BrdDir_PIC_Seth-GrumetSeth Grumet, Chairman

Seth is the founding Director of STOMP The Monster™, which was formed when he began battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.Seth earned his BS in Life Science from Glassboro State College/Rowan University. He is a resident of Marlboro, and enjoys cycling, open water swimming (especially at the Jersey Shore), running, mountain biking, and triathlons but most of all spending time with wife Margie and children Mariah, Maddy, and Stevie.

Dan Fishman

BrdDir_PIC_Dan-FishmanDan is an entrepreneur and business builder with a history of managing and growing successful enterprise and channel sales organizations in the telecommunications industry. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Clover Communications Management, a telecommunications company serving enterprise businesses globally. Prior to starting Clover, Dan held sales and management positions with MCI, AT&T and Verizon, consistently winning President’s Club awards while selling best-of-breed telecom products, managed services and security solutions to multi-location enterprises.

Dan has been an evangelist for several philanthropic and non-profit initiatives, personally recruiting corporate sponsors and other donors to participate in various charitable events and causes. He has been the fundraising and sponsorship coordinator for the Sandy Hookers Triathlon Club and the sponsorship coordinator for Team Brandon, an organization that helps people with disabilities become more involved in independent living and everyday activities. He also has raised thousands of dollars for the Best Friends Animal Society, an animal sanctuary and grass roots organization dedicated to placing dogs and cats that were considered “unadoptable” into good homes. He is a founding Board Member of STOMP The Monster™.

Dan earned his B.S. in Psychology from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. He is very active in the New Jersey-New York marathon and triathlon scene, completing the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon and the Walt Disney, ING, New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia marathons, as well as numerous 5K events.

He is a devoted husband to his lovely wife Amy (who is consistently at his side during marathons and triathlons), the father of DC and Sophia, and a persistent motivator to couch-potato friends and colleagues who need a “push” to train and participate in 5K runs. Dan and his family are residents of Old Bridge.

BrdDir_PIC_Joanne-JaegerJoanne Jaeger, PE, CIH

Joanne is Sr. Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Operations for Johnson & Johnson. In this role, she provides enterprise-wide strategic oversight to sustain and improve J&J’s capability to effectively mitigate operational risk that may compromise J&J’s business continuity. The scope includes operational risk management across J&J’s broad network of manufacturing, R&D, distribution, and office locations, including corporate support functions and strategic suppliers. Joanne is an approved Business Continuity Planning (BCP) assessor for J & J, and has conducted assessments of critical J&J manufacturing operations throughout the world.

Joanne is active in many business and community organizations. She is past-Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Adult Day Center of Somerset County and Vice President of the Somerset County Park Commission. She is a founding Board Member of STOMP The Monster™ and is a member of the Advisory Board of PlanSmart NJ. She is the past State Chair for the Employers Legislative Committee (ELC) of NJBIA, and served as Somerset ELC Chair from 1998 thru 2009. She was named Outstanding Woman in Business/Management by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women in 2001.

Joanne earned her BS in Chemical Engineering (Biochemical Option) from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She is a licensed Professional Engineer, and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She is Green Belt-certified and Black Belt-trained in Six Sigma.

As a long-time survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Joanne appreciates the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. She and her husband Bruce are regular competitors in running races and triathlons throughout the tri-state area. She is the proud mother of two grown children, Katie and Peter. She and Bruce live in Branchburg with Ella, their Golden Retriever.

BrdDir_PIC_Shara-RudnerShara Rudner R.Ph., FIACP, FACA, FACVP

Shara is the Director of Clinical Trials for Pharmacy Innovations. 

Shara holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy. She is currently a Master of Business and Science candidate at Rutgers University with a concentration in Drug Discovery and Development. 

She has supported her profession over the years and served on many different national boards and committees. Shara has received numerous professional awards, including Professional Compounding Centers of America’s (PCCA) Pharmacist of the Month, January 2001; ACVP’s Earl W. “Bill” Bradley Award for Outstanding Service to Veterinary Pharmacy 2008; Belvidere Pharmacy, PCAB Accredited Compounding Pharmacy, March 2007; NJ Pharmacists Association’s 2010 Excellence In Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award, November 2010, along with Accreditation and Re-Accreditation of Belvidere Pharmacy in 2007, 2010, 1012, and 2015. She is also a founding Board Member of STOMP The Monster™.

Shara enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and swimming. She officially joined the multi-sport lifestyle when she completed her first triathlon in 2010.

BrdDir_PIC_Andi-Grumet-SawinAndi Grumet Sawin

Andi has spent over a decade teaching and coaching, including Lacrosse Coach at Westfield High School and Drew University; Swim Coach at Kent Place High School, and Physical Education Teacher at Rutgers Preparatory School and Kent Place High School. She also spent 4 years as a Registered Dietitian.

She earned a BS in Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Hawaii, and is a founding Board Member of STOMP The Monster™.

Andi is a resident of Highland Ridge, CO. When she’s not spending time with husband Curtis and children Shane, Cameron, and Blake, she enjoys triathlons, snowboarding, and hiking.

