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Meet the Board

Christine Ferrarie

Christine moved to Upper Saddle River in 1994. She and her husband raised three children who 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 volunteer experiences, she spent many years as the Home and School Association President at Northern Highlands and the PTO Vice President at the USR elementary schools. She received the Volunteer of Excellence Award from the Girl Scouts and the Award for Excellence from the Upper Saddle River Educational Foundation.  Christine is still involved in Girl Scouts, the Woman's Club and is on the USR Cares Executive Board.

Lisa Halperin

Lisa is serving her fourth year on the Board.  She and her husband have lived in Upper Saddle River for the past 14 years. Lisa is the proud mom of four boys, one, a Northern Highlands graduate, and three current Northern Highlands students. Lisa was born in New Jersey, raised in Paramus, and 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. 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. 

Emily Kaufman

Emily and her husband have lived in Saddle River for 19 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, a daughter, currently at Virginia Tech and a son, who attends Northern Highlands.  Six years ago, Emily returned to the workforce 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 /PAWS of Wandell; seven years on the Run for Sue Committee; three years on the Saddle River Fire Auxiliary.  She has served on the Saddle River Board of Education since 2018.

Jennifer Lenkowsky

Jennifer has lived in Upper Saddle River since 2008 with her husband and two daughters, a Northern Highlands senior and freshman.

Jennifer has been volunteering since moving to town and is the former Co-President of the JCO and a former trustee of Upper Saddle River Basketball. She also chaired the Mike Blake Basketball Tournament for two years during her tenure on the board. Jennifer is an avid basketball fan and coached USR rec & travel for both of her daughters. She is currently the Middle School Girls Basketball coach at Saddle River Day School. 

Jennifer received her masters degree from Boston University's College of Communication in Advertising & Marketing and a BA in Literature & Rhetoric from Binghamton University. After college she worked as a recruiter for 20 years and is currently the Executive Director of Next Level Day Camps.

Maggie Liljegren

Maggie Liljegren and her husband, Keith, have lived in Ho-Ho-Kus since 2006.  Together they have three sons, two who attend Northern Highlands and one
at the Ho-Ho-Kus School.

Maggie graduated with a BA in History from Middlebury College in Vermont and has held various roles in the Sports Marketing industry at publications including Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated.  Maggie is currently in New Business Development at GroupSpot, a group communications platform based out of Ridgewood, NJ.  

Active in the Ho-Ho-Kus community, Maggie has served as President of the Contemporary Club, President of the Home & School Association, Trustee of the Education Foundation, and a coach in the HHK-SR Football Organization.  She is currently a Trustee of the Ho-Ho-Kus Board of Education and Race Director of Richard's Run, an annual charity 5K in downtown Ho-Ho-Kus.

Jennifer Mario

Jenny and her husband moved from NYC to Allendale in 2008 and have three children.  Their daughter will be entering Northern Highlands in the Fall of 2024; their sons are in 5th and 2nd grades in the Allendale School District.  

Jenny was born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island.  She graduated from Rutgers College with a B.S. in Accounting then went on to Law School at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Juris Doctor degree.  While practicing law in Manhattan, she earned an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.  Jenny worked as a tax attorney for over 17 years, spending most of those years focusing on compensation tax matters at UBS.

Jenny has volunteered for the Allendale PTO for many years and is currently serving as its co-president.  She was the treasurer of her daughter's gymnastics club for four years and has served as a substitute teacher in the Allendale School District for the past several years.

Lynn McCarthy

Lynn and her husband have lived in Allendale since 2009.  They have three children, one, a sophomore at Northern Highlands, and two at Brookside School in 6th & 7th grade.

Lynn grew up in Bergen County and graduated from Siena College with a B.S. in Marketing & Management.  After college she worked at Morgan Stanley in
Investment Banking Human Resources and then stayed home to raise her children.

Lynn has held many volunteer roles, including President of Allendale PTO, President of the Newcomers Club, and VP at Archer Nursery School.  She is currently a trustee on the Northern Highlands Sports Association as well as her daughter's Junior Highlanders cheer coach.

Rachel Milston

Rachel moved to Upper Saddle River in 2011 with her husband,  and their two children, one, a Northern Highlands graduate, and one, a current Northern Highlands student.

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.

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 six years. She is a member of the JCO of Northern Bergen County. She is currently a substitute teacher in the Upper Saddle River School District. 

James Mulvey

Jim has lived in Upper Saddle River for 30 years with his wife, a graduate of Northern Highlands. Their four children have all gone through the Upper Saddle River school system, with a sophomore at Northern Highlands now and three having graduated. Jim grew up in Geneva, NY, and graduated with a BA in Economics from Hobart College.
He managed institutional trading desks in Emerging Markets at Credit Suisse and Barclays Capital, and is currently involved in embedded finance with a fintech firm.

Among his volunteer experiences, he is on the advisory board/former Director for Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership - an in-school program for at-risk students, board member/secretary for the North Jersey Junior Lacrosse League, former President of Highlands Lacrosse Association.

Andrew Prince

Andrew has been a resident of Allendale with his wife and children,  a Highlands junior,  and a freshman, for the last ten years. He is an eye surgeon, born, raised, and trained in NYC where he continues to practice ophthalmology as an Associate Professor at the NYU College of Medicine, along with a satellite office in Bergen County. His involvement in our community includes a five-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.

suzanne warzala

Suzanne and her husband have lived in Allendale since 2010.  Their son  is a junior at Northern Highlands and their daughter is in 8th grade at Brookside School.

Suzanne grew up in Waldwick and graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a B.S. in Industrial Economics.  She worked in the Private Equity M&A group at Marsh & McLennan for 10 years and then decided to stay home to raise her children.

She was the President and Treasurer of the Allendale PTO and is currently the club treasurer of the Americans Soccer Club as well as trustee of the Highlands Goal Club.  She has been a volunteer girls softball coach for many years.