Officers

  George Vallianos  President

George Vallianos
President

  Henry Brann  Vice President

Henry Brann
Vice President

  Robin Palley  Secretary  Robin Palley is a haiku poet and works on the organization's annual Nick Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu contest. She is also senior vice president of Epsilon, a division of Alliance Data Systems.

Robin Palley
Secretary

Robin Palley is a haiku poet and works on the organization's annual Nick Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu contest. She is also senior vice president of Epsilon, a division of Alliance Data Systems.

  Theresa Banford  Treasurer  Theresa Devine Banford has been has been a Board member of the NVHA for 7 years. She is an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Camden where Nick Virgilio was parishioner. Until her recent retirement she was the Development Director for Sacred Heart School, where she continues to be very involved. Theresa is a teacher, director, actress and writer. She believes in the transformative power of the arts and is a strong advocate of the arts in education.

Theresa Banford
Treasurer

Theresa Devine Banford has been has been a Board member of the NVHA for 7 years. She is an active member of Sacred Heart Church in Camden where Nick Virgilio was parishioner. Until her recent retirement she was the Development Director for Sacred Heart School, where she continues to be very involved. Theresa is a teacher, director, actress and writer. She believes in the transformative power of the arts and is a strong advocate of the arts in education.

Members of the Board

  Fr. Michael Doyle  Board Member

Fr. Michael Doyle
Board Member

  Therése Halscheid  Board Member

Therése Halscheid
Board Member

  Bonnie Squires  Board Member  Bonnie Squires is president of Squires Consulting, a woman-owned communications and fundraising firm, specializing in universities and non-profit organizations. She published a volume of poetry,  New Eden , and her work is included in the Doubleday anthology,  Haiku .

Bonnie Squires
Board Member

Bonnie Squires is president of Squires Consulting, a woman-owned communications and fundraising firm, specializing in universities and non-profit organizations. She published a volume of poetry, New Eden, and her work is included in the Doubleday anthology, Haiku.

  Walter K. Howat (Walt)  Board Member

Walter K. Howat (Walt)
Board Member

  Dr. Geoffrey M. Sill  Board Member  Geoffrey Sill is an Emeritus Professor of English at the Camden campus of Rutgers University. After his retirement, he joined the Board of Directors of the NVHA, where he works on editing Nick Virgilio's letters and unpublished poems for a new collected edition.

Dr. Geoffrey M. Sill
Board Member

Geoffrey Sill is an Emeritus Professor of English at the Camden campus of Rutgers University. After his retirement, he joined the Board of Directors of the NVHA, where he works on editing Nick Virgilio's letters and unpublished poems for a new collected edition.

   Ben Hill  Board Member


Ben Hill
Board Member

  Ralph Roberts  Board Member

Ralph Roberts
Board Member

  Jayne Grabowski  Board Member  Jayne Grabowski is a second-year student at Rutgers University- Camden, majoring in English and Digital Studies, with a fervent love for poetry. She is in the Honors College, also participating in Civic Scholars and Greek life. The nonprofit sphere is a point of passion for Jayne, and she hopes to stay involved throughout her life. Recently, she has interned for the Whitman Woods Project, as it also combines her passion for literature and community development. She was instantly drawn to the NVHA, and knew that she could not pass on any opportunity to be involved.

Jayne Grabowski
Board Member

Jayne Grabowski is a second-year student at Rutgers University- Camden, majoring in English and Digital Studies, with a fervent love for poetry. She is in the Honors College, also participating in Civic Scholars and Greek life. The nonprofit sphere is a point of passion for Jayne, and she hopes to stay involved throughout her life. Recently, she has interned for the Whitman Woods Project, as it also combines her passion for literature and community development. She was instantly drawn to the NVHA, and knew that she could not pass on any opportunity to be involved.


Advisors

Betty Jean (BJ) Swartz
Rocky Wilson
Rick Black
Mary Heron
Lamont Steptoe

 

Edward Cialella
Raffael De Gruttola
Steve Honeyman
Linda Delengowski
Kathleen O'Toole


Staff

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Stephanie Cawley, Program Director

Stephanie is a poet and educator from southern New Jersey. She has experience teaching creative writing to youth and adults, in both academic and community settings, and working in nonprofit and literary arts organizations. She hopes to build programs that promote poetry and create inclusive literary community in Camden. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Writing at Stockton University.

Contact her directly at stephanie.cawley.NV@gmail.com.