Lessons in Leadership: Michael Schmidt and Patrick Maron

On this “Non-profit Leadership” special edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Michael Schmidt, Executive Director and CEO, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, about the growing mental health concerns given world politics and rising antisemitism and what impact the shortage of quality healthcare staff is having on our most vulnerable citizens. Then, Steve talks with Patrick Maron, Administrative Director, Villa Marie Claire, about leadership and logistics and the importance of relationships and rapport when driving a project forward. 4/6/24

Lessons in Leadership: Jonathan Pearson and Rodger DeRose

In this special “Non-profit Leadership” edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Jonathan Pearson, Executive Director, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, talking about the 20th Anniversary of the Horizon Foundation and their partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of NJ, addressing behavioral health needs of our young adults. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Rodger DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation, talking about the importance of developing your people and advancing care for patients through innovation. 3/23/24

Lessons in Leadership: Kevin O’Toole and Carin Hep with Michael Murphy

In this “Discovery and Innovation” edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Kevin J. O’Toole, Managing Partner, O’Toole Scrivo, LLC, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Port Authority of NY and NJ, about the keys to leadership, discovery and innovation tied to the future of infrastructure in NJ. Then, for a special “Small Business Leadership” segment, Steve and Mary are joined by Carin Hep, Assistant VP, Small Group & Individual Broker Channel Sales, Delta Dental of NJ and CT and Michael Murphy, VP of Sales, AmeriHealth, about their partnership that is offering group health, dental and vision plans for NJ Chamber of Commerce members. 3/16/24

Lessons in Leadership: Linda Czipo and Mike Maron

On this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato talks with Linda Czipo, President & CEO, NJ Center for Nonprofits, about the opportunities and challenges facing non-profit organizations and how a hybrid workforce has impacted the ability to hire, train and retain a talented workforce. Then, Steve sits down with Michael Maron, President & CEO, Holy Name, on-location at Villa Marie Claire, to talk about the Graduate Medical Education Partnership between Holy Name and Rowan University as well as the responsibility of leaders to be innovative and “connect the dots.” 3/9/24

Lessons in Leadership: Stephen Adubato and Feedback is a Funny Thing Mini-seminar

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Stephen Adubato, Editorial Fellow, COMPACT Magazine and Host, “Cracks in Postmodernity” Platform, about the connection between education and writing and why it is important to communicate important questions and ideas to others. Then, Steve and Mary share leadership and communication tips and tools in a mini-seminar, “Feedback is a Funny Thing.” 3/2/24

Lessons in Leadership: Carolyn Welsh and Lessons in Leadership 2.0: The Tough Stuff

In the first half of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba sit down with Carolyn Welsh, President & CEO, NJ Sharing Network, about the importance of developing your people and the link between leadership, resilience and grit. Then, Steve and Mary talk about Steve’s new book, “Lessons in Leadership 2.0: The Tough Stuff,” and offer tips and tools on confrontation, the art of the Q & A, relationship building and more. 2/24/24

Lessons in Leadership: Wesley Mathews and Matthew Saybolt, MD

As part of the special series, “Lessons in Leadership: Discovery and Innovation in NJ,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Wesley Mathews, President & CEO, Choose New Jersey who talks about how a trip to East Asia has reaffirmed a 30-year partnership with the region and what this means to the Garden State’s economy. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Matthew Saybolt, MD, Medical Director, Structural Heart Disease Program, Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, about innovation, leadership and new treatments for mitral valve disease. 2/17/24

Lessons in Leadership: Bernie Corrigan and Helen Archontou

On this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bernie Corrigan, President and Training Director, IBEW Local 102, who shares his perspective on the importance of coaching and mentoring others and leading and communicating in challenging situations. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Helen Archontou, CEO, YWCA Northern New Jersey about how they are working to empower young women and the connection between grit, perseverance and effective leadership. 2/10/24

Lessons in Leadership: Bryan Crable and Rev. Edwin D. Leahy

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bryan Crable, PhD, Founding Dean, College of Human Development, Culture, and Media, at Seton Hall University talking about innovation in higher education and what leadership skills are essential for this next generation. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Rev. Edwin Leahy, Headmaster, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, about their resilience building programs and the importance of community and experiential education. 1/27/24

Lessons in Leadership: Chris Paladino and Scott Davis with Hayley Mayer

As part of the special series, “Lessons in Leadership: Discovery and Innovation in NJ,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Chris Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) talking about the Health and Life Science Exchange (HELIX) in New Brunswick and why it is so important to our state and region. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Hayley Mayer, Principal, and Scott Davis, Partner, both from Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, about the importance of growth, leadership and relationship building in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. 1/20/24

Lessons in Leadership: Gregory Ehrie and Zyphus Lebrun

In this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary talk with Gregory Ehrie, Chief Security Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey about the greatest lessons he has learned leading in a crisis and challenging situations. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Zyphus Lebrun, Executive Producer, “One-on-One with Steve Adubato”, who shares his perspecitve on collaboration, teamwork and communicating and leading in a remote setting. 1/14/24

Lessons in Leadership: Governor Phil Murphy

In this half-hour special, NJ Governor Phil Murphy joins Steve Adubato for a candid discussion about his leadership challenges as governor, the state of democracy, and his efforts to lead on climate change, mass transit, and New Jersey’s fiscal challenges. 1/7/24

Lessons in Leadership: Ryan Stevens and Marty Smith

On this special edition of “Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary are joined by Ryan Stevens, Speaker & Organizational Coach, cATalyzing Coaching & Consulting, who shares his perspective on the connection between trust, collaboration, leadership and building collaborative teams. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Marty Smith, ESPN Host and Author, SIDELINE CEO: Leadership Principles from Championship Coaches about the connection between sports and leadership and the importance of trust, communication and delegation on successful teams. 12/17/23

Lessons in Leadership: Ruchin Kansal and Satyen Raja

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Ruchin Kansal, Professor of Practice, Seton Hall University, about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in leadership and how AI can help leaders improve their effectiveness and efficiency. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Satyen Raja, CEO & Founder, WarriorSage Trainings, about Transcendent Leadership and how it can completely shift an organization’s culture. 12/10/23

Lessons in Leadership: Andrew Duke and Jonathan Eig

On this edition of “Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary talk with Andrew Duke, President, Metrographics, about leadership, branding and his advice for young entrepreneurs. Then, Steve is joined by Jonathan Eig, Author, King: A Life, about the life and leadership lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 12/3/23

Lessons in Leadership: Dr. Jose Azar, and Effective Meetings Mini-Seminar

On this episode of “Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary talk with Jose Azar, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Quality Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Network about his book, “The Agile Network,” and the importance of innovation and challenging the status quo. Then, Steve and Mary share tips and tools on how to lead more effective and productive meetings in less time. 11/26/23

Lessons in Leadership: Tierney Wade and Keys to Difficult Situations Mini-Seminar

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Tierney Wade, President and Chief Operating Officer, The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) and why we need compassion and empathy in business. Then, Steve and Mary share tips and tools for confronting difficult situations and initiating challenging conversations in a Lessons in Leadership Mini-seminar. 3/30/24

Lessons in Leadership: Stanton Brown, EdD, and Roger León, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools

On this episode of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary talk with Stanton Brown, EdD, Executive Director and Professor in the Practice of Leadership, Buccino Leadership Institute, Seton Hall University, about the connection between leadership, innovation and the leadership skills young adults need to succeed in the workforce. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Roger León, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools, about the leadership lessons he learned in his 5 years as superintendent and his priorities for the upcoming school year. 11/12/23

