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 is a member of the Negotiations Committee, the Facilities Committee, and chairs the Board’s Community Relations Committee.
Michael has been an active member of our community as a firefighter with the Freehold Fire Department for over ten years and is member of the Medical Reserve Corps of the Monmouth County Health Department. He is a coach and board member of Freehold Little League Baseball, and teaches religious instruction at the St. Rose School.
Dr. Lichardi is a physician associate with twenty-five 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 Cityresident 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 was appointed to the Board in December 2011 and is excited about the opportunity. 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 a public relations and event manager for Allen Consulting.
She and husband Paul (a Monmouth county native) have one child, Andrew, who attends Park Avenue Elementary 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 the past three years; volunteered on the Strategic Planning committee, and prior to joining the Board of Education, volunteered on the BOE Funding committee. She is now a member of the Board’s Community Relations 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
Maureen was elected to the Board of Education in April of 2009 and is happy to serve the community. As a parent of the
Maureen currently serves as the Chairman on the Policy Committee, is the liaison to the Freehold Borough Arts Council and is the board's liaison to the Freehold Borough Library Commission.
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 wasappointed to the Board in September 2013 and is looking forward to servingthe Freehold Boro School Districtcommunity. A Monmouth County Native,Margaret grew up in the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, attending public schoolthrough high school. She graduated from BrookdaleCommunity College and Kean College of NJ, where she received a Bachelor’sdegree in Management Science. Margarethas worked over 25 years in a corporate environment holding positions inFinance and Information Technology. She is currently employed by InternationalFlavors and Fragrances (IFF), as a Sharepoint Application Engineer.
Margaret and herhusband Dwight have three children and two grandchildren. All three childrenattend(ed) the Freehold Boro Public schools with the youngest currently in 8thgrade. They have lived in Freehold Boro since 1992. Margaret has served on the FLC and FIS PTO’sand the Strategic Planning committee. Inaddition to joining the Board of Education, Margaret has also volunteered toserve on the School Safety Committee for the 2013-2014 school year.
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.