Our Board of Directors

Lawrence A. Ceriello, President

Lawrence A. Ceriello is a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, an international law firm based in San Francisco, California. Mr. Ceriello’s practice is concentrated in commercial real estate finance and he has extensive experience in connection with the financing of large commercial real estate projects including hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, apartment and multi-family developments, and other large commercial projects throughout the United States. He regularly represents commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, private equity and other capital sources providing construction and permanent mortgage finance, bridge financing, mezzanine finance, and preferred equity in connection with such commercial projects. Mr. Ceriello received his B.A., cum laude, from Manhattan College and his J.D. from St. John’s University. He has served as a member of the Board of NSSA since 1994.

Bram D. Weber, Vice President

Bram D. Weber joined Weber Law Group LLP in 2002 after beginning his career at Greenberg Traurig LLP and a clerkship in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Weber received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in both history and American Studies from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of Notes and Comments of the Labor and Employment Law Journal, one of the most well respected labor and employment law journals in the country.

In addition to his activity in the legal community, Mr. Weber holds leadership positions in numerous community organizations including serving as the Co-Chairman of the Young Leadership Division of the American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC); as a Co-Founder of the Brandeis University Recent Graduates Network; as a Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Brandeis University Emerging Leaders Society; and as a Member of the Real Estate Executives (REX) Steering Committee and the Building Repair Committee of the UJA-Federation of New York.

Allen Perl, CPA, Treasurer

Allen Perl is the managing partner of Perl, Grossman & Associates, LLP, a CPA firm in Lake Success, NY. He is a member of the NYS Society of CPA’s. Mr. Perl lives in Westchester along with his wife Ann and their two children, Dara and Brett. He has served on NSSA’s Board of Directors since 2001 and has served as Board President from 2003 to 2010, when he assumed the position of Treasurer. Allen also serves on the board of The Afya Foundation of America, Inc.

Gayle V. Fremed, Secretary

Gayle V. Fremed is the Human Resources Director and Corporate Compliance Officer at Kulanu, an agency for children and adults with Special Needs on Long Island. She previously served as the Director of the Special Needs Department at the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Five Towns. Ms. Fremed has been a member of the NSSA Board of Directors since 1995, serving as Vice President from 2001 to 2010. Her daughter Jamie has been a client at NSSA since the inception of The Martin C. Barell School in 1993. Jamie is currently a very happy and proud consumer at NSSA’s Adult Services Program. Gayle’s son Brandon is a lawyer in Manhattan and volunteered at NSSA events for many years, along with his friends. Ms. Fremed has been married to her wonderful and supportive husband David since 1982.

Gerard Weldon, Director

Gerard Weldon is the Director of Marine Operations of New York Sand & Stone, a subsidiary of US Concrete based in Euliss, Texas. Mr. Weldon directs Marine Shipping and Supply Chain from the company’s Brooklyn, NY office. He received his B.S. in Management from St. John’s University in 1979 and his M.B.A. in Management from St. John’s University in 1993. Mr. Weldon is the parent of Cate, who is a client in NSSA’s Adult Services Program. He has served on the Board of Directors since 1992.

Lisa Goring, Director

Lisa Goring spent over fifteen years at Autism Speaks, and served in various leadership positions throughout her tenure. Under Ms. Goring’s leadership, Autism Speaks developed information, tool kits, videos, and an information and referral team to provide real-time personalized support. These resources have been utilized by millions of individuals and families nationwide. In addition, Ms. Goring implemented many Autism Speaks grant programs aimed at expanding services and supports for people with autism of all ages and support needs. In her most recent role, Ms. Goring was responsible for the development, implementation, and organizational coordination of all strategic priorities. Prior to Autism Speaks, Ms. Goring spent 19 years at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she was a vice president of merchandising, responsible for sales volume and profitability across stores, direct mail, and digital channels. Ms. Goring holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Boston University. She and her husband have two adult children, one of whom has autism. Her son received consultation services through NSSA while a student in their local school district, and he is now a client in the NSSA Adult Services program.