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Tammy MacKay

Board President

Term Ends 2022

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Tammy MacKay was elected to the Board of Education in 2009. She and her husband, Scott, have lived in Randolph for close to 25 years and have three children who are Randolph High School graduates.

Mrs. MacKay graduated from Mount 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 Marketing Director for a performance improvement consulting firm. 

Prior to being elected to the Board of Education, Mrs. MacKay was actively involved with the Shongum Elementary 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.

Allison Manfred

Co-Vice President

Term Ends 2021

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Allison Manfred was elected to the Board of Education in November 2018. She and her husband have lived in Randolph since 2010 and have two children, one who attends Center Grove Elementary School and another who attends Randolph Middle 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.

Christine Petrat

Co-Vice President

Terms Ends 2023

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Christine Petrat received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and her Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University. She is currently a clinical social worker for the Mount Arlington Board of Education and has over 15 years of experience helping children in schools and other settings. Ms. Petrat is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She has two children who attend Randolph High School. Her son Ian plays the trumpet in the marching band, wind ensemble, and jazz band. He is also a member of the varsity tennis program. Her son Nate was one of the first students in the Realizing Individual Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.) program.

Ronald Conti

Terms Ends 2023

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Ronald Conti and family have lived in Randolph since 2008. Mr. Conti was re-elected in November 2020.

Susan Devito

Terms Ends 2022

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Susan DeVito is a graduate of Randolph High School. 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. She was hired to teach in Randolph as a music teacher in 2008, and later went on to pursue other opportunities.

Mrs. DeVito received a master's degree in Educational Technology with a Supervisor's Certificate in May of 2017. Following her teaching career, she worked as an educational technology coordinator and supervisor of technology integration in private and public education. Mrs. DeVito is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Microsoft Innovative Educator. She presented at New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative’s statewide educational technology conference in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Currently, Mrs. DeVito works at ClassLink as a Manager of Educational Success. In her role, she serves as a project manager for school districts as they onboard ClassLink’s software ensuring a successful deployment of single-sign-on, rostering applications, and training both administrators and teachers.

Mrs. DeVito volunteers for the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter where she fosters kittens while they await adoption by forever families. She and her husband became licensed foster parents and opened their home to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency in 2015. They became an official family of three when they adopted their daughter in August of 2016.

Vernetha Hope Powell

Terms Ends 2021

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Vernetha Hope Powell and her husband, Corey, have lived in Randolph since 2015 and have four children. Yasmine, is a graduate of Pepperdine University; Mason, is a 2019 RHS graduate and current Rutgers University student; Austin is in the 8th grade at RMS; and Zoë is in the 3rd grade at Fernbrook Elementary School.
 
Mrs. Powell earned her Bachelor's degree from Montclair State University and her MBA from Devry University. Currently, Hope is a Senior Financial Analyst and Certified Research Administrator at Rutgers University. When she is not working and spending time with her family, she supports community efforts through her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Dorene Roche

Terms Ends 2023

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Dorene Roche has lived in Randolph since 2002 with her husband James and three children. Two of her children are Randolph High School graduates and she currently has a child in the district.

For over thirty years, Ms. Roche has led a dance program for adults and children with special needs. She has held numerous volunteer positions with the district which include parent teacher organizations, committees for football and soccer, and serving as chair for Randolph Parents of Exceptional Children (PEC). Through PEC, Ms. Roche has been able to provide additional support to parents with children that have special needs.

Jeanne Stifelman

Terms Ends 2022

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Jeanne Stifelman has lived in Randolph for more than 14 years with her husband, David, and their three children. Ms. Stifelman received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1988. Since she has primarily worked in Marketing and Sales in the Toy Industry for Fisher-Price, Huffy and as a consultant. Recently she founded a toy product design firm with her brother which launched a family business.

Ms. Stifelman has been an active volunteer in the district over the years serving in various capacities including President of the RHS Choir and Theater Booster Club and RHS PTO President.

Yong Wang

Terms Ends 2021

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Yong Wang received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from East China University of Chemical Technology and his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a Principal Process Engineer for Gilead Sciences. Mr. Wang is the proud parent of two children who attend Randolph High School and Randolph Middle School.