Executive Committee

Please click on each role to find out more about the associated responsibilities.

President

Nick Vollrath
AdvanSix Inc.
732-986-7846
president@njca.org

The President plays a key role in motivating the officers by providing guidance, direction and making the best decisions possible for the NJCA’s success and future. The President is on the forefront in supplying structure, information, and obtaining consensus among the officers.  Whereas the Secretary provides tactical support that keeps the NJCA operating smoothly, the President is responsible for building and advancing a common strategic vision for the association.

Secretary

Bob Laurenzo
Decusoft
201-803-9801
secretary@njca.org

The Secretary is responsible for NJCA external correspondence, record keeping, maintaining all forms and documentation, and coordinating catering and logistics for all events. The outgoing Secretary becomes the incoming President, therefore the Secretary needs to backup and assist the current President, and assume that role in case of emergency. 

Treasurer

Ignacio Ros
Siemens Corporation
732-397-1451
treasurer@njca.org 

The Treasurer’s role is to manage the association’s finances by managing all invoicing, paying expenses and making deposits in a timely and accurate manner.

Membership Chair

Sara DeFuria
Merck
908-740-1808
membership@njca.org

The Membership Chair is responsible for marketing the NJCA to  new and existing members, responding to inquiries from potential members and ensuring membership dues are kept current. The Membership Chair is also responsible for working with the Executive Committee to keep current members interested and enthusiastic throughout each program year.

Program Chair

Rick Laurenzo
Decusoft
201-785–0775
programs@njca.org

The Program Chair is responsible for developing the topics that are presented to the association throughout the year based on ideas from the Executive Committee and association members, as well as the Program Chair’s own knowledge and experience. The Program Chair will also coordinate with industry consultants, practitioners and other total compensation professionals to facilitate the meetings.

Professional Development Chair

Carmen Meades
Lonza
201-306-0182
development@njca.org

Act as a primary liaison between the New Jersey Compensation Association (NJCA) and WorldatWork; focusing on educational needs, e-mail notifications and any additional related learning programs to enhance the development of NJCA’s members. Participate in WorldatWork calls, advising the Executive Committee and members of relevant trends and events. Responsibilities range from initial identification of appropriate educational courses through final assessment of delivered materials.

Website Chair

Yelena Stiles
Sibson Consulting
609-482-2320
website@njca.org

The Website Chair is responsible for ensuring that the website meets the needs of the Executive Committee and Association members and reflects the Association’s vision and mission. The Chair also manages all website logistics, including interactions with the organization running the site and the host.

Chair At Large

Stephen Matthaey
973-449-0750

Chris Diehl
CD Consulting
201-320-6592

Tricia Burke
201-618-0445

Although the Chair at Large has no specific duties, she/he is available to help other Executive Committee members as necessary, or to participate in project work. The Chair at Large also acts as a "voice of the people," advising the Executive Committee of currents within our constituency and trends in our community. Furthermore, the Chair at Large should be initially considered for any "named" opening on the Executive Committee as it becomes available.