Eden Autism is pleased to announce three new members to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2023. Mark Berkowsky, Robert Fava, and Simi Kedia join eighteen other board members to provide Eden with guidance, leadership, and strategic counsel.
“We are honored to welcome Mark, Robert, and Simi to our Board of Trustees. Each new member brings with them a unique expertise that will further our mission,” said Eden Autism President & CEO Michael Decker.
Mark Berkowsky has returned to the Board of Trustees after completing two three-year terms ending in 2022. Mark is the Principal and Owner of Berkowsky and Associates with 40+ years of experience in architecture and construction. He is a registered architect, licensed professional planner, and LEED-accredited professional. He serves as president of Cranbury Housing Associates, Inc. a nonprofit organization that develops and manages affordable housing, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society. Mark received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and the US Green Building Council.
Mark has been a member of the Eden Dreams steering committee for more than a decade and has co-chaired the event several times. He also played an instrumental role in the planning and opening of Eden’s Schalks Crossing Day Center for aging adults with autism.
Robert Fava is President of Subzero Wolf Cove, Inc. Prior to joining Subzero Wolf Cove, he spent 23 years with Miele, Inc., a $5 billion family-owned organization, most recently as Vice President – Sales.
His 32 years of executive leadership in the consumer goods industry include market strategy, sales management, cross-cultural competence, project management, and cross-functional collaborations. Earlier in his career, he managed construction projects for The New York Times and American Express World Financial Center. Robert’s daughter is a participant in Eden’s adult day program.
Simi Kedia, PhD, is the Albert R. Gamper Chair in Business at Rutgers Business School. She has also been a faculty at Harvard Business School. Professor Kedia’s research interests are in empirical corporate finance and span corporate governance, financial misconduct, credit ratings, proxy voting, and hedge fund activism. Her research has been cited in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New Yorker, Forbes, Fortune, Financial Times, CNBC, and NPR Marketplace.
Simi is an Editor for the Journal of Corporate Finance. She has served as an Associate Editor for Management Science, Review of Financial Studies and Financial Management. She serves on American Finance Association Ethics Committee. She has served on the American Finance Association Nominating Committee and on the board of the Financial Management Association.
In addition to welcoming the new members, Eden would also like to thank John Amirante, Madeline Chadehumbe, and Stacie Sherman for their service on Eden’s board as their terms have ended.