Founding Board Member

Joe Ragno (Board Member 2007-2010) was instrumental in helping Push to Walk form and open its doors. He helped file the necessary paperwork with the State of New Jersey and the Federal Government to be recognized as a non-profit organization. He actively served on the Board for three years, overseeing policies and participating in fund raising events. Joe’s interest, knowledge and legal expertise have been a huge benefit to Push to Walk and all the clients. We thank him for his service and dedication to the organization.

Joseph Ragno

concentrates in municipal government law, public service labor matters, civil litigation, personal injury and land use law. He joined the firm of Struble and Appelt in 1984 with an extensive background in corporate finance. He is currently the managing partner of the firm Struble, Ragno in Riverdale, NJ. Mr. Ragno was instrumental in providing the legal work necessary to create the new corporation.
jragno@ragnolaw.com

Howard Bielski

Howard Bielski

is a licensed CPA since 1981. As a Partner in accounting firms for more than 26 years, his duties include auditing, general accounting, business and personal tax preparation, and tax planning. His concentration is in the following industries: Food and Beverage, Transportation, Manufacturing, Retail Trade, Health Services, Contractors, Professional Services and Non-Profit Entities. His office is in West Orange, NJ. howard@bielski.com


Ralph Rathyen

Ralph Rathyen

has a BA and MA in History and a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from William Paterson University. He recently retired after 35 years as a public school teacher, coach and educational supervisor in the Butler Public Schools in Butler, New Jersey. He has also been a licensed professional realtor for 25 years with a background in both residential and commercial real estate. lural@optonline.net