Lantern Hill Community Relations Committee

Bruce Beardsley, CRC Chair

Mr. Beardsley currently serves on the board of NSC, is Chair of the Budget and Finance Advisory Committee and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.  He is the chair of the Lantern Hill Community Board and CRC and also serves on the CRC at Brooksby Village.  He was a co-founder and served as a principal at Next Step Healthcare, LLC, where he provided senior housing and nursing facility consulting, transactional and valuation services.  Previously, he was senior vice president of acquisitions and VP of planning and development at Harborside Healthcare Corporation, serving there for almost 20 years.  Mr. Beardsley has served as chairman of the board of assessors for the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts and as a member of the owner/operator advisory board for the National Investment Center (NIC).  Mr. Beardsley earned his Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics at Lehigh University and his Master’s of Business Administration from Boston University.

Arnold Speert

Dr. Speert is chair of the Cedar Crest Board and Community Relations Committee.  He is also a member of the Lantern Hill and Seabrook Community Relations Committees.  He serves as a member of the NSC Investment and Treasury, Communications and Governance & Internal Affairs Advisory Committees.  Dr. Speert served as the sixth president of William Paterson University from 1985 until his retirement in July 2010. He has served on the boards of seven nonprofit institutions, two of which he chaired. In addition, he has served on the boards of the State Farm Indemnity Company, The Ramapo Bank, and the Broadway Bank and Trust Company. Dr. Speert also was a founding commissioner of the Passaic County (New Jersey) Improvement Authority. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University and his areas of expertise include institutional governance, institutional community building, and diversity.

David Marr, Director Living in Community (DLC)

Mr. Marr currently serves as the Director Living in Community (DLC) for Lantern Hill. He was elected to the first RAC to exist at Lantern Hill, previously served as secretary of the Lantern Hill RAC and is a vice president of the Organization of Residents Associations of New Jersey (ORANJ). After twenty-five years of government-related work for various parts of AT&T and Bell Laboratories, Mr. Marr switched to the development of hardware and software for cell phone systems and retired in 2002 as a Director at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, responsible for field trials and special projects involving Lucent’s cell phone systems. He later consulted to start-up companies and is now an investor and is leading several family history projects. Mr. Marr received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.