The Executive Office is the primary link between governance and staff, oversees implementation of policies adopted by the Delegate Assembly, and acts as a resource on all governance matters. Under the Executive Director’s supervision, the Executive Office is responsible for overall staff direction and management.

It supports the Delegate Assembly and the Executive Committee and maintains the official records of these two bodies. It conducts NJEA elections and county association elections where appropriate. It provides staff support on issues related to the NJEA Constitution and Bylaws, organizational structure, the conduct of meetings, and the NEA Convention and offers assistance and training to affiliates. It also maintains liaison with the National Education Association and Education International and works with the NEA directors.

In addition, it coordinates the NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education, the Bolivar L. Graham NJEA Intern Foundation, and the NJEA Ruthann Sheer Distinguished Service to Education Award.

NJEA Member Rights, which comes under the Executive Office, coordinates the NJEA Legal Services Program, directing and managing the NJEA Legal Services Network and the Attorney Referral Program. The office also manages the Paul Dimitriadis Member Rights Program and the crisis assistance loan program.

Also under the Executive Director’s supervision are business operations, which include personnel, business management, information systems, and purchasing/production. These functions cover all aspects of the Association’s fiscal, facilities, equipment/technology, membership records, and personnel needs.

The Personnel Office deals with personnel functions, including affirmative action and employee benefits.

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Also in the Executive Office under the supervision of the Assistant Executive Director, are the organizational development staff consisting of: Educational Support Professionals, Leadership Training, Membership and Organizational Development, and Organizing, providing assistance to local and county affiliates statewide.

In addition, the Family Involvement Coordinator has the overall responsibility of coordinating NJEA family-involvement programs, including the FAST and FIT programs.

RICHARDSON, EDWARD J. – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SWETSKY, STEVE – ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FALOCCO, THOMAS J. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
BERRY, KAREN M. – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / OFFICE MANAGER
HABERSTICK, PATRICIA A. – CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANT
MATHEWS, KATHLEEN A. – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
RAFFAELE, CATHERINE M. – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

ADVOCACY-FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

CALEHUFF, LINDA – SECRETARY

ESP

ANTONELLI, ROBERT A. – FIELD REP
LIPCSEY, KIMBERLY – SECRETARY

GOVERNANCE

STEINHAUER, WENDELL F. – PRESIDENT
BLISTAN, MARIE E. – VICE-PRESIDENT
SPILLER, SEAN M. – SECRETARY-TREASURER
O’DONNELL, VIRGINIA L. – EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
ANDERSON, COLLEEN P. – CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANT
RUSSELL, ANNALISA – CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANT

HUMAN RESOURCES

DIRADO, MATTHEW – MANAGER
GOATLEY, DAWN E. – EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR
ILAGAN, ANNETTE R. – EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR

LEADERSHIP ORGANIZING

SCHROEDER, MARGUERITE – FIELD REP
DONAGHUE, JENNIFER L. – SECRETARY

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

SAFFRAN, MICHAEL R. – FIELD REP
KEMERY, MARY E. – SECRETARY

MEMBER RIGHTS

O’DRISCOLL ESQ, AILEEN – MANAGER
ROSENBERG, DAVID L. – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
OLIVER, MICHELE M. – SENIOR CLERK – TYPIST
PISAURO, DAWN I. – SENIOR CLERK

MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BOICE, JAMES E. – FIELD REP
BYRNE, KATHLEEN – PROGRAM ASSISTANT

ORGANIZING

BEAVER IV, ALFRED H.- ORGANIZING SPECIALIST
CORNAVACA, DEBORAH – ORGANIZING SPECIALIST
HARDY II, THOMAS R. – FIELD REP
JOHNSON, DONNIE – ORGANIZING SPECIALIST
BOYLE, ANTOINETTE M. – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
LEPORE, VICTORIA – SECRETARY
ARYEE-PRICE, AWO OKAIKOR M. – CONSULTANT
LEWIS, ANDREW M. – CONSULTANT
ROLLINS, MICHAEL A. – CONSULTANT
VALENTE, MR. JAIME D. – CONSULTANT