In 1981, while in college, Joshua Beren recognized the need for a different style EMS system in Lakewood, NJ. He designed and promoted an EMS protocol of fully equipped, direct private vehicle response to bring dispatch to patient contact time down to two minutes or less. This radical change in response protocol successfully saved numerous lives. After extensive negotiations with the Township of Lakewood, he founded Hatzolah EMS of Lakewood, NJ. Hatzolah EMS is now the largest volunteer EMS system in the State of NJ currently boasting in excess of 125 EMT members, 18 Paramedic members and 12 ambulances. Hatzolah EMS is the only volunteer EMS organization in NJ to have a volunteer Paramedic Program.
Joshua is a nationally registered paramedic, holds a Masters Degree in Talmudic and Rabbinic Law from Beth Medrash Govoha, The largest Rabbinical University in the world, is an ordained Rabbi and is a practicing synagogue rabbi at Cong. Bais Yoseph Halevi.
Joshua Volunteers as a paramedic for organizations, including, Hatzolah EMS, Chai Lifeline, Camp Simcha for children with cancer, Camp Simcha Special for children with disabilities and special needs.
Joshua sits on numerous advisory boards including: The Ocean Medical Center Bioethics committee, Bnos Yaakov School for girls Lakewood, NJ, Yeshiva Tifereth Torah school for boys, Lakewood, NJ, Renaissance on the Ocean Condominium Association, Long Branch, NJ.
Joshua is currently the CEO of NJB Equity Group, A Venture Capital Funding company and a Real Estate investment Group, with offices in Lakewood, NJ and Denver, CO.
Bryce May, MBA
Bryce is a co-founder and Managing Partner of American Working Capital. American Working Capital is a merchant bank focused on partnering with privately held middle market businesses providing strategic direct investments to facilitate ownership succession and growth plans. The firm is owned and managed by its founding partners who have over 200 years of collective experience working with privately held businesses, their owners and management teams. Mr. May’s direct investment and capital markets experience spans the full range of business lifecycle needs, from growth capital financings, acquisitions and recapitalizations to divestitures and restructurings. In addition, Bryce has a broad base of industry experience including but not limited to transportation, logistics and business/healthcare services. Prior to co-founding AWC, Mr. May was a Member of The Yucaipa Companies, a multi-billion dollar investment management company focused on investing in the retail, distribution, logistics and related consumer sectors. Previously, Bryce was a Managing Director with Duff & Phelps, LLC in the firm’s investment banking practice where he advised both public and privately-held middle market companies in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising activities. He received a B.S. from Indiana University, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
Bryce currently serves on the boards of Concord Maritime Holdings LLC, Medway Air Ambulance LLC and Mr. Bults, Inc.
Harris Nydick is a founding partner and Managing Member of CFS Investment Advisory Services, L.L.C., a Registered Investment Advisor and has been advising institutions, retirement plans, high net worth individuals and families for over 34 years. He is a featured speaker at national industry conferences on 401(k) and Retirement Plan subjects and has been featured in television, radio, print and electronic media on a variety of financial topics.
Harris is the co-author of Common Financial Sense, a number one Amazon bestselling book about simple strategies for successful 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plan investing.
Harris currently serves on the Investment Committee of the American Liver Foundation. He is the Vice President of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ and has previously served on the New Jersey Attorney Ethics Committee and as an adjunct faculty member of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Michael Vatch MPA, LNHA, CCEMT-P
Michael Vatch currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Care EMS in New York, a position he has held for the past 13 years. In the past, Michael served as the Vice President of Operations for the Queens Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care, Administrator for Emergency Medicine at Brookdale Hospital and Chief of Operations for Metrocare EMS. Michael remains clinically active working as a Paramedic within the New York City 911 System. SeniorCare EMS is the largest commercial ambulance provider in New York State, with over 1000 employees and 175 Ambulances. Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Touro College and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Health Care Leadership from New York University.
Abraham Warshaw, MD
Dr. Abraham Warshaw is the Senior Vice President, Chief and Medical Director of Access Services for Mount Sinai Health System and an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy of the Icahn School of Medicine. In the Access role Dr. Warshaw oversees a portfolio of services including Physician Access, Transfer, Executive, International, Transportation, EMS and Episodic Telehealth. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Warshaw has held a number of leadership roles which includes serving as the Chief Clinical Officer at Newark Beth Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer and Emergency Medicine PC at North General Hospital and Associate ED Director at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital after completing Medical School at SUNY-Downstate. Dr. Warshaw and his team are highly focused on ensuring high quality care, exceptional customer service and a world class patient experience when performing their roles within the Mount Sinai Health System.
Michael Wildes, JD
Michael Wildes is the managing partner with the leading immigration law firm of Wildes and Weinberg, P.C. He is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York and teaches Business Immigration Law. He is a former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993) and author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door (Foreword by Alan Dershowitz). Having represented the United States government in immigration proceedings, Michael Wildes is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television. He has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients.
Mr. Wildes’ boutique law firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. It was established in 1960 by his father Leon Wildes whose best known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries.
More than fifty years since its inception, the firm continues to serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law. Some of Michael Wildes recent clients include First Lady Melania Trump, famed artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, many of the former Miss Universes’ as well as soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges, and many other talented artists.
Michael Wildes is also the mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, where he resides.