Lessons in Leadership: State Senator Troy Singleton and Coach Bob Hurley

On “Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary sit down with State Senator Troy Singleton, Senate Majority Whip, NJ State Senate, about leadership, job creation and the greatest motivators for recruiting and retaining a talented workforce. Then, Coach Bob Hurley, President, People’s Park Foundation, talks about the connection between leadership and philanthropy and the recreational opportunities at the fields at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. 11/5/23

Lessons in Leadership: Rakia Reynolds and Joaquin Duato

On this edition of “Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary are joined by Rakia Reynolds, Founder and Executive Officer, Skai Blue Media who shares her perspective on Entrepreneurship and why she believes authenticity is one of the most important qualities in business. Then, Steve talks with Joaquin Duato, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Johnson & Johnson about leadership, branding, sustainability and future frontiers in health innovation. 10/29/23

Lessons in Leadership: John Pelesko, PhD and Carmen Villar

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with John Pelesko, PhD, Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs at NJIT about leadership, innovation and the importance of lifelong learning. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Carmen Villar, VP, Social Business Innovation, Merck & Co., Inc., about social business innovation and her leadership advice for young women and people of color starting on their professional journey. 10/22/23

Lessons in Leadership: Andrea Addesso and David Bader

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Andrea Addesso, Vice President, Brand Strategy, Hackensack Meridian Health about the unique leadership challenges and opportunities she has faced leading brand management of a healthcare system during a pandemic. Then, Steve talks Artificial Intelligence and what how it will impact leadership and communication in the workforce and beyond with David A. Bader, PhD, Director, Institute for Data Science, NJIT. 10/1/23

Lessons in Leadership: Cara Achterberg and The Leadership-Wellness Connection

In this special “Animals in Focus” edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Cara Achterberg, President and Co-founder, Who Will Let the Dogs Out, about her passion for dog rescue, her books, “One Hundred Dogs & Counting,” and “Live Intentionally,” as well as the connection between wellness and leadership. Then, Steve and Mary continue the discussion about “The Leadership-Wellness Connection” in a mini-seminar sharing tips and tools to make wellbeing a priority in your life. 9/24/23

Lessons in Leadership: Caroline Pizzano and William Sproule with Tom Bender

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Caroline Pizzano, Marketing, Communications and Social Media Manager, Caucus Educational Corporation, about the challenges and leadership lessons she learned being a college student during COVID and then transitioning to the workforce remotely. Then, Mary and Steve are joined by William C. Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer and Tom Bender, Education Outreach Director, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters about innovation, leadership, and the work they are doing tied to wind energy and healthcare construction. 9/17/23

Lessons in Leadership: Deb Belfatto and DeForest Soaries, Jr.

On this edition of Lesson’s in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Deb Belfatto, Founder and Creator, “Let’s Talk: Women’s Health & Wellness,” exploring the keys to physical, emotional, social, and financial wellness. Then, Steve and Mary talk with DeForest Soaries, Jr., President, Corporate Community Connections, Inc., about the connection between innovation and leadership and his passion for leading change. 9/10/23

Lessons in Leadership: Eric Alcera, MD and Chris Paladino with Joe Jingoli

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Eric Alcera, MD Associate Physician in Chief, Hackensack Meridian Behavioral Health CTS, about the keys for healthy relationships. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Chris Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corporation and Joe Jingoli, CEO, JINGOLI-DCO / Partner, Hard Rock Atlantic City, about the importance of innovation, partnerships, and relationships. 8/27/23

Lessons in Leadership: Amy Vazquez and Ted Deutsch

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary are joined by Amy Vazquez, Vice President, Employers Association of New Jersey, about EANJ’s 106-year history and the lessons she has learned from the pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Ted Deutsch, CEO and Managing Partner, Taft Communications, about innovation and challenging the status quo, particularly tied to the decision to move Taft Communications’ headquarters to Trenton’s historic Roebling complex. 8/20/23

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Maron and Shané Harris

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Michael Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name, about the Graduate Medical Education program at Holy Name and the Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing and why such programs are so important. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Shané Harris, VP, Social Responsibility, President, The Prudential Foundation, about philanthropy and leadership. 8/13/23

Lessons in Leadership: Ira Robbins and Regina Foley

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Ira Robbins, CEO, Valley Bank, talking about leadership in challenging times and the importance of teamwork, coaching and creating a culture of wellness. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Regina Foley, PhD, MBA, RN, EVP, Chief Transformation Officer and Interim Chief Nurse Executive, Hackensack Meridian Healh about the Sheila Cancro Institute for Nursing Leadership and what more can and should we be doing to reduce physician and nurse burnout. 8/6/23

Lessons in Leadership: Matt Eventoff and Rochelle Williams

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Matt Eventoff, Princeton Public Speaking & The Oratory Project, about his book, “Speak Fearlessly,” and tips and tools to become a more confident presenter. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Rochelle L. Williams, PhD. Chief Programs & Membership Officer, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), as part of our special series, “Powering Equity & Social Justice,” about the importance of supporting aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students in engineering and technology. 7/23/23

Lessons in Leadership: Kirsten Rasky and Joey Gamba

On this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Kirsten Rasky, Senior Account Executive, NJBIZ, about the changes she has seen in business in the state as well as why she believes it is important to learn something new every day. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Joey Gamba, NYU Tisch Drama Class of 2027, about his journey in the arts and the leadership lessons he has learned tied to grit and perseverance. 7/16/23

Lessons in Leadership: Andy Anderson and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba sit down with Andy Anderson, MD, MBA, Executive VP, Chief Medical and Quality Officer, RWJBarnabas Health, about wellness, leadership, and physician burnout. Then, Steve talks with U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D) – NJ-11, about military leadership. The segment concludes with Steve and Mary sharing tips and tools on how to lead more effective and productive meetings in less time. 7/9/23

Lessons in Leadership: Heather Anderson with Lori Acker and Patricia Stark

On this episode of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary talk with Heather B. Andersen, President & CEO, Special Olympics of NJ, and Lori Acker, SVP, COO/Operational Transformation, Delta Dental of NJ, about philanthropy and the connection between sports, leadership and giving back. Then, Patricia Stark, Talk Host 77WABC Radio, “Positively Ernie & Patricia,” shares tips and tools on how to have a more positive outlook on life, as well as the connection between confidence and calm, as it relates to her book, “Calmfidence.” 6/25/23

Lessons in Leadership: Lori Roth and Bob Garrett

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary are joined by Lori Roth, Global Managing Partner, Prager Metis, as she shares the leadership lessons she has learned regarding coaching and developing a team and the importance of succession planning. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, about the state of healthcare today, behavioural health and how access to care is a health equity issue. 6/11/23

Lessons in Leadership: Evan Drellich and Shané Harris

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Evan Drellich, Author, Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball’s Brightest Minds Created Sports’ Biggest Mess, about the Houston Astros cheating scandal and the importance of leaders owning their mistakes. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Shané Harris, VP, Social Responsibility, President, The Prudential Foundation, about philanthropy and leadership. 6/18/23

Lessons in Leadership: Hakika Wise and Tom Iadanza

On this edition of “Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary sit down with Hakika V DuBose Wise, CEO, Kika Stretch Studios, CEO, Franchise with Kika, about the unique leadership challenges she faced starting a small business. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Tom Iadanza, President, Valley National Bank, regarding wellness, leadership and recruiting and retaining a talented and dedicated team. 6/4/23

