Just like every NCS chapter needs a strong core leadership team to model NCS friendship for, and support and encourage, its members, NCS has a core team of leaders, advisors, staff and key volunteers who try to model NCS leadership for, and support and encourage, the NCS chapter leaders and who support NCS. It is a pretty small team, but it is a group committed to serving marketplace men by furthering the NCS mission and purpose.
Brian Hanse is a Managing Partner in the law firm of Hanse Anderson LLP. With over 25 years experience, he represents individuals and families on a variety of sensitive and complex estate, trust and charitable planning matters. He is a frequent participant at the Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning sponsored by the University of Miami School of Law. Brian previously served as a CPA in the New York City office of Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Brian is a founding boardmember of both the Bergen County and Summit Chapters of the New Canaan Society. He serves on the President’s Circle Committee of Cornell University and also serves on the boards of several Christian organizations including Ron Hutchcraft Ministries and Street2Street, a ministry of Athletes in Action.
Brian is a graduate of Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) with a B.A. in Business. He holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s (Ithaca, NY) SC Johnson Graduate School of Management and a J.D. from Seton Hall Law School (Newark, NJ). Brian and his wife Kathy have three sons and reside in Pompton Plains, NJ.
They say there are two things you should never discuss in polite company: religion and politics. Holding a BA is Political Science from Calvin College, therefore, makes Dave Zuidema particularly unpopular at parties. As a tradeoff, however, he has the distinction of being one of the vaunted 1% that actually used a political science degree for something related to politics. He served for 7 years on the staff of U.S. Congresswomen Marge Roukema, and for 6 of those years as her District Administrator. He also managed 2 successful re-election campaigns. Dave later served a Communications Manager for the N.J. Conservation Foundation, one of the state’s leading, private, statewide land conservation trusts.
All that changed with the decision Dave and his wife Yvonne reached to add more Zuidemas to the global population. Dave went freelance in order to structure his time around being home with their children. He worked with several small not-for-profits – including NCS Bergen County! – during the following years, offering organizational, administrative, communications and marketing services.
Most recently Dave returned to the “traditional” workforce and his roots in public administration, accepting a position as North Jersey Regional Administrator for PathStone Corporation. In that role, Dave manages a federal employment program for low-income seniors in Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties.
Dave has also served as a catechism teacher, deacon chairman and outreach ministry team leader at Covenant Christian Reformed Church in North Haledon. He has been married to Yvonne for 23 years; their 3 kids – John (age 13), Matthew (11) and Sylvia (6) are increasingly sassy. He has slowly been robbed of most of his hobbies by the expense of raising 3 children and living in Northern NJ.
Additional Team Members
Duanne Moeller currently serves as the Director of Operations for Empowerment Academy Charter School and Beloved Community Charter School in Jersey City.
In 1999 Duanne joined a small entrepreneurial team committed to re-opening The King’s College in midtown Manhattan. Duanne played a variety of roles in the college’s first years including Dean of Students, VP of Operations, and Chief of Staff.
Before moving to New Jersey, Duanne worked as a campus minister with Campus Crusade for Christ in San Bernardino, California, Szeged, Hungary, and Columbia, Missouri.
Duanne holds a BA in Music from Miami University (OH), and a Masters of Divinity from the International School of Theology, San Bernardino, CA. He also is a licensed real estate agent and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Duanne is married to, Susan, who works in business development for the UK based tech start-up, Buzzsumo. Together they run a small marketing and real estate company called Meadowlands Mirror. They also have two children. Zachary, who will be a junior at St. Peter’s Prep, and Isaac, who will be in the 8th grade at Sacred Heart in Lyndhurst.
Duanne can be reached via email at DuanneMoeller@gmail.com.
Ed was named Treasurer of NCS-Bergen County in 2011. He is retired from Columbia Bank, Fair Lawn NJ where he worked for 21 years. His most recent position was Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that that he held the positions of Controller, Treasurer and Director of Strategic Alliances with the bank. Previously he worked for Ernst and Ernst (Big 8 accounting firm) and the Prospect Park Savings bank, as bank Board member, EVP, COO and CFO.
Ed is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a BS degree in accounting and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition he serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Bethany Christian Services, Fair Lawn, NJ. Bethany is a global non-profit adoption and family service agency headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the largest adoption agency in the US, Bethany’s mission calls them to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families around the world. The Fair Lawn office directs and oversees the operations of Bethany offices in NY and Connecticut. Ed also is on the Board of NCS-Bergen County (NJ), as well as its Treasurer and also Treasurer of NCS national.
Ed and his wife Susan live in Wyckoff, NJ and attend the Hawthorne Gospel Church in Hawthorne. They have 2 children; Michelle and Dave. Michelle lives in Richmond, VA with her husband Patrick and Dave lives in New York City with his wife Lindsay. Ed and Susan feel blessed to have Patrick and Lindsay in their family and are the proud of grandparents of J.E.B., Reagan, Matti, Ginger, Lotte and Seanpatrick (all Michelle’s children).
Ed can be reached at email@example.com.
George is on the staff of Athletes in Action, the sports ministry division of Campus Crusade for Christ. George serves as the chapel coordinator for the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. His responsibilities include leading the team Bible studies, serving as personal chaplain for some of the players and their families, overseeing the in-season chapel services, and helping to organize sports outreaches around the New York metropolitan area. He also gives leadership to four other AIA couples who serve in the New York metropolitan area.
George received an undergraduate degree in business administration from American University in 1976 and a masters degree in Biblical studies in 1990 from the International School of Theology. George met his wife, Cyndy, at a Bible conference during the summer of 1974. While in college and through their involvement with Campus Crusade, they both sensed God’s call to missions. They were married in June of 1977.
