Meet the Adult Leadership Team

Jim McKenna, Charter Organization Representative for All Scouting Programs at St. Rose and Committee Chair of Troop 19

 

Jim McKenna grew up in Millburn and first joined Troop 17 as a Scout, after earning the Arrow of Light award as a Cub Scout in Pack 17. Jim earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1985 and the Silver Eagle Palm the following year.
 
Jim rejoined Troop 17 several years later as a Committee Member to help support the Troop and his former Scoutmaster Ken Fineran. In 2013 he became Troop Committee Chair and the Chartered Organization Representative in 2015.
 
In his years as Committee Chair Jim expanded and strengthened the Scouting program at Troop 17, increasing membership, adding adult volunteers, and tripling profits from our annual fundraiser. 
 
 
 

Kevin Radics, Scoutmaster - Troop 17

 

Scoutmaster Kevin Radics was in the first group of Tiger Scouts in Pack 356 in Centereach, NY in the early 1980s, and scouting is in the family. His father was a Boy Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster, his mother was a Troop Committee member, his brother received Eagle Scout, and his sister received her Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. Kevin received his Eagle Rank in 1994 and continued earning merit badges to attain Bronze Palms and then Gold Palms. 

Scouting has brought Kevin on adventures as far north as Maine, as far west as New Mexico, as far south as Florida, and even outside the U.S. Some of his favorite scouting trips include climbing Mount Katahdin (the highest point in Maine at the end of the A.T.), backpacking the President range in New Hampshire, and summer camping at Minsi in Pennsylvania, Yawgoog in Rhode Island, and Baiting Hollow in New York. He backpacked through Philmont, spent time with the Boy Scouts in Bermuda, and camped and sailed for a week on an island in the Florida Keys at Sea Base with his cousins, fellow Eagle Scouts from Oradell, NJ. 

 

Kevin became involved with Pack 17 when each of his two sons joined as Tigers, and with the Troop when his older son crossed over as a Webelo. He and his wife and their two Scouts love having adventures together, from exploring the National Parks to making s'mores in their own backyard.

 

Kevin Radics took over as Scoutmaster of Troop 17 in January 2019.

 

 

Graceann Bisig, Committee Chair - Troop 17

 

Graceann Bisig has lived in Millburn for over twenty years with her husband, Jeff and their two sons.  She is a retired banking executive who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton and her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.  She became active in Troop 17 when her oldest son crossed over from Pack 17 in 2014.  Her roles in the Troop have included fundraising chair, committee member and a merit badge counselor.  Her oldest son, Mark, achieved the rank of Eagle in 2018 and her second son, Andrew, became an Eagle Scout in 2020.  She took over as Committee Chair for Troop 17 in January 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Cannon, Scoutmaster - Troop 19 and T17 Assistant Scoutmaster
 

Scoutmaster Daniel Cannon, has lived in the Wyoming Section of Millburn for many years with his wife Andrea and their son Ryan (Troop 17 Eagle Scout) and daughter Katie (Troop 19 hopeful future Eagle Scout).

 

Mr. Cannon served for one year as an Assistant Scoutmaster, as an understudy to his mentor, the legendary Scoutmaster Ken Fineran, and led Troop 17 as Scoutmaster from September 2015 to January 2019.

 

In February 2019, Mr. Cannon transition into the historic position of Scoutmaster of the newly founded Troop 19. Troop 19 is all-girls scouting Troop here at St. Rose of Lima, where he continues to lead the program. Mr. Cannon continues to be actively involved in Troop 17 serving as Eagle Project Coach and Assistant Scoutmaster.

  

He has completed his Scoutmaster Training requirements and has secured Red Cross CPR/AED - First Aid Certification, and Wilderness First Aid Certification from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI). Mr. Cannon is also a member of the Order of Arrow - Lenapehoking Lodge IX. 

 

As Scoutmaster, Mr. Cannon's focus is not simply to elevate the program but all Scouts alike. His mission is to ensure Scouts are clearly aware that being a Scout/Eagle Scout is not simply a membership to an organization or Rank, but a set of practical values and ideals that if applied will positively guide the Scout throughout their lives, and if successful, they will ultimately pass on this knowledge to future generations.

 

 

Rich Faughnan, Assistant Scoutmaster

 

Rich Faughnan became an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 17 in November 2015. Rich has been involved in both Troop and Pack 17 since 2003, and previously served as a Den Leader and Committee Chair for Pack 17.  Rich has two sons who have been members of Troop 17, William (who earned his Eagle Scout award in 2015) and Matthew (who is currently in the Troop).  Rich earned his Eagle Scout award in 1972 with Troop 85 in Union.  Rich lives in South Orange with his wife Jeanine, his sons William and Matthew, and their dog, “Scout.” 

 

 

  

 

  

Alan Kirschenbaum, Assistant Scoutmaster

 

Alan Kirshenbaum joined the troop as an Assistant Scoutmaster in 2013 with his oldest son Joshua.  Alan has been actively involved with the Boy Scouts organization for a long time, including as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 17, Chairman of the Lenape Trail District Friends of Scouting campaign, a den leader with Pack 17 and is a recipient the Lenape Trail District Award of Merit.  Alan works in accounting and finance in the financial services industry in New York City, and is a graduate of Rutgers University and New York University.  Alan and his wife Stacey live in Short Hills with their three children. 

 

 

 

 

 

Brendan Middleton, Assistant Scoutmaster 

 

Brendan Middleton, Assistant Scoutmaster, grew up in Short Hills and is a Millburn High School graduate. He earned his Arrow of Light from Pack 17 before joining Troop 17, earning the rank of Eagle in 1993. Brendan is proud to be the brother of Michael Middleton, who has remained very active in the Troop over the years. When his own son, Kevin, became involved in Scouting, Brendan became active again as a Cub Scout adult volunteer before joining Troop 17 as an adult leader. Brendan works in healthcare communications. He and his wife, Michelle, live with Kevin in Parsippany.

 

  

 

 

Troop Committee

Monsignor Robert Harahan, Executive Officer
Dan Palumbo
Greg Berman
Peter Bredlau
Heather Jenquine Davis
Matt Chappina
Bret Dooley
Pete Eakley
Richard Faughnan
Prashant Jha
Tony Kao
Michael Middleton
Anthony Moschetta
Laszlo Novak
Mike Pilarski
Joe Smith
Dan Strzelec
Doug Wolski