At its December meeting, the Princeton Area Community Foundation Board of Trustees appointed two new members.

Nicole Bronzan, a senior communications officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Bernard “Bernie” Flynn, the retired President and CEO of NJM Insurance Group, were welcomed to the 27-year-old community institution that promotes philanthropy to advance the well-being of communities forever.

“We’d like to welcome Nicole and Bernie,” said Anthony “Skip” Cimino, Board Chair. “Nicole brings additional expertise in communications to our board, as we work toward continuing to expand our outreach to donors and the general public, to give them a greater awareness of what the Community Foundation represents in the community.

“Bernie will be an excellent addition to our board, because of his concerns for the community and his compassion for people, as well as his understanding of governance,” Cimino continued. “In addition, during his tenure at NJM, he was a partner with the Community Foundation, and many other local nonprofits. We know they will make great additions to our board.’”

Nicole Bronzan of Princeton has been a senior communications officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) since 2015 where she directs communications strategy related to New Jersey programming. She was previously communications director at ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, and Freedom to Marry, an organization that fought for marriage equality. She also oversaw media and grassroots outreach at the Legal Action Center, but she spent her formative years as an editor at The New York Times, with work that spanned breaking news, investigative series and online-only features.

Bernard “Bernie” Flynn of Delran served as President and CEO of NJM Insurance Group for a decade, retiring in April 2018. From 2009 to 2013, he was also Chairman of the Board of NJM Bank FSB, a subsidiary of NJM. He is currently an Advisory Director for the NJM Boards. Before joining NJM in 1993, he was a state Deputy Attorney General and served as Counsel for the Commissioner of Insurance. His previous nonprofit board service includes roles as co-chair of Greater Trenton, Chairman of Choose New Jersey, and a Trustee for Public Media New Jersey, Inc.

Two Board members, Carol Herring and Lisa Skeete Tatum, completed their terms of service at the meeting.

“I want to thank Carol and Lisa for their many contributions during their time on the Board, said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “In her role as Chair, from 2015 to 2017, Carol served as an excellent resource during my early days with the Community Foundation. I also want to thank Lisa for her participation on the Committee on Trustees, where she provided strong candidates for Board service.”