Board of Directors

Angela Venti (2)

Angela Venti

Angela Venti has been in the forefront of business development for more than 20 years. She has worked across various industries and has been a leader in building brands with a customer-centric focus. Angela is currently the Director of Business for the six Roma Bank locations in the South Jersey market. She is currently recognized for providing excellent customer service, improving business relations in the South Jersey area and achieving new standards of performance and excellence in her field.

Roma Bank/Investors Bank


Tracy Shields
Immediate Past President

Tracy Shields is co-owner of N3 Oceanic, Inc., maker of Res-Q products, a mid-size vitamin supplement corporation whose products are endorsed by celebrities such as Frankie Avalon, Dr. Oz Garcia and Hugh Douglas. She graduated from Rutgers University-Camden, magna cum laude, with a degree in English Literature and Journalism, is a Phi Beta Kappa and a published writer. She was recently featured in SJ Magazine (May, 2012).

N3 Oceanic, Inc. (Res-Q)



Lynn Bardowski
Director of  Membership

NAWBO SJ Trailblazer of the year, best-selling author, national speaker and radio host, Lynn is known as the Million Dollar Party Girl. As a working mom, Lynn followed her inner Visionista and had the courage, vision, and belief to leave a successful corporate career and pursue her own personal dream of “empowering a gazillion women to discover their glow.” She overcame fear, failure, and mommy guilt to become a multimillion-dollar revenue-generating direct sales entrepreneur. Lynn has successfully mentored and trained thousands of women. As a speaker, she shares her expertise with local and national audiences including NAWBO SJ, eWomen Network Success Summit, PartyLite National Conference, Interconnections for Women Networking, “Be Your Best Self” International Convention, & The Boomer Re-Invention Summit. A Jersey girl at heart, Lynn enjoys putting her toes in the sand and celebrating life with her two daughters, Lauren & Alyssa, and husband, Bill.

Million Dollar Party Girl


Lisa Benevento
Director of Corporate Development

Lisa is a multi-media marketing solutions expert for online / offline events, sponsorships, sponsored content advertising, digital and print advertising, sales enablement tools, and analyst research papers all which result in profit-building relationships with IT decision makers to the likes of IBM and Gartner Group.

Also well known for her innovative style in creating new revenue streams, Lisa led some of the first webcasts / virtual conferences in the Enterprise Software Industry.  She recently co-founded Family, an online community website focused on guiding families through life transitions.


Fran Davis
Director of Marketing

Fran Davis is Chef and Owner of The Flavorful Fork LLC. She is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association, and a graduate of the Culinary Business Institute. She has been featured in Courier Post and South Jersey Local News, and is a regular columnist for Virtua Woman. Her style of cooking is “healthy gourmet” – food that is packed with flavor but is light and nourishing.

The Flavorful Fork Personal Chef Service




Carmela  DeNicola

Director of Professional Development

Carmela DeNicola, President of FYI Business Consulting, is accomplished in both private and corporate sector business practices.  A results-oriented business professional with over 30 years of executive experience and an unrelenting passion for challenging the status quo. Carmela has a diverse professional background, making her uniquely qualified in developing and implementing strategies that support clients in achieving their business goals.  Whether supporting seasoned businesses or new business owners, FYI has the experience & expertise needed to guide their clients to their desired future.

FYI Business Consulting


James DeMasi

Two years after beating cancer, James decided it was the perfect time to pursue his dream of opening a business. In May 2011, he founded Seraphin Group LLC, a financial planning and investment management company. Seraphin Group’s mission is simple, to provide people of all income levels the sincere investment advice that they deserve without any of the extra, and often unseen, fees. James is a member of the CFA Institute, and investing has been a passion of his since he was thirteen years old. But his battle with cancer ignited another passion within him, giving back.

James currently serves on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Young Professionals Committee and has been recognized as one of their top fundraisers each year since 2009. He is anxious to bring that same enthusiasm and experience to NAWBO South Jersey. James joined NAWBO after being very impressed by the organization and the quality of its members. As the Media Relations Chair, James hopes to play a positive role in the advancement of NAWBO’s mission.

Seraphin Group


Don Elsas, Esquire
Legal Chair

Donald N. Elsas is an Attorney at Law, with his office in Moorestown, New Jersey where he practices as a solo practitioner.  Mr. Elsas has 36 years of  broad civil practice experience,  focusing his practice in the area of Family Law, including divorce, separation, custody, and pre-relationship agreements for both traditional and non-traditional families. Mr. Elsas also counsels clients in the areas of guardianship, wills and estates, and real estate transactions. Mr. Elsas combines a high degree of professionalism with compassionate, personal counsel to his clients.

Mr. Elsas is particularly proud of his membership in the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group, which he serves as membership chair. The collaborative divorce process involves a multi-disciplinary approach to resolving divorce matters with a minimum of hostility and expense, allowing divorcing parties to transition into their post divorce family arrangements while maintaining their privacy and dignity.

Mr. Elsas serves in a number of volunteer positions in the community, including his service to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Mr. Elsas serves on the Government Relations Committee, and is the Safety Lead for the City to Shore Bike Tour, in which he has participated since 2001. He is also certified by the League of American Bicyclists as an Instructor.

Don Elsas Law
800 North Church Street Suite 102
Moorestown, New Jersey 08057

Judy Sailer

Judy Sailer
Director of Organizational Development

Smart 7 Strategies partner of FYI Business Consulting & Outsourcing
A dynamic and energizing educator, facilitator and trainer with 20 years of senior management experience, Julia Sailer offers clients and students the opportunity to grow, thrive and be successful.  Her specialties include Staff Training and Development, Leadership Coaching, Organizational Development, Team Building, Managing Change, Strategic Planning, Staff Recruitment, Staff assessment, Performance Management, Teaching, Educating, Facilitating.

Habitat for Humanity

Donna Sonday

Donna Sonday
Director of Special Events

Donna Sonday, Senior Corporate and Association Sales Manager at The Mansion on Main Street has over 35 years of experience in Hospitality Sales and Marketing with a concentration in the Catering Industry for the past 20. She began her career in the hospitality capital of the world- Orlando, Florida working as a Director of Sales and Marketing for a hotel consortium for 13 years until returning to her native New Jersey in 1989.  Sonday has worked the South Jersey market for the past 17 years planning special catered events. She is a member of the International Special Events Society, the Association of Fundraising Professionals- South Jersey Chapter, and a recent addition to NAWBO’s Board of Directors. She served as the first Director of Special Events for the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, and the Catering Director for The Benevolent Order of The Elks for many years.  Donna lives in her hometown, Cookstown, NJ with her son and daughter.

The Mansion