Prior to his current responsibilities, George fulfilled similar duties for six years with the New York Mets and Jets teams. George and Cyndy began vocational Christian work with Campus Crusade for Christ after graduation from college. They served in the campus ministry (of Campus Crusade) for 14 years before switching over to the Athletes in Action effort. George and Cyndy have two married daughters (Kelly and Emily), a senior in college (Mary), a freshman in college (Allison) and reside in Oradell, New Jersey. George and Cyndy are the proud grandparents of Grace Noel, Miguel, Mya, and Robbie.
John has been a highly successful executive in the strategic business development arena for the last 30 years. He currently serves as President and CEO for D’Alessandro, Inc., a consulting firm that raises performance for their not-for-profit clients. With an expertise in strategy implementation and business consulting, John has successfully led many organizations to reach their goals. John spent 13 years with Pascack Valley Hospital, over five of which included leading the Foundation through an organizational transition and a successful capital campaign. Before leaving the hospital when it closed in 2007, John held the positions at the hospital of Sr. Vice President of External Relations, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer, as well as President of the NJ Hospital Association Fund Raising Executives. John serves on several not-for-profit boards, and as a consultant has achieved success with many sizes and types of organizations. Having worked in healthcare, consumer products and consulting services, John has a unique understanding of the business landscape. He is a graduate of William Paterson University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of NJ. John is a frequent conference speaker in the not-for-profit, as well as the for-profit arena. In addition, as a panel moderator, John uniquely keeps the event pace on target, while inserting humor and a smooth transition between panelists and topics.
Mark joined Regency Wealth Management as a Partner in 2010 after a five-year affiliation with LPL Financial and five years with Waddell & Reed as a Financial Advisor.
He received his B.A. from Calvin College with a double major in Business and Psychology in 1995, then graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Financial Planning Certificate Program in 2003. Mark completed the requirements for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) designations in 2004. He is a current member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and The Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council.
Mark has held active roles as Trustee with various Non-Profit Boards throughout the years including past service with The Foundation for Eastern Christian Schools and the NJ/NY Chapter of the Calvin College Alumni Committee. His current Board appointments include the Christian Health Care Center, Eastern Christian School Association, the Bergen County Chapter of the New Canaan Society, and New York City Relief. He is also an accomplished musician and performer with several church-related groups, and is a member and former Deacon of Covenant Christian Reformed Church in North Haledon where he currently serves as a Worship Leader. When not working or volunteering, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Pamela and their five children.
Paul has served as a Managing Director and Head of Global Sales for BNY Mellon Capital Markets (BNYMCM). He was responsible for developing BNYMCM’s Institutional Taxable trading capabilities and developing their trading capabilities in Asia (Hong Kong). Paul was selected as a Chairman Circle Award recipient in 2007.
Prior to joining BNYMCM in 1998, he completed an intensive Fixed Income training program at Lehman Brothers, where he held various positions in Fixed Income trading and sales. He holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Scranton.
Paul lives in Mahwah, NJ with his wife of 16 years, Kelly, and their three young children.
Ryan is a Clinical Science Associate for Genzyme Corporation covering the Bronx and Westchester County since 2005. His focus at Genzyme is to find patients who have a rare genetic disease, educate them and assist them in accessing treatment. Prior to Genzyme Ryan worked at Scios for 4 years helping patients access treatment for acute congestive heart failure.
He graduated from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) with a B.A. in Business. While at Calvin, he was an Orientation Board Member, President of his Resident Hall and had the opportunity to work with the Grand Rapids Griffins IHL Hockey Team as a corporate sales intern.
Ryan also enjoys volunteering at Covenant CRC where he is a Cadet Counselor and member of the Sound Team. He and his wife Kristina reside in Hawthorne, New Jersey and have 4 children: Brayden, Camden, Lillian, and Kailyn.
To contact Ryan, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-638-5688.
Tom is a Partner in a private equity firm, Energy Capital Partners (ECP), headquartered in Short Hills, NJ. ECP invests in energy infrastructure assets, and has $6 billion under management. He was previously a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he worked for almost 20 years in the Energy and Power group in NYC. Tom co-founded New Canaan Society (NCS) Bergen County chapter northern NJ in 2005 and served as its President until 2011. BCS has grown from six guys in Tom’s family room, to a roster of over a 500 and average attendance of approximately 150.
Tom is a graduate of Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) with a BA, Economics and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. Tom serves on the board of Cardinal Gas Storage headquartered in Houston, TX and Summit Midstream headquartered in Atlanta, GA. He also serves on several non-profit boards including Street2Street, Jericho Road and the New Canaan Society. Tom and his wife Kathleen have four children, three of whom are married, and reside in Morristown, NJ and Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
To contact Tom, email email@example.com or call (917) 363-1324.
Woody is the founder and President of Street 2 Street, a ministry reaching underprivileged and neglected youth via unique sporting events. Street 2 Street began with street ball tournaments in the boroughs of New York City, but has garnered national attention for its innovative approach and remarkable results and is expanding throughout the U.S. The success of the street ball tournaments revealed a dearth of discipleship partners for the teens making spiritual commitments, so Woody and several colleagues have now created Street 2 Street University, an initiative to equip youth workers with ministry skills and theological training.
Woody’s entire adult life has been devoted to helping young people in crisis. A long time staff member with Athletes in Action, the athletic outreach of Campus Crusade for Christ, Woody and his family moved to New York City in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Woody is the Co-Founder of NCS-Bergen County with his best friend Tom Lane and serves on the board as its Secretary. He also serves on the board of Game Day International. Woody is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University (B.A., Communications) He lives in Hawthorne, NJ with his wife, Renee, and together they have 3 children, Abbey, Allison and Will, “the Thrill”.
To contact Woody, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (646) 344-9308.