Meet the Board of Education:
Michael Lichardi - Board President
Dr. Michael Lichardi has been Freehold Borough homeowner since 1998 and parent of three Borough students. Prior to his election to the board, he worked as a district substitute teacher and has participated on several school committees (i.e.: 2005 Ad-Hoc Committee for Facilities Usage, 2006 Action Team for Partnerships, and 2008 Citizens’ Academy). As a board member, he has been a member of the Negotiations Committee, the Facilities Committee, has chaired the Board’s Community Relations Committee and continues to serve as board president.
Michael has been an active member of our community. He is a 15 year veteran volunteer firefighter with the Freehold Fire Department; a member of the Medical Reserve Corps of the Monmouth County Health Department; he has been a coach and board member of Freehold Little League Baseball; and teaches religious instruction at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic School.
Dr. Lichardi is a physician associate with thirty years' experience and is a doctor of podiatric medicine. Also, he has completed a fellowship program with the NYS Department of Health. This program provided training and experience in governmental and political issues of medically disenfranchised and special needs populations. As a transplanted New York City resident from a culturally diverse family, particularly Italian and Hispanic, his personal and professional experience can bring forth a relevant perspective on Borough issues.
| Susan Greitz- Vice President
Susan has served on the Board since December 2011. A New Jersey native, Susan grew up in Brick Township, attending public school there; graduated from Ocean County College, then matriculated to New York University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Having worked in a number of marketing and advertising positions, Susan is currently employed part time as the marketing coordinator for the New Jersey State Museum and has her own company, Greitz Communications and Events.
She and husband Paul (a Monmouth county native) have one child, Andrew, who graduated from the elementary district and is attending Freehold Borough High School. They have lived in the Borough since 1999. Susan served on the Board of the PAE PTO for four years and has chaired the annual Basket Raffle for three years; volunteered on the Strategic Planning committee, and prior to joining the Board of Education, volunteered on the BOE Funding and Finance committee. In addition, Susan volunteers on the Borough Recreation Commission.
Jim is married to Debra and has four girls in the Freehold Borough Public Schools, ranging from grades 3 thru 11. Jim has been a resident of the Borough since 1997 and a member of the Board of Education since April 2001. Jim is a former president of the Freehold Board of Education serving as such from 2006 thru 2009.Throughout the years in the Borough, Jim has been a member of the Freehold Borough Educational Foundation, Drug Alliance, Human Relations Committee, Parent Teacher Organizations and coached Recreation Soccer for several years.
Since 1987, Jim has been a civilian employee working for the US Navy at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in
Jim has a Bachelor degree in Engineering for Electrical Engineering from
Jim sits on the Negotiation Committee, the Facilities Committee, and is the Board of Education Liaison to the Freehold Borough Council.
Michele is newly elected to the Board of Ed for the one year position formerly held by her husband Kevin. Michele grew up in Bergen County and moved to Freehold thirteen years ago.Michele and Kevin have a ten year old son that attends the 5th grade at the Freehold Learning Center.Michele has worked in retail for 20+ years until the adoption of her son in 2002, when she then retired to be a stay at home mom.
Michele was PTO President at FLC from 2010 to 2012. She has been very involved with the PTO in some capacity since her son started school at FLC in 2007 when he entered Kindergarten .
Michele is now the liaison to the PTO and is also on the policy committee.
Maureen grew up in Monmouth County and has lived in Freehold Borough for 22 years with her husband, Tim. They have two sons, who attended the district schools and are now at Freehold Boro High School. One son attends the Culinary/Hospitality Management Academy and her other son is in the Computer Science Academy. Maureen earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Montclair State University (then, College) and has had a career in sales and business management for the past 26 years, which included employment by the Entertainment Book and Simmons Market Research. Currently, Maureen is the owner of Mac Graphic Services, LLC, providing all facets of environmental graphic services in the tri-state area.
Maureen was elected to the Board of Education in April of 2009 and is happy to
serve the community. As a parent of
the Freehold Learning Center, Maureen felt it important to have
that school represented by a parent on the board and decided to run for
election. Maureen is a graduate of the Citizen's Academy a program (developed
by the District Administrative Team to provide an overview of the school
district) which also increased her interest in running for the board. The Borough
is a unique district and the diversity of the community requires much analysis
and planning to serve all of the children thoroughly in their education.
Maureen is excited to serve our children and the community.
Paul & his wife, Trish, have lived in Freehold since 1998 and have 2 daughters in the Borough’s school district. Prior to being elected to the Board in 2013, Paul participated in the district’s Strategic Planning forums. Paul & his family can often be seen walking downtown, riding their bikes throughout the community or volunteering at PTO sponsored events.
Paul earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Monmouth University and is currently employed by the NJ Economic Development Authority, where he assists companies looking to expand within New Jersey and municipalities on their redevelopment efforts. Prior to joining the NJEDA in 2007, he worked for 12 years at the NJ Housing and Mortgage Financing, which provides various programs for developers & sponsors of affordable housing developments.
Bruce was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. In 1993, he and his wife, Carolyn, moved to Freehold Borough. They have a nine year old daughter, Candace, who is student at Park Avenue Elementary.
Bruce has a Bachelor's degree in Zoology and Master's Degree in Bacteriology and Public Health. A research scientist and licensed clinical serology supervisor, Bruce has been employed at the Institute for Basic Research for 32 years. The focus of his research is Down’s Syndrome, Alzheimer's Disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders. He also serves on the Animal Research Review committee and the Employees Assistance Program. Bruce has been recognized by the New York Blood Center for his work organizing Blood Drives for the past 30 years.
It was his concern over the impact of the ongoing state funding crisis on the quality of education in our school district that compelled him to run for a position on the Board of Education. He believes that all the students in the district deserve a high quality, well rounded education.
Bruce was elected to the Board of Education in 2011 and currently serves on the Policy Committee, is the alternate Delegate to NJ School Board Association, as well a member of the Funding and Finance Committee
Margaret was appointed to the Board in September 2013 and is looking forward to serving the Freehold Boro School District community. A Monmouth County Native,Margaret grew up in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, attending public school through high school. She graduated from Brookdale Community College and Kean College of NJ, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science. Margaret has worked over 25 years in a corporate environment holding positions in Finance and Information Technology. She is currently employed by International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), as a Sharepoint Application Engineer.
Margaret and her husband Dwight have three children and two grandchildren. All three children attend(ed) the Freehold Boro Public schools with the youngest currently in 8th grade. They have lived in Freehold Boro since 1992. Margaret has served on the FLC and FIS PTO’sand the Strategic Planning committee. In addition to joining the Board of Education, Margaret has also volunteered to serve on the School Safety Committee for the 2013-2014 school year.Contact: MARogers@freeholdboro.k12.nj.us
Annette has served on the Freehold Borough Board of Education for the past nine years. In her tenure she has served on the Facilities Committee, Community Relations Committee, Negotiations Committee, and Liaison to the Parent Teach Organizations and the Freehold Borough Library Commission. In addition to her role as a board member Annette is also Vice President of Public Relations for the Monmouth County School Boards Association. Annette is currently the President of the Freehold Board of Education.
Annette currently serves on the Negotiations Committee, the Funding and Finance Committee, delegate to NJ School Boards Association liaison to the Freehold Borough Education Foundation, President of Monmouth County School Boards, as well as Freehold Borough's Community Information Committee.