Meet the Members
Mr. Ronald Conti and his wife, Rina, have lived in Randolph since 2008 and have two children, one who attends Ironia Elementary School and another who attends Randolph Middle School. Mr. Conti was re-elected as Board President at the January 2019 reorganization meeting.
Mr. Conti received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University in 1993. While enrolled in the 5-year co-op program, Mr. Conti worked developing defense technology. Upon graduating, Mr. Conti worked on Wall Street building risk management applications and subsequently launched and sold a series of successful high tech start-ups. Since then, Mr. Conti has been a strategic technology consultant to several businesses all over the world.
He has experience in application, internet and mobile development in addition to networking and system automation.
Mr. Joe Faranetta was appointed to the Board of Education in 2016 and began his first full three-year term in January 2018. He was re-elected Board Vice President at the January 2019 reorganization meeting. He and his wife, Donna, have lived in Randolph for more than 25 years and have two children - both of whom are proud Randolph High School graduates.
Mr. Faranetta graduated from Rutgers University in 1988 with a BA in Business Administration. After graduation, he began his career with AT&T and has been there his entire professional career of more than 25 years. He has held various positions in the company and is currently a Director in AT&T's Business Services organization.
Mr. Faranetta was Chairman of the Randolph Recreation Girls Lacrosse Program for 10 years, and is currently a coach for Little Styx. He is also a sitting member of the Randolph Recreation Advisory Committee.
Prior to his involvement with the Board of Education and current committees, he was a founding and 3-year member of the Ram Athletic Council (RAC), coach of multiple recreation and travel sports for both boys and girls, and a member of several High School booster clubs.
Mrs. Tammy MacKay was elected to the Board of Education in 2009. She and her husband, Scott, have lived in Randolph for nearly two decades and have three children - two are Randolph High School graduates and one currently attends Randolph High School.
Mrs. MacKay graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1984 with a BA in Biology. After graduation, she spent 10 years in account management with a large advertising agency in New York City where she managed national ad campaigns in the toy and packaged goods industries. After a break from the work force while her children were younger, she resumed her career as a Marketing Manager for an IT consulting firm. She currently serves as a Director of Marketing for a performance improvement consulting firm.
Prior to being elected to the School Board, Mrs. MacKay was actively involved with the Shongum School PTA serving on its Executive Board for many years and as its President for two terms. She served on the PTA Leadership Committee and the PTA Council, both of which have representatives from each school in the District and interact with district administration, curriculum supervisors, and school staff. She has been an active volunteer in the town’s basketball, soccer, and football programs and in the girls high school soccer, field hockey and basketball booster clubs, as well as the town lacrosse program.
Mrs. Anne Standridge was appointed to the Randolph Board of Education in May of 2012 and was elected to a three-year seat in November of the same year.
Mrs. Standridge works as a substitute teacher and cross country and track coach at Black River Middle School in Chester. Prior to being appointed to the School Board, Mrs. Standridge was a substitute teacher in Randolph Schools. She is an active member of the Randolph Recreation Committee, has served on the Township's Master Plan Committee and is the Treasurer of the Randolph Recreation Booster Club.
In addition, Mrs. Standridge served as a past President of the Randolph High School track booster, as Treasurer of RAM RAC and coached in the Randolph recreation track program for many years.
Mrs. Standridge graduated from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation. She worked in the community recreation and business fields before starting a family with her husband Ron. They have three children and a grandson. Kristin, a graduate of Bloomsburg University, Kimberly, a graduate of Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University, and David, a graduate of Messiah College. Mrs. Standridge has lived in Randolph for 33 years.
Mr. Sheldon Epstein was appointed to the Board of Education in April 2013, and subsequently first elected to a three-year term in November 2013. He and his wife, Lisa, have lived in Randolph for over 18 years and have one child currently attending Randolph High School.
Mr. Epstein was born and raised in California, graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He later received an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.
Mr. Epstein is a strategic and analytical finance leader who has worked at a broad spectrum of companies within the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and aerospace industries. He has supported manufacturing, information technology, procurement, human resources, and other functions, in corporate and plant environments. He currently works in finance for Mondeléz International.
