Our Board Of Trustees
Affiliation: Professor and
Biology Department Chair,
County College of Morris
Dr. Maria P. Isaza
My name is Maria P. Isaza and I am the Chairperson of the Biology and Chemistry Department in the Health and Natural Science Division at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph, NJ. I was born in Cali, Colombia, and immigrated to the United States in 1990. I have been a Morris County resident for the past 30 years and currently reside in Wharton, NJ with my family.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology from the College of St. Elizabeth in 2002. I then received my Ph. D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2009. I started working at CCM in 2007 as an adjunct professor and was hired as a full-time professor a year later in 2008.
As Chairperson, I oversee the functioning of the Biology and Chemistry Department at CCM, manage full-time faculty and adjuncts, as well as teach Biology lectures and laboratories. I also serve on multiple County College initiatives including Achieving the Dream, Dover Community Partners, Parks Program, Academic Standards, College Council, and others.
I am an active member of the American Society for Microbiology and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists. I also serve on other community organizations including the Morris Area Paratransit System Citizens Advisory Committee and Employment Horizons Family Advocacy Committee.
Affiliation: Anthony Agudelo Landscaping and Colombian Coffee Distributors
Lydia Silfa, currently Vice President at TD bank has many years of banking experience with various banks in New York City including 15 years in Wall street in different capacity including Private Wealth and institutional Custody.
Lydia is active in the community and serves as Treasurer of the Rockaway Borough Business Association. She has an undergraduate degree in Finance and Investments from Baruch College, City University of New York and an advance in Economic Policy from The New School for Social Research.
Gordon Graber, Esq
Gordon Graber is a founding partner at Sullivan and Graber with offices in Morristown, New Jersey, and New York City. He is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Rule 1:40 qualified mediator by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Gordon is admitted to the State Bars of New Jersey, New York, and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.
Gordon completed his Bachelor’s Degree graduating with distinction from the University of Rochester and earned his law degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Law School in 1977. He is a Trustee of the Morris County Bar Foundation.
Gordon and his wife Helen reside in Mendham. They have two adult children, Devin and Brette, living in Seoul, South Korea, and New York City. Gordon has been a proud board member since 2004 and currently serves as Chair.
Francis J. Bastone
I am a retired career municipal administrator with a career spanning 4 decades serving local governments in northern New Jersey. My motivation to serve on the Board of Directors is that my background will be of benefit to MCOHA in its mission of providing service and community integration in furtherance of our strong heritage as a nation of immigrants.
Professionally, I am now a part-time municipal management consultant and a part-time yacht broker. I have served as my Community Association President for over 10 years. In my leisure time, I am a life-long ice hockey player and an international cruising and racing sailor.
Lisa Rose Oreficé is a VP, Region Bank District Manager, at Wells Fargo Bank. She leads a team of 100+ team members, that serve the broader financial needs of the Warren, Morris and Sussex County area. She started her journey with Wells Fargo Bank 12 years ago as a part time teller and since then has held several leadership positions within Consumer Banking. Lisa’s true passion is people, figuring out what inspires each person she leads and creating an individual development plan to help them have a successful long-term career within Wells Fargo.
Much of Lisa’s career success she attributes to her humble beginnings. Lisa and her 2 older sisters were raised by a single mother in Central New Jersey. Watching her mother work 18 hour days provided the best example of love, dedication and true work ethic Lisa has witnessed. This later translated into an insatiable drive for success and a truly restorative demeanor.
Lisa currently resides in Morristown, NJ. Outside of her career and serving her community, she enjoys spending time with family and doing CrossFit. Lisa is an owner of a 10 year old Pomeranian and an Aunt to two nieces and recently welcomed her first nephew!