William C. Baton, Esq., otherwise known as “Stad,” President
William “Bill” Baton is an attorney and partner in the litigation department of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Newark, NJ where he is Vice Chair of the firm’s Life Sciences and Intellectual Property Litigation Practices. Bill’s professional public interest activities include serving as pro bono lead counsel in a precedent setting landlord-tenant dispute in Brooklyn, NY reported among the 2005 “Decisions of Interest” in The New York Law Journal. He has been a professional musician, singer, and Off-Broadway composer, and for more than 30 years has devoted his musical talents to raising funds for various charitable institutions. Bill is a founding member of Stad’s Crabfest and the contributor of its namesake (Bill’s children call him “Stad,” which is short for “Stepdad”)
Debra L. Judd, Vice President and Corresponding Secretary
Debra L. Judd has enjoyed a career in local government and the non-profit world from which she recently retired.. Her administrative and volunteer experience includes budgeting, public relations, recreational programming and special event coordination.Her professional experience includes being The Director of Arts and Education at the Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey, working one-on-one with students with dyslexia at Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ as a paraprofessional, and serving as an administrator for the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. Debra's volunteer experience includes tutoring with Literacy Volunteers of America; serving on the Board of Directors of the JCC of Central New Jersey and Temple Emanu-El and was a Recreation Commissioner, a mayoral appointment in the Town of Westfield. She is a founding member of Stad's Crabfest and has served on the Steering Committee since its inception.
Frank Korn, Treasurer
Frank Korn is a CPA and member of the AICPA. He is a partner in Northeast Great Dane LLC, a $100 million semi-trailer distributorship, where he serves as their Vice President of Finance and Administration. Frank previously served on the board of directors for Ricoh Business Systems and spent several terms as a board member and treasurer of Roselle Golf Club. He is an active member of St. Helen's Church in Westfield, NJ and supports their various charitable endeavors..
Nancy L. Baton, Secretary
Nancy Baton served her entire professional career as a public school educator and administrator. Working primarily with students in Kenilworth, NJ, she served as a high school Spanish teacher, the Foreign Language teacher leader for a four school regional high school district, Director of Gifted and Talented, and Advisor to the Spanish Honor Society, the Student Council, and the Spanish Club. She also devoted time and talent to choreographing several high school musicals and talent shows. As a school administrator, she served as a Vice Principal, opened and presided over a Middle and High School and was its Principal for six years. Formerly a religious education teacher and President of the Pastoral Council at St. Helen's Church in Westfield, NJ, she remains active in church activities, serving as a Lector and a member of the Liturgy Committee. Nancy has been a core member of Stad's Crabfest since its inception in 2006, and has been primarily responsible for planning, cooking and serving the Crabfest meal each year.
David Judd is an independent transportation consultant primarily in the area of Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits and Transportation Demand Management. In addition, he managed a $70 million per year company as it transitioned from being a privately held firm to a subsidiary of a multinational company. David has served on various committees of non-profit organizations. He currently is the past president of a non-profit coed overnight camp in the Pocono Mountains, having served previously as Vice President, Treasurer and Board Secretary.
Sydney E. Dickey, Esq.
Sydney E. Dickey is an attorney in the Labor & Employment practice group of McCarter & English, LLP in Newark, New Jersey. She has a broad base of charitable experience and community involvement including serving as a member of her firm's diversity committee, a mentor to junior attorneys in her firm, a speaker in the Bar Association of St. Louis's Law-related Education Program and a member of the Board of Directors of the Boulder County, Colorado chapter of the American Heart Association.
Mark S. Young
Mark S. Young currently holds of the position of Managing Director of The Leadership Commons for the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Mark has over a decade of experience in non-profit administration, educational programming and human resources management. Mark has served on multiple not-for-profit boards and has held officer positions in two: Board Chair of the Advancing Jewish Professionals of New York City and Scholarship Coordinator of the Dr. Nathan Young Scholarship Corporation. Mark lends expertise in organizational management and strategy, website development for non-profits, volunteer administration and event-planning.