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Warren County Community College Board of Trustees-2023


Yvonne-Reitemeyer Yvonne Reitemeyer, Chair
Yvonne Reitemeyer has resided in Lopatcong Township, Warren County for 17 years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associate Arts degree from Warren County Community College and received her ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) designation from The American College. She is a financial adviser working with Frailey Insurance and Financial Services in Stroudsburg PA and holds her Life and Health Licenses as well as her Series 7 and 66 Financial licenses. Certified in Long Term Care she assists her clients in planning for their futures. She is a member of MDRT (Million Dollar RoundTable), currently serves on the Phillipsburg High School Soccer Booster Board, NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) Lehigh Valley Board member, and a member of the Warren County Republican Committee (Vice Chair Lopatcong). She is a former councilwoman for Lopatcong Township. She is married to Mark and has two children Veronica and Douglas. She is looking forward to working with her fellow board members to enhance the lives of the students of WCCC and the residents of Warren County. Ms. Reitemeyer has been on the Board since November 2017.
Nancy Brown, Vice-Chair
Nancy Brown made her home in Warren County in 1972 in Hackettstown. She and her husband, Harry, raised their two daughters, Heather and Beth, there. Mrs. Brown was a leader in many civic organizations and served on Hackettstown Common Council for four consecutive terms. She also graduated from County College of Morris with the highest honors, majoring in Business Administration. After fulfilling her last term on Common Council, she returned to her goal of earning a Bachelor’s Degree graduating from Centenary College in 2010, Magna Cum Laude with an emphasis on Marketing and Business Administration. In 2014, the Browns moved to Belvidere where they currently reside. Mrs. Brown had a varied business career in Property Management in Morristown, Marketing and Development at Hackettstown Community Hospital, and managed the Valley National Bank in Hackettstown. Her career path changed to work with two New Jersey legislators, Assemblywoman Connie Myers and Assemblyman John DiMaio. She has a long history of commitment to Warren County Community College, serving in several leadership positions including two terms as Chair of the Warren County Community College Foundation. During her tenure spanning over a decade, she raised valuable funds for college projects and for scholarships for students. Nancy Brown plans to work so that students can earn degrees or certificates at an affordable price, continue to offer new programs, and improve the physical plant of the college. Her aim is to continue good relationships with Warren County Freeholders and state officials while maintaining the Board of Trustee’s policy of fiscal responsibility for the taxpayers of Warren County. Mrs. Brown has been on the Board since April 2018.
Maria Maier, Treasurer
Maria Maier has resided in Warren County for 16 years. She attended and graduated from the University of Economics Bratislava (Slovakia) with an M.B.A. and later was awarded a second M.B.A. degree from Centenary University in Hackettstown. Mrs. Maier is involved in managing the Land of Make Believe, an amusement park located in Hope, NJ. She also serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Council at Centenary University, is one of the WCCC Foundation Directors, and a member of Hope Area Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Maier became a member of the Warren County Community College Board of Trustees in 2016. She believes in supporting her community and dedicates her time to helping the Community College to provide quality and affordable education for Warren County residents. Mrs. Maier has been on the Board since March 2017.
Betti Singh, Secretary
Ms. Betti Singh, formerly Betti McCann, has resided in Warren County for just under fifty years. She grew up in Hackettstown, attended Hackettstown High School, and is a graduate of Centenary College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a concentration in communication. Ms. Singh currently resides in the Washington Borough. She currently works as a career coach at the Warren County One-Stop Career Center in Phillipsburg. She has been a trustee at the College since 2003 and is dedicated to the success of others. She has true empathy for returning students as she was a non-traditional student herself. Ms. Singh has been on the Board since November 2003.
Elizabeth Gittins

Ms. Elizabeth Gittins has served as a Trustee at Warren County Community College for almost a decade, her first term of service was 2010-2017 and in 2019 Governor Murphy reappointed her to serve again as a trustee. Ms. Gittins has worked for Colgate Palmolive Co for 20 years. A 1994 graduate of Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, NJ, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Moravian College in 1998. Ms. Gittins currently manages the proof of concept clinical program. She has received twelve US patents and numerous awards, including the Chairman’s You Can Make A Difference Award and Colgate Palmolive’s Global Technology Excellence Award for her research in developing innovative technologies and demos supporting product launches. She is a member of the ACRP, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and IADR, International Association of Dental Research. She is a member of the Warren County Democratic Committee’s executive board since 2001. She is a member of the Greenwich Hunt Associates investment group since 2008. She has been a resident of Warren County for most of her life. She and her husband, Michael Zaladonis, have been married for four years and currently reside in Stewartsville, NJ. Elizabeth and Michael enjoy traveling, volunteering, and playing tennis.

