After Hours: Seton Hall Law; Bertone Piccini

After Hours: Seton Hall Law; Bertone Piccini

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Seton Hall Law Professor Margaret Lewis Elected Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations; CarePlus NJ Appoints Piccini Chair of Board.

Seton Hall Law Professor Margaret Lewis Elected Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations elected Seton Hall University School of Law Professor Margaret K. Lewis to life membership. Lewis has dedicated her legal career to international law, human rights and criminal justice, specifically in China and Taiwan. Founded in 1921, the council is a nonprofit think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. It has roughly 5,000 members. The council, which publishes Foreign Affairs, offers two forms of individual membership: term and life, both of which are “highly competitive and subject to nomination and then confirmation by current members,” according to a release. Lewis previously was a term member. “I’m both thrilled and honored to be recognized by my peers in this august and dynamic body,” said Lewis in a statement by Seton Hall Law. “As CFR approaches its hundredth year, it is perhaps more important than ever: clear-eyed analysis of international issues is crucial as the United States navigates the COVID-19 era.” Kathleen M. Boozang, dean of Seton Hall Law, said in a statement, “We are immensely proud of Professor Margaret Lewis. This appointment affirms what we already know. She is among the most prominent leaders in international affairs working to tackle some of the most complex policy and governance matters—and here at Seton Hall Law she is hard at work educating the next generation of global leaders.”

CarePlus NJ Appoints Piccini Chair of Board

Care Plus NJ Inc. appointed current board member Jeremy Piccini to the role of chair for a three-year term beginning July 1. Piccini has served on the board since January 2018 and was appointed vice chair in July 2019. In his practice, Piccini serves clients across industries and is a founding partner of Bertone Piccini in Hasbrouck Heights. He handles commercial transactions and commercial real estate law. In his role as board chair, Piccini will lead CarePlus’ board, which governs CarePlus and serves as parent board to its subsidiary organizations. The board consists of professionals and community members that contribute a variety of skills, knowledge and resources. “Since his appointment in 2018, Jeremy has been a valuable addition to our Board,” said Laura Siclari, also an attorney and previous CarePlus NJ board chair, in a statement. “We are thrilled to have him step into this new role and look forward to continuing to harness his personal and professional expertise to assist us in our mission to increase access to integrated primary and behavioral health care services for adults and children in the local community.” Siclari joined the board in 2011 and served six years as chair, working to increase access to care for those with behavioral health and substance use disorders. She has served on various committees and worked alongside CarePlus CEO and President Joe Masciandaro. Piccini said in a statement, “I’m honored to help lead such an incredible organization that does so much for our community. I’m thankful to Laura for her years of service and guidance and am grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside her during her term. I look forward to working closely with the entire board to ensure that CarePlus continues to be a leading provider of integrated primary, behavioral health and addiction treatment services for our community.”