Board of Directors
Anne Caruso, President
Since its inception in 2003, Anne Caruso and her husband, Jerry, have grown Networks Plus from a small IT business to one of the region’s most sought-after providers of digital services with expanded services including VoIP and website design and consulting.
Anne serves on the Executive Board and several committees of the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, on the Advisory Board for Community Treatment Solutions, as an Honorary Commander with the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NAWBO’s distinguished Board of Directors, and is a member of the JerseyMan/PhillyMan Magazine Legacy Club. Anne is also 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 addition to NAWBO’s 2017 Company of the Year honor, she was awarded the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award of Excellence in 2016. Networks Plus has also been recognized as Best of BCT in IT Services for 2014, 2015 and 2016. They also garnered the new Web Services category for 2016.
And, while Anne has masterfully balanced growing a successful business with a demanding philanthropic schedule, she cites her family as her greatest accomplishment.
Meggan Ciaccia, President-Elect
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.
Jo-Ann Weiner, Vice President
Jo-Ann Weiner, EA, CFE founded J.L. Weiner & Associates, LLC in 2012.
As a Forensic Tax Accountant, Jo-Ann’s practice consists of tax controversy resolution, assisting in divorce cases, and criminal work.
Jo-Ann is licensed by the federal government as an Enrolled Agent. She is a member of the National and New Jersey Societies of Enrolled Agents and thus is one of “America’s Tax Experts”. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She has recently achieved the distinction of “Fellow” by the National Tax Practitioner’s Institute of NAEA.
As a Director and Board Member for the New Jersey Society of Enrolled Agents, she teaches technical tax topics to South Jersey accountants. In that capacity she taught a course on Indirect Methods of Proving Income and another course on Self-Rentals. Recently Jo-Ann was invited to teach Form 1099-MISC by Lorman Seminars. She serves as a guest lecturer at Atlantic Community College.
Jo-Ann received NAACP’s Frances Hooks Award in 2014 for “showing courage in promoting diversity and building bridges across cultures.” Jo-Ann volunteers her time as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association.
Katie Walsh, Immediate Past President
Katie Walsh is the owner of three Rita’s Italian Ice franchises, each located in Gloucester County, NJ. Nine years ago, Katie started “scooping” ice as a server at her local Rita’s. She quickly climbed the ranks into management. While a full time student, pursuing a Marketing degree from Rutgers University- Camden School of Business, Katie stayed with Rita’s as a full-time General Manager/Marketing Manager. In 2012, Katie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing.
In 2014, Katie purchased the Rita’s Ice locations of Mantua, Woodbury, & Glassboro, NJ where she remains responsible for all business decisions. In addition to managing her three locations, Katie works as a Small Business Consultant, specializing in operations, marketing, and team building.
Karoline Moxham, Secretary
Karoline Moxham has worked in banking for over twenty years. She is a Business Services Officer with BB&T.
Karoline’s consultative approach with her clients engenders their loyalty to her.
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.
Kate Dohn, Co-Director of Corporate Partnership
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 Partnership
TNRC Associates LLC 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.
Lynda Furnari, Co-Director of Professional Development
Lynda joined PNC Wealth Management in 2011 as Senior Vice President and Wealth Director for one of the Center City based teams and has over 35 years of management experience; 19 years with a concentration in the financial services arena. For her first three years with PNC Wealth Management, Lynda managed one of the Center City teams. Then in September 2014 Lynda moved to a South Jersey team and has been the Wealth Director for Team Moorestown.
Previously Lynda served as Vice President of Client Services for Bowne & Co., Inc. She was also a Vice President of Mutual Fund Solutions for GCom2 Solutions and a Product Manager for Merrill Corporation.
Lynda earned a Master’s Degree in Finance from William Paterson University of New Jersey. She is a PNC Women’s Business Advocate. Lynda was on the board of the Women’s Leadership Forum of Greater Philadelphia from 2015 – 2018 and now serves on their Advisory Board. She is also a current board member of NAWBO – SJ. Lynda served as the Chairperson for the PNC Women’s Advisory Board in Philadelphia for 2013 and 2014 terms.
