Dr. Karen Cortellino was elected as president of the New Jersey School Boards Association during the organization’s semiannual Delegate Assembly on May 13, 2023.
She is an active member of the Montville Township Board of Education, including serving as president for six years, from 2010 – 2016. She has served on every standing board committee, as well as various ad hoc committees, and is a member of the Morris County School Boards Association.
Cortellino served as the vice president for legislation/resolutions for NJSBA for four years, from 2019 – 2023.
She also served as chair of the Boy Scouts of America Montville Good Scout Award from 2018 to 2019, and on the Board of Trustees of the Towaco Civic Association, which earned the Montville Township Chamber of Commerce 2020 Organization of the Year award. She is also a member of the One Montville Response Team, is an executive board member for the Boy Scouts of America and Patriots Path Council, and a member of the Greater Montville Relay for Life.
She has earned the designations of Certified Board Member, Master Board Member and Certified Board Leader through the NJSBA Board Member Academy and is the first recipient of the Irene LeFebvre Excellence in Boardsmanship Award, as presented by the Morris County School Boards Association in June 2022.
She graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York, and the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School. She received post-graduate training at Maryland General Hospital. She works at the Pink Breast Center, an imaging facility dedicated to breast and women’s imaging.