Executive Director

Executive Administrator to Founders, GateKeepers Ministries International

Nicole Alisha Nance, BBA is a licensed minister at GateKeepers Ministries International and certified teachers with JDT Bible College Training Center  under the direction of its founders Dr. James & Pastor Deana Treadwell. Professionally, Nicole has served as the Founders’ Executive Administrator since 1990 and helps to runs the day to day operations of GateKeepers Ministries International.  Nicole sits on the GateKeepers Supreme Board of Stewards and oversees the financial department.

Nicole is very community oriented.  In 2002, she completed a 10 month course sponsored by the Camden Empowerment Zone on how to empower your community.  From 2006 to 2015, she volunteered with the Camden City Mayors Youth Council and  served as the Co-Chair for the last two years of its existence.   In addition she served as the Mayors Youth Council Honorees Committee Co-Chair.  Nicole was also a part of a 13 member team from 2007-2010, Operation Cease Fire, a government funded program to help address gang violence in Camden, NJ. She is an active member of the Camden City District Council Collaborative Board.

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Board of Directors

Executive Director
Katz JCC Cherry Hill

Les has spent more than a quarter century as the Director of the Betty and Milton Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. He began his career as a Teen Camp Director at the Flushing YMHA, then served as Associate Director of the Hartman YMHA, Executive Director of the JCC in Norwalk, Connecticut, and as a national consultant for the JCC Association in New York City. Les has received numerous awards and held many leadership positions, serving as past Chairman of his JCC’s Executive Group, Co-President of Camden County United Way Executives Council, Vice-President of the Association of Jewish Communal Professionals and Chairman of the Tri-State Regional Conference. Under his leadership, the JCC has become the hub of Jewish life in Southern New Jersey, with services for all ages and abilities, including classes older adults, a kosher meal program for the elderly, community-wide programs, the largest Jewish Day Camp in North America, an award-winning early childhood center, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an after-school program for children and teens.

Vice President/Consulting, Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC

Ryan is a Vice President, Consulting with the employee benefit consulting firm Producer/Non Profit Practice, Innovative Benefit Planning, L.L.C. Ryan has over 7 years of experience in the insurance and financial advising industry working with mid and large size employer groups. Outside of Innovative, Ryan invests his time in philanthropic interests. Since 2013. Ryan has sat on the United Way’s Burlington County Cabinet. Ryan has been named Cabinet Chair for 2018-19 and has been asked to join the local Board of Directors. Ryan has also sat on the board of the Non Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey since 2015. In 2016, Ryan was a recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award by SNJ Business People, the 20 Under 40 Award by South Jersey Biz Magazine, and one of the “Men of the Year” by South Jersey Magazine. In 2017, Ryan received the Cabinet Member of the Year award from the United Way.

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Vice Chair
Senior Vice President Adult Services, Lakeside, Pennsylvania and Delaware Programs,  Bancroft NeuroHealth

Darren Blough is a Senior Vice President of Adult Services with Bancroft, and possesses over two decades of experience working with children and adults with disabilities. He leads operations at the Lakeside Campus as well as overseeing residential programs in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Darren is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. He earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology and his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Additionally, Darren is an active member of the New Jersey Association of Community Providers, where he is the President of the Board, and previously served as the Chair of the Legislative and Policy Committee for the organization. Darren is also actively involved with Autism New Jersey and New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis where he serves as the Vice-Chair of the Adult Services Workgroup.

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Atelier FAS, LLC

Paul is a member of Atelier FAS, LLC. He serves Non-Profits with their controllership and financial modelling/budgeting needs so they can focus on their mission. Paul has over 10 years of experience in the field of accounting and holds the License of Enrolled Agent (EA) with the IRS, an MBA from the Rohrer School of Business at Rowan, and a BS in Accounting from St. Vincent College. He has taught courses on taxation, business and Excel, at both Gloucester County Community College and Rowan University since the Fall of 2011. He has assisted with the pedagogically innovative Entrepreneurial Experiences Class for the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Rowan, which has since prompted the start of several small businesses within the South Jersey area.Paul is the co-author of several research papers within the area of entrepreneurship and opportunity creation which have been presented at USASBE and NEDSI Conferences. Paul also serves on the Alumni Council for Rowan University’s Business school and has served on the board of the South Jersey Technology Park.

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Sharpe Consulting LLC

Tracey Sharpe is an experienced fundraising professional and licensed Grant Writer with more than two decades of dedicated work in the social service field.  Currently, the owner of Sharpe Consulting, LLC, Tracey works with multiple non-profit organizations throughout Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia region to achieve their fund development goals. Tracey also recently joined the Office of Proposal Development at Rowan University to help facilitate research and grant opportunities for University staff.

A graduate of The George Washington University, Tracey began her career in the social service field as an Americorps member working within elementary school children in underserved neighborhoods in Washington D.C. Upon returning to the Southern New Jersey community, Tracey continued working in direct service in Camden City with at-risk youth before transitioning to her own business.  Tracey is a firm believer in giving back to the community and regularly volunteers her grant writing services to area nonprofits such as the Greater Woodbury Coalition Ministries. She loves to spend time with her family, reading, running, practicing yoga, and writing.



