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
SWETSKY, STEVEN D. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
KELLEHER, KEVIN J. DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MATHEWS, KATHLEEN A. EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
RITZIUS, MICHAEL W. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
HERBERT, CARRIE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
BUSH, JANET PROGRAM ASSISTANT
GOVERNANCE
NameTitle
SPILLER, SEAN M. PRESIDENT
BEATTY, STEVE VICE-PRESIDENT
ROBERTSON, PETAL T. SECRETARY-TREASURER
BACHRACH, NANCY EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
ELDER, TAMIKA C. EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
PELLEGRINO, SHANNON EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS, EQUITY & GOVERNANCE
NameTitle
MELTON SR, GARY P. MANAGER
MATUTE-BROWN, CINDY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
TANGLAO, GABRIEL A. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
LOPEZ, COLLEEN E. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - HEADQUARTERS
RAFFAELE, CATHERINE M. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - HEADQUARTERS
HUMAN RESOURCES
NameTitle
DI RADO, MATTHEW MANAGER
GOATLEY, DAWN E. HR SPECIALIST
ILAGAN, ANNETTE R. SENIOR HR SPECIALIST
LEGAL SERVICES/MEMBER RIGHTS
NameTitle
O'DRISCOLL ESQ, AILEEN MANAGER
DUNPHY, KAITLYN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
PISAURO, DAWN I. PROGRAM ASSISTANT
HERBERT, CARRIE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - LEGAL SERVICES
WESTBROOK, MEGHAN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - LEGAL SERVICES
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
NameTitle
ANTONELLI, ROBERT A. FIELD REP
JONES II, ERIC E. FIELD REP
ROLLINS, MICHAEL A. FIELD REP
SAFFRAN, MICHAEL R. FIELD REP
STAAB, CAPT. JOHN J. FIELD REP
BOYLE, ANTOINETTE M. CHIEF - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
WARD, DAVELLA G. PROGRAM ASSISTANT
THOMPSON, CAROLYN PROGRAM ASSISTANT
MOORE, SABRINA R. PROGRAM ASSISTANT
LEPORE, VICTORIA PROGRAM ASSISTANT
DONAGHUE, JENNIFER L. PROGRAM ASSISTANT
CALEHUFF, LINDA PROGRAM ASSISTANT
DARE, CHRISTINA V. CONSULTANT
JOHNSON, MS JENNIFER M. CONSULTANT
LEWIS, ANDREW M. CONSULTANT
PARKER, CHARISSE L. CONSULTANT
PATEREK, KATHLEEN L. CONSULTANT
PAWLAK, HANNAH CONSULTANT