Our Grads are Great!

Abier Abdelnaby, MD ‘92

Joseph Barry, Jr. '49

Dr. Abier Abdelnaby, surgeon and professor, was born in Alexandria, Egypt and emigrated to the United States with her family at the age of three. Calling Bloomfield “home,” Dr. Abdelnaby is a proud product of the public school system here, attending Brookdale Elementary where the idea of becoming a doctor took seed.  <Read more>

A lifelong resident of Bloomfield, Joseph Barry Jr. attended Brookdale School, graduated from St. Thomas the Apostle and Bloomfield High School.  He attained a BSME with Management Option from Newark College of Engineering and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. <Read more>

Kristen Gengaro, '96

Richard Koscielak, ‘75

Kristen Gengaro is a BHS graduate, class of 1996. After attending Yale University she spent 18 years in New York City, and now Chicago, working in a variety of capacities in advertising and marketing strategy.  She is currently a Managing Partner at TBWA\WorldHealth, a company focused on creative marketing solutions that increase productivity by disrupting conventional thinking within the healthcare industry. <Read more>

Richard Koscielak graduated from Saint Valentine’s School and Bloomfield High
School and his parents were lifelong residents of Bloomfield. Rich attended
Rutgers University and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting. He was
the President of the Rutgers Accounting Society, elected by Rutgers to Who’s
Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities, and a recipient of the
Rutgers Accounting Program and Rutgers Senior Service Commendation Awards. <Read more>

Bob Ley, '72

Candace Straight, ‘65

Bob Ley ’72 grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey, where he attended Bloomfield High School. He got his start in broadcasting as a sportscaster and program director at WSOU at Seton Hall University, and interned as a production staffer at WOR-AM in New York City. After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Ley worked several minor broadcasting jobs, including public address announcer with the New York Cosmos soccer team, before landing his first major position with ESPN just three days after the network's launch in 1979.  <Read more>

Candace Straight is a private investor and independent director. Throughout her successful career she has worked for numerous corporations including Merck & Co. Inc., and Bankers Trust Company. Straight has also served as a principal of Head and Partners and as an Advisory Director of Securitas Capital, L.L.C., a global private equity investment firm specializing in insurance and financial services related industries. <Read more>

James Parker Wollner, ‘64

A decorated Vietnam veteran and author, James Wollner, (also known as Parker or Tinker to many of his Bloomfield friends), is a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. He attended Fairview School, South Junior High School and Bloomfield High School and went on to earn a BA degree in political science and history from Bloomfield College. <Read more>