Fiorini and Associates relies on councils that are critical to help plan future programs and execute current ones. Two that are critical to governance are the Advisory Council and the Executive Council.
Eugene Fiorini, F&A CEO
Jack Jarmon, F&A Senior Associate
Gail Marsella, F&A Senior Associate
Jean L. Scholz, F&A Senior Associate
Our Advisory Council comprises leaders from academic (A), government (G), and corporate (C) spheres. Members offer guidance on matters ranging from F&A operations to long-term strategic vision.
Dr. Michael Cancro (A) is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His laboratory currently investigates the roles of age-associated B cells in protective immunity and autoimmune disease. He teaches immunology to undergraduates and medical students.
Dr. Cancro has successfully written grants to the NIH (R series, P01, T32, others), Department of Defense (DoD) (Idea and basic science awards), national and international foundations, and GlaxoSmithKline. He has 40 years of experience serving on grant review panels for the NIAID, NCI, NIA and other NIH centers / agencies, the DoD, US private foundations, and non US research programs. He has chaired study sections for the DCMRP lupus program and for R01, R03, R15, R21, R41/R42 (SBIR, STTR), P01, U01, U19, and several NIH training and career development award mechanisms.
Dr. Margaret Cozzens (A, G, C) is Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Director of the Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science Center (DIMACS) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is the principal investigator and education-grants project manager at DIMACS. Dr. Cozzens previously worked in top executive or management-level positions, including NSF Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Science Education Division Director, President and CEO of Colorado Institute of Technology, and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and Provost of the University of Colorado-Denver, among other administrative positions. She has served on advisory groups and task forces for organizations such as Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, SECURICS, and the National Education Research Policy and Priorities Board. She has authored over 70 articles and 10 books on graph theory, mathematical applications in ecology, psychology and engineering, and interdisciplinary mathematics and science education.
Dr. Cozzens has been awarded numerous research and education grants from NSF Divisions of Research on Learning, Mathematical Sciences, Undergraduate Education; DHS (Command, Control Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis, Sentry Project, Reconnect Program); the Office of Naval Research, the Consortium on Mathematics and its Applications, and the Gates Foundation (Increasing Women in Computer Science).
Steven W. Craig (C) is an attorney and entrepreneur and has held numerous senior executive positions throughout his career. These positions include, among others, Associate General Counsel for Prentice Hall, Inc; CEO of Prentice Hall Legal and Financial Services; Co-Founder and Principal of National Registered Agents, Inc.; CEO of Superior Information Services, LLC (real estate and credit information services); Founder and CEO of Lender’s Capital Recovery Services, LLC (financial services), and; Co-Founder and Managing Member of Agile Legal Services Holdings, LLC. In addition, he is a principal in BCHT Holdings, LLC (a private investment company), a principal in Damon Holdings, LLC (real estate investment), and a principal in NZS Holdings, LLC (early stage investment in crypto and blockchain technologies). Mr. Craig serves as a Board member of Worldwide Corporate Advisors, Ltd., and has served as a Board member for Charles Jones, Inc. He serves as well as a member of the Advisory Board for several organizations including CorpData, Inc. and First Corporate Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Craig acts as the CEO of The Stephen W. Craig Family Foundation, Inc. a charitable foundation serving the environmental, veterans, humanitarian, arts and education, and Native American communities. His experience includes wide ranging expertise in executive management, strategic planning, corporate legal transactions, Special Purpose Entity (SPE) management (both domestic and offshore), extensive involvement in merger and acquisition transactions (he has participated in dozens of entity purchases and sales), development and day-to-day management of strategic partnerships, IP licensing, structuring distribution channels and partnerships, as well as experience in managing sales, marketing and business development.
Dr. Jane Hershberger (A, G) enjoyed a long career in education as a classroom teacher, school and district administrator, and supervisor of Multilingual and Multicultural Support Programs at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. She holds an M.A. from the University of Arizona and an Ed.D. from the University of Delaware. After her retirement, Dr. Hershberger served as a monitor for the 21st Century Community Learning Center and Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness programs for four years and currently consults on special projects for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Center for Schools and Communities and Spire Consulting, LLC.
