North New Jersey

About Our Chapter

This chapter serves Veterans in the following counties in New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.


Executive Director Gene Wronko

Gene was born and raised in New Jersey and grew up playing sports and spending tons of time with his dogs. He served four years (1992–1996) in the Navy, doing a tour in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. After his time in the Navy, Gene spent 20 years working in Information Technology in various management roles and is currently a Delivery Director for Randstad Technologies. He has three children and four dogs that he adores, including a German Shepherd that he trained in advanced obedience and formal agility.

Gene’s business acumen and history of volunteering will be an asset to Pets for Vets North New Jersey. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Centenary College and used his Lean Six Sigma certification to help organizations improve the quality and efficiency of their operations. He has volunteered with the Special Olympics, Relay for Life and Board of Education and held coaching positions in youth sports organizations. Gene also has experience serving on the board of LabMed, an organization that raises and funds medical treatment for Labrador Retrievers.

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The Core Committee

Lynn SanGiacomo, Director of Programs
Donna Kali, Secretary & Trainer Coordinator
Jim Stoltz, CPA, Treasurer
Kristen SanGiacomo, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Eda Coviello, Director of Operations (Shelters, Veterans, Community Outreach)
Antonette Nicholais-Verdi, Director of Fundraising



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