Board Members


TMolinelli

Ms. Tammy Molinelli
President
Term Expires 12/2022

Tammy Molinelli has spent over 40 years in workforce and strategic planning as Executive Director of the Bergen County Workforce Development Board, overseeing New Jersey’s largest workforce system, and as chair of North Jersey Partners.  She and her husband John have lived in Woodcliff Lake for over 25 years.  Both their children, Johnathan and Cali, are graduates of Pascack Hills High School.  Her professional experience extends from the corporate to government sectors; she has worked for top-level corporate executives, business owners, and elected officials. Ms. Molinelli also has vast experience in strategic planning and working with organizations to align their processes and their people with the goal of increasing productivity, workplace effectiveness, and enhancing employee satisfaction. She is certified as a Dale Carnegie Sales Course Instructor, an Enhanced Lifestyle Planner, a Personal Coach, and personal trainer. She has received numerous public service awards and community service recognitions.

Joseph Blundo

Mr. Joseph Blundo
Vice President
Term Expires 12/2021

A lifelong resident of River Vale, Joe an alumni of Pascack Valley Class of ‘85, joined the Board in December 2014. After completing his 8 year run as Mayor of River Vale, serving the High School district allows him to continue his community service in an area where he has great passion. Currently an executive with JP Morgan Chase, Joe spent 5 years in public education, working in Human Resources for the New York City Department of Education and later for Newark Public Schools. He has two children including his son, a PVHS alumni and his daughter is in the PV Class of 2021. His wife Maria shares his passion for public service and is an active member of the River Vale Volunteer Ambulance Corp, currently serving as Captain. Prior to his term as Mayor, Joe served on the River Vale town council for 10 years and has been active in youth sports in town, coaching baseball and soccer.

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Dr. Kelly Blundy

Board Member
Term Expires 12/2023 

Dr. Kelly Blundy lives in Woodcliff Lake with her husband, Dr. Peter Wohl and two children. Dr. Blundy is a Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist practicing in Montvale and Closter. She has a background in Functional Medicine and is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Blundy is also a Board member of The New Jersey Patient Alliance, providing quality access care to all patients. Kelly has a passion for travel. She enjoys using this passion by taking medical mission trips to help others focus on increasing access to education, healthcare, and social support services. Her most recent trip was 2019 to Guatemala. She deeply values personal and social growth, striving to lead locally with teamwork, pride, and trust. She enjoys enriching the lives of those around her with her creativity and open heart.


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Mr. Michael
Fronte
Board Member
Term Expires 12/2021

Mike has lived in Hillsdale since 1992.  Mike, and his wife, Gina were raised in River Vale, where they both attended Woodside and Holdrum schools.  Mike, Gina and both of their daughters are all PVHS alumni.  Both daughters are pursuing undergraduate degrees at Montclair State University.

Mike has been a practicing engineer for more than thirty years and is a licensed professional engineer in twenty-eight states.  Mike has collaborated on major engineering projects on five continents in more than a dozen countries.  He has been self-employed since 2001.  Mike has a BS in physics from Fordham University, a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Columbia University and an Executive MS in Finance from Baruch College.

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Mrs. Kristin Martin
Board Member
Term Expires 12/2023

Kristin Martin, along with her husband Christopher, have been Hillsdale residents since 1999. She currently has two children attending Pascack Valley High School; a freshman and senior.

Kristin has been teaching at Cavallini Middle School in Upper Saddle River for 22 years where she has taught Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. She earned her undergraduate degree at Rutgers College, Rutgers University and her Master’s Degree in Education at Montclair State University.  She has worked within her district over the last 20 years developing and enhancing curriculum, analyzing data from internal and state testing and finding effective ways to use data to help inform instruction.

She served as a Board member on the Hillsdale Football Association for 8 years and coached youth sports in Hillsdale. Her husband, son and daughter also volunteer their time and expertise as athletics coaches in the community.

Kristin looks forward to working with the community to provide support in the area of curriculum, family-school connection, and supporting positive change during a challenging time period in history.

