MCOHA Board of Trustees
Gordon Graber, Esq.
Gordon Graber is a founding partner at Sullivan and Graber with offices in Morristown, New Jersey and New York City. He is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Rule 1:40 qualified mediator by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Gordon is admitted to the state Bars of New Jersey, New York and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.
Gordon completed his Bachelor’s Degree graduating with distinction from the University of Rochester and earned his law degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Law School in 1977. He is a Trustee of the Morris County Bar Foundation.
Gordon and his wife Helen reside in Mendham. They have two adult children, Devin and Brette, living in Seoul, South Korea and New York City. Gordon has been a proud board member since 2004 and currently serves as Chair.
Lydia Silfa, currently Vice President at TD bank has many years of banking experience with various banks in New York City including 15 years in Wall street in different capacity including Private Wealth and institutional Custody.
Lydia is active in the community and serves as Treasure of the Rockaway Borough Business Association. She has an undergraduate degree in Finance and Investments from Baruch College, City University of New York and an advance in Economic Policy from The New School for Social Research.
Dr. Maria P. Isaza
Maria P. Isaza is an Associate Professor and the Chairperson of the Biology and Chemistry Department in the Health and Natural Science Division at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph, NJ. She was born in Cali, Colombia and immigrated to the United States in 1990.
Maria graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology from the College of St. Elizabeth in 2002. She received her Ph. D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2009. She started working at CCM in 2007 as an adjunct professor and was hired as a full-time professor in 2008.
As Chairperson, Maria oversees the functioning of the Biology and Chemistry Department at CCM, manages 15 fulltime faculty and 34 adjuncts, as well as teaches Biology lectures and laboratories. She also serves on several committees including the College’s Strategic Enrollment Management, Academic Standards, and General Education committees as well as the College Council.
Maria is an active member of the American Society for Microbiology and the Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists. She has been a Morris County resident for the past 25 years and currently resides in Dover, NJ with her family.
Francis J. Bastone
Affiliation: Retired Town Administrator, Montville
I am a retired career municipal administrator with a career spanning 4 decades serving local governments in northern New Jersey. My motivation to serve on the Board of Directors is that my background will be of benefit to MCOHA in its mission of providing service and community integration in furtherance of our strong heritage as a nation of immigrants.
Professionally, I am now a part-time municipal management consultant and a part time yacht broker. I have served as my Community Association President for over 10 years. In my leisure time I am a life-long ice hockey player and an international cruising and racing sailor.
Elizabeth Rosado, RN