Christine has lived in Upper Saddle River for 25 years with her husband, Dante. Their three children have all graduated from the Upper Saddle River schools and Northern Highlands. Christine was born in Brooklyn, raised in Scarsdale and graduated with a Finance degree from the Catholic University of America. She worked as a computer analyst at Salomon Brothers and then stayed home to raise her children.
Among her many volunteer experiences, she was the Home and School Association President at Northern Highlands and the PTO Vice President at the Upper Saddle River elementary schools. She is currently a trustee for USR Cares and a member of the USR Woman's Club. Christine earned the New Board Member Boardsmanship Certification in 2019, and continues to attend workshops and training sessions to become a more knowledgeable board member. Christine is currently the Board President.
Lisa is serving her first year on the Board. She and her husband Gary have lived in Upper Saddle River for the past 13 years. Lisa is the proud mom of four boys, three who attend the Edith A. Bogert Elementary School and the Emil A. Cavallini Middle School. Her oldest son is a freshman at Northern Highlands.
Lisa was born in New Jersey, raised in Paramus, and then graduated from Syracuse University, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Marketing and Spanish. She earned a Juris Doctor degree at Seton Hall School of Law. Lisa is an attorney turned full-time mom with a passion for community service and philanthropy.
With the birth of her children, Lisa put her career on hold, and for the past 8 years she has been President and Co-President of the JCO of Northern Bergen County, has been an active member of the PTO, and continues to support many community events. In 2017 Lisa was recognized by the Upper Saddle River Educational Foundation and named the recipient of the Award for Excellence.
Mat grew up in Allendale and is a graduate of Northern Highlands himself. Since graduating from Highlands, Mat studied Finance and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and now works in management consulting. He is an active member of the community, having co-founded the Northern Highlands Alumni Action Committee.
Emily and her husband have lived in Saddle River for 16 years. She was raised on Long Island and earned a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. After 11 years as a pediatric social worker at Mount Sinai Medical Center, she became a full-time parent of her two children Phoebe, at Northern Highlands, and Graham who attends middle school at Eric Smith. Three years ago, Emily returned to the work force in customer service for the IT helpdesk of a software company.
Emily’s numerous volunteer activities include serving four years on the Wandell School Education Foundation, two as President; three years as Class mom for the Wandell Home and School Association; four years as Book Fair Coordinator for the HSA and then PAWS of Wandell; four years on the Run for Sue Committee; three years on the Saddle River Fire Auxiliary; and three years on the Saddle River Municipal Environmental Committee.
Amy has lived in New Jersey her entire life and has been a Ho-Ho-Kus resident since 1999. Amy has two children; her daughter Lana in 7th grade at the Ho-Ho-Kus school and her son Noah who is a junior at Northern Highlands.
Amy’s history of volunteerism began when she was the Vice President at the Waldwick/Ho-Ho-Kus Coop Nursery School for a few years when her children were attending the school; she has volunteered at the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River, NJ since 2001 and is certified to teach children who are in the Family Faith Program. Amy has also supported the Ho-Ho-Kus Boy Scout Troop by managing the Scout Sunday luncheon.
Amy has worked at KPMG, LLP in the Montvale office for the past 25 years in the Global Mobility Department. She manages the Global Mobility Budget and all financial aspects for the group. She has a degree in Accounting.
Rachel moved to Upper Saddle River in 2011 with her husband, Arthur, and their two children, Jesse, currently a sophomore at Northern Highlands, and Harris, a sixth-grader at Emil A. Cavallini Middle School.
Rachel grew up in Springfield, NJ and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in English. After college she worked in the School & Library Marketing Department at Random House, and then went on to hold various other marketing roles before the birth of her children.
As a full time mom, Rachel has been active in the community since moving here. She was the co-chair of the Early Childhood Parent Association at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley for two years and volunteered at the Robert D. Reynolds Elementary School library for 6 years. She is a member of the JCO of Northern Bergen County and the USR PTO.
Jim has lived in Allendale for over 40 years, is married to Donna Dolan, and they have one child, Michael, a graduate of Northern Highlands. Jim spent most of his adult life in New Jersey. He graduated from St. Peter's College in Jersey City, received an MA degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Fordham University. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict. Jim's work career was mainly at TIAA-CREF, a pension and insurance company for educational and scientific institutions, from which he retired as Director of Corporate Research. Jim is a member of Allendale's Holiday Observers and has coached youth soccer, basketball and baseball teams in Allendale for many years.
Andrew has been a resident of Allendale with his wife, Kate and his two middle schoolers, William and Emma for the last 7 years. He is an eye surgeon, born, raised, and trained in NYC where he continues to practice ophthalmology, with a satellite office in Bergen County. His involvement in our community includes a 5-year stint on the Allendale K-8 school board along with his participation in scouting.
Andrew’s leadership experiences have been many in organized medicine including the Board of Trustees of the New York State Ophthalmological Society and American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Gail and her husband Frank have lived in Allendale for 34 years. Gail was raised in Upper Saddle River, NJ and has gone through the entire school system from Bogert, Reynolds, Cavallini schools then graduating from Northern Highlands. Both her children, Taryn and Frankie went through Hillside, Brookside and graduated from Northern Highlands. Gail graduated with a BS degree in Psychology, Art, and Philosophy from King’s College. She continued her studies to go on further with college to become certified as a therapist working with teens in Bergen Pines Psychiatric Hospital. Gail also has a TV Production degree.
Among Gail’s volunteer experiences, she has been a Liaison for the Northern Highlands need-based scholarship fund, We are Family Foundation with Niles Rodgers, Lions Club Volunteer, Hillsdale Food Pantry, CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children and Bergen County Vocational-Technical WorkFirst NJ One-Stop Single Parents programs. While on the Northern Highlands Board, Gail served as Vice President for 9 years, attending workshops, Board of Education professional training, seminars and weekend Delegate Assembly meetings as well as consulting with NJSB administrators on new digital video opportunities. Gail is a certified NJ Board Leader.
Sheila and her husband, Joe and their three children, have lived in Upper Saddle River for 18 years. She is Canadian born, but grew up in Los Angeles. She moved to the east coast to pursue her education. She has a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University and a Doctor of Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She worked as a Physician for many years before deciding to put her career on hold to raise her children.
Sheila has been actively involved in all three Upper Saddle River schools over the past 16 years; she has been on the Upper Saddle River PTO, as well as the Upper Saddle River Educational Foundation. Two of her children have graduated from Northern Highlands, one is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the other is a current student at Penn State University. Her son is a current junior at Northern Highlands.