Susan DeVito, a graduate of Randolph High School, was sworn into office in January of 2017 for a three-year term.
Following RHS, Mrs. DeVito attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where she graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. After graduating from Rutgers, her music education career brought her to South Brunswick where she spent two years as a vocal, band, drama, and general music teacher. Mrs. DeVito came back to Randolph in 2008 when she was hired by the school district as a music teacher, giving her the opportunity to teach at her alma mater. She and her husband bought their home in Randolph in 2009.
Currently, Mrs. DeVito works for the Mahwah Township Public Schools, as the district's Supervisor of Technology Integration, PreK-12. She develops, trains and coaches the district staff on technology and how to integrate it into their classrooms. Broadening her educational technology knowledge, Mrs. DeVito has become a SMART Certified Trainer, Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Mrs. DeVito is an active member of the New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative (NJECC) and presented at their statewide educational technology conference in 2017 and 2018.
Beyond her professional career, Mrs. DeVito received a master's degree in Educational Technology with a Supervisor's Certificate in May of 2017.
Wanting to start a family, Mrs. DeVito and her husband opened their house to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency in 2015 and became an official family when they adopted their daughter in August of 2016.
Mr. Chris Treston was elected to the Board of Education in 2017. He and his wife Samantha moved to Randolph in 2007. They have twins, who have been Randolph students since kindergarten, and will graduate Randolph High School with the Class of 2020.
Mr. Treston grew up nearby in Bridgewater, NJ. He attended George Washington University from 1986–1993, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and continued with graduate study in public administration. He also began his employment career at GW, managing recruitment and publicity for continuing education programs, helping to build what later became the University College of General Studies, and teaching on occasion as an adjunct lecturer.
Mr. Treston became a communications consultant at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1996-1998, before moving back to New Jersey and beginning a new career in the consumer food industry. Since then, he has accumulated 20 years of sales and marketing experience with leading food companies including Ferrero, B&G, Pinnacle, and Smithfield, where he works today.
In high school, Mr. Treston was active in the performing arts department as a musician, and was also a track & field athlete. As a parent, he has volunteered together with his wife in the wrestling and cheer programs, and most recently with RAM RAC, where Ms. Treston is currently president.
Robert A. Soni, Ph.D. joined the Board of Education in September 2018. He was appointed to the Board in July 2018. Dr. Soni has been a Randolph resident since 2006 and in Morris County since 1998. He and his wife Rachita have three children (one at Randolph Middle School and two at Randolph High School).
Dr. Soni brings his technology background and significant operational as well as academic experience to the Board. He has managed very large global advanced technology, architecture, and systems engineering teams at Nokia and Nokia-Bell Labs. Dr. Soni has also served in an adjunct professor role in the Electrical Engineering Departments at Columbia University and NJIT. He has a significant number of external publications and patents and has received numerous recognitions, including the prestigious Bell Labs Fellow award from Nokia-Bell Labs. Dr. Soni earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati [‘92] and master’s degree [‘95] and Ph.D. [‘98] in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Soni has been a Robotics/LEGO League coach, as well as a committed Sunday school teacher [10+ years]. He has been a volunteer photographer for Randolph recreation league track and cross-country teams. He supports several nonprofit efforts including domestic violence prevention, Autism awareness, and human and civil rights advocacy. Dr. Soni is serving a Board term that ends January 2019.
Allison Manfred was appointed to the Board of Education in January 2019. She and her husband have lived in Randolph since 2010 and have two children who attend Center Grove Elementary School.
Mrs. Manfred grew up in Mendham Township. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in 2005. After graduation, she worked as a marketing associate at CitiStreet in Somerset, NJ. When her children attended Mendham Cooperative Nursery School in Mendham Borough, she served on the school’s Board of Directors for five years, first as the Publicity and Communications Chair, then as the Advisor to the Board. As her children entered Center Grove Elementary, she became an active PTO volunteer, chairing and co-chairing several events and activities. She served as the Programs Chair on the PTO Executive Board, then as co-president of the organization. She currently is an involved PTO volunteer.