 Hon. Garabed “Chuck” Haytaian
The Hon. Garabed “Chuck” Haytaian is an American Republic party politician who was Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly during the “tax revolt” of the James Florio-Christine Todd Whitman era. He served in the General Assembly from 1982-1996 and was Chairman of the Republican State Committee from 1995-2001. Mr. Haytaian is of Armenian descent. He was born in the Bronx and resides in Mansfield Township.  Mr. Haytaian has served on the Board since November 2017.
Donnell Joyce Donnell Joyce
Mr. Joyce has been a resident of Warren County for the past 21 years. He graduated Cum Laude with an Associate in Applied Science from Warren County Community College. He continued his studies at Centenary University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration. He began his military career by joining the Army National Guard, where he received basic and advanced training. In addition, he completed the Primary Leadership Development Course. During this time, he began his career in law enforcement as a state Corrections Officer in New Jersey’s sole sex offender’s prison. He received The Stone/Ratajczak Memorial Award for professional development while attending the Corrections Officer’s Training Academy. He left the Dept. of Corrections to work for his hometown police department, the Scotch Plains NJ Police. He soon advanced from the patrol division to the detective bureau, finally rising to the rank of Detective Sergeant. He worked for the Union County Narcotics Strike Force, was the past vice president of the Union County Investigator’s Association, and was the liaison for the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Retiring after 27 years, he took some time off before starting a second career working campus security at Centenary University and teaching Wellness to new first-year students. He also works for the Essex County Vicinage in Newark, NJ as a Probation Officer. Mr. Joyce serves as Chairman of the Warren County Community College Foundation. He and his wife, Noreen, have a blended family of five children.
Dr. Rosalie Lamonte Dr. Rosalie Lamonte
Dr. Rosalie S. Lamonte currently serves as the Warren Executive County Superintendent.  As such, she is a member by statute of the college’s Board of Trustees.  Dr. Lamonte brings to the board over 40 years of experience in the field of education.  Prior to her appointment as county superintendent, Dr. Lamonte served as superintendent in the Hackettstown, Montville, and Mount Olive school districts.  She holds a B.A. degree from Barnard College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish and Italian studies from Columbia University, and certifications in teaching and school administration.  Dr. Lamonte is particularly interested in building relationships between K-12 districts and the college.  Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Lamonte has resided in Flanders, NJ since 1974.  She enjoys attending concerts and the opera, traveling, particularly to national parks, and spending time with her four grandchildren.  Dr. Lamonte has served on the Board since March 2019.
Marybeth Maciag Marybeth Maciag
Marybeth Maciag has been a resident of Hackettstown for the past 37 years. She has a BSN from William Paterson University, Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner – University of Pennsylvania, and an MS Health & Wellness Promotion, Independence University. Ms. Maciag is employed by Planned Parenthood Northern, Central, Southern NJ as a Nurse Practitioner Washington/Newton clinics.
Ms. Maciag is involved in many local organizations and Boards. She has been a member of the Hackettstown Board of Education since 2006, the Hackettstown Board of Health since 2008, and a Trustee for the Hackettstown Foundation for Educational Excellence. She is both a Warren County and Hackettstown Democratic Committee member, in addition to being a Warren County State Democratic Committee person. Ms. Maciag was inducted into the Hackettstown Area Senior Hall of Fame in 2018. Marybeth has two adult children, Rob and Meg Alexander, who she enjoys traveling with. Ms. Maciag looks forward to serving on the Warren County Community College Board of Trustees.
Peter Schmidt Peter Schmidt
Peter Schmidt has resided in Warren County for eight years and currently lives in Lopatcong Township. Mr. Schmidt is a graduate of Dickinson College with a bachelor of arts degree; he also holds a Master of Divinity from the Princeton Theological Seminary and was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University. A lifelong educator, he recently retired after 39 years at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, New Jersey, where he served as High School Principal for twenty-three years and most recently as the Director of Studies. Mr. Schmidt is currently active in many civic endeavors. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Craig School, the Governor Wolf Athenaeum, and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries at Rutgers University. He is an active volunteer with BRIDGES, a community outreach organization that serves the homeless. Like the College President, he is a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Phillies. Peter is married to Randell Schmidt, formerly the Head Librarian at Gill St. Bernard’s School. They are the parents of two sons who are both public school teachers. Mr. Schmidt became a Board member at the College in 2007 and believes that community colleges are essential portals for people of all ages into vocational and career opportunities in many different fields.
Therese Steinhardt Therese Steinhardt
Therese Steinhardt has been a resident of Warren County since moving to Belvidere in August of 1968 with her husband Judge Joseph Steinhardt, (retd). She graduated from Northampton Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing, a BS in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude from East Stroudsburg University, and a master’s degree in Nurse Education from Gwynedd Mercy University in Gwynedd Valley Pa. Additionally, she holds Certificates in Suicide Prevention & Counseling from Lehigh University and a Post-master Certificate in Bioethics & Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Her professional nursing roles include a variety of experiences from school nurse to forensic investigator, hospital clinical nurse to psychiatric clinical nurse, and eventually to college nurse educator. Currently, she and her husband reside in White Township on the farm where their children, Douglas and Susan, grew up. Terry served with the founding Board of Trustees before leaving to return to the classroom in 1993 in both the non-credit and credit divisions and eventually as the Director of Nurse Education for the new Associate Degree Program at WCCC in 2005. She was inducted into the Warren County Hall of Fame with the Class of 2013. She looks forward to returning to the Board and participating in successfully fulfilling the challenges of the Strategic Plan.
Demiana Shenouda Demiana Shenouda (Alumni Trustee)
I am honored to be a proud alumni of Warren County Community College. My journey as a student there was nothing short of transformative. Through rigorous academic pursuits and active engagement in extracurricular activities, I cultivated a passion for business administration. The nurturing environment of the institution equipped me with not just knowledge but also the invaluable skills of critical thinking and teamwork. Since graduating, I continue to cherish the foundation laid there. I owe much of my success to the dedicated faculty, supportive peers, and the ethos of excellence that defines Warren County Community College. I’m excited to share my experiences and insights and look forward to continuing the legacy of excellence that the institution represents. Thank you for having me back.

 

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