Executive Board

 

President | 1st Vice-President | 2nd Vice-President | North Vice-President 
Central Vice-President | South Vice-President | Private Sector Vice-President
Secretary | Treasurer | Past-President

Chapter President

gareth

Gareth is serving as chapter president a second time, having served before in 2012 – 2013.  He has over 30 years experience in Public Safety. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Union County Police.

Gareth began his career in communications as one of the original dispatchers with the now defunct Atlantic Ambulance CenCom. He eventually was promoted to Communications Coordinator.

Gareth has also been a NJ State Certified Paramedic since 1983, serves as the Union County OEM EMS Coordinator and serves on several state communication and EMS committees.

A member of NENA since 1995, he held the position of Central Region Vice President for 7 years until moving up to 2nd Vice President in 2007 and 1st Vice President in 2011. He served as chapter president 2012 – 2013.

Gareth L. Williams

Union County Police Communications
300 North Avenue East
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: (908) 654-9800
E-mail: gwilliams@ucnj.org


First Vice-President

mike
Mike Morgan is currently a Coordinator – Emergency Telecommunications Systems for OETS. He began his career at the age of 18 as a Cherry Hill Police dispatcher. The following year he began employment at the Camden County Alarm Room as a fire and ambulance dispatcher. Mike was a volunteer EMT with the Ashland Ambulance Squad and an Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal with the Woodcrest Fire Company, in Cherry Hill.

In 1982 he returned to Cherry Hill Police as a police officer. He stayed involved with communications, serving as a communications supervisor and training unit instructor. In 1989 he was transferred to the Services Division to work on the implementation of the 9‑1‑1 network. Mike worked on the rewriting of the Communications General Order and the Comprehensive Radio Needs Assessment. As a lieutenant, and later captain, he was responsible for the installation of a new PSAP with an 800 MHz trunked radio system for the town. He also served as the Emergency Management Coordinator.

Mike retired from the police department in November 2003 and started working for OETS the following week as the State migrated from the Rockwell Network to the Nortel Network. Mike still resides in his Cherry Hill home with Karen, his wife of 30 years, and dog, Bailey Kissangel. His three daughters have left the nest. One is a neuroscientist, one a police officer, and one is studying to be a large animal vet.

Mike Morgan

Emergency Telecommunications Systems Coordinator
NJ Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services
P.O. Box 212
Trenton, NJ 08625-0212

michael.morgan@oit.state.nj.us

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Second Vice-President

JLeczano2Jason Lezcano is employed at the Morris County Law and Public Safety, Communications Division, where he serves as a 9‑1‑1 Systems Operation Coordinator and is responsible for the oversight of personnel and day to day operations of the Communications Center’s Floor.

He began his career in public safety in 2003 with the Denville Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as volunteer firefighter and worked his way through the ranks to First Assistant Chief.

In 2005 Jason began working for the Town of Dover Police Department where he served as a Telecommunicator for 5 years. In 2010 Jason began working for Morris County as a Telecommunicator – later promoted to Senior Telecommunicator and was assigned to the training division, where he was responsible for training of new hires. Jason also serves as the agency’s Alternate TAC and is responsible for record keeping and training of staff.

Jason Lezcano

Morris County Communications Center
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963
Phone: 973-285-2900
Fax: 973-285-2941
Email: jlezcano@co.morris.nj.us

 


North Region Vice-President

Region North includes the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Sussex and Warren.

Padre

Padre began his involvement in Public Safety when he was appointed as Chaplain to the Stratford, CT, Police Department in 1977. Parochial Transfer took him to Ohio where he became an active Firefighter/EMT with the Barton Volunteer Fire Department, rising to the rank of EMS Lieutenant. He also served as Chaplain to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department. Reassignment brought him back to New Jersey in 1987 and he began a 12 year career with McCabe EMS, attaining the rank of Lieutenant and Midnight Tour Supervisor.

In 1999 he accepted appointment as 9‑1‑1 Coordinator and Communications Supervisor with the City of Bayonne Police Department, his current position. He has also served as Bayonne PBA Chaplain since 1988 and is the Certified NECI Communications Trainer for the Police Department. He has been a member of NJ-NENA for over 10 years and has served as North Region VP for 7 years. He considers the 9‑1‑1 Community and Public Safety Services to be a part of his priestly ministry and looks forward especially to the Annual Conference where he interacts with all our members and he considers everyone in NJ-NENA to be his friend and associate.

Padre is currently Pastor of St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Bayonne.

Rev. John P. Fencik

Bayonne Department of Public Safety
630 Avenue C
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Phone: (201) 858-6163
Fax: (201) 858-6021
E-mail: padrefencik@optonline.net

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Central Region Vice-President

Region Central includes the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Ocean and Union.

Dawn

Dawn began her career at the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in October 1990 as a per diem employee, hired to enter data into the Department’s first CAD system. Once this job was completed, she was retained as a permanent employee and began training as a dispatcher in November 1991.  Dawn worked her way up through the ranks to Senior Supervising Communications Officer. She was the training coordinator, custodian of records and wore many hats at communications center.

In 2012 Dawn accepted the position of 9‑1‑1 Coordinator at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.

