Patricia Murabito has been the Chairman of the Board for the Johnny M Foundation since her and her husband formed it in 2010. It was their dream and now a reality to ensure that their son Johnny’s memory would go on forever while helping ensure that children less fortunate would achieve a better life. Patti holds the position of Vice President and secretary of her and her husband’s business RE Business Solutions. Her main responsibilities there are Human Resources and management. Patti was much more involved early on in the business but worked part-time for the last 10 years to raise their children.
Patti along with her husband have orchestrated and navigated all of the fund raising efforts and projects that the Johnny M Foundation have been involved with and achieved. Patti’s connection and respect as a businesswoman in the community has been instrumental in getting companies and individuals involved with supporting the foundation.
Patti is a graduate of F.I.T. and after graduating was employed with Strawbridge and Clothier, a Philadelphia based retailer for many years in the buying office. Holding that position gave her the further knowledge and experience in negotiating pricing, deals and people skills.
Patti has been very active in all of the schools that their children attended with fund raising efforts. She is also very passionate and involved with the Ronald McDonald house of Camden and the For Pete’s Sake a cancer respite foundation. Patricia and John have been extremely supportive and generous to all of the local charities and foundations. Their daughters are following in their parent’s philanthropic footsteps by giving back to the community. They are involved in many organizations that help children deal with life situations such as divorce, death and bullying. Along with that, the Murabito girls have done service trips throughout the U.S. helping to make a difference. Patricia and John reside in Mount Laurel NJ with her 3 daughters Gianna, Nicolette and Gabrielle.
John Murabito is the Vice President and co-founder of the Johnny M Foundation. It was also his vision along with his wife Patti to ensure their son’s memory to live on and help other children along the way.
John Murabito is the President and Founder of RE Business Solutions (formally Ribbons Express). John was born and raised in South Philadelphia by two hard working parents who instilled great work ethics in him.
John attended high school at Saint John Neumann and while he was there he started working at Shields Business Machines. John did not really like school or studying but knew he liked finance and selling, so after graduating he continued to work at Shields where he worked his way up the ladder from a service tech (fixing typewriters) to a salesman, selling the products. After many years of successfully building relationships with clients and learning all aspects of the business he decided to take a shot and start a company on his own. So in 1988 John did just that. Ribbons Express was born in the basement of his parent’s home in South Philadelphia. John is the meaning of the American Dream and a true success story. A few years after that, his wife Patti joined him and they went from the basement to many different locations along the way to their current headquarters in Cherry Hill NJ. RE has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Delaware Valley with locations in Northern NJ and Buffalo NY. RE is a leader in printer and copier sales and supplies for Hewlett Packard, Xerox and Lexmark, along with many other product lines. John is instrumental in developing great business relationships with his company’s customers and vendors. He oversees his company’s total operations but specializes in negotiating deals and marketing strategies to increase sales and revenue.
John has enjoyed actively working with a number of charities, For Pete’s Sake, Cancer Respite Foundation where John sits on the advisory board. John is also extremely involved with the Ronald McDonald house in Camden NJ. Both of these organizations are near and dear to John’s heart and have been the recipients of some of The Johnny M Foundation’s efforts.
John is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia and belongs to many golf clubs, Tavistock and Medford Village, to just name a few. He is an active member of the Trimega buying group, within his industry, helping to pull businesses together like his, to have better buying power. With all of John’s connections both personally and in business he has lent a hand in achieving success for The Johnny M Foundation. Like his wife Patti he has also instilled the core values onto his daughters to give back to the community and help others. John resides currently in Mount Laurel NJ with his wife Patti and their 3 daughters.
Nita has been the Director of Marketing for RE Business Solutions (formerly Ribbons Express, Inc.), a printer hardware, supplies and service company, since 2002. The company is owned by John and Patricia Murabito, the founders of The Johnny M Foundation. She assisted Patti and John with The Nickelodeon Family Suite and Johnny’s Clubhouse projects at The Ronald McDonald House in Camden, NJ before the Johnny M Foundation was formed in 2010. Nita was also very helpful in the start-up of the Johnny M Foundation and currently serves as Board Treasurer. Her many responsibilities include account management, receipt of all foundation donations and production of the program book for the Annual Galas. Nita currently resides in Bucks County, PA with her husband Neal.
Shannon Buck has been on the Johnny M Foundation Board since the Foundation was formed in 2010 supporting the goals of the Foundation through fundraising.
Before leaving the “business” world to raise her three daughters, Shannon held positions in the construction field, as assistant project manager at Commercial Roof Decks and Tri-Corp Construction in Jacksonville, FL. After moving to New Jersey, she joined the land development company, The Fentell Corporation located in Voorhees, NJ.
Shannon has lead many Fundraising teams for St. Joan of Arc School in Marlton, NJ and Bishop Eustace Prep School in Pennsauken, NJ. Events include Golf Tournaments, Fashion Shows, Races, Casino Nights and Dinner Dances. She has also lent her talents to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Golf Tournaments and The Mercy Home Foundation.
Rejoining the workforce on a part time basis in September 2014, Shannon is the Director of the Before and After Care Program at St. Joan of Arc School. She resides in Marlton, NJ with her husband, Steve, and their three daughters.
