompson McKinnon Securities and Manufacturers Hanover Trust.
Mr. Schories received a bachelor’s degree from Niagara University and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. He is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist.
He resides in Holmdel.
Michael G. Stallone, CPA
Michael G. Stallone is the partner-in-charge of Withum Smith + Brown’s New York office and has over 30 years of professional accounting experience. His industries of expertise include real estate, service businesses, manufacturing, and distribution.
Mike joined the CentraState Board of Trustees in 2018. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA).
He resides in Monmouth County, NJ.
Maher Youssef, MD, FACP
Dr. Maher Youssef joined the CentraState Board of Trustees in 2017.
He is a board-certified internal medicine physician on staff at CentraState Medical Center.
Dr. Youssef received his medical degree from the University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine in Alexandria, Egypt.
He resides in Freehold.
Valerie Mac Phee - Auxiliary Representative
Valerie Mac Phee has been a member of the Associated Auxiliaries for more than 40 years. The group formed in 1964 with a vision of bringing a community hospital to the Freehold area. Their fundraising efforts helped build Freehold Area Hospital in 1971.
Now retired, Mac Phee was a music teacher in Jackson Township school district for 28 years. She also taught at Georgian Court College as an adjunct professor. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from Georgian Court College and a master’s degree in elementary education from Trenton State College, and she plays the piano and accordion. Mac Phee and her husband reside in Millstone, where she has lived for more than 50 years.