Eden welcomes four new members to its Board of Trustees 

Eden Autism is pleased to announce four new members to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2022. These individuals were nominated and elected based on their outstanding dedication to advancing Eden’s mission to improve the lives of individuals with autism.

Anthony Cancro, Rajiv Devulapalli, Nancy Fishman, and Kishore Yalamanchili join seventeen other board members to provide Eden with leadership and strategic counsel. 

“It is an honor to welcome Anthony, Rajiv, Nancy, and Kishore to our Board of Trustees,” said Eden Autism President & CEO Michael Decker. “Their passion, knowledge, and commitment to our mission will provide invaluable guidance to the entire Eden community.”

Anthony Cancro

Anthony Cancro is the Township Administrator for the Township of Plainsboro where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations and overall management of the Township’s workforce, and operating and capital budget. Anthony has held similar roles in Springfield and Edison and has held senior executive roles with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and the New Jersey Department of Energy.

Anthony earned a Master’s in Public Administration and Management at Rutgers University, a Master’s in Environmental Science at City University of New York, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science/Planning at Ramapo College. He has also served on the boards of Sustainable Jersey and HomeFront.

Rajiv Devulapalli

Rajiv Devulapalli is the Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture – Data and Analytics at Johnson & Johnson. He has an MBA from the University of Miami, a certificate in Neuroscience from Harvard University, a certificate in Genomics from the University of Maryland, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Biotechnology through Harvard University.

Rajiv participates in the Eden Autism 5K and has volunteered to represent the organization at Johnson & Johnson to engage his colleagues in Eden events and fundraising efforts. His son has attended the Eden School since 2013.

Nancy Fishman

Nancy Fishman is a retired Senior Program Officer in Research, Evaluation, and Learning at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. There she designed, developed, funded, and managed research and evaluations grants in the areas of hospital and community integration for population health, strengthening community capacity, health profession workforce with a special emphasis on nursing and primary care, and innovative programs for community-based long-term care.

Nancy earned a Master’s of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Science – Nursing at the University of Connecticut.

Kishore Yalamanchili

Kishore Yalamanchili is the Managing Director/Consultant at New Oak Capital. Prior to this, he was Investment Senior Vice President, Portfolio Strategy Group at Prudential Financial. His experience in the investment industry includes Karya Capital Management, BlackRock Financial Management, and State Street Research & Management.

He earned a PhD in Structural Engineering at Clemson University, an MBA at the University of Chicago, an M.Tech at the Indian Institute of Technology, and a BE at Andhra University. Kishore is an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. He also participates in the Eden 5K and participated in other Eden fundraising events. His child currently attends the Eden School.

In addition to welcoming the new members, Eden would also like to thank Mark Berkowsky, Maribeth Edmunds, Norman Greenberg, and Charlie Banta for their service on Eden’s board as their terms have ended.