Board of Trustees

Robin J. PearlRobin has 15 years experience as a marketing professional in organizations across a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods and healthcare. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, promotional partnerships, joint ventures and alliances, and licensing. A New York City resident, Robin earned her B.S. in Business at State University of New York at Albany, and her MBA at Northeastern University in Boston. She has continued to hone her senior executive skills at the Harvard School of Negotiation, Wharton School, and NYU School of Continuing Education.

Raj is CEO of Infinium Polymers, a specialty management consulting firm advising middle-market specialty chemical companies, and helping private equity firms identify and evaluate potential acquisition targets in the industry. Prior to starting his consulting practice, he held senior management positions at Inoac Corporation and BASF Corporation, and also held the position of CEO of Crest Foam Industries, NJ.

A resident of Warren, NJ, Raj earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and both his M.S. in Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science and M.B.A. in Finance/International Business from Syracuse University, NY. In addition, he has taken advanced management courses at Harvard University.

Carl served 25 years as president and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind before retiring in June 2016. During his tenure, he forged numerous strategic partnerships and alliances and expanded the AFB’s influence on corporate America, leading to more products and services that improve the quality of life for people with profound vision loss.

 

Carl created and expanded the organization’s award-winning technology programs and services, and strengthened its financial standing. Before taking the helm at the AFB, Carl spent two decades in a variety of professional and volunteer capacities. For example, he led the Cincinnati Association for the Blind for six years, expanding service programs to encompass assistive technology training and early childhood intervention.

 

Carl served on the AFB’s board of trustees, as a member and secretary of the Board of Directors of National Industries for the Blind, and as president of the North American-Caribbean Region of the World Blind Union.

 

The Mahwah resident has received numerous honors and awards during his impressive career. He holds a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from New York University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut, and was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters from Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey.

Laura is a retired educator who has worked extensively for cultural organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Natural History and the National Endowment for the Arts. Working with other team members, she helped develop a program for people with visual impairments to access the arts. Laura earned a B.A. from Barnard College, and an M.A. in Education of the Blind from Teachers College, at Columbia University.

Terry is Chief Executive Officer of Lone Oak Business Solutions, a management consulting firm located in Basking Ridge. Terry’s energetic, enthusiastic and fast-paced approach has given him a track-record of success across the fields of diagnostics, medical devices and digital technologies. His solid experience in financial strategy and new business creation will be valuable assets to Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey as it expands its programming base over a larger geographic area.

Terry earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Montclair State College and his MBA in Finance/Accounting from Columbia University.