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Leadership & Staff

Tom Toronto

President, Bergen County’s United Way


Tom has 38 years of experience working for local United Ways in Bergen, Burlington and Hudson counties in New Jersey.

Tom serves on the Board of the NJ 2-1-1 Partnership, driving implementation of the 2-1-1 helpline on behalf of New Jersey’s local United Ways and New Jersey State Government. He also serves on Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey Board and the SUEZ North America Foundation Board.

Tom is active in his local community having served as a member of the Leonia Governing Body, the Leonia Library Board and chair of the town’s Planning Board.

Peter Arbeiter

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Biegen

Compassion Fund Case Worker

Patrick Chieffe

Housing Services Coordinator

Sandy Cohen

Housing Services Coordinator

Tricia DeBartolome

Compassion Fund Director

Michele DeJesus

Flex Fund Coordinator

Carol Lowden


Gina Nicoletti Gilsenan

Director of Special Projects

Donna Palmiotto

Accounting Associate

Karen Queirolo

Accounting Associate

Rayann Brown

Housing Services Coordinator

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