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Pictured left to right: Craig Lawrence, , Patrice Cummings, Donald Burset,
Lucy Orfan, Terry Thompson, , Frances Wood, .
Donald Burset is a self-employed business consultant, primarily in the areas of profit improvement, organization development, executive coaching, process re-engineering and administrative management. He has also held a number of interim executive positions. In addition to his business consultancy, Donald coaches high school students as they navigate the college admission process. He also serves on the Finance Council of the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which he chaired for four years. Mr. Burset has an MBA in Organization Development from New York University, and an AB in English from Fordham University. He and his wife Joan Russo have been Bernardsville residents since 1986 and have two adult children, both products of the Somerset Hills School District. As the son of a librarian, he has had a lifelong relationship with libraries. Mr. Burset has been a Trustee of the Bernardsville Public Library since 2003. He currently serves as president of the Board of Trustees and serves on the Finance Committee, the Long-Range Planning Committee as well as the Personnel and Policy Committees.
Patrice O’Regan Cummings is from Staten Island, NY. After earning a BS in Education and English Literature from Villanova University, Patrice pursued a career in retailing in New York City, eventually becoming a Buyer for Macy’s Cellar. Patrice continued in sales and marketing: as a National Sales Manager for Corning Glass Works; as Product Development Manager for Federated Department Stores; and then as VP of Merchandising for American Standard. Patrice and husband Tom are Bernardsville residents since 1992. They have two daughters who attend public school in Bernardsville and who have actively participated in the Children’s Programs at Bernardsville Library. Patrice is currently employed as the Executive Director of Development for the Somerset Hills Education Foundation. Ms. Cummings joined the Library Board of Trustees in 2010 and currently serves as vice president. She is also a member of the Finance and Long-Range Planning Committees.
A. Quentin Orza II