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RUAA Board of Directors

The Board of the Rutgers University Alumni Association has authority over the affairs of the RUAA. The board partners with the Department of Alumni Relations in the core functions of the department to further the goals of the mission of the RUAA.

Board Officers

Maurice Griffin Maurice A. Griffin NLAW'94
Chair of the Board
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Timothy Farrow CLAW'99
Vice Chair of the Board
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Ken Johnson Kenneth Johnson ENG'66
Treasurer
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Kim Sciallo UCNB’97, SMLR’97
Corporate Secretary
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Donna K. Thornton
Vice President for Alumni Relations
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Board Members

Greg Bedard RC'97, RBS'03
Carl Burns RC'64, RBS'73

James Cummings UCN'73, GSE'82
Robert Eichert RC’78

Jeffrey C. Linfante CC'85, NJDS'90
Sean Murphy LC'06
Debra O'Neal LC'87
Houshang Parsa RC'80
Salim Patel UCN’04, RBS’04
Kim Sciallo UCNB'97, SMLR'97
Squire Servance ENG'04
Jennifer Sneed RC’03, SCILS’03
Daniel Swartley-McArdle CCAS’09, GSC’13

Jennifer Tennant CC’02
Mary Clare Venuto CCAS'07, GSC'09

For information about term lengths for the RUAA Board of Directors, click here. For complete information about the board structure, powers, and duties, please see the RUAA By-Laws and Constitution.

Biographies

 
Greg Bedard RC'97, RBS'03 is a resident of Avenel, NJ and is a director at Prudential Financial. Greg is alumni class president, Class of 1997. He was also a member of the Alumni Executive Board of the Cap & Skull Society and served as newsletter editor for the Rutgers Alumni Association. Greg is team captain for Prudential’s recruiting efforts at Rutgers.
EMAIL: gregory.bedard@alumni.rutgers.edu
 
Carl Burns RC'64, RBS'73 is a resident of Manalapan, NJ and the vice president of the Rutgers Living History Society. A retired banking executive with an extensive background in management, marketing, community relations, and planning, Carl is a member of the Henry Rutgers Society and is a Loyal Son of Rutgers. A decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, Carl also volunteers at the Rutgers Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services and teaches a course, “Vietnam Revisited,” at the Rutgers Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Carl was a campus leader and president of Zeta Psi fraternity, where he still volunteers as an adviser. He is also an active member of the Rutgers Touchdown Club and Rutgers Court Club.
EMAIL: cwburns@alumni.rutgers.edu
 
James Cummings UCN'73, GSE'82 is a retired assistant superintendent for school business and resides in Toms River, NJ. Jim is an active member of the RUAA, serves on the Alumni Leaders Council Committee and the Alumni Benefits Committee, and previously served as an at-large member of the Alumni Leaders Council.
EMAIL: jim.cummings@alumni.rutgers.edu
Robert Eichert Robert Eichert RC’78, a practicing attorney, is a resident of Edison, NJ. A Rutgers University trustee emeritus, Bob has served as president of the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA), as the RUAA Reunion Committee chair, and has also been involved with the Rutgers University Alumni Bands Association. He has received the university’s Meritorious Service Award and the RAA’s Loyal Son of Rutgers award. In addition to his service to Rutgers, Bob has been active in his community and recognized for his service to the Board of Education, as a scout leader, and as a soccer coach.
EMAIL: robert_eichert@alumni.rutgers.edu
 Timothy Farrow Timothy Farrow CLAW'99 resides in Collingswood, NJ, and is currently a partner/attorney at law with Dash Farrow LLP. Among his many Rutgers University alumni activities, he currently serves as vice chair of the RUAA. He has served previously as chair of the RUAA Alumni Benefits Committee, the RUAA Awards and Recognition Committee, and the Committee on Nominations. Tim also served as chancellor of the Rutgers–Camden Law Alumni Board.
EMAIL: tfarrow@dashlaw.net

 Maurice Griffin Maurice Griffin NLAW'94 is the RUAA board chair and has previously served as the vice chair, corporate secretary, and the first-ever treasurer of the RUAA. He has been a member of the board since 2008 and has served as chair and member of the Alumni Leaders Council Committee. He has also served on the RUAA Nominations Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee, Alumni Benefits Committee, and Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning.
EMAIL:
 maurice.griffin@alumni.rutgers.edu
 Ken Johnson Kenneth Johnson ENG'66 is a retired aerospace executive who resides in Cranbury, NJ. Among his many Rutgers alumni activities, he serves as treasurer of the Rutgers University Alumni Association, as chair of the alumni benefits committee, as chair of the advisory board for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and as president of the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA). He has previously served as chair of the RUAA Alumni Leaders Council Committee and as president and board member of the Engineering Society. Ken is a 30-year member of the RU Loyal Society and was inducted as a Loyal Son of Rutgers in 2007.
EMAIL: krjohnson@alumni.rutgers.edu
 
Jeffrey C. Linfante CC'85, NJDS'90  is a dentist in private practice in Spring Lake Heights, NJ. He is an assistant professor of clinical dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New Jersey Dental School. Jeff is a resident of Oakhurst, NJ, and has assisted the Rutgers University Foundation as a member of the Monmouth and Ocean Counties Regional Campaign Committee. Jeff is a career mentor and has spoken to Rutgers pre-health clubs and organizations to help students interested in the healthcare profession.
EMAIL: Jeffrey.Linfante@alumni.rutgers.edu



 

Sean Murphy LC'06 is a member of the Rutgers Club of Arizona and previously served as an at-large member of the RUAA Alumni Leaders Council. His committee work includes a role on the RUAA Awards and Recognition Committee. He is a mentor for Rutgers students seeking law enforcement careers. Sean is a former police officer in the City of Phoenix Police Department and is currently enrolled in the full-time MBA program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He remains active in the police department as a reserve police officer.
EMAIL: spmurphy@alumni.rutgers.edu

