Board Of Directors

Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our Board Members. Contact information for each member is provided below.

Patrick O’Keefe
President

Absegami High School
201 S Wrangleboro Road
Galloway, NJ 08205

Email: patrickaokeefe@gmail.com

Patrick O’Keefe

Lisa Vartanian
President-Elect

Paramus School District
145 Spring Valley Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Email: lvartanian@paramus.k12.nj.us

Lisa Vartanian

Jeff Santoro
Past President

West Windsor-Plainsboro School District
10 Southfield Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Email: jsantoro@njmea.org

Jeff Santoro

Deborah Sfraga
Executive Secretary-Treasurer

NJMEA
1806 HWY 35 Suite 201
Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Email: debnjmea1@gmail.com
Office: 732-508-9770 Fax: 732-508-9771

Deborah Sfraga

Wayne Mallette
CJMEA President

Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District
667 Westfield Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Email: wayne.mallette1@gmail.com

Wayne Mallette

Diana May
NJSMA President

Randolph Township Schools
25 School House Road
Randolph, NJ 07869

Email: president@njsma.com

Diana May

Ken Rafter
SJBODA President

Penns Grove High School
334 Harding Highway
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

Email: sjbodapresident@gmail.com

Ken Rafter

Hope Knight
SJCDA President

William Allen Middle School
801 N Stanwick Rd
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Email: hknight@mtps.us

Hope Knight

Dennis Argul
Administration and Advocacy

School District of the Chathams,
Montclair State University,
Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts,
and William Paterson University

Email: dennisargul@gmail.com

Dennis Argul

Nancy Clasen
Band Festivals/Classroom Music

Thomas Jefferson Middle School
75 First Street
Lodi, NJ 07644

Email: nancydidi@hotmail.com

Nancy Clasen

Nick Mossa
Band Performance

Bridgewater Raritan High School
600 Garretson Rd.
Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807

Email: nmossa16@gmail.com

Nick Mossa

Donna Marie Berchtold
Choral & Opera Festivals

Retired

Email: firesongwed@gmail.com

Donna Marie Berchtold

Wayne Mallete
Chorus Performance

Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District
667 Westfield Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Email: wayne.mallette1@gmail.com

Wayne Mallete

Joseph Cantaffa
Chorus/Orchestra/Jazz

Howell High School
405 Squankum-Yellowbrook Road
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Email: Jcantaffahhs@hotmail.com

Joseph Cantaffa

Colleen Sears
Collegiate/Research/Higher Ed

The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08629

Email: quinnc1@tcnj.edu

Colleen Sears

Marie Malara
Conferences

34 Fanwood Drive
Sayreville, NJ 08872

Home: 732-238-0230 Cell: 732-887-2998
Email: malara97@aol.com

Marie Malara

James Frankel
Corporate/Industry

MusicFirst
180 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Email: jim@musicfirst.com

James Frankel

Amy Burns
Early Childhood Music Education

Far Hills Country Day School
Rt 202/Box 8
Far Hills, NJ 07931

Email: aburns@fhcds.org

Amy Burns

Jayson Martinez
Guitar Education

Arts High School Newark
550 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102

Email: jmarti37@webmail.essex.edu

Jayson Martinez

Joe Bongiovani
NJAJE President

Princeton High School
151 Moore St.
Princeton, NJ 08540

Email: jbongiovi.njaje@gmail.com

Jon Bongiovani

Susan Meuse
Orchestra Festivals/Performance

Hammarskjold Middle School
200 Rues Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Email: susanmeuse@gmail.com

Susan Meuse

Kathy Spadafino
NJRMEA

Email: kspadeb@aol.com

Kathy Spadafino

Maureen Butler
Special Learners

Lake Drive School
10 Lake Drive
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Email: mbutler@mlschools.org

Maureen Butler

Andrew Lesser
Technology

Burlington City School District
550 High Street
Burlington, NJ 08016

Email: andrew.lesser@yahoo.com

Andrew Lesser

Matthew Skouras
Website

Bergenfield High School
80 S Prospect Ave
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Email: mskouras.njmea@gmail.com

Matthew Skouras