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
NameExtTitle
KELLEHER, KEVIN J. 2346 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SWETSKY, STEVEN D. 2201 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MATHEWS, KATHLEEN A. 2267 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
RITZIUS, MICHAEL W. 2807 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
HERBERT, CARRIE 2206 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
BUSH, JANET 2249 PROGRAM ASSISTANT
GOVERNANCE
NameExtTitle
SPILLER, SEAN M. 2229 PRESIDENT
BEATTY, STEVE 2429 VICE-PRESIDENT
ROBERTSON, PETAL T. 2329 SECRETARY-TREASURER
BACHRACH, NANCY 2295 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
ELDER, TAMIKA C. 2233 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
PELLEGRINO, SHANNON 2292 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS, EQUITY & GOVERNANCE
NameExtTitle
MELTON SR, GARY P. 2293 MANAGER
MATUTE-BROWN, CINDY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
TANGLAO, GABRIEL A. 2254 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
LOPEZ, COLLEEN E. 2290 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - HEADQUARTERS
TORRES-IZQUIERDO, CARMEN 2278 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - HEADQUARTERS
HUMAN RESOURCES
NameExtTitle
DI RADO, MATTHEW 2314 DIRECTOR
GOATLEY, DAWN E. 2214 HR SPECIALIST
ILAGAN, ANNETTE R. 2251 SENIOR HR SPECIALIST
LEGAL SERVICES/MEMBER RIGHTS
NameExtTitle
O'DRISCOLL ESQ, AILEEN 2231 MANAGING ATTORNEY
DUNPHY, KAITLYN 2230 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
PISAURO, DAWN I. 2355 PROGRAM ASSISTANT
WESTBROOK, MEGHAN 2241 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - LEGAL SERVICES
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
NameExtTitle
BEAVER IV, ALFRED H. 2208 ACTING DIRECTOR - ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ANTONELLI, ROBERT A. 2390 FIELD REP
JONES II, ERIC E. 2374 FIELD REP
ROLLINS, MICHAEL A. 2368 FIELD REP
SAFFRAN, MICHAEL R. 2272 FIELD REP
STAAB, CAPT. JOHN J. 2236 FIELD REP
BOYLE, ANTOINETTE M. 2244 CHIEF - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
WARD, DAVELLA G. 2451 PROGRAM ASSISTANT
MOORE, SABRINA R. 2395 PROGRAM ASSISTANT
THOMPSON, CAROLYN 2358 PROGRAM ASSISTANT
DONAGHUE, JENNIFER L. 2270 PROGRAM ASSISTANT
CALEHUFF, LINDA 2370 PROGRAM ASSISTANT
DARE, CHRISTINA V. CONSULTANT
LEWIS, ANDREW M. CONSULTANT
PARKER, CHARISSE L. CONSULTANT
PATEREK, KATHLEEN L. CONSULTANT
PAWLAK, HANNAH CONSULTANT