 

James Stankus

Mr. James Stankus
Board Member
Term Expires 12/2022

Jim Stankus spent his childhood growing up in nearby Park Ridge, New Jersey. As a young adult he lived in Montvale with his grandfather. There he met his wife Kathy. They moved to River Vale, New Jersey in 1999. Their four children attended the River Vale School system, and have attended or will attend, the Pascack Valley Regional High School. Jim attended William Paterson University, where he graduated with a degree in history and secondary education. He spent the next two decades as a high school social studies and technology teacher. During those years he earned a master's degree in History and a master's degree in Educational Leadership at William Paterson University. Jim is currently employed as a High School Social Studies Teacher at Elmwood Park Memorial High School.

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Ms. Debra Stephans
Board Member
Term Expires 12/2021 
 

Debra Kradjian Stephans lives in Montvale, New Jersey with her husband Jason, their three children, Taleen, Alexa and Jack, and dog, Tux. 

Debra is a New Jersey licensed attorney who has a concentration in employment and labor law.  She currently is an adjunct professor at Berkeley College where she teaches legal and justice studies courses on-site, online and hybrid.  Debra graduated from Teaneck High School and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University.  Upon graduation, Debra attended Pace University School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate.  Debra went on to clerk for the Hon. Bruce A. Gaeta, J.S.C. and the Hon. Sybil R. Moses, A.J.S.C.  Debra continued working for the State of New Jersey and joined the Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Law, as a deputy attorney general handling employment and labor matters on behalf of state agencies for over ten years.  

Debra has always given back to the community.  Debra was actively involved in the Junior League of Bergen County where she served as a board member for two years. After having school-age children and moving to Montvale, a town she has called home for the past eight years, she has been actively engaged in the Montvale schools as well as the town of Montvale.  Debra served as co-president of the Montvale Parent Teacher Organization for two years.   She has also chaired and served as a member on several committees, including the Mayor’s Advisory Committee and Mayor’s Gala.  Debra has been the Girl Scout troop co-leader for her two daughters’ troops since their inception, assistant travel basketball coach for her daughters’ basketball teams, Montvale Athletic League recreation basketball coach and town coordinator for girls’ basketball, grades 3-5.  

Debra is passionate about education and is looking forward to working with the other members of the board, community and superintendent in ensuring that our district continues to excel. Not only with regard to academic excellence, sports, clubs but also in allowing all of our students the opportunity to flourish to become future leaders and members of our community.

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Mrs. Gini Varghese
Board Member
Term Expires 12/2023

Gini Varghese and her husband have lived in Hillsdale for fourteen years. She has two children-a daughter who is a freshman at Pascack Valley HS and a son who is a sixth grader. Gini was raised in Bergen County and graduated from Teaneck High School. She has two Bachelor’s degrees in Science – one in psychology and one in nursing. She also has a Master’s degree in Science as a nurse practitioner. Gini has been a family nurse practitioner for twenty years and she currently works in primary care for Valley Medical Group while also serving as their certified diabetes educator. Gini has always taken an active interest in being involved with her children’s activities. She was a Girl Scout leader for six years, has coached both her children in various recreational sports, has been a class parent numerous times and has also served as corresponding secretary for the George White Faculty and Family Association.

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Mr. Michael Weaver
Board Member
Term Expires 12/2023 

Michael and his wife, Jaime, have resided in Montvale since 2002 and their four children, Michael, Madeliene, Logan and Will, currently attend Montvale Public Schools.  Michael attended Ithaca College as an undergraduate, where he earned Bachelors of Science in Education and Exercise Science.  After four years working in athletic administration at the college level, Michael returned to the classroom as an elementary school teacher, and student at the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a master's degree in Educational Administration.  With over twenty-five years of experience as an administrator, teacher and coach, Michael is currently the Principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Fair Lawn, NJ.  An active volunteer in the community, Michael has served Montvale as a councilman, the Montvale Athletic League (MAL) as a member of the Executive Board and as a coach of multiple sports across the Pascack Valley.  Michael’s top priority as a member of the Pascack Valley Regional BOE is to work with fellow board members in ensuring that all students have equal access to the best educational experience we can provide.


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