Our 2019 Leadership Team


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The BCMAC Board of Trustees consist of 21 board members, (all volunteers) elected from the general membership of which five(5)serve as Officers. The Officers act as an executive committee and have general supervision of committee affairs including ,but not limited to, fundraising projects, developing a working budget and on going interface with Joint Base Commanders on how to better support the military.

These board members come from a diverse background including retired military, law enforcement, education and the private sector. They serve a 3 year term and must be re-elected when their term expires. The Chair is limited to one 2 year term.

Chairperson: Mr Al Kernagis
Honorary Chairperson: Mr. Jim Saxton
Vice Chair: Col (Ret) Chuck Coursey
Treasurer Mr. Gary Vecchio
Secretary Ms Elizabeth Verna
Executive Director Dr. Richard Carson
Trustees Mr. Stephen Addezio - Attorney at Law
Mr. Andrew Bulakowski - Contractor
Mr. Mark Dimon - President, Solar Power Brokers LLC
Mr. Stanley Fayer - Burlington County Detective (ret.)
Mr. Ralph Ford - Director, Land Dvpmnt, Planland LLC
Mr. Micheal Giletto - Cater2You Catering
Mr. Richard Haydinger - CEO, United Communities
Mr. John C.Hood - IT Executive (ret.)
Ms. Margaret Nuzzo - Tax Offical ,Burlington County (ret.)
Ms. Lisa Post - Post Surety Bonds
Ms. MaryAnn Rivell - N.J. Lottery Offical
Ms. June Sernak - Dean, Life-long Learning, Rowan College
Mr. Robert Sposato - Director, Mil Affairs, Lourdes Med
Mr. Walt Tafe - Director, Veterans Affairs, Burlington Cnty
Mr. Michael Warner - Colonel,USA (ret.)
Mr. Joseph Zarzaca - Willingboro Police Officer (ret.)
Honorary Trustees Mr. John Aloi
Mr. Anthony J. Carnivale Jr.
Mr Gary Donnelly
Mrs. Peggy Knight
Mr. Edward Koenig
Mr. Russell Regn


You can contact the board by sending an email to board@bcmac.info.

Honorary Chair: Honorable James Saxton

Retired Congressman who spent 24 years representing New Jersey's 3rd district

Chair: Mr. Al Kernagis

Al retired from the New Jersey State Police after serving for 33 years. He started as a general road trooper and retired as the Deputy Superintendent with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was involved with numerous security details for Presidential v isits, World Cups, and provided security for the State of New Jersey Governor and Attorney General. Al was one of the first responders to New York on 9/11. After retirement he became a police management consultant working with the Richard Stockton Police Department and was an assessor for the police standards for the New Jersey State Police Chief's Association. Al is involved with the Major Thomas B. McGuire Foundation (Past President) and a trustee for the Air Force Heritage House.

Vice Chair: Mr. Charles Coursey

Chuck retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army in 2015 after 31 years of service. After serving in diverse assignments in the field artillery, communications and information operations fields, Chuck's last assignments brought him to New Jersey where he served as the JB MDL Deputy Commander and in the 99th Regional Support Command. Chuck currently teaches at Rutgers University and is pursuing a PhD in Public Policy. He resides in Collingswood and has been an active trustee of BCMAC since 2015.

Treasurer: Mr. Gary Vecchio

Gary is a member of the Taylor, Wiseman & Taylor team. Taylor Wiseman and Taylor provides the highest quality professional services in Civil Engineering, Surveying, Land Planning, and Environmental Science since 1901. Gary has been an active of BCMAC since 2004 and has served on the BCMAC Executive Board in many capacities for several years.

Secretary: Ms Liz Verna

Liz is current Chief of Staff for the Burlington County Bridge Commission, which owns and operates two historically significant toll bridges spanning NJ and PA and serves as the improvement authority for the County. Liz also serves as the Commission's Spokesperson, handling all communications and media relations. She has a Master's degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications, B.A. in English and an APR accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America. Her involvement with BCMAC started as its newsletter editor/designer, a role she also currently holds in her own condo community in Cinnaminson.

Executive Director: Dr. Richard Carson

Richard had been a member of the BCMAC Board of Trustees for the past 9 years and was appointed to the position of Executive Director in April 2015. He has been involved in our various fund raisers since he became a member. Rich has a doctorate degree in Education from Temple University; he retired as the Superintendent of the North Hanover Township School District. Rick served with the United States Army in Vietnam in 1970 as a combat medic being awarded a bronze star. Dr. Carson served on the Bordentown Township planning committee, past Mayor and committeeman of the Township. He is serving on the Board of directors of the National Military Impacted School Association and he is past president of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools. Rick served as a Joint Base Honorary Commander for several commands, the last being the 423d Mobility Training Squadron.