SNAP Executive Board:
Matthew Certner: Co-founder; Chief Executive Officer
Matthew is a recent graduate of Duke University and is now working as a consultant for IBM. He is a co-founder of SNAP, Inc. and the current Chief Executive Officer. Matthew is also the founder of SCSN NJ Disability Clinics. Matthew has headed SNAP’s international campaign since 2009, and is currently developing SNAP’s first special needs school in Nebaj, Guatemala.
Zachary Certner: President, Co-founder
Zachary is currently studying at Duke University. Appointed in 2009, Zach has expanded the organization's educational campaign, launching the 2010 New Jersey Disability Trainings and student ambassador programs. Zachary is also a member of the National Youth Leadership Advisory Council for NYLC, and is President of Morristown Key Club International.
Dr. Alexandra Moosen: Board Director
Dr. Moosen is a general dental practitioner; graduated from Maryland University and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDMJ). Dr. Moosen has served as a board director for SNAP, Inc. since 2009, and currently is serving as Chief Executive Officer of SCSN NJ Disability Clinics for children with special needs.
Benjamin D. Rhodes: Board Member, SNAP Athletic Director
Ben completed his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Montclair State University in 2013. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University. Ben completed the Applied Practicum course at the Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University in the fall of 2014, and will continue to earn practicum credits in the summer of 2015. Ben is specializing in teaching older learners with autism, daily living skills instruction, vocational skills instruction, and the reduction of problematic behavior in children and adults with disabilities. He has served on SNAP's board since 2010 and has run SNAP's athletic programs for the past 5 years.
Suzanne Kersten: Board Member, SNAP Art Director
Sue is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in graphic design and photography. She has over 20 years experience in both industries. She has been teaching our SNAP art class for the last 2 years with the help of our talented and devoted mentors. She is also a mother of 3, two of whom have special needs. She has been on our board of directors for the past 4 years.
Dr. Paul Abend: Board Member
Dr Abend, a Physiatrist, owns Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine, a private medical practice in NJ. Dr. Abend has been a board director for SNAP, Inc. since 2009. He is also the co-founder of Autism Escapes and is a co-founder of Mt Bethel Village, an assisted living residence for adults with autism. He has created after school programs for children with special needs and has developed an autism medical training program for Family Practice residents at UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Bruce Certner: Board Member
Dr. Certner, general dental practitioner, owns a private practice in Denville, New Jersey. Dr. Certner graduated from George Washington University and Farleigh Dickenson Dental School. He has served as a board director of SNAP since 2010.