Dawn has been an APCO member since 2000, NENA member since 2002, NECI member since 2003. Dawn is a certified APCO PSTI instructor and State of New Jersey Police Training Instructor.

Dawn has been married for 21 years, has 1 son, 2 step children, 1 dog and 2 fish. Dawn’s hobbies consist of exercising, she likes to run and has done the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2008 and most recently the Long Branch Half Marathon 2011; she also enjoys watching her son at karate, enjoys quality time with friends and family and loves vacationing in the Florida Keys.

Dawn Sommeling

Monmouth County Sheriffs Office
Communications Division
2000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
732-431-6400 X 1629
732-431-7103 Fax
DSommeling@mcsonj.org

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South Region Vice-President

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Region South includes the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem.

Monica has been a NENA member since 2001, and has served as the South Region VP 2004 to 2011. She received her ENP (emergency number professional) certification in 2007.

Monica began her career in Public Safety in 1978 at Burlington County Central Communications, as a dispatcher/calltaker. Over the years she worked her way up to shift supervisor, and eventually to the County 9‑1‑1 Coordinator and Custodian of Records.

Monica is a certified telecommunicator instructor for APCO and NECI, as well as a New Jersey State Certified Police instructor.

She is also an active member of the CISM (critical incident stress management) team, and a member of the New Jersey DRCC (disaster relief crisis counseling team).

Monica has served as South Region Vice-President and served as Chapter President 2013-2014.

Monica Gavio

Burlington County Department of Public Safety
1 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060
Phone: (609) 265-7118
Fax: (609) 265-1323
E-mail: mgavio@co.burlington.nj.us

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Private Sector Vice-President

Dara

Dara Orsini currently works at BitxBit Computer Consultants, which provides Cloud and Managed Services solutions as well as IT Hardware, Software and Services.  Previously,  Dara worked at Micro Strategies Inc. and Dictaphone supporting State and Local government.

Dara joined the NJ-NENA Executive Board September, 2014.

Dara Orsini

Senior Account Executive
Bit by Bit Computer Consultants.
C: 908-472-7310
dorsini@bitxbit.com
www.bitxbit.com

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Secretary

JLeczano2Jason Lezcano is employed at the Morris County Law and Public Safety, Communications Division, where he serves as a 9‑1‑1 Systems Operation Coordinator and is responsible for the oversight of personnel and day to day operations of the Communications Center’s Floor.

He began his career in public safety in 2003 with the Denville Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as volunteer firefighter and worked his way through the ranks to First Assistant Chief.

In 2005 Jason began working for the Town of Dover Police Department where he served as a Telecommunicator for 5 years. In 2010 Jason began working for Morris County as a Telecommunicator – later promoted to Senior Telecommunicator and was assigned to the training division, where he was responsible for training of new hires. Jason also serves as the agency’s Alternate TAC and is responsible for record keeping and training of staff.

Jason Lezcano

Morris County Communications Center
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963
Phone: 973-285-2900
Fax: 973-285-2941
Email: jlezcano@co.morris.nj.us

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Treasurer

Judy

Judy Hawkins started in the field of Communications back in 1993 as a Class 2 Special for the Montvale Police Department. In 1995 she began working part time for the Tri-Boro Dispatch Center in Park Ridge. In 1997 she became a full time clerk/dispatcher for the Northvale Police Department. Since August of 2001, Judy has been a Senior Dispatcher and 9‑1‑1 Training Officer for the River Vale Police Department. Since obtaining her Emergency Medical Dispatch Instructor Certification in 2005, Judy has been instructing at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute.

Judy has been a NENA member since 2006 and a member of the Conference Committee and volunteer since 2010.

Judith A. Hawkins

River Vale Dispatch
River Vale Police Dept.
334 Rivervale Rd.
River Vale, NJ 07675
Email: jhawkins@rivervalenj.org
201-664-1111

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Immediate Past-President

AlMcNallyAlbert J. McNally Jr. is the Communications Manager for MICCOM, Northern New Jersey Mobile Intensive Care Communications Services. The NNJMICU Consortium is comprised of seven Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Projects covering Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Sussex and Warren County. Al is responsible for managing the MICCOM Communications Center, which provides Advanced Life Support Dispatch Services covering 150 municipalities covering over 1000 square miles.

He has worked as an EMT for the Hackensack Fire Department and as an EMS Supervisor for Jersey City Medical Center EMS. Al also volunteered his time as an EMT with the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance and the Little Ferry First Aid Squad. Al is has been an active member of the State of New Jersey EMS Communications Sub Committee, Assistant EMS Coordinator for Bergen County Office Of Emergency Management, and Member of the Passaic County OEM and is a member of the Passaic County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

Al is a member of NJ-NENA, APCO, and the New Jersey Public Safety Accreditation Collation. He has also instructed on a state and national level for the National Emergency Communications Institute and the New Jersey Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (NJ-NENA).

Albert J. McNally, Jr.

Northern New Jersey Regional EMS Communications (MICCOM)
142 John Street  2nd Floor
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Phone: (201) 518-0085
jmcnally@nnjems.org

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