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NORWESCAP CEO, Mark Valli

Mark Valli is the CEO for NORWESCAP, a well-established community action agency, providing a wide variety of programs and services to over 30,000 low-income individuals and families in the 5 Northwest counties of the State.

Previously, Mr. Valli served as CEO for the Community Charter School of Paterson (CCSP). CCSP was founded as a community school serving over 900 students K-8 in Paterson, New Jersey, the State's third largest city, and one of its poorest. Mr. Valli led a change management process that transformed a struggling school into a school demonstrating steady academic progress for its students including 9.8% gains in math and 11.4% gains in ELA between 2015 and 2017.

Prior to his service with CCSP, Mr. Valli was the founding President & CEO of New Jersey After 3 (NJA3) which was the nation's first statewide public/private partnership created to expand evidence-based afterschool opportunities. NJA3 served over 75,000 students in over 120 schools across the State.

Previously Mr. Valli served as Vice President of New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) where he was responsible for corporate and foundation outreach, fundraising, program development and external relations.

Before joining NJCDC, Mark served six years as one of two founding staff people with the New Jersey Commission on National & Community Service and served for 2 years in the Governor's Office under Governor Jim Florio. Mark spent 2 years working for a management consulting firm that specialized in facilities and energy management.

Mr. Valli has served as Board Chair of the New Jersey Center for Nonprofit Corporations and Vice Chair of Leadership New Jersey Graduate Organization. In 2007 Mr. Valli was recognized by NJ Biz Magazine as one of New Jersey's 'Top Forty Under Forty'.

Mark holds an MPA at Rutgers University and graduated Phi Alpha Alpha. Mark earned his BA from Swarthmore College with Honors in history and political science.

NORWESCAP Associate Director, Patrick Grogan

After a career of almost twenty five years at NORWESCAP Patrick still has a deep desire to serve the NORWESCAP organization by taking the responsibility of day to day operations off the minds of the Directors and Staff- freeing them to do what they do best-directly impacting the community.

As Associate Director of NORWESCAP, Patrick works to insure a smooth running operation. A graduate of Marywood University, Patrick earned both a BSW and MSW degrees in Social Work. Understanding his strengths lie in the administrative functions of the organization, Patrick
continues to be inspired daily by the passion, dedication and innovation of the NORWESCAP team. His contribution to the organization directly impacts the ability of NORWESCAP to continue to offer needed assistance and life changing opportunities.

When asked what Patrick admires most about the organization, he replied, "NORWESCAP has kept the focus on the community, its needs and the everyday people it serves. The people that work for NORWESCAP genuinely care about the people they serve."

NORWESCAP Chief Fiscal Officer, Cornelio Montejo

A relative newcomer to NORWESCAP Inc., Cornelio Montejo, joins the Agency as Chief Fiscal Officer. Cornelio brings over 15 years worth of experience in non profit financial management with an emphasis on health, community and social services. Cornelio strives for excellence and appreciates working with a staff that holds to that standard. Cornelio believes team effort is always the best route to problem solving.

He is inspired by the people he works with and hopes to inspire everyone around him as well. NORWESCAP's long tradition of serving the community was a leading factor in his decision to join the Agency. "It is very gratifying to know that the work you do affects people's lives in a positive way, and I feel very proud to be a part of that here at NORWESCAP" Cornelio started his accounting career at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel in California over twenty two years ago.

He moved to the East Coast in 1999 and has worked exclusively for non-profit community organizations, including 13 years as Controller/Accountant for PROCEED Inc, in Union County, NJ and a more recently at Neighborhood Health Centers of Lehigh Valley, PA. Now residing in Bethlehem PA, Cornelio looks forward to a long and productive future here at NORWESCAP, Inc..

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