John Bulina was elected to a two-year term as President of the New Jersey School Boards Association on May 19, 2012. Previously, he served for one term as Vice President for Legislation/Resolutions (2010 through 2012). Prior to 2010, he served for two consecutive terms as Vice President for Finance (2006 through 2010).
On the local level, Bulina has been a member of the Tabernacle Board of Education for 23 years, serving four years as president and five years as vice president. He served as a member of Tabernacle’s Personnel, Finance, Budget, Strategic Planning, Negotiations, Education, and Building and Grounds Committees. Bulina served as vice president for legislation of the Burlington County School Boards Association for one year and executive vice president for four years. He has served as a commissioner of the Burlington County Educational Media Technology Center for 11 years. He also serves as delegate to the NJSBA Delegate Assembly. Bulina is Burlington County’s 2006-07 Board Member of the Year.
Bulina served as chair of the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Standards and Assessment Committee, and an NJSBA at-large representative on New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (NJSIAA’s) Executive Committee. He also served on the Long Range Plan Committee, Executive Director Search Committee, Construction Review Task Force, and as a group leader for new board member orientations, Leadership Conferences and Parliamentary Procedures programs.
Bulina has earned Master Board Member certification, which recognizes successful completion of training in school board leadership, through the NJSBA Board Member Academy.
Nationally, Bulina served on the Federal Relations Network (FRN), a nationwide organization of local school board members which advocates the interests of public education before Congress and federal agencies. He has also served on the National School Boards Association’s 2010 Nominating Committee, 2012 Credentials Committee and Alternate Delegate representing New Jersey.
Bulina received his B.S. in Education from State University of New York, Oswego. He also received his Masters of Arts, Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University.
Mr. Bulina is a Senior Adjunct Professor at Burlington County College. He was a soccer coach for 34 years with Tabernacle’s AA, South Jersey Girls Select, New Jersey Olympic Development Program, and Burlington County College. He currently remains active as a Professional Ski Instructor of America (PSIA), and is a member of the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Roebling, NJ, and Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA.
Donald Webster, Jr.
Donald Webster, Jr., a 15-year member of the Manchester Township, Ocean County Board of Education, was reelected in May 2012 for his second term as NJSBA’s Vice President for Finance.
On his local board of education, Mr. Webster has served as Chairman of the Finance Committee for 15 years, a member of the Negotiations Committee for seven years, and is the current President of the Board of Education.
Professionally, he worked for the State of New Jersey since 1978, most recently holding the position of Assistant Director for the Office of Budget Planning and Fiscal Monitoring, New Jersey Department of Human Services, until his retirement in 2009. He previously worked as a Financial Staff Accountant for North American Phillips Lighting Corporation (Norelco), from 1976 to 1978.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from James Madison University in Virginia, and his MBA in Financial Management from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Webster also served as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Accounting and Business Administration Courses at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ from 1987 to 1997.
He is an NJSBA Certified Board Member, a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and a Certified Healthcare Administrator. A lifelong New Jersey resident, he is married with three adult children who all attended Manchester Township Public Schools.
Rosemary A. Bernardi
Rosemary A. Bernardi, a seven-year member of the Evesham Township, Burlington County, Board of Education, was elected in May 2012 as NJSBA’s Vice President for Legislation/Resolutions.
On her local board of education, Ms. Bernardi has served as president, has chaired the policy committee, and has served on its negotiations, curriculum, technology and building committees. In addition, on the state level, Bernardi has been a member of NJSBA’s Legislative and Strategic Planning Committees.
She has served as communications co-chair of the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey and is on the board of the Burlington County League of Women Voters. She is a member of her local PTA and serves as a lector at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Marlton.
Ms. Bernardi holds a B.A. in social science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Anne K. Erickson, Ph.D.
Anne K. Erickson, Ph.D., a four-year member of the Hamilton Township, Atlantic County Board of Education, was elected in May 2012 as NJSBA’s Vice President for County Activities.
On her local board of education, Dr. Erickson is the current president.
Dr. Erickson has earned the Certificated Board Member status through NJSBA’s Board Member academy, which recognizes successful completion of training in all areas of local school board responsibility. In addition, Erickson has completed training focusing on the local school board’s role in advancing student achievement, sponsored by the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey.
Professionally, she is an assistant professor in the English Department at Drexel University and regularly presents at conferences, including the American Conference for Irish Studies and the National Conference for Teachers of English.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Erickson attended Fairfield University in Connecticut where she earned a B.A. in English. She also earned an M.A. in English Literature and a Ph.D. in English at Purdue University in Indiana, writing her dissertation on the Postcolonial Irish Short Story.
Raymond R. Wiss
Raymond R. Wiss serves as Immediate Past President of the New Jersey School Boards Association. He was elected as President in May 2010 and served until May 19, 2012. He has served on the NJSBA Board of Directors since 2007.
At the local level, Mr. Wiss has been a member of the Northern Valley Regional Board of Education since 2001, having served as the board’s president and vice president. Previously, he was a member of the Old Tappan Board of Education from 1988 to 1995, also serving as board president during that time.
He has also served as a member of the Bergen County School Boards Association Executive Committee from 1991 to 1995, and from 2002 until the present.
Wiss has earned Master Board Member certification, which recognizes successful completion of training in school board leadership, through the NJSBA Board Member Academy.
From 1996 to 2000, he was mayor of the Borough of Old Tappan.
Mr. Wiss is a managing member Wiss & Bouregy, P.C., attorneys at law. He received a bachelor’s in political science from Rutgers University, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar, and he earned his J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law.
He and his wife Pam have been married over 36 years, and they have three adult children.