Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors.

Michael Rec, Chairman

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Michael Rec is the Chairman of Affinity’s Board of Directors. He currently leads Operations & Business Development for Nokia’s global CORE Software Services & CARE business. Michael has more than 25 years’ experience in the communications industry and has held numerous senior leadership roles in R&D, Product Management, Finance and Corporate Strategy. He has been a member of Affinity’s Board since 2012.

Richard Meene, Vice Chairman

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Richard Meene is the Vice Chairman of Affinity’s Board of Directors. A Director with global accounting firm PwC, Rich works across PwC’s Advisory service areas and provides expert assistance in matters dealing with mergers and acquisitions, process improvement, organizational change management and strategic planning.  A member of Affinity’s Board since 2014, Rich works with Boards of Directors and executive management teams of business that range from small to Fortune 500 status.

John McGovern, Treasurer

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John McGovern is the Treasurer of Affinity’s Board. As Chief Financial Officer for Star2Star Communications, a privately held Unified Communications company, he leads the accounting, collections, purchasing, warehousing, financial planning and analysis functions. John served on the Affinity Supervisory Committee from 2009 -2011 and has been on the Affinity Board since 2011.

Gregory T. Simpson, Secretary

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Gregory T. Simpson is the Secretary of the Board and served as Chairman of the Affinity Board from 2012 – 2015. He began volunteering with Affinity in 2005 on the supervisory committee, which he later chaired. He currently leads global marketing operations and corporate marketing for Medidata, a publicly traded global high-tech cloud software company. Greg joined the Supervisory Committee in 2005 and the Board in 2010. 

Jennifer Ho, Director

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Jennifer Ho is a Real Estate Finance Lead with Marsh & McLennan Company, where she is responsible for the financial management of the real estate portfolio. She previously served as Chair of the Compensation and Objectives Committee, Volunteer Development Committee and Nominating Committee with Affinity. Jennifer served on the Supervisory Committee from 2004 – 2009 and has been on the Affinity Board since 2009.

Nancy Barone, Director

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Nancy Barone is Vice President of Development, Volunteer and Guest Services at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ, and previously held numerous leadership positions with Lucent Technologies and AT&T. Nancy has been serving as a Director on the Affinity Board since 2011.

Alayne Gatti, Director

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Alayne Gatti is the Senior Director, Risk and Benefit Plan Investments at Comcast NBCUniversal, where she works with Comcast and NBCUniversal leadership on the fiduciary oversight of all global benefit plans, Corporate Owned Life Insurance (COLI) and financing of benefits (self-insuring, captive). A Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey, Alayne joined Affinity’s Board in 2019.

Roberto P. Sayers, Director

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Roberto P. Sayers is currently the Plan Administrator of the Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Plans and the Alternate Benefits Program with Affinity’s Division of Pensions and Benefits. Having previously Medical Savings accounts with Merrill Lynch, he is now an officer of the Executive Board/Secretary of the AFL-CIO District 1 CWA Local 1033. Roberto joined the Affinity Board in 2019.

Roger Tashjian, Director

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Roger Tashjian is the founder and Principal of 201 Marketing and Media, LLC a full-service marketing agency. A local councilman in Oradell, New Jersey and formerly a member of the regional Board of Education, Roger has been serving on the Affinity Board since 2017.

Emma J. Johnson, CISA, MS, Supervisory Committee Member

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Emma Johnson is an audit professional with expertise in information management and financial operations. She been a member of the Affinity Board’s Supervisory Committee since 2011.

George Christopher Haskell, Supervisory Committee Member

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G. Chris Haskell is the founder of Eagle Business Solution, which supports small and mid-sized businesses complete back office operations, and Tinberbrooke Group, which focuses on personal and business tax preparation while also providing other financial services. Chris has been Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Affinity’s Board of Directors since 2017 and was a Director on the Board from 2005 - 2017.

Inder Singh, Supervisory Committee Member

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Inder Singh is the executive Vice President and CFO of U.K.-based software and semiconductor company Arm. Throughout his career, lnder has held senior financial leadership roles at top Fortune 50 companies, and brings key Wall Street experience in equity capital markets, as well as framing investment strategies for large institutional investors. Inder has served on the Supervisory Committee of Affinity’s Board since 2017.

Shari Hartstein, Supervisory Committee Member

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Shari Hartstein is a manager with accounting firm Bederson LLP in their Insolvency and Litigations Services group, which specializes in Bankruptcy, Insolvency, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services. She has been a member of the Supervisory Committee of Affinity’s Board since 2017.