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson with Jim Kirkos and Kim Guadagno

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Dennis G. Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of NJ and Jim Kirkos, CEO, Meadowlands Chamber & Meadowlands Live! CVB as part of the special series, Small Business Lessons in Leadership. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Kim Guadagno, Executive Director Mercer Canter, Former Lt. Governor of NJ about philanthropy, leadership and how Mercy Center is supporting vulnerable families and children. 5/21/23

Lessons in Leadership: Marjorie Perry and Greg Lalevee

This episode of “Steve Adubato’s Lessons of Leadership” first explores small business and women in leadership, with special guest Marjorie Perry, President & CEO, MZM Construction & Management, talking about the importance of mentoring young women and young adults. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Greg Lalevee, Business Manager & General VP, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, about VUCA, which stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous and how leaders can use VUCA to become more effective leaders. 5/7/23

Lessons in Leadership: Tai Cooper and Collyn Gilbert

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Tai Cooper, Chief Community Development Officer, New Jersey Economic Authority (NJEDA) about leadership and innovation. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Collyn Gilbert, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Valley Bank, who shares the leadership lessons she has learned as a woman leader in the banking industry. 4/30/23

Lessons in Leadership: Andrew Pecora and Norris Clark with Carolinn Pocher Woody

This edition of Lessons in Leadership features Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talking with Andrew Pecora, MD, CEO & Chairman, Outcomes Matter Innovations, LLC, talking about the connection between leadership and innovation, particularly in healthcare. Then, Steve and Mary talk to Norris Clark, Managing Partner, PSC and Carolinn Pocher Woody, Director, Digital Marketing, PSC, about such topics as collaboration, teamwork and marketing and branding in a highly competitive world. 4/23/23

Lessons in Leadership: A virtual conversation with Steve Adubato and Michele Siekerka

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba share their insight and the lessons learned as they throw to clips from a virtual conversation with Steve and Michele Siekerka, CEO, New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA). 4/16/23

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Clinton and Calvin Ledford Jr.

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Michael Clinton, Author, ROAR Into the Second Half of your Life. ROAR focuses on professionals in the second half of their life being proactive and creating a future they want right now. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Calvin Ledford Jr. President, PSEG Foundation, Director Corporate Social Responsibility, PSEG, about his commitment to giving back to the community, relationship-building and the keys to leading a successful non-profit organization. 4/2/23

Lessons in Leadership: Sharron Miller and Dr. Lamont Repollet

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by the talented Sharron Miller, Artistic Director, Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts, who talks about how she pivoted during the pandemic and how her Academy uses dance to teach discipline, collaboration and confidence in young adults. Then, Steve and Mary sit down with Lamont Repollet, EdD, President, Kean University, about the leadership lessons he has learned and the impact higher education is having on our young adults. 3/26/23

Lessons in Leadership: Rick Thigpen and Francis Giantomasi

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato first talks with Rick Thigpen, Senior VP, Corporate Citizenship, PSEG about prominent leaders who have passed away but whom have left a legacy in the state of New Jersey, including Rev. Dr. Samuel Howard Woodson, Jr., Senator Wynona Lipman and NJ Assemblyman John S. Watson. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Frank Giantomasi, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, about leadership and the law, family and innovation and leadership. 3/19/23

Lessons in Leadership: Jane McManus and Nick Matarazzo

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba sit down with Jane McManus, Executive Director, Seton Hall Center for Sports Media and Associate Director, Buccino Leadership Institute, Columnist, Deadspin, to talk about the connection between sports and leadership. Then, Steve and Mary continue the discussion with Nick Matarazzo, President, Hearst Autos, talking sports, leadership, branding and innovation. 3/12/23

Lessons in Leadership: Karisa DeSantis and Elizabeth Halpin

As part of the “Stand & Deliver: Powering Equity and Social Justice” series, this edition of “Lessons in Leadership” features Karisa DeSantis, Principal, Newark Vocational High School, talking about youth advocacy and preparing our youth leaders of tomorrow. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Elizabeth V. Halpin, Acting Director, Buccino Leadership Institute, Associate Dean, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, about women’s leadership and empowerment, and what leadership traits are needed from our young adults entering the workforce. 2/26/23

Lessons in Leadership: Greg Lalevee and Hub & Spokes

Steve and Mary are joined by Greg Lalevee, Business Manager & General VP, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, about wellness, leadership and evolving as a leader. Then, Steve and Mary share tips and tools to building more strategic relationships using what they call the “hub and spokes” model. 2/19/23

Lessons in Leadership: Tim Hogan and Jacqui Tricarico

In this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary are joined by Timothy Hogan, FACHE, Executive VP, Care Transformation Services, Hackensack Meridian Health, President and Chief Hospital Executive, Riverview Medical Center, about innovation in healthcare. Then, Jacqui Tricarico, Executive Producer, “Think Tank with Steve Adubato,” and Co-Host, “Remember Them with Steve Adubato and Jacqui Tricarico,” talks with Steve and Mary about work-life balance, wellness and the connection between sports and leadership. 2/12/23

Lessons in Leadership: Alyssa D’Addio and Dennis Wilson with Meghan Hunscher

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Alyssa D’Addio, Vice President, Hospital and Community Services, NJ Sharing Network, talking about the importance of organ and tissue donation as well as the power of giving back to others. Then, as part of the special series, “Small Business Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary are joined by Dennis Wilson, President and CEO, Delta Dental of NJ, Delta Dental of CT, with Meghan Hunscher, President and CEO, Morris County Chamber of Commerce, talking about innovation and the greatest opportunities for small business in 2023. 1/29/23

Lessons in Leadership: Laura Fredricks and Laurie Zaleski

In a very special edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary talk about personal empowerment with Laura Fredricks, JD, CEO and Founder, THE ASK. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Laurie Zaleski, Author, Owner & Founder, Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary, as she shares her powerful story of running one of the largest animal rescues in the Northeast as well as what we can all learn from hundreds of animals peacefully living together. 1/22/23

Lessons in Leadership with Brian Gaffney and Randy Stodard

On this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve and Mary talk with Brian Gaffney, Head Golf Professional, Essex Fells Country Club, about sports and leadership, self-discipline, coaching and mentoring. Then, Steve and Mary talk about the connection between giving back and employee morale with Randy Stodard, Chief Marketing Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Delta Dental of Connecticut. 1/15/23

Lessons in Leadership: Adubato Sports Connection and Dr. Indu Lew

Steve and Mary talk about the connection between sports and leadership with Nick Adubato, Doug Doyle, WBGO news and Sports Director, Host of SportsJam with Doug Doyle, and director Elvin Badger and audio engineer Frank Brown. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Indu Lew, PharmD, Executive VP, Chief of Staff, RWJBarnabas Health, talking about women in leadership and the importance of trust in all relationships. 1/8/23

Lessons in Leadership: Kevin O’Toole and Dennis Wilson with Tony Russo

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Kevin O’Toole, Managing Partner, O’Toole Scrivo, LLC, about empathy, leadership development, innovation and the definition of a situational narcissist. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Dennis Wilson, President and CEO, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Delta Dental of Connecticut, and Anthony Russo, President, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, CEO/Publisher, COMMERCE Magazine, to talk small business lessons in leadership. 12/18/22

