Senior Leadership Team
Pam Gregory - President & CEO
Pam joined PBC in 2013 after spending two years at Cirque du Soleil as Director of Global Citizenship US overseeing corporate giving, employee engagement, public affairs and the company’s Cirque du Monde programs for at-risk youth. She spent more than 20 years working with at-risk youth though progressively responsible roles at Inwood House, Children For Children and Girls Quest where she focused on strategic planning, board development, program development & evaluation, all aspects of fundraising, marketing, and public affairs. Pam has a wealth of experience in social-emotional learning and experiential education, having served as both the Program Director and Executive Director of Trail Blazers, one of the oldest continually operating summer programs for at-risk youth in the U.S. She holds a BA from the University of New Orleans and a MA in Environmental Education from Goddard College. She also completed the Executive Level Program at Columbia Business School’s Institute for Non Profit Management.
Chris Bruther, MBA - Interim Director of Finance and Administration
Chris served as the Interim Director of Finance & Administration for PBC in 2014 and has returned in May 2016. For the past 10 years he has worked as an independent Financial Consultant for a host of firms including Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Rhodia/Solvay, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Recording for Blind and Dyslexic, and Cigna. Prior to that, he spent five years with News America Marketing. He also worked in a variety of financial positions for Sanford C. Bernstein, McKinsey & Co., and Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield. He holds an MBA from Fordham Graduate School of Business with a concentration in Marketing and Finance. He also holds a BS from Providence College where he majored in Business Administration and minored in History.
Roberto Gil, Jr., Esq. – Director, Blairstown Campus
Roberto joined PBC in 2013 after spending eight years at Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). As Director of Field Operations, Roberto oversaw programs in New York, NY, Augusta, GA and Detroit, MI. Prior to this he served as BELL’s Site Manager for the Bronxwood School where he oversaw an afterschool program for 200 scholars. Prior to BELL, Roberto was a Program Director with the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, serving the Brooklyn community at their Navy Yard Clubhouse, and Deputy Director of Court Operations at The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). One of his major accomplishments was the successful launch of the Manhattan Family Court – Court Employment Project, an alternative-to-placement program for juvenile delinquents. Roberto holds a BA in Government from The University of Texas in Austin and a JD from New York Law School. He is also a Wilderness First Responder.
Meredith Murray - Director of Development & Communications
Meredith joined PBC in 2015 with more than twenty years of broad development experience. Most recently, she spent eight years with Peddie School, where she served as Director of Parent Relations and Stewardship and taught Community Life to 9th and 10th grade students. Prior to her work at Peddie, Meredith worked as a development consultant and in roles in major and annual giving for The College of New Jersey, The Lawrenceville School, and Princeton University. Meredith holds a BA in Mass Communications and Political Science from Lycoming College and a MA in Counseling and Personnel Services from The College of New Jersey.
Jody Zengulis - Director of Facilities
Jody joined PBC in 1997 as a Maintenance Assistant. He was promoted to Facilities Supervisor in 2000 and Director of Facilities in 2013. He and his team oversee and maintain all Blairstown facilities, grounds, equipment, and vehicles. Jody has a wealth of skills and advanced training in emergency action plans, dam safety & maintenance, lake management, OSHA compliance, hazardous communication, asbestos, lead & mold management, ladder safety & fall protection, respirator protection, and electrical safety. He is also certified and licensed as a pesticide operator. Prior to PBC, Jody was an iron worker for West Jersey Industry and Garcon Enterprises and a maintenance repair person and grounds person for the Hunterdon Developmental Center. He holds a Facilities Management Certificate where he focused on budget management, project management, contractor & vendor management, system analysis, cost saving strategies, energy bench-marking and sustainable integration.
Princeton Office Staff
President & CEO
Chris Bruther, MBA
Interim Director of Finance & Administration
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
School-Based Program Staff
Clarissa Ghazi, LMSW
Site Coordinator - Global Neighborhood Secondary School
Roberto Gil, Jr., Esq.
Director, Blairstown Campus
(908) 362-6765 – ext. 4
(908) 362-6765 – ext. 7
(908) 362-6765 – ext. 6
Office & Outreach Manager
(908) 362-6765 – ext. 1
Coordinator, Special Programs
(908) 362-6765 – ext. 3
Don Juan Lewis
Food Services Staff
Food Services Manager
(908) 362-6765 – ext. 8
Leo Bravo - Lead Cook
Diana Friedeman - Kitchen Assistant
Diane Nicastro - Kitchen Assistant
Director of Facilities
(908) 362-6765 – ext. 5