Management Moves

American Red Cross of Central New Jersey, 707 Alexander Road, Suite 101, Princeton 08540. 609-951-8550.

The American Red Cross has named Rosie Taravella, former CEO of the American Red Cross of Western and Central New York, as regional chief executive officer of the organization’s New Jersey Region. She replaces Ana Montero, who has assumed new responsibilities as chief of the Red Cross Hurricane Maria Recovery Program in Puerto Rico.

Taravella will oversee all Red Cross service delivery, fundraising, and external relations in the state.

“I am proud and humbled to have been selected for this promotion by senior leaders of our national organization,” Taravella said. “The work of the Red Cross has a positive, meaningful impact on the communities it serves. I will do my best to lead the group of dedicated and talented people who carry out the mission of the Red Cross.”

“I’m thrilled to welcome Rosie to New Jersey,” said Mathieu Nelessen, northeast division vice president. “Her leadership skills, management philosophy, and experience will enable her to build upon the region’s existing strengths and lead the Red Cross to provide even better service to communities in the Garden State.”

Taravella became the regional CEO of the American Red Cross of Central New York in early 2012. After Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas last year, Taravella was deployed by the Red Cross to work as a liaison with elected officials in Texas. She also served as interim CEO of the Red Cross Greater New York Region while leadership there was deployed to help with hurricane relief efforts.

Prior to her work with the Red Cross, Taravella was vice president of corporate advancement at WCNY Public Broadcasting in Syracuse, New York. She also worked as a writer and actor, appearing in “Who’s the Boss,” “Married with Children,” “Full House,” and other shows.

Shopping Center for Sale

Colliers International, 500 Alexander Park, Suite 101, Princeton 08540. 609-269-1111. Thomas Romano, managing director.

Colliers International Group Inc has been hired to sell the Shoppes at Foxmoor, located at 1095 Washington Boulevard in Robbinsville. Colliers is marketing the 125,295-square-foot retail asset in conjunction with, an online auction platform. The auction is slated for July 30 through August 1.

The Parsippany-based Colliers NJ Investment Sales Team led by Jacklene Chesler and including Patrick Norris, Matthew Brown, and Angelo Vitale is handling the assignment.

“The Shoppes at Foxmoor offers an attractive value-add investment opportunity to purchase a well-located, neighborhood retail asset at below replacement cost,” said Chesler. “The 19-acre property is 41 percent occupied and offers tremendous upside, which can be achieved through investment in capital upgrades and implementing an aggressive lease-up plan.”

New in Town

Thrivent Financial, 2681 Quakerbridge Road, Suite A-1, Mercerville 08619. 609-587-1012. Henry Angelucci, financial associate.

The financial services firm has opened an office on Quakerbridge Road.


Dr. Adel Mahmoud, 76, on June 11. He was a scientist who led the development of many vaccines still in use today including the measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine. He was president of Merck Vaccines from 1998 through 2006 and after that became a professor at Princeton, teaching molecular biology and serving as a policy analyst in the Woodrow Wilson school. Colleagues said Mahmoud encouraged pharmaceutical companies to pursue projects that saved lives instead of more profitable ventures.

Kenneth R. Fredericks, 75, on June 23. He was a literacy volunteer with Literacy New Jersey Mercer County Programs and a member of the East Windsor Township Economic Development Committee. Services will be held Wednesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.

Daniel Arthur, 56, on June 18. He owned Timeless Cleaning and Michael’s Men’s Wear in Trenton for 30 years before retiring in 2015.

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