Maryann Nigrelli-Canal brings a strong financial background and commitment to the Johnny M Foundation Formerly Vice President of the United Savings Bank in Philadelphia from 1985 – 1993, she is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and is serving as a member of the audit and salaries committee of that institution.
Maryann has also been involved with The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) a nonprofit organization based in New York that strives to bring awareness and a cure to the disease Charcot Mare Tooth (CMT) from 2005 thru 2011. She has served as President as well as Chairman of the Board, of HNF from 2007 thru 2011.
This experience has lent itself to the raising of capital, grant writing, event planning and medical funding.
Mr. Cusick is a Vice President at Capital Bank of New Jersey and responsible for managing their Burlington and Camden County Markets. He is a West Virginia University alumnus and also a graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox ABA National Commercial Lending School and Cherokee High School in Marlton, New Jersey. He is a life-long member of Tavistock Country Club and currently sits on their Board of Governors. Mr. Cusick resides in Camden County, New Jersey with his wife, daughter and son.
Dr. John McGrath is Board Certified in Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Otolaryngic Allergy. He earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. Dr. McGrath received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McGrath was Chief Resident in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck/Facial Plastic Surgery. He had special training in Sinus Surgery at University of Pittsburgh-Shadyside Hospital, Head and Neck Surgery at Buffalo General Hospital and Medical College of Pennsylvania, Pediatric Otolaryngology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and extensive training in Facial Plastic Surgery at Graduate Hospital.
Dr. McGrath is the Director of the only Comprehensive Allergy, Nasal and Sinus Centers in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey area with three locations. His primary goal is to provide patients with the highest quality of care. He is committed to promoting advances in the diagnosis and treatment of nasal, sinus, and allergy disorders. Dr. McGrath is well known for his expertise in Rhinoplasty and Nasal/Septal Surgery using no nasal packing for the relief of nasal obstruction, snoring and nasal deformity. He frequently shares his expertise by lecturing medical groups and training medical students and resident physicians. Dr. McGrath was recognized by SJ Magazine as Top Doc in Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Dr. McGrath is a Fellow of The American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of American Osteopathic Association, Philadelphia Osteopathic Medical Association, and American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. McGrath is a clinical instructor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
Dr. McGrath has been a member of the Johnny M Foundation Board since 2010.
Austin has been a senior financial executive with over 25 years of professional experience with hands on management style. Austin is known for being an integral component of the C-suite team. Austin has an extensive background in planning, acquisitions, operational improvements and financial analysis. Responsibilities have included banking, M&A activity, and oversight of all financial operations, HR, legal and other operational areas. A hands-on team player viewed as a dedicated leader by his fellow colleagues with excellent communication and supervisory skills.
Todd Sherman has been an active member of the Johnny M Foundation since 2011, offering extensive financial industry experience and business acumen to the continued growth and development of the Foundation. Todd also leverages his widespread community involvement and charitable efforts with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Board Member, 2012) to bring awareness of the Johnny M Foundation to the Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia regions.
Todd currently holds the position of Executive Director and Managing Partner of the Sherman Sobin Group at Morgan Stanley. His team’s services focus on complex family engagements, often Corporate Executives, Late-Career Physicians and Entrepreneurs. These relationships have given Todd the opportunity to successfully manage a high net worth desk and work with some of the most respected and established members of the community.
Terry concentrates his practice in the area of corporate and commercial banking law, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending transactions and the impact of New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act on business transactions. Terry has provided extended advice and service in the following areas:
- Mergers and Acquisitions. Terry has been involved in many purchases and sales of privately-owned businesses both as counsel to buyer and seller. Such representation has ranged from sales/purchases of family-owned businesses to large privately-owned entities with particular emphasis in the transportation and food industries.
- Commercial Lending. He has also been involved in commercial lending transactions, counseling both national and regional financial institutions as well as privately-owned and publicly-owned borrowers in documenting their primary lending facilities.
- General Corporate Services. In addition, Terry has had extensive experience in advising and directing businesses in the areas of entity selection, contract preparation/review, and corporate governance. Such representation has ranged from newly formed start-up operations to long established business entities.
- ISRA. Finally in connection with the foregoing, Terry has also provided extensive advice on the potential applicability and impact of New Jersey’s Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) on business transactions.
Terry concentrates his practice in the area of corporate and commercial banking law, Examples of corporate matters Terry has handled on behalf of his clients included:
- Purchase and sale of companies in the transportation industry including “LTL” and logistics operations.
- Review of supply, co-pack and manufacturing agreements for the private label food industry.
- Corporate structure and tax advice for various foreign-owned companies setting up operations in the United States.
- ISRA advice in connection with the sale/mergers/divestitures by publicly-owned companies.
- Sale of national refrigerated warehouse operations.
Professional and Community Involvement
Current Professional Organization Membership:
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey Bar Association
- Camden County (N.J.) Bar Association
Current Community Board Service:
- Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey
- Legal Counsel – Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey
- Legal Counsel – Johnny M Foundation since 2014
- Member – New Jersey Food Processors Association
Prior Community Board Service:
- Founding Member – New Jersey Entrepreneurs Network
- Legal Counsel – Board of Directors of Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey
Awards and Recognition
- “Top Attorney” by SJ Magazine for Corporate Law and Banking Law
- Recognized by South Jersey Magazine in its “Awesome Attorneys” edition for Corporate Law