Meet the Board of Education:

Michael Lichardi

  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. 

susanG  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 Keelan
Jim Keelan

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  Lakehurst NJ. As an engineering program manager, Jim is responsible for providing Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment for new construction of US Navy Air Capable ships.

Jim has a Bachelor degree in Engineering for Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and an MBA from Monmouth College.

Jim sits on the Negotiation Committee, the Facilities Committee, and is the Board of Education Liaison to the Freehold Borough Council.


Michele Tennant
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.

Paul Jensen
Paul Jensen
I have been a resident of Freehold Borough for four years with my wife Christine and 11-year-old son Patrick, who attends 6th grade at the Freehold Intermediate School. Before settling in Freehold Borough, I lived in Jackson, NJ and grew up in Edison, NJ.  I enjoy all sports especially running, cycling and basketball. I am a volunteer coach for the Colonial Basket Ball League and Co-founder of the Freehold Borough Family Running Club. I also volunteer my time on the Freehold Borough Recreation Commission and for STOMP The Monster™, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides financial and other support to cancer patients.

I graduated with honors from the New York Restaurant School, and am employed by the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen as a Manager of Kitchen and Food Services. 

 Paul Ceppi

Paul Ceppi

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 Patrick

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 Rogers

Margaret Rogers

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. 



Annette Jordan
 Annette Jordan

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.

In additional to serving on the Board of Education, Annette has coached T-Ball and Minors Divisions of Freehold Little League; coached both Travel and Recreation Soccer boys and girls for seven years and is trained as a soccer referee, She is also a board member of the Genevieve Hawley Memorial Education Foundation.

For the past twenty years Annette has lived in the Borough with her husband Bob and two children, Kassie and Tyler, both of whom attend Freehold Borough Public Schools. Annette works as an Account Manager for Gannett Corporation.

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.