Steven A. Colson is a businessman, philanthropist, and Lead Founder of Cresthaven Academy Charter School. Steve has dedicated his life to empowering less fortunate individuals and families. His past work has included providing shelter for international and political refugees, teaching English to local Central American immigrants, deep involvement with the Rutgers University Future Scholars Program, and personally sponsoring athletic scholarships for NJ inner city youth. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clemson University, served as president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, co-owns several major companies with his brother, and was the recipient of the Rutgers University Human Dignity Award in 2010. Steve’s lifestyle of service to others has established him as friend, mentor, brother, and father to countless individuals and families within Plainfield and beyond.
Marcy Bostwick is the founding director of the E3 Southwest Educational Center and has been a champion for urban education for years. She joined the New Jersey Charter Schools Association to provide comprehensive support and consulting services to charter schools. Her work has resulted in the opening, renewal and expansion of numerous charter schools in New Jersey. Marcy started her professional career in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she decided that accessibility to quality public education was the most effective means of crime prevention. Prior to that, Marcy worked with the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, as project manager at its Institute for the Advancement of Working Families. Marcy received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctor from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University.
Rashleigh Bruce is a certified System Engineer Lead. He is also an Army Non-Commissioned Officer with the New Jersey National Guard. As a civilian, his work includes contributions to the Engineering Research and Development of multiple cutting edge projects. Rashleigh started his engineering career as an applications sales engineer for the Square D Company in Media, PA. He has also served as a Design, Test and Manufacturing engineer. As a dedicated soldier, Rashleigh has served his country at home and abroad. He was the recipient of the Army Commendation and Iraq Campaign Medal in recognition of his service while serving in Iraq. Rashleigh has a passion for training, and leading soldiers by example in his National Guard unit. Rashleigh has dedicated his life to learning and earned a Master’s degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Electrical Engineering and he also graduated from the U.S Army Officer Candidate School.
Sandra D. Harrison is a dedicated educator, community servantand advocate for children. She worked as an educator for 40 years before retiring in 2011, serving as a district administrator, school counselor, teacher, college instructor and principal in various public school districts including Jersey City, Plainfield and Morristown, New Jersey. She has educated thousands of children and groomed hundreds more high quality educators as a consultant instructor, school leader and mentor in her work to improve education for children in urban communities.Sandra earned and received her Bachelor’s degree at Morgan State University and her Master’s degree from New Jersey City University. She attended the Principal Center of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Sandra holds New Jersey state certifications as Teacher K-8, Guidance and Counseling, Supervisor and Principal.
Steve Hockaday began his higher education journey at Delaware State University, majoring in English Education. Intricately involved in campus life, he was a Student Ambassador, a peer writing tutor and a student thespian. After graduation, he taught language arts to 8th grade students and Upward Bound participants in Dover, DE. During this time of service, Mr. Hockaday was inspired to equip himself with tools to serve the community on a larger scale; accordingly, he sought and gained admittance into Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
In law school, Steve was Vice-President of Community Affairs of the Association of Black Law Students and Managing Research Editor of the Computer and Technology Law Journal. Additionally, he worked in the Community Law Clinic, through which he was able to join a delegation of law professors and law students who traveled to Cuba to study its legal system. After graduation from law school, Steve’s career in public service continued during his position as a New Jersey State Bar Fellow that served the legal needs of the homeless and at-risk youth of Covenant House New Jersey. He also worked as a Housing Attorney at Essex-Newark Legal Services and specialized in tenant rights and representation. Steve currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Garden State Bar Association and is now Assistant County Counsel for the County of Union.
Lorna Ramdayal-Infanti joined Horizon BCBSNJ in 2012 in the position of Assistant General Counsel in the Regulatory and Corporate Division. She is the lead attorney of the Provider Network and Innovation legal team that supports Horizon Casualty Services, Health Care Management and Horizon Healthcare Innovation in all provider related matters. Prior to joining Horizon, Lorna spent several years in the practice of medical malpractice and pharmaceutical defense litigation at New York and New Jersey law firms before becoming the lead health care and regulatory attorney for The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey handling a variety of health care matters including Stark and Anti-kickback issues. She has also held an adjunct assistant professor position at the School of Health Related Professions lecturing on health care privacy issues. Prior to practicing law, Lorna began her career in medicine, practicing cardiothoracic surgery as a licensed physician assistant at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. Lorna manages the Continuing Legal Education Program here at Horizon BCBSNJ and is a member of the Horizon's Women LEAD affinity group. Lorna received her Bachelor's degree from St. John's University, a Physician Assistant Certificate from Bayley Seton PA School and her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra Law School.
Barbara Ann Sellinger is the General Counsel for ArtsHorizons, and previously served as the General Counsel for Kamine Development Corp, the Group Vice President, Enterprise Labor and Employment Law at Wyndham Worldwide, Chief Legal Officer, Labor and Litigation Counsel at American Standard and Chief Labor and Litigation Counsel at RJR Nabisco. Early in her career, she worked for the National Labor Relations Board Division of Judges and the U.S. Department of Labor. She also served as an associate at the labor and employment law firm of Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman and in the employment law group of the law firm Cohen Shapiro, as well as a partner at the labor and employment law firm of Epstein Becker & Green. Barbara received her Bachelor's degree, Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa/Phi Kappa Phi from Syracuse University, her Master’s degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and her law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University, where she was awarded a dean's fellowship.