Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC)


The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) provides educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona. Its funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona. VMAC was authorized by the Township of Verona in 1989 to promote the prevention efforts of the State of NJ at the community level.

The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee meets one night each month during the school year - from September through May.

VMAC’s Mission is to provide information on alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention, as well as healthy lifestyle choices to all members of the Verona community. The Committee welcomes suggestions and requests from individuals and partnerships with other civic organizations that share our mission. The Committee will review any program funding requests that fall within our grant requirements.

Together we can make a difference in the safety and health of our community.

Board and Committee Members

  • Claudine Pascale - Coordinator
  • Julianne Boyle - Recording Secretary
  • Kimberly Manis
  • Wendi Caplan-Carroll
  • Suzanne Simpson
  • Stacy Williamson
  • Christine McGrath - Council Liaison
  • Chief of Police Alternate - Joel Martin
  • Superintendent - Rui Dionisio
  • Superintendent's Alternative - Dana Lustig
  • Township Manger - Matthew Cavallo
  • Township Manager Alternate - Rosanne Bornstein

SCA Parent Liaisons

  • Brookdale – Kieran Quinn, John Sorger
  • FN Brown – Florence Caldera
  • Forest Avenue – Lisa Loudon
  • Laning Avenue – Susan Nogales
  • Our Lady of the Lake School – Brian Haughny
  • HBW Middle School – Laurel Brolly
  • Verona High School – Wendy Gerstmann Powell

Student Assistance Counselor

  • Dana Lustig, LSW, SAC

School Club Advisors

  • DREAM Team – Meredith Bielen and Debbie Marsano
  • The BEST Club – Sandra Freire and Sonia Useche
  • Heroes & Cool Kids – Tricia Hemsley-Cartotto,  Angela Salisbury,
  • Dan Corrado, and Chris DeMond
  • Peer Leadership – Dana Lustig and Stacey Smith
  • STARS – Chris Tamburro and Jennifer Errico


  • Suzanne Broullon