The ACP provides a unique, open and unbiased forum promoting and fostering the information exchange and networking experience with opportunities to set trends in the emergency response and disaster recovery fields. Garden State ACP members have the opportunity to grow professionally by developing and strengthening their relationships with the incredible array of ACP public and private sector partners and sponsors.
Whether this is your first time registering online, ACP Garden State Chapter meetings are held the first Tuesday of alternating months at host facilities throughout northern and central New Jersey.
Have a question or want more information? You can reach the Garden State Board via the e-mail addresses located on the Contact Us web page. Interested in joining today? Follow the link to the Membership page on the Corporate website and simply select the Garden State Chapter from the dropdown list via the online application.
To join the ACP, please click here.
Dr. BERNARD A JONES, CBCP, MBCI
PRESIDENT ACP GARDEN STATE CHAPTER
Dr. Bernard A. Jones, CBCP: President & Director of Information (webmaster)
Assistant Professor - St. John's University - Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security - College of Professional Studies
Consultant - MetroPlus Health Plan - Business Continuity Management
Doctoral graduate New Jersey City University, Civil Security, Leadership, Management & Policy
Dr. Jones is an Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery Planning professional. He has worked within the IT field for over 20 years now and has worked in the DR/BC arena for the last 15+ years.
He had the pleasure of joining the ACP Garden State Chapter at the beginning of 2005 and has enjoyed the experience and has been able to work well with a very distinguished group that make up the chapter board of directors.
Bernie has served as Education Director in the past and now serves in multiple roles as President, Information Director (webmaster), and Publications Director (newsletter).
He completed doctoral research at NJCU on Benchmarking Organizational Resilience in the state of New Jersey.
Elizabeth (Betty) Byrnes: Treasurer
Debbie Nicholas: Secretary
Tatiana Pezzoli, CISM, PMP: Director of Education & Seminars
Tatiana Pezzoli has been an educator for more than 25 years while playing different roles, including Information Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery senior-level positions in banking/brokerage, educational, healthcare, and government organizations.
She is one of the oldest members of the Garden State Chapter and nominating committee.
Besides Information Security, BCP/DR, Tatiana brings more than 15 years experience in Information Technology, Risk Management, Portfolio/Program/Project management, Business Processes Analysis and Improvement.
She holds a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics, Project Management, and Information Security Professional Certifications.
Richard Young: Director of Programs
Richard has been an active Business Continuity professional for nearly twenty years, and also an active member of the Garden State Chapter of the ACP for nearly seven years. He is a Certified Business Continuity Professional for nearly 10 years and also a Certified Project Manager Professional. He is passionate about his duties and responsibilities in the management of business resiliency planning, testing, and training for the numerous organizations and companies that he had been involved with. Richard always welcomes the opportunity to further enhance his BCP experience as a member of the Board of the Garden State Chapter and also welcomes the opportunity to contribute to its continuing growth and success.
Robert Ricker: Director of Membership
Director of Public Relations: Vacant
Director of Publications: Vacant
Al Rennick: President (past) - Emeritus
Stan Carlstadt, CBCP: President (past) - Emeritus
To contact any member of our Board of Directors via e-mail, click on their name below:
Debbie Nicholas - Secretary
vacant - Director of Public Relations
vacant - Director of Publications