She currently resides in Voorhees, NJ. She previously lived in Cherry Hill, NJ for the past 20 years with her husband, Dominick and she has three daughters.
Corinne Giletto, Co-Director of Professional Development
Corinne Giletto is a Sales Associate at Vantage Real Estate Services. With a career founded in marketing, event planning, insurance, and real estate, Corinne brings a creative and effective approach to servicing clients in real estate. Corinne’s clients range from small businesses to international corporations across a wide spectrum of industries.
Mariel Giletto, Director of Public Policy
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.
LaNette Keeton, Director of Public Relations
Ms. LaNette Keeton, who is the President/CEO of Serenity, has been in the healthcare field for almost fifteen years. Her passion for others is a rare commodity and is extremely obvious from the moment you meet her. If asked to describe her with five phrases, many would say that she is trustworthy, authentic, extremely meticulous, determined, and an incredible strategic thinker. She has been running a very successful Home Healthcare agency for many years located in Sewell, New Jersey which is also an accredited agency through CHAP, Inc. The agency serves almost every county in New Jersey and has earned its place as one of the most highly recommended home healthcare and infusion providers in this state.
Ms. Keeton’s aspirations for Serenity Home Infusion Solutions, Inc., is just as visionary. She is expecting widespread expansion within the first three years of operation. LaNette is planning to implement focused marketing campaigns that will effectively target her patients whether individual, through the local hospitals, nursing homes, and/or assisted living facilities. She is a resilient woman on a mission to help people by providing the best in qualitative care. LaNette vehemently understands that patients can heal better and faster when they are in a comfortable environment which is one of her core competitive advantages that she strives to maintain throughout her organizations for the entire patient base. LaNette Keeton is a woman that leads by example and stresses that her entire staff adheres to the patient-focused operational culture that she emulates.
June Sernak, 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.
Meagan Mackerer, Director of Marketing
Meagan Mackerer is a Marketing Strategy Consultant and owner of Mackerer Marketing. She helps small businesses and casino operators throughout the country grow their revenues and client base through strategic and data-driven marketing. Meagan provides customized services for her clients, offering expert guidance, strategy development, business coaching, and marketing management, to ensure that the business implements the right marketing mix.
Prior to opening her own firm in 2012, Meagan gained ten years of marketing and leadership experience with Caesars (formerly Harrah’s) Entertainment in Atlantic City. As Marketing Director, she oversaw large-scale campaigns and promotions, spearheaded hotel and food & beverage sales initiatives, and opened multiple hospitality venues and entertainment attractions. Meagan helped lead the database marketing efforts of four casinos after the acquisition of Caesars by Harrah’s Entertainment and was honored along with her team with a Chairman’s Award for achieving significant cost savings while attaining target revenue and profit levels.
Meagan holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. She is a Past President of the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia, a member of NAWBO and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and a volunteer mentor with the Alice Paul Institute. Meagan and her husband, Andrew, reside in Cherry Hill.
Dana Romano, Co-Director of Membership
A professional photographer for the past 19 years, Dana Romano is the owner of Dana Romano Photography, a full-service photography studio in Southern New Jersey offering contemporary corporate head shots and business images, corporate and social event coverage, and natural-looking family portraits. Her philosophy is simple: “I’m convinced that with the right skills, the right vision, and the right tools, anyone can have amazing images.” Through her exclusive design and planning process, Dana and her team work with every business client to create images that separate them from the competition. Whether its for corporate branding images, a large event, or a family portrait, her goal is to images that grab people’s attention and make her clients look amazing.
Among Dana’s clients are Morgan Stanley, Parker McCay Attorneys, The Bloom Organization, UBS Financial, Berkshire Hathaway, Ancero Corporation, and Magellan Behavioral Health, as well as hundreds of satisfied families.
Andrea Boscaglia, Co-Director of Membership
Andrea is a small business relationship manager at TD bank serving South Jersey.