Dr. Hershberger wrote her first competitive grant application and was awarded in 2003. She continued to write, receive and manage competitive and formula grants throughout her career until her retirement in 2017. These federal, state and private sector grants funded the programs she supervised such as the Migrant Education Program, 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs, Family Literacy program, Classrooms for the Future, Project 720 High School Innovations, Title III Education for English Learners, and Dollar General Adult and Family Literacy. In her role as an independent consultant, Dr. Hershberger has advised potential applicants on grant proposal preparation, supported current 21st CCLC grantees, and monitored 21st CCLC grantees for compliance.
Dr. Anthony T. Leach (A) is professor emeritus of music/music education at Penn State was director and founder of Essence of Joy. He served as conductor of the Penn State University Choir from 1994 – 2015 and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education. Leach also coordinated the African American Music Festival at Penn State. Leach holds the PhD in music education and the M. M. in conducting from Penn State, and a B.S. in music education from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. Leach received the President’s Award for Engagement with Students in 2007. During the 2009 – 2010 academic year, Leach served as Penn State University Laureate. Leach received the Brazeal Dennard Award from Chorus America in 2017 and the Penn State Lion’s Paw Association Award in 2018. Leach received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Lebanon Valley College in October, 2019. Leach also received the Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence in Pennsylvania from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. His choirs have performed at festivals throughout the United States and Canada, as well as tours of England, Scotland, Italy, Austia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Spain, France, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, St. Thomas/U.S. Virgin Islands, and South Africa. He has appeared as guest conductor for festivals in France, Japan, Venezuela, Czech Republic and Norway.
Leach served as a consultant in African-American choral music for festivals in Argentina and Slovenia. He has received numerous grants in support of projects that highlight and record the history of African-American influence on American music as an evolving performing arts form. This includes a recent proposal submitted to the National Performance Network Creation and Development Fund.
Joseph McGrath (C) is is a retired CEO and President of Unisys Corporation. Formerly, he was a Vice President and General Manager at Xerox, and a Vice President and Service Director at Gartner Group. As a member of the Business Roundtable, he helped craft public policy relating to such issues as international trade policy and stakeholder capitalism. McGrath was also a member of the G100 and the Technology CEO Council, the preeminent, executive peer-to-peer organization of CEOs from the country’s top IT technology companies. An accomplished business executive and business leader, Joe McGrath has a 30-year track record of success devising and executing strategies to position high-profile companies for sales and profit growth. He is an innovative problem solver, excellent communicator, and awardee of ten Telly Awards - the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. He is an author and holds a BA in English from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a MA in General Studies and Humanities from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Joseph McGrath is CEO of NetGen Consulting, specializing in executive leadership development, strategic planning, revenue and profit growth, enterprise software development, change management, and product development and launch.
Dr. Bruce Oliver Newsome (A, C) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas Permian Basin. He is the author of “Security and Risk Management” (second edition, Perseublishing, 2023), “Homeland Security and Emergency Management” (second edition, Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), “Countering New(est) Terrorism” (CRC Press, 2018), “Research, Analysis, and Writing” (Sage, 2015), and more than 20 other books. He previously held standing faculty positions at the University of San Diego, University of California Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Before teaching, he spent five years at the RAND Corporation, advising national and local governments on defense, security, risk, training, and organizational structure and behavior. His commentaries appear in respected and influential publications in the US and UK. A brief sampling of outlets includes International Policy Digest, Defence IQ, Modern Age, Cieo, Comment Central, and Reaction Magazine.
Dr. Newsome is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, participates in Infragard and the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, and is certified in Infrastructure Liaison and open-source intelligence.
Dr. Marian Schultz (A, C) is Dean Emerita of The Shippensburg University School of Academic Programs and services. Concurrently, she was Dean of Library and Multimedia Services. Previously, she was Executive Director of YWCA in Adams County, PA and Social Worker Coordinator for the Central PA Migrant Child Development Program. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of ACNB Corporation, the financial holding company for ACNB Bank and ACNB Insurance Services, Inc.
Her role as a university administrator provides her with extensive knowledge of and experience in higher education: strategic planning processes; program planning; student development; developmental education; fiscal management; facilities planning/management; developmental academic advising models and techniques; vocational development and career exploration; assessment strategies; and persistence and retention issues.