Executive Office Division
Overview

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.

Division Staff
NameTitle
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
NameTitle
CALEHUFF, LINDA SECRETARY
ESP
NameTitle
ANTONELLI, ROBERT A. FIELD REP
LIPCSEY, KIMBERLY SECRETARY
GOVERNANCE
NameTitle
BLISTAN, MARIE E. PRESIDENT
SPILLER, SEAN M. VICE-PRESIDENT
BEATTY, STEVE SECRETARY-TREASURER
RUSSELL, ANNALISA EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
ANDERSON, COLLEEN P. CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANT
BACHRACH, NANCY CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANT
HUMAN RESOURCES
NameTitle
DIRADO, MATTHEW MANAGER
GOATLEY, DAWN E. HR SPECIALIST
ILAGAN, ANNETTE R. SENIOR HR SPECIALIST
LEADERSHIP ORGANIZING
NameTitle
SCHROEDER, MARGUERITE FIELD REP
DONAGHUE, JENNIFER L. SECRETARY
LEADERSHIP TRAINING
NameTitle
SAFFRAN, MICHAEL R. FIELD REP
KEMERY, MARY E. SECRETARY
MEMBER RIGHTS
NameTitle
O'DRISCOLL ESQ, AILEEN MANAGER
ROSENBERG, DAVID L. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
PISAURO, DAWN I. SECRETARY
OLIVER, MICHELE M. SENIOR CLERK - TYPIST
MEMBERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
NameTitle
BYRNE, KATHLEEN PROGRAM ASSISTANT
ORGANIZING
NameTitle
BEAVER IV, ALFRED H. ORGANIZING SPECIALIST
CORNAVACA, DEBORAH ORGANIZING SPECIALIST
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
SCHULTZ, CAROLYN L. CONSULTANT
SORGE, HEATHER L. CONSULTANT
VALENTE, MR. JAIME D. CONSULTANT