Board Member Bios

Board Member Bios

The Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall planning and policymaking for the College.
 

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2020. A resident of Branchburg, Christodoulou has owned and operated various businesses in diverse industry sectors.

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Roger R. Locandro
Vice Chair (Hunterdon)
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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2018. A resident of Stockton, Locandro and his wife Holly own and operate a construction company, Roger Locandro Jr., Inc.; Pun’kin Hollow Farms; and Energy Smarts Mechanical.

Helena Swanicke
Vice Chair (Somerset)
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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2019. A resident of Warren, Swanicke is a full professor at Middlesex County College who also has taught at the elementary and junior high levels.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2017. A resident of Readington, Bateman is the owner of Shoebox Computer Services, Inc. of Somerville.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2021. A resident of Clinton Township, Borkowski currently works at Amboy Bank providing wealth advisory services.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2022. A resident of Bernardsville, DeMarco currently serves as the School Business Administrator and Board Secretary for the Somerset Hills School District.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2023. A resident of Hillsborough, Goldberg worked for several major companies and then transitioned into healthcare before becoming a certified substitute teacher after entering into partial retirement.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2019. A resident of Phillipsburg, Jinks served as a principal and superintendent in Warren and Hunterdon County schools and is now the Interim Executive County Superintendent of Schools for Somerset County.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2021. A resident of Bridgewater, Makhija currently works as a Chief Digital Strategist at Gestalt Inc., a company that specializes in digital talent transformation.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2022. A resident of Milford, Opdyke serves as owner and president of several companies in the construction industry, including H.J. Opdyke Lumber Company, Inc; Lehigh Structural Components, LLC ; and Central States Millwork.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2022. A resident of Bernardsville, Shain is Vice President, Aptar Digital Health, a leading digital therapeutic company, part of AptarGroup, Inc., and is a leader in Global Business Development.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2021. A resident of Somerville, Sullivan is a developmental psychologist by training and Professor Emeritus of Nursing and Behavioral Health at Rutgers University.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2014. A resident of Piscataway, Torres is the Interim Executive County Superintendent of Schools, Hunterdon County.

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Member of the RVCC Board of Trustees since 2020. A resident of Somerville, Von Schilling is an English Professor at Northampton Community College, where he also serves as Humanities Faculty Coordinator and Supervisor of the Liberal Arts Program.

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Mark Negron
Alumni Representative

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