Lessons in Leadership: Paul Di Maio and Michele Acito

As part of the “Small Business Lessons in Leadership” series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Paul Di Maio, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc., talking about work-life balance, succession planning and managing a hybrid team. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Michele Acito, DNP, NP-C, Executive VP and Chief Nursing Officer, Holy Name about the nursing shortage, employee morale and burnout. 12/11/22

Lessons in Leadership: Anthony Labozzetta and Dan Pasternak

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Anthony Labozzetta, President & CEO, Provident Bank about succession planning, trust and leadership, particularly tied to mergers and acquisitions. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Daniel Pasterak, General Manager and COO, Essex Fells Country Club talking about sports and leadership. 12/4/22

Lessons in Leadership: Patrick McVerry / Nick Adubato

On this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Patrick McVerry, President and General Manager, Somerset Patriots about the connection between sports and leadership. Then, Steve, Mary and special guest, Nick Adubato, share tips and tools on engaging others through “forcing” engagement in meetings and conversations. 11/20/22

Lessons in Leadership: Daniel Varga / Michellene Davis

On this edition of “Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Daniel W. Varga, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Hackensack Meridian Health, talking about dyad leadership and the role physician leaders play in the future of healthcare. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Michellene Davis, Esq., President & CEO, National Medical Fellowships, talking about leadership, social justice and and closing the racial equity gap in healthcare. 11/13/22

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Michele Burke / Rick Thigpen

As part of the “Small Business Lessons in Leadership” series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Dennis G. Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of New Jersey and Michele Burke, Partner, Alliance Benefit Solutions talking about return to work, employee satisfaction and what the future holds for small business in New Jersey. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Rick Thigpen, Senior VP Corporate Citizenship, PSEG, for a special series, “Lessons in Leadership: Great Leaders of Color,” where they discuss the leadership of such people as NJ Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, President Barack Obama and Michele Obama and Muhammad Ali, among others. 11/6/22

Lessons in Leadership: Yvonne Surowiec and Andre Goy, MD

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Yvonne Surowiec, Senior Executive VP, Chief People Officer, Valley Bank, talking about return to work two and a half years into the pandemic, and how to recruit, develop and retain a talented workforce. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Andre Goy, MD, Physician-in-Chief of Oncology, Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, about empathy and leadership. 10/30/22

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Maron

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Michael Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name, talking about innovation in healthcare, physician burnout and leading in challenging times. Then, Steve and Mary share “best practices” for PowerPoint and connecting with your audience. 10/23/22

Lessons in Leadership: Rich Scuderi / Michele Adubato / Michael Schmidt

Steve Adubato and his co-host Mary Gamba are joined on “Lessons in Leadership” by Richard Christopher Scuderi, Author, “The Enlightened Man” and “The Lonely Boy,” and President and Founder, The Depression and Anxiety Support Group of Hunterdon, talking about the importance of kindness. Then, Steve and Mary talk non-profit leadership with Michele Adubato, CEO, The North Ward Center, Founder, Center for Autism and Michael Schmidt, Executive Director and CEO, The Healthcare Foundation of NJ. 10/16/22

Lessons in Leadership: Carolyn Welsh and Marc Berson

On Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership with Co-host Mary Gamba, Steve and Mary talk with Carolyn Welsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NJ Sharing Network, about the leadership challenges and opportunities she has faced during the pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Marc Berson, Chairman, Fidelco Group, Former Chairman, RWJBarnabas Health, about the trends he has seen in real estate and the importance of giving back. 9/25/22

Lessons in Leadership: Dr. Jeff Boscamp and Neal Shapiro

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Jeffrey Boscamp, MD, Interim Dean, Hackensack Meridian Health, about the leadership and communication traits needed for our physicians of tomorrow. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Neal Shapiro, President & CEO, The WNET Group about the challenges leading public broadcasting before, during and now two and a half years into the pandemic. 9/18/22

Lessons in Leadership: Chris Paladino and Greg Lalevee

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Chris Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corporation, about innovation in New Brunswick and the surrounding areas and the leadership challenges due to COVID-19. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Greg Lalevee, Business Manager & General VP, IUOE Local 825 about recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining talented team members. 9/11/22

Lessons in Leadership: Tammy Garnes Mata and Brendan Gill with Alixon Collazos

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership. Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Tammy Garnes Mata, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Valley Bank, about integrating diversity and inclusion into the DNA and culture of an organization to create a positive, innovative and inclusive workforce. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Brendan Gill, CEO/President, The BGill Group and Alixon Collazos, Senior Partner, The BGill Group about the importance of relationship building when building a brand. 8/28/22

Lessons in Leadership: Stand & Deliver Special and Thomas Szaky

This special segment of Lessons in Leadership highlights students in the Stand & Deliver Youth Leadership program, Ethan DeJesus, Jeremias Castillo and Shawn’Yae Myers, along with Project Director Toni Richardson about the keys to executive presence, particularly in a media interview. Then, Steve talks with Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO, TerraCycle, about his passion for recycling the unrecyclable and thinking outside the box. 8/21/22

Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose and Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD

As part of the “Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership” series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Rodger DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation and Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD, Director, Spinal Cord Injury and Regenerative Rehabilitation Research, Kessler Foundation about the breakthrough work Kessler Foundation is doing to help patients with spinal cord injuries. 8/14/22

Lessons in Leadership: Bob Garrett and Jerry Eitel

On this edition of Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership with Co-host Mary Gamba, Steve and Mary talk with Bob Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, about leading a team through a crisis and the role physicians play as the pandemic continues to evolve. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Jerry Eitel, CPA, Partner Emeritus, Chief Metaverse Officer, Prager Metis CPAs, regarding how technology is changing how we lead and communicate with those in our orbit. 8/7/22

Lessons in Leadership: John Sarno and Mike Spendley

On the next installment of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by John Sarno, President, Employers Association of New Jersey, talking about how businesses can attract and retain high-quality employees. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Mike Spendley, Director of Play / Starter, Forest Hill Field Club and Owner, Mike Spendley Voiceovers, about being a manager, leader and communicator both on the golf course and off, and shares how he started a new business doing voiceover work. 7/24/22

Lessons in Leadership: Roger León and Kevin O’Toole

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Roger León, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools, about leading in a pandemic, what leadership skills our youth need to succeed and who inspired and mentored him as a leader. Then, Steve is joined by Kevin O’Toole, Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Port Authority of NY and NJ and Former NJ State Senator, about the importance of pivoting in a crisis and fearless leadership. 7/17/22

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Michele Siekerka

On this Special “Small Business Leadership Lessons in Leadership,” Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Dennis Wilson, President and CEO, Delta Dental of NJ, Delta Dental of Connecticut, and Michele Siekerka, Esq., President and CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association about the opportunities, challenges and trends in small business in New Jersey. 7/10/22

Lessons in Leadership: John Harmon and Nicole Harris-Hollingsworth

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by John Harmon, Sr., IOM, Founder, President & CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ, who talks about the leadership lessons he learned throughout the pandemic and who influenced him as a leader. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Nicole Harris-Hollingsworth, EdD, MCHES, VP, Social Determinants of Health, Population Health Administration, Hackensack Meridian Health, about giving back and raising awareness around the needs of our communities. 6/26/22

Lessons in Leadership: Randy Stodard and Tatum Colitz

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Randy Stodard, Chief Marketing Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Delta Dental of Connecticut, about the impact of the “Great Resignation” on the workforce, as well as the concept of “languishing” and “flourishing” in a pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Tatum Colitz, Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator, Seton Hall University, about the initiative she launched, “SHE Can,” as well as women in athletics. 6/19/22

