Meet OceanFirst’s WaveMaker of the Month – Toniann Serpico

October 1, 2022

We’re pleased to highlight our OceanFirst Bank colleagues who are making a difference with the Foundation’s nonprofit partners – we call them the “WaveMakers” and they’re extraordinary leaders and volunteers.

How long have you been a member of the OceanFirst Bank team? What role do you play on the Bank Team?

I have been a part of OceanFirst family since I graduated High School, actually. Going on 7 years now.  I started as a Part Time Teller now I am a Branch Alternate/ Personal Banker.

What has been your favorite volunteer activity – and why?  

My favorite volunteer activity was our most recent Community Day.  My entire branch had the opportunity to work together with a foundation I previously volunteer with UWOMC where we were able to put together thousands of bags consisting of hygiene products to give to families that may not be able to afford them.

What has volunteering taught you? 

Volunteering has always been one of my enjoyments, you never know how much of an impact you have as one small human on this huge planet.  An impact that can make such a difference in so many people’s lives regardless how big or small the opportunity is.  It has taught me truly to appreciate every day you’re given and everything you have each day.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chicken Parm and Sautéed Spinach.

If you could pick a superpower, what would it be?

To fly, I hate sitting in traffic!

What did you want to be when you were a kid? 

A Nascar driver.

How would you spend a million dollars? 

I would pay off all of mine and my family’s debt, then take them to travel the world with me.

If you had one day left to live, how would you spend it? 

Cooking with my entire family.

What is your favorite quote? 

You cannot stress what you can not control.

Do you sing in the shower? In the car?

I am definitely a car singer; I actually perform solo concerts in my car.


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