Page 10 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • July 15, 2009 Area Three named to Ramapo College Foundation Board Ramapo College Foundation Chairman Robert Tillsley recently announced the appointment of Patricia Davino, Wayne E. Orchowski, and Carol D. Schaefer to the foundation’s board of governors. The appointees will help fulfill the foundation’s mission to “provide the resources that make the difference in Ramapo College’s quest for educational excellence.” All three were appointed to three-year terms. Davino is vice president/branch sales manager for Valley National Bank, managing the corporate office. She has also held positions with Interchange Bank and Midland Bank. Her philanthropic interests include serving as vice chair of Saint Joseph’s Wayne Hospital Foundation and leadership positions with Rotary International and the Tri- County Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Upper Saddle River. Orchowski is vice president of the eastern region of BMW of North America, LLC where he is responsible for leadership of all sales, marketing, post sales and dealer development in the region. He has been with BMW for 24 years serving in various locations and managerial positions. Orchowski has served as a company liaison with Spelman College’s Corporate Partners Program and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. He lives in Cornwall, New York. Until her retirement in 2006, Schaefer maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey specializing in individual, couples, adolescents and family counseling. She is a clinical supervisor and instructor at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale Medical School. She serves on the board of trustees of the Hackensack University Medical Center, as secretary of the board of directors of the American Skin Association, chairman of the New York Philharmonic Patron’s Tour and co-president of the board of directors of The Little Orchestra Society, among other philanthropic activities. In 1998, Schaefer received Ramapo College’s President’s Award of Merit. She resides in Franklin Lakes. “We are most fortunate to have the leadership and commitment of Carol, Patricia and Wayne on our board of governors,” said Cathleen Davey, executive director of the Ramapo College Foundation. “They will certainly advance our strategic goals and enhance our partnerships with members and businesses in the community.” Members of the board act as ambassadors for the college and the foundation, actively participate on committees and ensure the foundation’s legal, financial and ethical integrity. They also support foundation events including the Distinguished Citizens Dinner, Annual Golf Outing and the Performing Arts Dinner Series. Proceeds from these events help to fund student scholarships, faculty research and college projects. Ramapo College is located in Mahwah. Director: Reconnect with children during summer break “During the summer months, parents have a unique opportunity to strengthen their relationships with their children or teenagers, “noted Danielle Heller, LCSW, clinical director of child and adult services at West Bergen Mental Healthcare. Established in 1963, West Bergen provides counseling and psychiatric services for individuals and families in need. With school out and no homework to be concerned about, the summer recess affords parents and children a more relaxed and less structured environment. The increased leisure time allows parents the opportunity to “check in” on their children emotionally. Often, Heller explained, parents spend a great deal of time talking to their children about outcomes. What did they do in school that day? What is the homework assignment? Did they finish their homework? Summer is a unique time to reflect and to talk to children about how they feel emotionally. “It is a chance to listen to our children with our hearts,” Heller continued. “As parents, we can initiate the conversation about feelings. Help your children tell their own story. Be patient and allow them sufficient time to answer. Ask, ‘Do you remember when you were angry? How did you feel about the way you handled the situation? Would you do anything different next time you feel angry?’” are some of Heller’s suggestions. West Bergen strives to improve the quality of life in Bergen County and beyond. West Bergen offers services for children and adults in three locations: West Bergen Mental Healthcare, 120 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, (201) 444-3550; West Bergen Center for Children and Youth, One Cherry Lane, Ramsey, (201) 934-1160; and West Bergen Counseling Group, 3 Post Road, Oakland, (201) 651-1900. Engaged? Just Married? Celebrating an Anniversary? Share the news with neighbors and friends! Announce your Special Event in Ramsey artist receives honorary degree from Endicott Carol Amos Grillo recently received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. She was one of three distinguished members of the Endicott community who were recognized as part of the celebration of the college’s seventieth anniversary, reunion, and dedication of the new Center for the Arts. Grillo earned her degree in art at Endicott College and has been a practicing artist ever since, first as an illustrator for an advertising firm in Syracuse and later as an award-winning artist. Using hand-colored papers, inks, acrylics, and a variety of textural materials in the collage technique, she has created pieces that have won recognition from such organizations as the Vero Beach Art Club, Ringwood Art Association, The White Gallery, and the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. She has exhibited in many galleries across the United States including the Riverside Center for the Arts in Florida, the Kerygma Gallery in New Jersey, and the Cork Gallery in New York City’s Lincoln Center. She is an elected member of the National Association of Women Artists, one of the oldest art associations in the nation. In addition, she is a member of the National Collage Society, Vero Beach Art Club, North County Art Association, and the Artist’s Guild of Northwood University. During the dedication ceremony, the Carol Grillo Student Art Gallery at the new Center for the Arts was dedicated by Carol Grillo and her husband Bob. He is chairman of General Office Environments, a family-owned and operated office furniture dealership. Grillo received her associate’s degree from Endicott College and a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State Teachers College. She and her husband reside in Jupiter, Florida and Ramsey. Carol has two sons, Marc and Scott, one daughter, Carin, and eight grandchildren. We welcome photographs. Send announcements to: The Villadom TIMES P.O. Box 96, Midland Park, NJ 07432