Government Relations Division
Overview

NJEA Government Relations coordinates NJEA's legislative activities and political campaigns and is responsible for the monitoring functions of government departments, bureaus, and agencies.

It also is responsible for working with Association committees which study educational legislation and regulations, which recommend educational policy, and which deal with such issues as certification, evaluation, tenure, environmental issues, special education, and vocational education.

The legislative and political action activities include, but are not limited to: legislative analysis and reporting, testimony before legislative committees, coordination of all legislative and congressional lobbying, state and federal political action efforts, and legislative/political action training for NJEA members.

The division also monitors the State Board of Education, lobbies and reports on proposed regulations, and responds to member inquiries and problems related to agency activities.

Division Staff
NameTitle
GOLD SCHNITZER, GINGER C. DIRECTOR
BEICHERT, MARYBETH ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
BUONSANTE, ELIZABETH ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
FLYNN, MICHAEL P. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
GIGLIO III, MICHAEL A. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
HADLEY, SEAN W. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
HANZES, ANNA J. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
PFEFFER, FRANCINE L. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
THOMAS, OSOMO ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
JONES, LINDA ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
MCWILLIAMS, CAROL A. SECRETARY
MOORE, SABRINA R. SECRETARY
PROCELL, CHRISTIE SECRETARY
RYLAK, ELIZABETH M. SECRETARY
SCHWARTZ, CAROL D. SECRETARY
STAR, IRIS E. SECRETARY