Board Member
Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Rowan University

Bob teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic management and social entrepreneurship. His academic research focuses on entrepreneurial leadership, social entrepreneurship, and new legal forms for social enterprise organizations around the world. His work is published in entrepreneurship and management journals. He has presented his research at academic conferences in the US and globally over the past twenty-five years and he serves on the board of directors of several professional and nonprofit organizations.

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Pam Hisler

Board Member
Senior Vice President and Retail Market Manager
Republic Bank

Pam Hisler has been Senior Vice President and Retail Market Manager for Republic Bank since April 2019. In this role, Hisler leads the bank’s Southern New Jersey Region comprised of 14 stores serving Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, and plays a key role in driving new business and providing leadership, accountability and coaching to store managers and team members.

Hisler has over 30 years of banking experience and has established herself as a leader within the South Jersey and Philadelphia markets. She previously served as Senior Vice President and Regional Director for Beneficial Bank from 2010-2019 where she directed all operations, financials, team growth and continuous improvement functions for 13 branches. Prior to that she was Vice President and Retail Market Manager for Commerce Bank/TD Bank from 2004-2010 after being promoted from Assistant Vice President and Senior Store Manager, a position she held from 2000-2004. Previously at PNC Bank holding various positions of increasing responsibility during her 14-year tenure, ultimately starting her career at Commerce Bank in 1984.

Hisler is graduate of KPMG Executive Leadership Institute for Women and a board member for the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern NJ.




Les Vail is very passionate about giving back to the community at large and has only accepted positions in which he believes in the organization’s mission and feels he can be an asset. With 35+ years of sales, management and entrepreneurial experience, Les thrives on developing relationships and growing the community which earned him the distinction of being named the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award for Executive Leadership Medal Honoree. Helping others to grow their business, develop long-term relationships and give back is of great importance.  Les is thrilled to part of the Workplace HCM team as Senior Manager, Business Development and still has speaking engagements on relationship development, networking and corporate growth on Workplace HCM’s behalf.
In 2001, while involved in the corporate business world, Les joined the newly formed Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce.  He chaired the Ambassador & Donations Committee and, within a year, was appointed to the Board of Directors. While on the board, his goal was to change the focus of the organization to one of not only giving back to its members but also giving back to the community. He worked with fellow Board members to also support the non-profit community, foster economic and workforce development opportunities, and increase education awareness throughout the region. In 2007, he was elected as the Chairman of the Board. His involvement in the County & region grew and the position became such a huge part of his life that when the opportunity arose in 2010, he decided to leave his position with ADP to serve as President/CEO of the Chamber until deciding to join Workplace HCM.


Today, Les serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the March of Dimes Philadelphia Region Board of Directors and was also the Chair for the 2013 & 2014 Gloucester County March for Babies. Les serves as a member of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors, People for People Board of Directors, Honorary Commander Emeritus Joint Base M-D-L  and is currently the Chair of the Gloucester County Workforce Development Board, Chair for the Rowan College of South Jersey Foundation Board.


In 2019, Les was awarded the New Jersey Business Industry Association’s Non-Profit Executive of the Year as well as the NJ Governors Jefferson Award Medal, Executive Leadership. Les’s accomplishments to the community and business have been recognized by his peers where he also received, most recently:


  • Boy Scouts of America – Distinguished Citizen Award
  • Nonprofit Development Council – Chairman’s Award
  • South Jersey Biz – Top 25 Executives of the Year
  • Burlington County Regional Chamber – Chairman’s Award of Excellence
  • South Jersey Biz – Power 50
  • South Jersey Magazine – 2017 Men of the Year
  • NJ Governors Jefferson Award – 2019 Executive Leadership
  • NJBIA – 2019 Nonprofit Executive of the Year

Les’s proudest accomplishment is the life he shares with his Family.



Board Member

President, Idea Innovations, LLC / Co-Founder Camden Youth Aviation Program
A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Ira has over 40 years of experience in project and program management, quality and training. He brings with him a passion for non-profit work, where he has spent over 20 years in high-level volunteer positions and has also been a volunteer coordinator for a non-profit coordinating agency. Ira has merged his Lean Six Sigma knowledge and his passion for nonprofits by writing the chapter Operational Excellence in Non-Profits for the book Driving Operation Excellence. Ira’s background includes being Curator\Director—Air Victory Museum; Member Tuskegee Airmen’s National strategic planning committee; Member-Diocese of Camden’s Community Relations Advisory Board; Co-Founder/Chairperson-Camden Youth Aviation Program. Ira is currently working with Camden County College to create the Aviation Maintenance Academy of Southern NJ.

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President & CEO
WMSH Marketing Communications

An Emmy-winning communications veteran, Michael is the co-founder of WMSH Marketing Communications. A graduate of Fordham University (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD), he is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. Michael is a former Emmy-winning television news and public affairs producer for Group W Television, as well as an award-winning reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and an active freelance journalist and editorial consultant. The recipient of Adjunct Teaching Excellence Awards from both Camden County College and Salem Community College, he has been a member of 13 NPO boards, including the Board of NPDCSNJ since its inception and he served as NPDC Chair from 2008 to 2014.A graduate of Leadership New Jersey’s Class of 2001 and the Rutgers-Camden Southern New Jersey Regional Leadership Institute’s Class of 2004, he has receivedthe Philadelphia Bar Association’s Scales of Justice Award and the New Jersey Governor’s Volunteer Award for the Arts. He assumed the role of Interim Executive Director for NPDC in July 2018.

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