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.