The Noneillah Talks Show host Naomi Johnson had the pleasure to interview Todd Barretta NJ Transit Former First Chief of Compliance. Todd Barretta, a former NJ Transit compliance officer testifies at a state legislative and federal whistleblower NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Todd Barretta, who spent five months this year as NJT’s chief compliance officer until he was fired this past Monday. He described a deteriorating relationship with top management and an agency that is totally dysfunctional. “Simply, it is a toxic environment that promotes a culture that is not accepting of any corrected course. Although my tenor was extremely short in terms of time, I witnessed more occurrences of agency-wide management fueled by ignorance, arrogance, hypocrisy, incompetence, patronized, and corruption than one can reasonably expect to experience throughout an entire career,” he said. Todd, continue to say that NJ Transit is not a safe transportation company that he will not put his son on the system.”
Robert Crown has an Award Winning book, Suffering Ends When Awakening Begins Robert succeeded in breaking the patterns of dysfunction that had been a part of his family for generations. Robert was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Despite a challenging youth when he faced his own near-death and the death of a loved one, he overcame his trials and learned the importance of helping his family, friends, and those around him. As an adult, Robert has volunteered in community service organizations and has worked with youth and seniors. He has also served on the board of directors of his local chamber of commerce. His curiosity and love of travel have taken him to Japan six times.
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Chalet's JeanBaptistie Interview with Noneillah Talk Show on Princeton TV book promotion, "Black from Scratch"
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