Lessons in Leadership: Morgan Lalevee and Evan Delgado

On Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Morgan Lalevee, School Counselor, Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools and Doctoral Candidate at Monmouth University, about the leadership traits needed in our youth today. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Evan Delgado, President, Programs and Planning, Turrell Fund, about leadership development as well as how to build relationships with others. 6/12/22

Lessons in Leadership: Tim Hogan and Joe Jingoli

In this next installment of Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Tim Hogan, Executive VP, Care Transformation Services, Hackensack Meridian Health, President, Chief Hospital Executive, Riverview Medical Center, about the importance of physician leadership development, particularly during a pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Joe Jingoli, CEO, Jingoli-DCO, who talks about social responsibility as a currency, and the importance of giving back. 6/5/22

Lessons in Leadership: Katia Passerini and Rick Thigpen

In the first half of this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Katia Passerini, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President, Office of the Provost, Seton Hall University, about the challenges and opportunities facing higher education today. Then, Steve is once again joined by Rick Thigpen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, PSEG, talking about the leadership of the late General Colin Powell. 5/15/22

Lessons in Leadership: Robb Sansone and Sylvester Lukasiewicz

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Robb Sansone, CEO, Fedway Capital Management about fostering a culture where everyone is treated as family. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Sylvester Lukasiewicz, Editor, SPL Films, about teamwork and collaboration, particularly tied to the work he does as editor for Lessons in Leadership. 5/8/22

Lessons in Leadership: Ira Robbins, Thais Sullivan and Matt Whelan

On a special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Ira Robbins, CEO, Valley Bank and Thais R. Sullivan, SVP, National Director of Community Lending, Valley Bank, about the importance of lifelong learning and investing in your people. Then, Steve talks with Matt Whelan, EdD, President, Caldwell University, about the connection between grit and perseverance in effective leadership. 5/1/22

Lessons in Leadership: Michellene Davis and Jonathan Holloway

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined on Lessons in Leadership by Michellene Davis, Esq., President & CEO, National Medical Fellowships, who talks about racial equity in health and overcoming adversity through grit and perseverance. Then, Steve talks with Jonathan Holloway, EdD, President, Rutgers University, about the importance of staying calm, especially when faced with challenges. 4/24/22

Lessons in Leadership: Larry Downes and Jodi Grinwald

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined on Lessons in Leadership by Larry Downes, Retired Chairman, New Jersey Resources, who shares the lessons he has learned regarding giving back, succession planning and overall wellness and leadership. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Jodi Grinwald, CPC, Founder & Change Agent, Today is the Day LLC, and CEO & Co-founder, Applaud Our Kid Foundation about the importance of connecting and collaborating with others. 4/10/22

Lessons in Leadership: Joseph Boccassini and Syleecia Thompson

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Joseph T. Boccassini, Firmwide Managing Partner, McCarter & English, LLP, about the importance of sharing information with team members, particularly in a hybrid work environment. Then, Steve talks with Syleecia Thompson, Author, The Resilience Factor: How to Face Adversity, Trauma, and Tragedy like a Superhero, about the connection between resilience and being more confident and self-aware. 4/3/22

Lessons in Leadership: Steven Kirshblum and Gail Forrest

As part of the “Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership” series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Steven Kirshblum, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kessler, Co-Director, Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation, Kessler Foundation and Gail Forrest, PhD, Director, Tim and Caroline Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation, Kessler Foundation, talking about the innovations truly making a difference in patient’s lives. Rodger DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation, also joins Steve and Mary for a customized introduction to this segment. 3/27/22

Lessons in Leadership: Linda McHugh and Anthony Russo

On this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Linda McHugh, Executive Vice President, Chief Experience and People Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health, talking about the importance of listening to your team and focusing on wellness and a work-life balance. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Anthony Russo, President, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and CEO/Publisher, COMMERCE Magazine, who talks about the importance of being empathetic and taking care of your employees.

Lessons in Leadership: Staci Grant and Ranjit Nair, PhD

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Staci Grant, RHU, Vice President Benefits Division, Henry O. Baker Insurance Group and Deputy Legislative State Chairperson, NJ Association of Health Underwriters, about the connection between effective leadership and employee satisfaction. Then, Steve talks with Ranjit Nair, Assistant Professor of Management, Caldwell University, and author, “Potluck Culture: Five Strategies to Engage the Modern Workplace,” about the differences between leadership and management. 2/27/22

Lessons in Leadership: Patricia Stark and James Crawford

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Patricia Stark, President, Patricia Stark Communications and author, “Calmfidence,” who shares practical tips and tools for reducing stress and anxiety when communicating in public. Then, Steve and Mary talk with James Crawford, President, Felician University, about the leadership lessons he has learned as a former Vice Admiral in the Navy, as well as the future of higher ed in an age of COVID-19 and beyond. 2/20/22

Lessons in Leadership: Michele Adubato and Barry Ostrowsky

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Michele Adubato, CEO, The North Ward Center and Founder, The Center for Autism, about the stigma and prejudice facing people with autism and what non-profits, such as HOPE House, are doing to provide needed services for these individuals. Then, Steve talks with Barry Ostrowsky, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health, about leaders making tough decisions that may not be popular, but are for the greater good of the organization. 2/13/22

Lessons in Leadership: Larry Downes and Marlene Laó-Collins / John Auriemma

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Larry Downes, Retired Chairman, New Jersey Resources and Marlene Laó-Collins, Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, about the mental health, poverty-reduction and social and crisis services they provide. Then, Steve and Mary talk with John Auriemma, President, American Wear Uniforms, about small business operations, marketing and administration in an age of COVID-19. 2/6/22

Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose, Peii (Peggy) Chen, PhD, Olga Boukrina, PhD / Warwick Fairfax

As part of the “Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership” series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Rodger DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation, Peii (Peggy) Chen, PhD, Senior Research Scientist & Intellectual Property Liaison, Kessler Foundation and Olga Boukrina, PhD, Research Scientist, Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Research, Kessler Foundation. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Warwick Fairfax, Founder, Crucible Leadership, about resilience and determining your path to significance. 1/30/22

Lessons in Leadership: Glenn Friedman and Lori Roth / Kevin Klier and Randy Stodard

In the first half of this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Glenn Friedman, CEO, and Lori Roth, Global Managing Partner, Prager Metis CPAS, LLC, talking about business development, transformation and innovation. In the second half of this episode, Steve and Mary talk with Kevin Klier, Senior Executive VP & General Manager, dancker, and Randy Stodard, Chief Marketing Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, about the challenges and opportunities small businesses have faced throughout the pandemic. 1/16/22

Lessons in Leadership: Joseph Lubertazzi, Jr., and Amy Frieman, MD, MBA

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Joseph Lubertazzi, Jr., Chairman, McCarter & English, LLP, who talks about leadership in a hybrid environment and how his firm continue to pivot and innovate to meet the needs of its clients. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Amy Frieman, MD, MBA, Chief Wellness Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health, about work-life balance and overall wellness, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1/9/22

Lessons in Leadership: Joe Roth and Louis Masur

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Joe Roth, President and CEO, NJ Sharing Network, talking about the importance of becoming an organ donor and the NJ Sharing Network #DonationNeedsDiversity program. Then, Steve talks with Louis P. Masur, PhD, Board of Governors, Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University, about the documentary, “Lincoln: Divided We Stand,” and why Abraham Lincoln was a great leader. 12/19/21

