Michael Petrella has been a parishioner since 1971, a member of the Council since 2017 and is currently serving as co-chair. He and his wife Susan live in Wyckoff and have one daughter who attends Saint Joseph School. Michael has been an altar server for 34 years, serves as Master of Ceremonies for the Easter Triduum Masses, and is co-director of Adult Altar Servers at Saint Joseph. He is a physician whose specialty is Neonatal Medicine and works at Nyack and White Plains Hospitals as an attending neonatologist.
Tom Kohli has been a member of Saint Joseph parish since 1992. He and his wife Peg have three adult children all of whom attended Saint Joseph School. A 1980 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, he worked in the electronics industry for 25 years before retiring as Partner & VP of Engineering for Instrumentation Engineering. He is a member of Cornerstone XV, Knights of Columbus, and is the Committee Organization Representative for St. Joseph Boy Scout Troop 142 as well as a former soccer, basketball, and track coach at Saint Joseph, Bergenfield PAL, and Woodcliff Lake Athletic Association. He has been a member of the Council since 2018 and is currently serving as co-chair.
Betty Montalbano has been a parishioner of Saint Joseph since 1993 and a member of our Council since 2017. She and her husband Michael live in New Milford and have two adult children, both graduates of Saint Joseph School. She is a member of our Adult Choir and Cornerstone and is a bookkeeper for an accountant in Wayne.
Donna Bascomb has been a member of Saint Joseph parish for over 50 years. She lives in Oradell with her husband Richard. They have three grown children. Donna works as a registered nurse at Valley Hospital in the labor and delivery department and has been a member of Saint Joseph Cornerstone since 2010.
Jim Hunt is an active parishioner of Saint Joseph Church. He and his wife Maureen raise their 6 children in Oradell where 5 of them currently attend Saint Joseph School. A Cornerstone XXII candidate, Jim is an attorney, having graduated from Swarthmore College and Seton Hall University School of Law. He is a partner at the Tenaglia & Hunt law firm and practices law in New Jersey and Manhattan. Jim volunteers his time in the community serving as a basketball coach for Saint Joseph Athletic Association teams and a football coach for the River Dell Junior football program.
Neil Neubert and his wife Kathryn were married in Saint Joseph Church. They have one son who graduated from Saint Joseph School and one granddaughter. Neil was born and raised in Teaneck and served in the US Air Force providing radio-controlled target aircraft for anti-aircraft missile testing. He graduated as an electrical engineer in 1967 and specialized in television engineering during his 45-year career. Neil joined the Saint Joseph Choir in 2005; he also sings in the Ridgewood Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus and serves Saint Joseph as both an altar server and Eucharistic Minister.
Melinda Rabbia and her husband Joseph have been parishioners of Saint Joseph since 1996. They reside in Oradell with their two daughters who are also active in parish ministries. Melinda has been a catechist for over 30 years and has worked with the RCIA program since 2011. Melinda facilitates a bible study, co-runs a nursing home ministry, and assists with the Advent Giving Tree and other Social Concerns Committee programs. She has coordinated Saint Joseph’s Respect Life committee since 2009 and is an active participant in “40 Days for Life”. A graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business, Melinda worked in investment banking and financial services. Melinda is happy to join the council because Saint Joseph Church is her second home.