January 3, 2023
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Porzio Compliance Services, LLC (PorzioCS) is pleased to announce that Yasmin E. Hernández-Manno has joined as Director of Education Compliance. Hernández-Manno’s extensive education background and her focus on multilingual and multicultural learning will be instrumental in serving schools and New Jersey’s growing diverse student population. With over 30 years as an educator, administrator, and consultant, she provides a unique background in education compliance and will join the team of educators who complement the work of the Education Law Team of the Porzio, Bromberg, and Newman law firm, of which PorzioCS is a wholly owned subsidiary.
In November 2022, Hernández-Manno became president of the newly formed New Jersey Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. Most recently, she served as the Executive County Superintendent of Schools in Mercer, Burlington, and Middlesex Counties. She was the only Hispanic female serving in this capacity for the New Jersey Department of Education.
Vito Gagliardi, who serves as PCS’ President and the Managing Principal of the Porzio law firm, states, “Yasmin’s depth of experience is only matched by her commitment and advocacy for equity and excellence for all students.” Mr. Gagliardi explains, “Her extensive curriculum and program development knowledge and the vast network she has garnered will assist us in our service to schools, particularly those in more diverse communities.”
“Throughout my career, I have been a passionate educator and advocate for students in public, charter, and private special services school districts. I am excited to join the PorzioCS Education Team and provide clients with the best advice and guidance from years of practical world experience,” adds Hernández-Manno.
Before joining the NJDOE in 2014, Hernández-Manno had been an urban educator for 23 years in the largest urban school district in New Jersey, the Newark Public Schools. Recognized for her accomplishments in this role, Hernández-Manno received the first NJDOE Bilingual/ESL Model Program of Excellence Award in the Newark Public Schools.
Hernández-Manno earned her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Certification in Education from Rutgers University and her master’s in Urban Education from Jersey City State University with District Administration Certification. She’s attended the SUPES National Academy for Leadership, Harvard and Princeton Leadership Institutes, and advanced leadership certification program, NJ EXCEL. Hernández-Manno holds certifications as School Administrator, Principal, Supervisor, ESL Teacher, Bilingual/Bicultural Teacher, Spanish Teacher, and K-8 Elementary Teacher.
Porzio Compliance Services, LLC
Porzio Compliance Services, LLC (PorzioCS) is dedicated to consulting, counseling, and ensuring that our clients establish and maintain compliance throughout a variety of industries, significantly decreasing the individual organization’s risks. Our team guides organizations and institutions on the implementation of best practices for data collection and retention, corporate policies and procedures, reporting processes, and response practices.
PorzioCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio). A leading national firm, Porzio provides counsel to companies on intellectual property, government affairs, corporate, regulatory, labor and other matters with a focus on multiple sectors including bankruptcy and financial restructuring, life sciences, education, environmental law, professional services and real estate. In addition to PorzioCS, Porzio is the parent company of Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC. The subsidiary assists clients with legislative, regulatory, and business development efforts in New Jersey and the District of Columbia.