Lessons in Leadership: Daniel Varga, Vaughn McKoy and Marnie McKoy

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Daniel Varga, MD, Chief PHysician Executive, Hackensack Meridian Health, about the shifting responsibilities of physicians leaders, especially during a pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Vaughn McKoy, JD, MBA and Marnie McKoy, EdD, Co-founders, The McKoy Group, LLC, about their passion for leadership and giving back to the community. 12/12/21

Lessons in Leadership: Michele Pignatello and Helen Genova

As part of the “Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership” series, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Helen Genova, PhD, Assistant Director, Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research, Kessler Foundation, about her important work with transition-aged youth with autism spectrum disorders. 12/5/21

Lessons in Leadership: Carin Hep, Dennis Wilson and Christopher Smith

On this special series, Small Business Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Carin Hep, Small Group and Individual Programs Sales Director, Delta Dental of NJ, shares how small businesses innovated and reinvented themselves as a result of the pandemic. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Christopher Smith, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, about the non-profit and the importance of relationships. 11/21/21

Lessons in Leadership: Bob Wolf and Christy Biedron

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bob Wolf, College and Career Skills Coach, aoub the essential communication and leadership skills needed for those entering the workforce today. Then, Steve speaks with Christy Biedron, Director of Education, for Junior Achievement of NJ about encouraging young women to explore STEM fields. 11/14/21

Lessons in Leadership: Carlos Rodriguez and Barbara Res

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO, Community FoodBank of NJ about the impact COVID-19 has had on food insecurity in NJ. Then, Steve talks with Barbara Res, Esq., Author, “Tower of LIes: What My Eighteen Years of Working with Donald Trump Reveals About Him” and Former Executive VP, Trump Organization, about President Donald Trump’s leadership style. 11/7/21

Lessons in Leadership: Ken Daneyko, Michele Pignatello and Nancy Chiaravalloti

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Ken Daneyko, 3-Time Stanley Cup Champion and New Jersey Devils Color Analyst for the NJ Devils on MSG Networks about the connection between sports, discipline and leadership. Then, as part of the “Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership” series, Steve and Mary talk with Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, Director, Centers of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Insury Research, Kessler Foundation. 10/31/21

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Wilson and Thomas Shea

On this special series, Small Business Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Dennis Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of NJ about the greatest challenges facing small businesses today, especially in light of COVID-19. Then, in the second half of this program, Steve talks with Thomas Shea, Professor & Program Director, Police Graduate Studies Program, Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy, College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University. 10/24/21

Lessons in Leadership: Ruchin Kansal and Rick Thigpen

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Ruchin Kansal, Business Leadership Center, Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University and Kansal & Company, about his passion innovation and for developing future leaders. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Rick Thigpen, Senior VP, Corporate Citizenship for PSEG, who talks about historical leaders such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harriet Tubman and their contributions to society. 10/10/21

Lessons in Leadership: Marc Berson and John Sarno

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Marc Berson, Chairman, Fidelco Realty Group and Chairman, RWJBarnabas Health, about philanthropy, empathy and the importance of giving back to others. Then, Steve is joined by John Sarno, President, Employers Association of NJ, talking about the workplace of the future, including how businesses can focus on health, safety and engagement moving forward. 9/19/21

Lessons in Leadership: Marjorie Perry and Anthony Russo

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Marjorie Perry, President & CEO, MZM Construction Co. Inc., about small business in NJ and the challenges and opportunities of being a woman business leader. Then, Steve is joined by Anthony Russo, President, CIANJ and Publisher, COMMERCE Magazine, about the hiring shortage in all sectors of business and what a hybrid work model will look like moving forward. 9/12/21

Lessons in Leadership: Steve Baker and Tim Hogan

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Steve Baker, Director of Communications, New Jersey Education Association, talking about the challenges our educators faced during COVID-19 and the lessons they are applying to this school year. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Tim Hogan, President & Chief Hospital Executive, Riverview Medical Center & Executive Vice President, Care Transformation Services, Hackensack Meridian Health about the importance of physician leadership. 8/29/21

Healthcare, Childcare and Higher Education

Steve Adubato is joined by Michellene Davis, Esq., President & CEO, National Medical Fellowship, to talk about the impact of the COVID pandemic on health care disparities, vaccine resistance and hesitancy in minority and underserved communities, and the long-term impact of racial disparities in Black maternal and infant health.

Steve Adubato speaks with Lynette M. Fraga, PhD, CEO, Child Care Aware of America, about the ways the COVID crisis impacted the child care industry, the challenges families face in accessing affordable, quality child care, and the importance of the Biden administration’s plans for child care and early care education.

Steve Adubato sits down with Eugene Cornacchia, PhD, President, Saint Peter’s University, to discuss the biggest leadership lessons he learned during the pandemic, the future of higher education post-COVID, and the importance of addressing equality and social justice issues in education.

Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose and Rick Thigpen

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Rodger DeRose, President and CEO, Kessler Foundation for a special edition of Lessons in Leadership: Research, Science, Innovation and Leadership. This series, done in partnership with Kessler Foundation, focuses on the role of research and science in leadership and advancing the care for patients through innovation. Then, Steve and Mary are joined by Rick Thigpen, Senior VP, Corporate Citizenship for PSEG, who shares his perspective on Presidential Leadership. 8/22/21

Lessons in Leadership: Yvonne Surowiec and Jake Rahiman and Jim Kirkos

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Yvonne Surowiec, SEVP, Chief People Officer, Valley Bank and Jake Rahiman, Senior Vice President of Talent Management at Valley Bank, talking about “work-life balance,” a return to a hybrid work environment and the importance of leadership development. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Jim Kirkos, President & CEO, Meadowlands Chamber, about the impact COVID-19 has had on small business in New Jersey, the American Dream and what the fall holds for the Meadowlands region. 8/15/21

Lessons in Leadership: Toni Richardson, Omotolani Azeez, Ashley Canela, Achinike Okafor and Roger Leon

On this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Toni Richardson, Stand & Deliver Project Director, and Stand & Deliver student participants, Omotolani Azeez, Ashley Canela and Achinike Okafor to talk about the importance of youth leadership and media skills. Then, Steve is joined by Roger Leon, Superintendent, Newark Public Schools, to talk about plans for the fall and the lessons learned throughout the pandemic. 8/8/21

Lessons in Leadership: Mike Maron and Tammy Murphy

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Michael Maron, President and CEO of Holy Name Medical Center, talking about a “new normal” post COVID-19 as well as how he continues to walk the floors to connect with his team. Then, Steve talks with First Lady of NJ, Tammy Murphy, about her views on leadership as well as the Pandemic Relief Fund. 8/1/21

Lessons in Leadership: Dennis Lacognata and Mike DuHaime

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and his co-host Mary Gamba talk with Dennis Lacognata, Sales Executive, Universal Mailing Service, about such topics as multi-channel marketing and building and maintaining relationships. Then, Steve talks with Mike DuHaime, Republican Strategist & Partner, Mercury., about accepting and owning responsibility as well as surrounding yourself with people who will tall you hard truths. 7/11/21

Lessons in Leadership: Kevin Young and David Paterson

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Kevin Young, Director of Organizing, IUOE Local 825, talking about the keys to coaching and mentoring others, and the connection between your mental and physical wellbeing. Then, Steve talks with David Paterson, Former Governor of NY & Author, “Black, Blind and in Charge,” about his approach to leadership and transitioning from governmental leadership to being a radio talk show host and commentator. 7/4/21

