Board of Directors


Jon F. Hanson, Chairman, Chairman and founder of The Hampshire Companies, a sponsor of real estate funds, with over 50 years of experience in the real estate industry.  Mr. Hanson has been non-executive Chairman of the Board of HealthSouth since October, 2005.  From 1991 through May 2011, Mr. Hanson served as lead Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee and Investment Committee of Prudential Financial Corp.   He also served for 12 years as Chairman of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., prior to appointment of Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation.  Currently, Mr. Hanson also serves as a director of Yankee Global Enterprises, the principal owner of the New York Yankees.

Bruce M. Meisel, Vice Chairman, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pascack Community Bank from 2002 through 2008.  In 2007, appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and in 2008 assumed the additional position of President.  Served as President and CEO until May, 2013 when he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Meisel received a B.A. from American University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.  He served a judicial clerkship with the New Jersey Supreme Court after which he engaged in the private practice of law until 2007, specializing in real estate, corporate and commercial law.  In 2011, Mr. Meisel was appointed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to the Board of Directors of New Jersey Transit where he serves as Vice Chairman.  Mr. Meisel is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley.  Mr. Meisel was the founding attorney of the Westwood Parking Authority from 1983 through 2007.  He is the founder and managing member of First Westwood Realty, LLC and Jefferson Realty Group, LLC, both of which develop, own and operate commercial properties in northern New Jersey.

Nancy E. Graves, President & CEO, Director, joined the Bank in May 2013.  Ms. Graves has held executive level positions including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at community banks ranging from $1-2.5 billion in assets located in New Jersey and Missouri. Her broad range of experience has afforded her the opportunity to successfully lead financial services organizations with a focus on customers, employees, communities and shareholders.

Ms. Graves served in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration as Assistant Division Director of the Department of Banking and Insurance from 2010 to May 2013.  Among other responsibilities, she oversaw the supervision and regulations of over 80 State chartered financial institutions.  Ms. Graves also served on behalf of the Department as a member of the NJ Office of Homeland Security, Financial Sector Working Group; NJ Economic Development Authority Board, Loan and Audit Committee; and as Chair of NJ Banking Advisory Board. Ms. Graves holds a M.A. in Business Management and Administration.

Paul C. Baker, Director, Received a B.S. in Engineering and B.A. from Lehigh University, and an M.B.A. in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Mr. Baker is a founder and managing partner of PCB Associates, LLC, a management consulting company.  Mr. Baker is a retired Group Vice President of American Cyanamid, Wayne, New Jersey and former President of Cyanamid’s Consumer Products Group.  He currently is a shareholder, director and officer of a number of affiliated entities that own food franchises in New Jersey.  Mr. Baker serves as a director of Media Sciences International, Inc., a publicly traded company, where he is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.  Mr. Baker has served as a director of the United Way of Bergen County and is the Chairman of the Institute of Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc.  Mr. Baker currently serves as a member of the Compensation, Human Resource and Risk Management Committees of the Bank.

Salvatore Cocco, Jr., Director, is a Financial Consultant with AXA Advisors, LLC. Prior to this, Mr. Cocco was a Director of Personnel/Administration at Coopers & Lybrand (now a part of PricewaterhouseCoopers), as well as the owner of his own private accounting practice and is credentialed as a Chartered Life Underwriter.  Mr. Cocco serves on the Board of Advisors for the Seton Hall University Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010.  He is Vice President of the Nutley Parkside Apartments senior housing complex, the past-President and current Treasurer of the First Cerebral Palsy Center of NJ, the Co-Founder and Vice President of the Michael Geltrude Foundation, an Officer of the Cheer Me Up Foundation and formerly was the Scholarship Chairperson of the Nutley UNICO.  Mr. Cocco was a founding director and served as Chairman of Franklin Bank of Nutley, New Jersey, and served on its Board until it was sold in 2005.  He also served as an Advisory Board member of Interchange Bank.

Daniel J. Geltrude, Director, received a B.S. in Accounting from Rider University, a Masters in Taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Masters in Human Resources from Penn State University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as the managing partner of Geltrude & Company, LLC, an accounting firm based in Nutley, NJ.  Mr. Geltrude was a founding director of Franklin Bank and served on its board as audit committee chairman until Franklin Bank was sold in 2005.  He also served as an Advisory Board member of Interchange Bank.  Mr. Geltrude also owns and manages commercial real estate. He is also co-founder of the Mike Geltrude Foundation for melanoma research and awareness.

Jerrold B. Grossman, Director, received a B.A. in Economics and Finance and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey.  He received a doctorate from Pace University, New York, New York, with a specialization in Financial Management.  He is the founder, President and Chief Executive of Genesis BPS LLC., and related companies, which are headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, and he is the co-founder and Vice-Chairman of ADMA Biologics, a public reporting biotech company.  Dr. Grossman is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bergen Community Regional Blood Center and is a member of the Blood Bank Task Force of New Jersey.  Dr. Grossman is currently a member of the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee of the Bank

Mary J. Hekemian, Director,  is a Director at Hekemian & Co., Inc. Ms. Hekemian is a member of a prominent multi-generational New Jersey real estate family with substantial real estate holdings in Bergen County as well as numerous other locations in the state of New Jersey and other states along the eastern seaboard.  She is also an active member of numerous local charities.

Larry R. Inserra, Jr., Director, is President and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., a family owned business founded in 1954 and one of the largest supermarket chains in the metropolitan area which owns and operates 22 ShopRite stores throughout New Jersey and New York.  Mr. Inserra also holds a number of leadership positions, both professionally and philanthropically, including board member and treasurer of Wakefern Food Corporation.   In 2013 he was named Chairman of the Board of Governors at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) Foundation after serving as first Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Human Resources Committee at HUMC.  Mr. Inserra received a Bachelor of Science in business and economics from Lehigh University.

Martin J. Levine, Director, received a B.A. from Long Island University in New York.  He has been actively engaged in all aspects of the real estate business, including property acquisition and management for over 30 years. Mr. Levine owns and manages both commercial and residential real estate, primarily in Manhattan.  He is also the founder and President of Audubon Management Company, Inc., a real estate management company which manages commercial and residential properties in New York City.  Mr. Levine serves on the Audit and Real Estate Committees of the Bank.

Jerome J. Lombardo, Director, is the President and CEO of C. J. Lombardo Real Estate Company of Hackensack, New Jersey.  Mr. Lombardo has over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Real Estate Broker and his company owns and manages a portfolio of commercial and office properties as well as several thousand multi-family apartment properties in the northeast and south. Mr. Lombardo serves on several boards including the New Jersey Apartment Association, the Wyckoff Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Bergen County Community Action Partnership and is the current Chairman of the Hackensack's Downtown Business District.

James M. Piro, Esq, Director, is a founder and a member of the law firm of Piro, Zinna, Cifelli, Paris & Genitempo.  He was a founding director, Executive Committee Member, and Chairman of the Loan Committee of Franklin Bank of Nutley, and served on the Board until the Bank was sold in 2005. Mr. Piro received a B.A. from Seton Hall University, and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law.  Mr. Piro also served as General Counsel to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission and is Counsel to the Suburban Essex Joint Insurance Fund.  Mr. Piro was selected Nutley’s PBA’s “Citizen of the Year” in 1990.  Mr. Piro was also an Advisory Board member of Interchange Bank..