Welcome New 2024 NJAPPA Board Members!

//Welcome New 2024 NJAPPA Board Members!

Welcome New 2024 NJAPPA Board Members!

Diana Barsoum- Secretary

Diana Barsoum grew up in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick for her undergraduate studies. Initially majoring in Social Work, Diana dedicated herself to serving underprivileged youth, driven by a strong desire to effect meaningful change in her community. In 2013, she transitioned into the real estate sector by joining an Owner’s Representative & Project Management firm. This move not only introduced her to the dynamics of real estate and project management but also led her to become a licensed Real Estate Agent shortly thereafter.

In 2015, Diana took on a Business Development role at The Liberty Group, focusing on providing commercial moving and maintenance services. Her position allows her to leverage her relationships and skills, significantly contributing to the company’s growth and success. Beyond her professional roles, Diana is actively involved in making an impact through her participation on two executive boards. This involvement underscores her commitment to contributing to organizations she is passionate about, further solidifying her role as a leader and influencer in her field.

Nathaniel Saviet, Director-at-Large

Nathaniel (Nat) Saviet is the Vice President of Facilities at Bergen Community College, overseeing the institution’s capital planning, construction, maintenance, groundskeeping, custodial operations, health and safety, and daily operations across Bergen’s three locations. These include the 167-acre main campus in Paramus and additional sites in Lyndhurst and Hackensack. Before joining Bergen, Nathaniel managed tunnel, bridge, and terminal facility construction, maintenance, and operations at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, including the George Washington Bridge and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s of Public Administration from Syracuse University.

Mike Zulla, Business Partner Representative

Mike Zulla is an experienced Operations Consultant and Business Partner at TeamPAR, dedicated to steering organizations towards efficiency and productivity. Leveraging his Master’s degree in Construction Management, Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and extensive field experience, Mike founded his own consulting business and teamed up with TeamPAR to provide expert management support in asset management, facilities management, interior design, and turnkey interior finishes.

With over a decade of experience in facilities management and operations across various school districts and businesses, Mike has developed a robust system and workflow matrix that has consistently benefited his clients. Known for his ability to identify inefficiencies and implement strategic solutions that drive operational success.