Lessons in Leadership: Randy Stodard and Principal Baruti Kafele

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Randy Stodard, Chief Marketing Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey about engaging with your team, even when they are remote. Then, Steve is joined by Principal Baruti Kafele, Education Speaker and Consultant, Principal Kafele Consulting, LLC about the Virtual Assistant Principal Leadership Academy. 6/27/21

Lessons in Leadership: Jason Fiore and Robert Garrett

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Jason Fiore, PGA, Director of Golf, Forest Hill Field Club, NJ PGA, Board of Directors about how to pivot and innovate to stay afloat. Then, Steve is joined by Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, who shares his “best practices” when leading during a pandemic. 6/20/21

Lessons in Leadership: Michele Adubato and Greg Schiano

Steve Adubato and his co-host Mary Gamba talk with Michele Adubato, CEO, The North Ward Center about the importance of getting vaccinated as well as how they are reopening for in-person services. Then, Steve talks with Rutgers University head football coach, Greg Schiano, about keeping your passion alive by reinventing yourself. 6/13/21

Lessons in Leadership: Bill Dering and Joe DiVincenzo, and Frank, Scarlyn and Elvin

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Bill Dering, Retired Corporate Machine Shop Supervisor and Army Veteran, about how he continues to be fit in mind, body and spirit through exercise, Yoga and never saying the word “can’t”. Steve is then joined by Joe DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, who talks about the importance of following up and following through, and no detail too small. 5/2/21

Lessons in Leadership: Joe Nyre and TJ Nelligan

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Joe Nyre, PhD, President, Seton Hall University, about their Strategic Plan 2021-2023 and why they are committed to the whole person and the common good. Then, Steve talks with TJ Nelligan, Entrepreneur, Advocate, and Former Chairman & CEO, 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, about his book, “Live Like Sean: Important Lessons From MY Special Needs Son.” TJ shares the lessons he learned from his son, such as the importance of being present, being grateful and being kind. 4/25/21

Lessons in Leadership: John Devin and Andre Goy

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by John Devin, President, Fedway Associates, about the importance of innovation in challenging times, as well as fostering a culture of team building and mentoring with an organization. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Andre Goy, MD, Chairman & Chief Physician Officer, John Theurer Cancer Center, Physician in Chief, Hackensack Meridian Health Oncology, about scientific innovation and leadership. 4/18/21

Lessons in Leadership: Maria Spina and Barry Ostrowsky

Maria Spina, PSEG Foundation Program Manager, joins Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba on Lessons in Leadership to talk about the biggest challenges, opportunities and lessons she has experienced leading a non-profit during COVID-19. Then, Steve talks with Barry Ostrowsky, President & CEO, RWJBarnabas Health, about leadership and social impact, and the importance of letting your team know you care about them, particularly in challenging times. 4/11/21

Lessons in Leadership: Mike Van Wagner and Ali Houshmand

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Mike Van Wagner, VP, Public Affairs, NJM Insurance Group, who talks about why it is so important to support nonprofits, especially in a pandemic. Then, Steve talks with Ali Houshmand, PhD, President, Rowan University, about the connection between leadership and logistics, particularly tied to the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 4/4/21

Lessons in Leadership: Joe Jingoli and Pastor Collin Days and Angelica Berrie

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Joe Jingoli, CEO, Jingoli Construction / DCO Energy and Collins Days, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, about “Leaders in Training,” a workforce development program they established teaching life and leadership skills to Atlantic City youth. Then, Steve is joined by Angelica Berrie, President, Russell Berrie Foundation Board of Trustees, who talks about leadership in the philanthropic community. 3/28/21

Lessons in Leadership: Rodger DeRose and Maria Vizcarrondo

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Rodger DeRose, President & CEO, Kessler Foundation about the connection between research and leadership. Then, Steve talks with Maria Vizcarrondo, President & CEO, Council of NJ Grantmakers about servant leadership and how the challenges we face in life make us more resilient. 3/21/21

Lessons in Leadership: Bernie Corrigan and Marty Everhart

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba talk with Bernie Corrigan, President, IBEW Local 102 about leadership and their partnership with Rowan University and the BA in Construction Management online program. Then, Steve and Mary talk with Marty Everhart, Chief Human Resources Officer, RWJBarnabas Health, about the opportunities and challenges facing employees during COVID-19. 3/14/21

Lessons in Leadership: Joe Roth and John Catsimatidis

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary are joined by Joe Roth, President and CEO, NJ Sharing network, talking about the importance of organ and tissue donation. Then, Steve talks with John Catsimatidis, Chairman & CEO, Red Apple Group, about the importance of taking care of yourself so that you can take care of others. 2/21/21

Lessons in Leadership: Bryan Price and Governor Mario Cuomo

Steve and Mary are joined by Bryan Price, Executive Director, Buccino Leadership Institute at Seton Hall University, who talks about the importance of teaching young adults leadership skills. Then, Steve talks to the late Governor Mario Cuomo in an interview he did with him in 2002 about what he believes to be the essence of powerful communication. 2/14/21

Lessons in Leadership: Ira Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk

Ira Robbins, President & CEO, Valley Bank, shares the lessons he learned during the pandemic and how Valley continues to support their Valley team members and customers during uncertain times. Then, Steve talks with Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia & Chairman of VaynerX, about what it means to be an entrepreneur while dealing with adversity. 2/7/21

Lessons in Leadership: Max Leventhal and Marie Blistan

On this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Max Leventhal, Director of Business Development, Fedway Associates, about how the Fedway family worked together to overcome loss from Hurricane Sandy and to keep their team safe during COVID-19. Then, Steve talks with Marie Blistan, President, NJ Education Association, about how teachers continue to be innovators and leaders during the pandemic. 1/31/21

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Reuter and Mike Erbeck

Professor Michael Reuter, Director Emeritus, The Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development, The Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, talks about his passion for leadership and giving to others. Then, Steve talks to Mike Erbeck, Vice President, United Airlines’ Newark Hub, about how they innovated during the pandemic. 1/17/21

Lessons in Leadership: Renée Marino and Eric LeGrand

In this edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve and Mary talk with Renée Marino, Communication Coach and Co-host of Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi’s first-ever virtual “World Summit”. Then, Eric LeGrand, Motivational Speaker, Sports Analyst, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur talks about his entrepreneurial spirit and positive outlook on life. 1/10/21

Lessons in Leadership: Dale Florio and Michele Adubato

Steve Adubato and his co-host Mary Gamba talk with Dale Florio, Managing Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group and CEO of Jersey Sports Zone about “helicopter parenting,” youth sports and leadership. Then, Steve talks to his sister, Michele Adubato, CEO of The North Ward Center, about her experience with COVID-19, her long road to recovery and the lessons she learned. 12/20/20

Lessons in Leadership: Jenna Shulman and Keith Banks

Jenna Shulman, Independent Educational Consultant, JS College Consulting, LLC, talk with Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba about the challenges facing students and higher ed as a result of COVID-19 and what the changing landscape of higher ed may look like in the future. Then, Keith Banks, Vice Chairman and Head of the Investment Solutions Group at Bank of America, talks about the importance of building a strong foundation around leadership, and how starting with a strategy and philosophy then builds a culture.

