Office (973) 784-4431
Fax (973) 784-4432
P.O. Box 237, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Our Instructors

WILLIAM M. HOMA
CPA, RMA, CFO, CTC, QPA, PSA

Bill has been President of Professional Government Educators, Inc. (PGE, Inc.) since it’s inception in 1993. He has been involved in municipal government for 45 years. Bill worked as a Municipal Auditor for Samuel Klein & Co. for 7 years. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer & Tax Collector for the Township of Cedar Grove (Essex County) for the last 38 years.

In addition to the positions he holds with Cedar Grove & PGE, Bill has been a Rutgers University Co-Adjunct Professor, teaching the Financial Management courses since 1987. Bill also serves as the Treasurer of School Monies for the Cedar Grove Board of Education and Treasurer of the Suburban Essex Joint Insurance Fund.

Bill serves on the Board of Examiners that reviews the Tax Collector’s State exam.

Bill proudly served as the President of the NJ GFOA from 2009 to 2011.


ROBERT J. SHANNON, JR
RMC, CFO, CTC, QPA

Bob has served as the Administrator of the Township of Wyckoff (Bergen County) for the past 35 years.

Bob has published over 20 articles on Municipal Government matters, including authoring a chapter on Ethics for a Rutgers University manual on Governance. He has also published articles on Ethics for the National Institute of Government Purchasing. Bob has been a contributing editor on four Rutgers Purchasing Manuals.

In 2000, Bob was awarded the Thomas J. Davy Academic Achievement Award as an outstanding educator in the field of Public Administration from the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.

In 2013, Bob was named the outstanding Municipal Manager of the Year from the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.

 

KEITH A. BONCHI, ESQ.

Keith is a partner in the firm of Goldenberg, Mackler, Sayegh, Mintz, Pfeffer, Bonchi & Gill, located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He serves as General Counsel to the Tax Collectors and Treasurers’ Association of New Jersey. In his capacity as General Counsel of the aforementioned Association, Keith issues legal opinions and provides other legal advice to the Tax Collectors and Treasurers in New Jersey.

Keith currently serves as Township Attorney for the City of Northfield. His firm serves as Special Tax Counsel for the City of Burlington. Keith represents various private lien holders and forecloses liens relating to the same. In addition, Keith serves on the Ad Hoc Committee to the Chancery Court and has participated in writing a foreclosure outline for both judges and law clerks for use in the State Courts. Keith has been invited to speak on foreclosures at the New Jersey Judicial College. He has also been a participant in the seminar on Tax Sale Foreclosures sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

 

JON RHEINHARDT
CMFO, CCFO, QPA, CTC, MPA

Jon currently serves as the Administrator & Finance Officer for the Borough of Wharton (Morris County). In addition, Jon spent five years as Municipal Auditor for Nisivoccia LLP & was Assistant Treasurer for the County of Morris for over seven years.

Jon is an instructor for Rutgers University, teaching the Municipal Finance courses to those seeking certification as CMFO’s in the State of NJ.

In additional to his municipal and educational experience, Jon is a principal in Phoenix Consulting Group, LLC, a consulting practice specializing in developing budget processes for local government & formulating a variety of long-range planning tools for local government, inclusive of debt, financial trends, capital planning and much more.

Jon is a past President of the GFOA of NJ. He currently serves on the Board of Examiners which assists in the development and review of the State Administered CMFO exam.

 

JOSEPH A. KOVALCIK, JR.
CMFO, CCFO

Joe currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Mahwah Township. Joe has also served as the County Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Morris County. He has also served as CFO of Parsippany-Troy Hills & on a part-time basis for the Boroughs of Stanhope and Mt. Arlington.

Joe is an instructor for Rutgers University, teaching the Municipal Finance courses for those seeking certification as CMFO’s in the State of New Jersey.

In addition to his local government and educational experience, Joe provides consulting services (including but not limited to: budget consulting & capital planning) for municipalities looking for these services.

Joe served on the Board of the GFOA of NJ, lastly serving as Northern Area Chair. He has served on the Board of Examiners, assisting in the development & review of the State Administered CMFO exam.