Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Kevin J. Lynch
Kevin J. Lynch has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank member Oritani Bank (“Bank”), headquartered in the Township of Washington, New Jersey, since July, 1993. He has also been President and Chief Executive Officer of Oritani Financial Corporation, the holding company of Oritani Bank, since 1998. Mr. Lynch has also served as Chair of the two aforementioned entities since August of 2006; prior to that time, he served as a Director. Mr. Lynch is a former Chairman of the New Jersey League of Community Bankers and served as a member of its Board of Governors for several years and also served on the Board of its subsidiary, the Thrift Institutions Community Investment Corp. (TICIC). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pentegra Defined Benefit Plan for Financial Institutions from 1997 through 2007, and was Chair of that Board in 2004 and 2005 and Vice Chair in 2002 and 2003, and has been a member of the Board of Pentegra Services, Inc. since 2007. He is a member of the American Bar Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of Bergen County Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Lynch is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance. Prior to appointment to his current position at bank in 1993, Mr. Lynch was Vice President and General Counsel of a leasing company and served as a Director of bank. Mr. Lynch earned a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University, an LLM degree from New York University, an MBA degree from Rutgers University and a BA in Economics from St. Anselm’s College.
John M. Fields Jr.
John M. Fields, Jr. has been employed by the Oritani Financial Corp. since 1999 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is also responsible for information technology, investor relations, electronic banking and deposit operations, as well as investment and treasury functions. Prior to 1999, Mr. Fields, Jr. was Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at a local publicly-traded financial institution. Mr. Fields, Jr. is a Certified Public Accountant.

Board of Directors

Nicholas Antonaccio
Lead Director
Nicholas Antonaccio is President of CMA Enterprises LLC, a financial advisory firm founded by Mr. Antonaccio in 2000. Previously, Mr. Antonaccio was the Chief Financial Officer at a variety of public and private companies, including serving for five years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Copelco Capital, Inc.
James J. Doyle Jr.
James J. Doyle, Jr. served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chilton Memorial Hospital from 1991 until 2004, and also as a Consultant to The Chilton Memorial Hospital’s Foundation Board until 2008. Mr. Doyle has also served as Executive Vice President of Atlantic Health System from 1994 until 1998, and Executive Vice President of the Valley Health System from 1998 until 2002.
Robert S. Hekemian Jr.
Robert S. Hekemian, Jr. was elected as a Trustee of First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey (the "Trust") in 2007. Mr. Hekemian has been involved in real estate activities for over 25 years, including property management, leasing, mortgage financing, construction and acquisitions of residential and commercial properties located throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. He has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hekemian and Co. since 2004. From 1983 to 2003, Mr. Hekemian served as Executive Vice President of Hekemian and Co. Mr. Hekemian is principally responsible for identifying real estate acquisitions and evaluating the performance of the real estate properties managed by Hekemian & Co. with a view toward maintaining or altering management and/or leasing strategies. Mr. Hekemian also serves on the Boards of Directors of Oritani Bank and Oritani Financial Corp., the holding company for the bank, and the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Hekemian is Chairman of the Bergen Community Foundation. He is a Member of the Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center, and a Trustee of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation.
Kevin J. Lynch
Chairman
Kevin J. Lynch has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank member Oritani Bank (“Bank”), headquartered in the Township of Washington, New Jersey, since July, 1993. He has also been President and Chief Executive Officer of Oritani Financial Corporation, the holding company of Oritani Bank, since 1998. Mr. Lynch has also served as Chair of the two aforementioned entities since August of 2006; prior to that time, he served as a Director. Mr. Lynch is a former Chairman of the New Jersey League of Community Bankers and served as a member of its Board of Governors for several years and also served on the Board of its subsidiary, the Thrift Institutions Community Investment Corp. (TICIC). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pentegra Defined Benefit Plan for Financial Institutions from 1997 through 2007, and was Chair of that Board in 2004 and 2005 and Vice Chair in 2002 and 2003, and has been a member of the Board of Pentegra Services, Inc. since 2007. He is a member of the American Bar Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of Bergen County Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Lynch is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance. Prior to appointment to his current position at bank in 1993, Mr. Lynch was Vice President and General Counsel of a leasing company and served as a Director of bank. Mr. Lynch earned a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University, an LLM degree from New York University, an MBA degree from Rutgers University and a BA in Economics from St. Anselm’s College.
John J. Skelly Jr.
John J. Skelly, Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of West Side Management, which owns and manages affordable and low-income housing developments throughout New Jersey, New York and Maryland. Mr. Skelly also served as the Deputy Commissioner of Housing for the City of New York and was a founding Board Member for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jersey City.
John M. Fields Jr.
John M. Fields, Jr. has been employed by the Oritani Financial Corp. since 1999 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is also responsible for information technology, investor relations, electronic banking and deposit operations, as well as investment and treasury functions. Prior to 1999, Mr. Fields, Jr. was Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at a local publicly-traded financial institution. Mr. Fields, Jr. is a Certified Public Accountant.
Harvey R. Hirschfeld
Judith Schumacher-Tilton
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