Lessons in Leadership: Asw. Holly Schepisi and Ben Dworkin

Asw. Holly Schepisi (R) – NJ, 39th Legislative District, talks with Steve Adubato about the challenges women face leading in politics and shares the personal issues she has faced this year and how she continues to move forward. Then, Steve and Mary offer insight on Steve’s interview with Ben Dworkin, PhD, Director of the Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship. Dr. Dworkin shares that political leadership sometimes means doing things that make you unpopular. 12/6/20

Lessons in Leadership: Bernie Flynn and Eugene Cornacchia

Bernie Flynn, CEO, Mercer Street Friends, talks with Steve Adubato and his co-host Mary Gamba and shares his tips and tools on how to stay ahead of the curve, especially in uncertain times, and talks about the importance of being present. Then, Steve talks with Eugene Cornacchia, PhD, President of Saint Peter’s University, who says that the best leaders are confident enough to say “I don’t know,” and are those who go the extra mile to connect with others. 11/29/20

Lessons in Leadership: Frank J. Mazzarella, MD and Richard Christopher Scuderi

Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are joined by Frank J. Mazzarella, MD, CHCQM, Chief Continuum of Care Officer at Clara Maass Medical Center about the challenges he faced as a leader during COVID-19 and exactly how transparent a leader should be in a crisis. Then, Richard Christopher Scuderi talks about his book, “The Lonely Boy” and his personal experience with depression and anxiety and how he has used the lessons he has learned to help others. 11/22/20

Lessons in Leadership: Patrick Delle Cava and Jose Lozano

Patrick R. Delle Cava, Business Manager, Local 102 IBEW, talks with Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba about the importance of leading by example and providing education and resources to your team, especially in challenging times. Then, Steve talks with Jose Lozano, President & CEO, Choose NJ, about the challenges of building relationships remotely and the connection between exercise and keeping your mind and body healthy. 11/15/20

Lessons in Leadership: Anthony Russo and NJ Governor Phil Murphy

On this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato and Mary Gamba are first joined by Anthony Russo, President, Commerce and Industry Association of NJ, CEO/Publisher, COMMERCE Magazine. Tony talks about the impact that COVID-19 has had on business in NJ. Then, Steve talks with NJ Governor Phil Murphy about the lessons he learned leading the Garden State during a pandemic.

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Maron and Chris J. Durkin

Steve and Mary are joined by Michael Maron, President & CEO, Holy Name Medical Center, who shares his personal experience with COVID-19 and the lessons he learned when communicating in a crisis. Then, Steve talks with Chris J. Durkin, Essex County Clerk, about the importance of giving back and the connection between family, leadership and legacy. 11/1/20

Lessons in Leadership: Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

Steve Adubato is joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka talking about leadership in challenging times. Then, Steve and his co-host Mary Gamba talk about crisis leadership, team building and the importance of sharing timely and accurate information in uncertain times.

Lessons in Leadership: Nicole Swenarton, Mikaela Batts and Erika Szumel

In this special edition of Lessons in Leadership, Steve Adubato talks with Caucus Educational Corporation producers Nicole Swenarton, Mikaela Batts and Erika Szumel about leadership and communication. Then, Steve and his co-host Mary Gamba share their insight and perspective on leadership.

Lessons in Leadership: Michael Knecht and Sheila Oliver

Michael E. Knecht, SVP, Strategic Marketing & Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, joins Steve to talk about the importance of sharing information with both internal and external stakeholders. Then, Steve talks with Sheila Oliver about the leadership lessons she has learned as Lt. Governor of New Jersey.

Lessons in Leadership: Dr. Henry Balzani and Greg Lalevee

Steve is first joined by Henry Balzani, RPh, MS, MD (retired), Certified Health Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Addiction Specialist and Lecturer and Co-Author, “The Silver Linings Storybook.” Then, Greg Lalevee, Business Manager, IUOE Local 825, shares tips and tools on leading, managing and communicating remotely.

8/16/20

Lessons In Leadership: Dr. Dan Varga / Kevin Luing

Dr. Dan Varga, Chief Physician Executive, Hackensack Meridian Health, provides insight into the leadership challenges and opportunities health care professionals face during COVID-19. Then, Steve is joined by Kevin Luing, Chairman, Berkeley College, who shares the lessons he has learned dealing with remote learning and higher education.

8/9/20

Lessons In Leadership: Kevin Slavin / Dr. Ali Houshmand

Kevin Slavin, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Health, talks about innovating in a COVID-19 world. Then, Steve is joined by Ali Houshmand, President, Rowan University, who shares what higher ed may look like this fall and the leadership lessons he has learned from COVID-19.

Lessons In Leadership: Lori Roth / Glenn Friedman

Lori Roth, National Managing Partner, Prager Metis and Glenn Friedman, CEO, Prager Metis International, share tips and tools for all business leaders in a post-COVID-19 environment.

Lessons In Leadership: Michellene Davis

Michellene Davis, Executive VP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, RWJBarnabas Health, offers tips and tools on motivating and thanking your team during the pandemic. Then, Michellene shares what leadership is needed to address healthcare disparities, particularly in light of COVID-19.

Lessons in Leadership: Joel Bloom / Kevin Cummings

Kevin Cummings, Chairman & CEO, Investors Bank, talks with Steve about the importance of being compassionate and listening to your team. Then, Dr. Joel Bloom, President, NJIT, shares the leadership lessons he has learned during COVID-19 and the importance of communicating in a clear and concise manner.

Lessons In Leadership: Barry Ostrowsky / Tim Sullivan

Barry Ostrowsky, President & CEO, RWJBH, joins Steve to talk about how the great leaders make tough decisions in a pandemic and go out of their way to acknowledge and recognize their team. Then, Steve is joined by Tim Sullivan, CEO, NJ Economic Development Authority, who shares his views on how best to lead in a pandemic, including communicating with candor and touching base with your team.

Leadership Hour: Tim Hogan & Steve Baker

Steve Adubato is joined by Tim Hogan, President, Care Transformation Services, Hackensack Meridian Health to discuss leadership in healthcare. Steve Baker, Director of Communications at New Jersey Education Association, also joins Steve and Mary to discuss leadership in education.

Leadership Hour: Ken Daneyko & Alan Alda

Steve Adubato is joined by Ken Daneyko, Former Defensemen for New Jersey Devils,  to discuss the connection between sports and leadership. Steve and Mary also listen to Steve’s recent interview with Alan Alda, the legendary, award-winning actor and author and visiting professor and co-founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and comment on the value of building communication skills.

Leadership Hour: Dennis Wilson with Frank Morano Pt. 2

Steve Adubato is joined by Dennis Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of NJ, to discuss the importance of leaders having the ability to take advice and guidance from others. Steve is also joined by Frank Morano, Radio Talk Show Host & Producer at AM970 in NYC, for part 2 of his interview.

Leadership Hour: Amanda Mullan

Steve Adubato is joined by Amanda Mullan, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at New Jersey Resources, to discuss the importance of leaders taking interest in their employees’ personal and professional development.

Leadership Hour: Laura Van Bloem

Steve Adubato is joined by Laura Van Bloem, VP of Marketing & Sponsor Relations at the Caucus Educational Corporation, to discuss the lessons she’s learned about leadership.

Leadership Hour: Ray Butkus

Steve Adubato is joined by Ray Butkus, Executive Lecturer for the School of Business at Saint Peter’s University and Founding Director for the Center for Leadership Studies. They take a deep dive into what qualities and characteristics define a leader and whether the great leaders are born or made.

Leadership Hour: Kevin Cummings, Cory Booker

Steve Adubato is joined by Kevin Cummings, Chairman and CEO of Investors Bank to discuss the leadership lessons he’s learned. In the second half, Steve is joined by United States Senator Cory Booker (D) – NJ on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato.