Board of Directors
Meggan Ciaccia, President
Meggan L. Ciaccia, CPA, is a Partner, along with her father, of Montecino & Ciaccia, P.A. With 15 years of diversified accounting experience, she enjoys the variety of work she does and loves working with so many different clients and industries. Meggan is a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, which allows her to help clients who have received a letter from the IRS, who owe back taxes, or who need to file delinquent taxes. She is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and is a CGMA, Chartered Global Management Accountant. Meggan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, New Jersey Society of CPAs, and American Society of Tax Problem Solvers.
Meggan started Girl Power, an empowerment program for girls in 4th-6th grade at her local elementary school, in the fall of 2017. She is looking forward to continuing to work with these girls in the upcoming school year. Girl Power is a program to encourage positive social, emotional, mental, and physical development. Our mission is helping the girls develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate present and future life experiences.
Meggan resides in National Park with her husband and two sons.
Anne Caruso, Immediate Past President
Anne Caruso is Manager at First Choice Business Brokers, the world’s leading specialist in business sales. Anne’s expertise and passion for assisting entrepreneurial-minded people to buy or sell their businesses enables people to ultimately live the lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of. She is a strong advocate for providing leaders with the resources needed to take the next step in their business journey.
Before joining First Choice Business Brokers, Anne spent over 15 years as a successful business owner in the technology industry before selling the business in 2020. As President of Networks Plus, Anne and her husband, Jerry, grew the small New Jersey IT business to one of the region’s most sought-after providers of digital services including VoIP, website design and consulting.
Anne’s commitment to the South Jersey business community is clearly reflected through her active role in various local organizations. She proudly serves on the Board of Trustees for the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce (BCRCC) where she is a member of the Executive Board and Membership Task Force. In addition, she is a member of the Moorestown Rotary Board of Directors, Immediate Past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) South Jersey Chapter and former Honorary Commander with the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
Throughout her career, Anne has made it a top priority to help women foster connections through professional mentorship and networking. During her time as President of NAWBO, the chapter focused on growing membership and soared to new heights. She currently serves on the BCRCC Women and Business Committee and participates in the Alice Paul Mentoring Program which offers leadership development for teens. Anne is also proud of her history as President and Founder of the Ladies of the Irish Heritage, a non-sectarian group that meets monthly to celebrate Irish culture.
Anne’s fierce drive, keen business sense and wholehearted dedication to serving South Jersey have not gone unnoticed. In 2019, she was recognized by SJ Biz as Executive of the Year and in 2018, received the NJ Senate and Assembly Woman of Excellence Award and Delaware Valley Women of the Year Award. She also received the 2017 NAWBO Company of the Year Award, Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce 2016 Chairman’s Award of Excellence and SJ Biz Magazine’s 2017 Women to Watch.
While Anne has masterfully balanced a successful career with a demanding philanthropic schedule, she cites her family as her greatest accomplishment. She currently resides in Palmyra, New Jersey with her husband and loves to spend time with her children and beautiful granddaughter, Violet.
Chelsea Carter, Treasurer
Chelsea is currently a partner at Morgenstern Waxman Ellershaw. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rowan University in 2004 and received her Pennsylvania CPA Certification in 2010. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chelsea has been with MWE since 2004. She has handled a variety of business tax and accounting matters for clients in real estate, professional services, manufacturing, retail and wholesale, and foreign entities. Her expertise is in these areas, as well as serving small business owners, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals with personal tax matters.
In addition to her work with MWE, Chelsea has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Oaks Integrated Care, a not-for-profit organization in South Jersey, since 2012. She was elected Co-Secretary/Treasurer of the Board in January, 2014. Chelsea has also been an active board member of Military Assistance Project, located in Philadelphia, since June, 2015.
Chelsea lives in South Philadelphia where she purchased her first home in 2014. She spends her free time with her family and her twin nephews in the suburbs, her friends in Philadelphia, running and traveling.
Karoline Moxham, Secretary
Karoline joined WSFS Bank in 2019 as a Vice President and Commercial Lender for one of the southern New Jersey based teams. Previously, Karoline worked at several other financial institutions in commercial lending; prior to that she spent several years working in asset-based lending. Karoline has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Karoline earned a bachelor’s in science from St. John’s University in finance. She also did graduate work in international business at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York.
Karoline is on the board of the American Heart Association’s southern and central New Jersey chapter. She is also a current board member of NAWBO – SJ.
She currently resides in Medford with her husband, Doug and their two sons.
Liz Bechtel, Co-Director of Membership
Liz Bechtel is the founder of Bechtel CPA, The Accountant for Women Entrepreneurs. She works with women owned businesses to help them drive their business forward and achieve their desired lifestyles. She’s passionate about working directly with business owners to help them understand the financial status of their company and to lower their taxes. Liz has over 10 years of experience in tax, accounting, and consulting, working primarily with service-based businesses and contractors.
She’s a proud alumnus of Rowan University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Business Administration. Liz is licensed as a CPA in NJ and PA. She was also awarded the SNJBP’s 40 under 40 award in 2017.
Liz is a wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog. When she’s not spending time with family and friends, she enjoys volunteering and reading a book on the beach.
Bridget Wiese, Co-Director of Membership
Bridget Wiese is a Vice President and Store Manager at Republic Bank. In this role Wiese is responsible for overseeing the branch’s operations and its employees – ensuring both are driven by excellent customer service at its core. Additionally, she provides tools and expertise to small business owners to help them succeed personally and professionally. Wiese’s banking career started in 1992 as a part-time teller. She has had the opportunity for career growth throughout the past 27 years. Building strategic alliances and becoming a trusted advisor to her clients has contributed to her success. Promoting The Power of Red within the community will be key to her success in South Jersey.
