Team Board of Directors Contributors

Board of Directors

Samuel A. Cole

Managing Principal and Co-founder of Stonecutter Ventures LLC.

Sam Cole is the Managing Principal and co-founder of Stonecutter Ventures LLC. Since 2016, he has helped build companies that combine disruptive business models with enabling technologies, from robotics, fintech, and defense to consumer brands, commodities, and manufacturing. Before 2016, he was the President and Co-Founder of Phigital,…

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Regina M. Egea

Chairman of the GSI Board of Directors

Regina M. Egea is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Garden State Initiative (GSI), an independent research and educational organization dedicated to promoting new investment, innovation and economic growth in New Jersey. She brings diverse private and public sector leadership experience to the organization’s mission and…

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Thomas J. Healey

Founder and Managing Partner of Healey Development LLC

Mr. Healey is the founder and managing partner of Healey Development LLC. Mr. Healey is a founder of Prisma Capital Partners, a $5 billion fund of hedge funds, a founder of the FIA Timber Partners funds, a series of timberland investment funds with over $1 billion of capital…

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Robert J. (Bob) Hugin

Retired as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Celgene Corporation

Bob Hugin retired as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Celgene Corporation. Throughout Bob’s nearly nineteen years of managerial leadership, which included serving as CFO, President & COO, CEO, and Chairman & CEO, Celgene achieved unprecedented growth and produced outstanding results. Bob was…

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Frayda Levin

Owned and Managed a Book Distribution Business

Frayda Levin owned and managed a book distribution business for 18 years.  After selling her business, she co-founded Moving Picture Institute which promotes liberty through film. She recently founded Color Us United which advocates for a race-blind society based on individual liberty.  Mrs. Levin is a member…

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Lawrence J. Mone

President of the Manhattan Institute

Mr. Mone served as President of the Manhattan Institute from 1995 until his retirement in 2019. He joined the Institute in 1982, serving as a public policy specialist, program director and vice president before being named the Institute’s fourth president. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the College of the…

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Dipal Patel

Founder and CEO of Hexa Builders, LLC

Born and raised in New Jersey, Mr. Patel is the Founder and CEO of Hexa Builders, LLC with residential and commercial developments throughout New Jersey, New York, and the Philadelphia Metro area.  Recognized as one of the top South Asian real estate developers in the tri-state area, Mr.

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