  Debra O’Neal LC’87 currently lives in Delaware, but is a native of Bergen County, NJ. As the Class of 1987 vice president, she was actively involved with reunion and campaign planning for her 25th reunion last year. Debra is the first vice president of the Livingston Alumni Association, chair of the RUAA Regional Clubs Committee, and past president of the National Association of Social Workers, Delaware Chapter. She is the training/education administrator for the State of Delaware Children’s Department.
EMAIL: DAHOneal@alumni.rutgers.edu
 
Houshang Parsa RC'80 is a resident of New Brunswick, NJ and is retired from working in the field of education and real estate management. Houshang is the current chair of the Class of 1980 Reunion Committee and the coordinator of the 2014 Rutgers Alumni Association’s Alumni Council and Annual Meetings. Previously, Houshang chaired a number of Rutgers Alumni Association committees, including the Alumni Family Day, Grants and Gifts, and Undergraduate committees. In 2013, Houshang was elected to be a Loyal Son of Rutgers.
EMAIL: parsah@alumni.rutgers.edu
 Salim Patel Salim Patel UCN’04, RBS’04 is a senior financial analyst for Aeropostale, and serves as the Commissioner for the Passaic Board of Education. He is a founding board member of the Rutgers University Muslim Association and chair of that group’s undergraduate committee, as well as a mentor for undergraduates and a frequent speaker at student events. An active member of his community, he is the chair of the board of the Smile Organization, a social service organization aimed at uplifting downtrodden communities, and the founder of the Islamic Center of Passaic County Emergency Food Pantry.
EMAIL: salimpatel@alumni.rutgers.edu
  Kim Sciallo UCNB’97, SMLR’97 is a resident of Somerset, NJ and is currently credit risk manager for the publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. She is the chair of the University College–Rutgers New Brunswick Alumni Association (UCRNBAA) and is active on numerous RUAA committees, including Events, Homecoming, Reunion, Communications, Donations, and Finance. Kim is a member of the Beta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. She also serves on the Gifts & Grants and Community Service Committees of the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA). Kim works on various community service activities such as Rutgers Against Hunger, the United Way Gifts of the Season program, and UCRNBAA’s Day of Service project to provide hygiene bags for Elijah’s Promise.
EMAIL: Kim.Sciallo@alumni.rutgers.edu
 
Squire Servance ENG'04 is an associate attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and resides in Sicklerville, NJ. In June 2014, Squire will complete his term as vice president of the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance, Inc., a position he has held since 2010. He also co-chairs the Class of 2004 Reunion Campaign Committee and has implemented and led various fundraising activities for political campaigns and nonprofit organizations.
EMAIL: squire.servance@alumni.rutgers.edu
 Jennifer Sneed Jennifer Sneed RC’03, SCILS’03 resides in Newark, NJ. She is the past president of the SC&I Alumni Association and during her tenure worked with the Rutgers University Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship at SC&I on behalf of the SC&IAA. Jennifer has previously served as chair of the RUAA’s Communications Committee and as a member of the Awards and Recognition Committee.
EMAIL: jsneed@alumni.rutgers.edu
 Daniel Swartley-McArdle Daniel Swartley-McArdle CCAS’09, GSC’13 is a vocational aide for a national non-profit that works with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at The Devereux Foundation, New Jersey. He was very active as both an undergraduate and graduate student holding numerous leadership roles within the university including founding the Rutgers Bioethics Society, a university senate executive committee member and committee chair, and the graduate representative to the Board of Trustees. Active in his community, he volunteers with the Camden school system as a science fair judge, as an assistant coach at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School and as a US Rowing referee. Daniel serves on the RUAA Reunions Committee, the Honors College Alumni Association, and Rutgers Alumni Crew at Camden.
EMAIL: dmcardle@alumni.rutgers.edu
Jennifer McClain Tennant
Jennifer Tennant CC’02 is the former president of the Rutgers Club of Southern California, a member of the RUAA Regional Clubs Committee and a former at-large council member. As club president, she actively plans a number of events each year, participated in the inaugural RUAA Alumni Day of Service, and launched her club’s website and social media pages. She also volunteers at college fairs in Southern California to encourage her state’s residents to attend Rutgers. Jennifer lives in Aliso Viejo, CA and is the Compliance Counsel for Altegrity.
EMAIL:
 jennifermcclain@alumni.rutgers.edu
 
Mary Clare Venuto CCAS'07, GSC'09 is as a resident of Oaklyn, NJ and is the current director of academic operations at Philadelphia University. Mary Clare has been an active member of the Rutgers University–Camden Alumni House Fundraising Committee. She is an RUAA alumni ambassador as well as co-founder of the Honors College Alumni Association at Camden.
EMAIL: maryclare.venuto@alumni.rutgers.edu
 


Term Lengths


THREE-YEAR TERM
Expiring June 30, 2015


Robert Eichert RC’78

Salim Patel UCN’04, RBS’04
Jennifer Sneed RC’03, SCILS’03
Daniel Swartley-McArdle CCAS’09
Jennifer McClain Tennant CC’02

THREE-YEAR TERM
Expiring June 30, 2016


Carl Burns RC'64, RBS'73
Jeff C. Linfante CC'85, NJDS'90
Sean Murphy LC'06
Debra O'Neal LC'87
Kim Sciallo UCNB'97, SMLR'97

THREE-YEAR TERM
Expiring June 30, 2017


Greg Bedard RC’97, RBS’03
James Cummings UCN’73, GSE’82
Houshang Parsa RC’80
Squire Servance ENG’04
Mary Clare Venuto CCAS'07, GSC'09
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