Lynda Furnari, Co-Director of Events
Andrea Boscaglia, Co-Director of Events
Andrea Boscaglia is a relationship manager for commercial lending at TD Bank where she manages a portfolio of commercial relationships to help local business succeed. She is committed to improving the community where she lives and works. Andrea volunteers her time with various nonprofits through the TD Volunteer Network. In addition, Andrea is the Co-Chair of the Young Professional Network for the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is passionate about mentoring and engaging the future leaders of South Jersey. Andrea is a proud alumnus of Rowan University, where she received both her bachelors of science and MBA in accounting.
Audrey Wiggins, Co-Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Audrey Wiggins is the owner of On the Town Food Tours LLC, a walking food tour company that provides people with fun and delicious experiences. Her passion is to help people explore the diversity of food and discover neighborhood culture and history. Since officially launching in 2015, the company has expanded into three New Jersey counties.
With 20 years of food industry experience, Audrey has held marketing management positions in consumer package goods and the flavor industry. She was responsible for business strategy, portfolio management, project management and market analysis. In addition, she has tracked food and flavor trends for leading manufacturers. In her current position, Audrey is responsible for marketing research for startups and existing food companies.
Audrey holds a MBA, with a concentration in Marketing from LaSalle University and BA in Social Science from Rutgers University. Her desire to become a successful entrepreneur has led her to join the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is also a member of the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Burlington & Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.
Audrey resides in Burlington County with her husband and has a son who lives in Florida.
Mariel Giletto, Co-Director of Advocacy
Mariel is a corporate attorney and currently serves as the chair Parker McCay P.A.’s corporate department. Mariel handles a variety of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and development, operations, governance and compliance, and risk management. Over the years, Mariel’s clients have included small start-up companies, non-profits, small business, family organizations, as well as large, multinational, publicly traded corporations. Her legal representation of these companies encompasses all facets of corporate law, including contract drafting and negotiations, stock and asset purchase agreements, commercial lease and sales agreements, and corporate organizational documents and resolutions. Mariel also specializes in matters relating to marketing, social media, and other promotional activities, including sweepstakes and other prize promotion contests.
Mariel was raised by a multi-generational family of women entrepreneurs. Growing up in a small business household and being raised by working mothers and grandmothers influenced her decision to become a corporate attorney as well as her decision to join NAWBO. Mariel lives in Mt. Laurel with her family. She also is a board member for New Jersey Red Cross.
Suzanne Ghee, Co-Director of Advocacy
Suzanne Ghee is CEO of Thrive Public Affairs, a healthcare and social impact consulting firm. Launched in 2019, Thrive’s mission is to help businesses, non-profits and healthcare organizations communicate, innovate and grow.
June Sernak, Co-Director of Diversity & Inclusion
June is the Dean of Life Long Learning at Rowan College at Burlington County. June has worked in corporate telecommunications for 25 years with MCI and Sprint in sales and marketing and most recently was the Executive Director for the American Red Cross. Dedicated to non-profit missions, she served on the Board of Director’s for ArtReach for 15 years as well as working on various events committees with NPO’s such as
Image & Attitude and Habitat for Humanity. She currently serves as an Honorary Commander for the Joint Base- McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. June current is a member of BCMAC (Burlington County Military Affairs Committee) and Secretary for the 200 Club of Burlington County.
June was voted SJ Biz Woman of the Year 2016, SJ Biz Magazine Executive of the Year, NAWBO Community Advocate of the Year, SNJBP Magazine Women Executive of the Year, SJ Biz Women to Watch and featured in South Jersey Magazine’s Exceptional Women Entrepreneurs & Executives.
June studied Marketing at Montclair State College and has an MBA in Management from Strayer University. She is an adjunct professor for Rowan College at Burlington County College. She is a life long resident of Burlington County and currently resides in Delanco, NJ with her husband, Mike and daughter, Alyssa.
Denise Davis, Co-Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Denise Davis is co-owner of Davis and Memmo Financial Group and Financial Services Professional for New York Life Insurance Company. She provides insurance and investment services to business owners and professionals who seek guidance in planning for their financial future. She provides an integrated approach to allow her clients the protection and flexibility to live the way they want to live.
Kate Dohn, Co-Director of Corporate Sponsorship
Kate defends individuals and management in all employment related matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment and whistle blowing claims in the state and federal courts. Kate’s clients consist of both public and private entities – from small, closely-held private companies to large public employers. As part of her practice, Kate has provided employee and management training on discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, workplace violence and bullying in the workforce. As part of her practice, Kate also conducts workplace investigations into complaints of harassment and/or discrimination.
Before joining Brown & Connery, Kate gained extensive experience in the courtroom as an Assistant Prosecutor in Burlington and Camden Counties where she handled cases from inception through trial and argued matters before the Appellate Division.
Sharon Dunkel,Co-Director of Corporate Sponsorship
Payday Payroll Resources is a payroll consultant firm consulting for PayDay Payroll Resources consulting for small to mid-size companies on payroll and human resources applications.
Having spent over 35 years running payroll companies for ADP and Paychex, Inc in the Tri-state area.
I work to improve companies needs for their growing business and keep them up to date on federal and State laws as well for their companies.
I am active member of SJ Board of NAWBO since 4/2015 as well as active in other community organisations.