Institute for Women’s Leadership Advisory Board

The IWL External Advisory Board provides leadership to the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) Director in positioning IWL within the state and nation as a leader in women’s leadership education, research and policy issues. The Board advises the IWL in developing strong and lasting relationships with individuals, corporations, government, and foundations to further the Institute’s mission of examining and advancing women’s leadership for a just world.

Michelle F. Antwi
Creative Operations Team Lead, Bloomberg Media

Subha V. Barry, Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media)

Ruth K. Bash
Vice President & Chief Culture Officer, Children’s Specialized Hospital, RWJBarnabas Health

Michele Brown
President & CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Michael Bzdak Ph.D
Executive Director, Office of Global Social Impact, Johnson & Johnson

Kim Case, Esq.
Vice President, CN Communications International, Inc.

Michellene Davis
Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, RWJBarnabas Health

Maryella Gockel
Former Director of Workforce and Workplace Flexibility Enablement, EY

Donna M. Griffin
Former Chief Diversity Officer, Chubb & Son

Gretchen W. Johnson
Director, Cape Branch Foundation

Margaret Koller
Executive Director, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy

Margaret Lanning
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Investors Bank


Carol Montandon
Chief Quality Officer Global Vice President, Quality and Compliance
Co-Chair Women’s Leadership & Inclusion, Johnson & Johnson

Mary Marchetta O’Dowd
Executive Director for Health Systems and Population Health Integration, Rutgers University
Douglass and IWL Leadership Scholar ‘99

Barry Qualls
Professor of English Emeritus, Rutgers University, Former Vice President of Undergraduate Education

Whitney Pennington Rodgers
Current Affairs Curator, TED Conferences

Betsy Ryan
Former President and CEO, NJ Hospital Association

Angela Scalpello
The Scalpello Group, Principal

Gina Valeri, Esq.

Melanie L Willoughby
Executive Director, NJ Business Action Center, NJ Department of State

Ex Officio Members:

Rebecca Mark
Director, Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers University

Lisa Hetfield
Associate Director and Director of Development, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers University

Jillian Fiore
Global Product Lead, Marketing in the Cloud Activation, Google
Chair, IWL Alumnae Board


Institute for Women’s Leadership
162 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
P: 848.932.1463

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