Jennifer Silverman

JSJen spent 10 years teaching special education and regular education with her Bachelor’s Degree from The College of New Jersey and her Master’s Degree in Education from Montclair State University. Jen is an active member of her local PTA, currently functioning as the PTA Board Secretary and class parent. For her temple, she volunteers as the co-editor of their monthly newsletter and serves on many committees.

In her free time, Jen enjoys all types of exercise, training for triathlons and mud runs, reading, and spending time with her wonderful husband, David, and amazing children, Hannah & Benjamin. She is lucky to live near many close friends in Cranford, one of whom inspired her to get into running and all forms of exercise. While training together for their first Olympic triathlon, Jen’s friend was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and followed a very similar path of treatment as Seth. So grew Jen’s devotion to STOMP the Monster…as a charity athlete for STOMP beginning with that first triathlon in July 2011.

Barry J. Dwyer, M.S.

Barry recently retired as the Global Business Analysis Manager for Infineum USA, Inc. which is a joint venture between ExxonMobil and Shell.  Barry has over 40 years of combined experience both BDwith ExxonMobil and then with Infineum in the area of Accounting, Finance, Customer Service, Supply Chain Operations and IT.  Barry graduated from Montclair State with an accounting degree and received an M.S. in Taxation from Seton Hall University.

Paul Jensen

Paul is the Manager of Kitchen and Food Services for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), where they prepare 1000+ meals per day to feed those who are hungry in the Trenton area. Paul has been in the food service business for over 25 years working in hotels, restaurants and wholesale suppliers in the New York, New Jersey and Virginia Beach areas.

Paul is currently a resident of Freehold Borough along with his wife, Christine, and son, brddir_pic_paul-jensenPatrick, who attends the Freehold Intermediate School. Before settling in Freehold Borough, Paul lived in Jackson, NJ and grew up in Edison, NJ.  Paul enjoys all sports especially running, cycling and basketball.  He is a volunteer coach for the Colonial Basketball League and co-founder of the Freehold Borough Family Running Club. Paul volunteers his time on the Freehold Borough Recreation Commission and serves on the Freehold Borough Board of Education.

Kenneth Thomson

Ken is a lifelong resident Monmouth County, he presently resides in Howell Township with his wife and two sons. Ken is a partner in the law firm Manning, Caliendo & Thomson located in Freehold. While studying at the University of Delaware, Ken founded the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and was a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta Sociological Honor Society. In law school, he was a member of the Environmental Law Clinic and received a Certificate of Achievement in Law and Philosophy. Upon graduation from law school, Ken served as law clerk to the Honorable John A. Ricciardi, presiding judge of the Criminal Division in Monmouth County. Ken is a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association and was previously on the Board of Trustees. Ken was also on the Board of Directors and is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Western Monmouth County YMCA.

Mr. Thomson has also been an active volunteer in coaching for Howell Pop Warner Football, Pinelanders Soccer, Howell United Soccer and co-founder of the Howell Renegades Youth Basketball Program. Ken completed his first Ironman in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the September of 2017.

Founding Members

Marcel Legrand

Marcel is Operating Partner and Co-founder of VK – a big data research firm specializing in BrdDir_PIC_Marcel-Lagrandfinancial, security, military and marketing intelligence work. Prior to founding VK, Marcel was a partner in Blackfin Capital, a $250M private venture fund investing in and operating several business service & technology businesses. Early in his career, Marcel experienced successful 14-year tenure as an executive for In his last position there, he served as Sr. Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Planning for Monster Worldwide; responsible for the overall strategic and directional influence of the business in addition to overseeing global partnerships, acquisitions, and expansion efforts. Marcel currently serves as a board member for several Tiger Global and Warburg Pincus portfolio companies and has governance experience on several non-profit boards. He is a founding Board Member  for STOMP The Monster™.

Marcel holds an MBA and also received a Master’s Degree in Economics & International Business from Columbia University.

Always & forever husband of Stacey and father of Max, Landon and Owen, he enjoys reading magazines, soccer (playing & coaching), competitive triathlons, time with friends and eating dessert first! Marcel is a resident of Marlboro.

Kenny Pace

Kenny is the Director of Sales for Lamart Corporation, a NJ-based BrdDir_PIC_Kenny-Pace
manufacturer of flexible laminates serving the Aerospace Industry.

He earned a BS in Business from Glassboro State College/Rowan University.

He is a founding Board Member of STOMP The Monster™ and a supporter of the JT Foundation.

Kenny is a resident of Westfield, and loves to spend time with his family – wife Donna and daughter Lexie (9). He also enjoys surfing, training, and triathlons.

Stefanie Schneider

Stefanie has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University and an MSW from New York University. She has worked as a medical social worker at NYU Medical Center, Beth Israel North, and Kessler Institute. Currently she is wife to Marc and busy mother to her 3 beautiful children: Emma, Benjamin, and Zachary.STM-BOD-SSchneider-Pic

Stefanie is an active PTO member at her children’s school, serving as vice president of fundraising for 2 years. She is a crazy soccer mom and is active in her local community of Marlboro.

Stefanie enjoys running and all types of group fitness, including spinning and boxing. She completed the 2010 NYC marathon and has her sights set on a triathlon in the future!!