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President / Board Member

Ian Wendel is humbled to have the opportunity to volunteer his time with Run Against ALS. He tries to live each day to fullest and hopes that his dedication to Run Against ALS’s mission allows those affected by ALS to do the same.

Professionally, he is a physiatrist fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine at Tri-County Orthopedics in Cedar Knolls, NJ. As a physician, he tries to help those with disabilities, an athlete with shoulder pain or a teacher with back pain, and with Run Against ALS, he strives for the same. Additionally, he has published a number of peer reviewed articles and book chapters and is an editor of a textbook, Home Exercise Programs for Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries: The Evidence-Based Guide for Practitioners. He also is team physician for Morris Catholic High School.

Personally, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He enjoys family ski trips, running, biking and just being outside. Most weekends, he is probably not too far from a soccer related activity either coaching his kids, cheering on his beloved Tottenham Hotspur or kicking a ball around the backyard thinking he could still play for Binghamton University.


Treasurer / Board Member

Adam Gilbert is grateful to be a part of the volunteer ALS team as the treasurer. Professionally, Adam is the Contemporary Music Director at Central Presbyterian Church, Owner of Streamline Car Wash, Music Educator and a singer-songwriter. He received his BA from the University of Miami and is a graduate of Sparta High School. 

During the winter Adam is a avid POW hunter always looking for knee deep gnar to shred. During the warmer months he enjoys hiking or finding a lazy river to float down. He hopes his experience in business will help Run Against ALS provide hope and relief for those afflicted with this tragic disease.



Secretary / Board Member

Mike Petrucelli takes great pride in being part of the Run Against ALS team and looks forward to putting in the work to make a positive difference for those affected by ALS. He is a math teacher at Mountain Lakes High School, and he also works as an educational consultant and independent contractor for projects in education. He has a BS in Mathematics from Montclair State University and is a graduate of Sparta High School. 

Mike enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two sons. Mike can frequently be found running in the early hours of the morning to get in ultramarathon training before his family members wake up. After running a 24 hour race to raise funds for another organization, Mike has continued to train and race as a way to get the word out about the great work being done by Run Against ALS.


Social Media / Board Member

Janet M. Lyden is honored to be a part of the Run Against ALS family. She has over fifteen years of experience across management consulting, higher education, social and financial services industries. Throughout her career, she has focused on relationship management, project management, coaching, team-building, and problem-solving.  Janet is passionate about helping individuals and organizations create the best versions of themselves through small wins and continuous improvement. Janet is currently working at Boston Consulting Group as a Consulting Team Talent Manager.

Janet holds a M.S. in Human Resource Management & Development from NYU with a concentration in Organizational Effectiveness & Leadership. She received her B.A. from Hartwick College, where she played Division III soccer and is a graduate of Sparta High School. On weekends, Janet can typically be found on the water, snowboarding, or challenging someone to a fierce game of foosball.

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Design Director / Board Member

Mike Lyden is proud to support Run Against ALS as its Design Director.

He is a Product Designer who teaches at Montclair State, where he is also a digital communications manager for the College of the Arts.

When he’s not busy building digital experiences or designing car parts, he can be found in his yard trying to keep up with his two kids, or in his studio drinking espresso while 3D modeling and 3D printing new products or experimental forms using crazy materials for one reason or another.

Michael holds a BS in Marketing from Drexel and a BFA in Industrial Design from Academy of Art, and is currently pursuing a master’s in Design Thinking and a master’s in Business Administration.


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