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  BOARD OF TRUSTEES

donald.pngDonald F. Campbell, Esq., President

Don Campbell is a partner at the Red Bank law firm Giordano, Halleran, and Ciesla.  Don received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University, his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law, and his MPA from Kean University. Don has served as board member of the Villanova Monmouth Ocean County Alumni Association since 2008. He lives in Middletown with his wife and their two children.




jess-bragen-web.jpgJessica Bragen, Vice President

As a Point Pleasant, NJ, native, Jessica received her B.A. in Psychology from Monmouth University and is currently a full-time MSW student at Monmouth University.  Since 2011, Jessica has spent her free time volunteering with Meal at Noon, working in the soup kitchen, assisting the director, and fundraising for the program.




mark-gallup.jpgMark Gallup, Trustee

​A long-time New Jersey resident, Mark is a graduate of Rutgers University, taught Physical Education and Health and coached teams in the Asbury Park School District for 35 years. He now co-owns a family-run lawn service and lives in Eatontown with his wife.

 

 

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MychaMychal Mills.jpgl Mills, Treasurer

Mychal Mills was born and raised in Neptune Township, NJ. Mychal received a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Master's in Business Administration from Monmouth University. Mychal is the Food Sourcing Supervisor at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. He has prior experience in technology sales, healthcare and youth development. Mychal spends most of his extracurricular time as a mentor, Biddy Basketball coach and volunteer for various nonprofits ranging from soup kitchens to development organizations.

 Mychal has been very involved in specialized initiatives throughout his academic and professional career.  As president of SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) in 2011, he led a mission trip to Uganda, Africa in partnership with Monmouth University and Meridian Health.  The mission focused on nutrition living with HIV/AIDS.  Mychal has held different leadership roles on and off the University Campus. In his current position at the FoodBank, he has increased the efficiency of the store donation program growing it from 400,000 pounds to 2.4 million pounds of food in two years.  He is responsible for all incoming food logistics for the FoodBank.  In 2014, he has joined as co-founder of Konscious Youth Development & Service (KYDS) that focuses on holistic intervention of the body, mind and soul.  Mychal’s heart and passion align with his ability to achieve success.


N DiFranco photo.jpgNick DiFranco, Trustee

Nick DiFranco is an Associate Director with EY LLP, with 20 years of experience working in government-regulated industries. He holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. Nick's volunteer leadership began with his Eagle Scout work, and includes planning annual community involvement projects through his firm’s “EY Connect” program. Nick first got involved with the LBC in 2012, assisting with the annual Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast and volunteering at the Community Garden. Nick is also an certified Swim Official through USA Swimming. Nick lives in Red Bank with his wife Liz, a clinical social worker at Monmouth Medical Center, and their daughter. This is his first board membership. ​​


lisasquare.jpgLisa Wilson, MSW, Executive Director

​​Lisa, a Philadelphia native, migrated to New Jersey in 2006 when she married her husband Mark. Lisa was introduced to the LBC by Monmouth University. She was an MSW intern in 2007. She graduated from the program with a Masters in Social Work concentrated in International Community Development. Lisa has her BA in Political Science. She was hired as the agency’s Program Director in 2008. Since becoming Executive Director in 2009, Lisa has grown the agency in delivery of literacy and education programs focused on family economic self-sufficiency and sustainability. She has solidified relationships with New Jersey universities by expanding experiential learning contracts for field interns in the areas of administration, governance, program, outreach, and direct practice. She has maintained state funding for the 6th consecutive year despite the economic downturn, and has been able to maintain private and corporate sponsorships as well. Lisa said, “When I learned how invaluable the LBC is to the community, I knew this was a place I wanted to be. We work with all sorts of people, provide an astounding array of services, all with a small staff and a tiny budget. Fortunately, LBC has a fabulous staff and an astounding Board.”​

Joe Garipoli, Chairman Emeritus​