Madison Board of Education Members
  • Heather Reddy (President)

    Heather Reddy (President)

    Heather has served as a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2018. She was elected Board President in January 2020; she served as Board Vice President in 2019. During her time on the Board, she has been a member of the Education, Operations, Shared Services, and Negotiations Committees.

    Heather has lived in Madison since 2015 and has three elementary-age children in the Madison school district.

    Heather has a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MSc from the London School of Economics. Previously, she was an Executive Director in the Technology division of Morgan Stanley. Within IT, her focus was on service and support, product delivery, and project management.

    During her time in Madison, Heather has been an active member of the PTO, volunteering often in her children’s school. She also helped lead the PTO project to fund a major playground upgrade to the school.

    2020 Committee Membership: Human Resources, Negotiations, Shared Services.

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  • Pamela Yousey (Vice President)

    Pamela Yousey (Vice President)

    Pam has served as a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2018.
    Pam was elected Board Vice President in January 2020. During her time on the Board, she has been a member of the Human Resources, Education, Shared Services and Negotiations committees.

    Pam has lived in Madison since 2005 and has three children. Her oldest is at Madison High School, her youngest is at Madison Junior School and her middle child at Seton Hall Prep.

    Pam holds a BA from Union College (NY) and a MBA in Management from Fordham University. She has 20 years of experience in Human Resources management in both consulting and corporate, with expertise in talent management, learning and development and diversity & inclusion.

    In addition to her work on the Board, Pam has served the Madison community in several volunteer capacities, including as Treasurer of the Kings Road PTO and KRS Girl Scout Troop leader. She is also an American Corporate Partners mentor, mentoring military veterans as they transition to the private sector.

    2020 Board of Education Committee Membership: Shared Services, Human Resources, Negotiations.

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  • Sarah Fischer

    Sarah Fischer

    Sarah has served on the Madison Board of Education since January 2019. Since joining the Board, she has been part of the Policy and Education committees. She currently serves on the Education Committee.

    Sarah moved to Madison in 2011 with her husband and partner Owyn. They have two children who attend Kings Road School.

    Sarah holds a BA from Hamilton College (NY) and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) from Dartmouth College. Sarah has over 15 years in education as a classroom teacher, administrator and in nonprofit management. She is excited to be working as a member of the Madison Board of Education in addition to her job as the Director of Community Service and an Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Humanities teacher at Newark Academy in Livingston.

    In addition to her work on the Board, Sarah has served the Madison School District as a founding member of the Kings Road School Green Team and the Garden Coordinator. In this capacity she helped integrate the garden into the school community by writing the garden curriculum and running the parent volunteer group that maintains the garden and helps teach lessons. She also served as a room parent and has volunteered at the school on various capacities. As an advocate of children with special needs, Sarah is involved with parent and community groups that work with the Special Services Department in the Madison School District.

    2020 Board of Education Committee Membership: Education.

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  • David Irwin

    David Irwin

    David has served as a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2018. During his time on the board David has served on the Education and Operations committees.

    David has lived in Madison since 2013 and along with his wife, Laurel, has two sons, one currently enrolled as a 7th grader at Madison Junior School and a 3rd grader enrolled at Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School.

    David earned his undergraduate degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and his Masters degree from New York University. Currently David serves as the Executive Director for District Administration, providing leadership support and guidance to school districts across the United States. Prior to his current role, David was a senior managing partner at Gartner Inc. and led their K-12 Education practices and supported the development of organization-wide strategic plans for districts across the United States.

    Prior to his role as a Madison board member, David served as a member of the district’s 2015 strategic planning committee, served as a hiring committee member and served as a K-12 education subject matter expert on various topics for the district’s superintendent, board, curriculum director and director of technology.

    2020 Board of Ed Committee Membership: Education, Operations

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  • Tom Piskula

    Tom Piskula

    Tom has been a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2016. During this time he has served on the Finance/Operations committee, the Policy committee and the Education committee.

    Tom has lived in Madison since 1989 and has two twin girls. They are currently enrolled in seventh grade, for the 2019-2020 school year, at the Madison Junior School.

    Tom earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Northwestern University and his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. He earned his PhD in Economics from the City University of New York. Tom currently works as an adjunct assistant professor at both Baruch College and Columbia University. He has also taught overseas including courses for the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and at Baruch locations in Singapore, Taipei, Shanghai and Paris.

    Tom has twice served as a statistical consultant to the United Nations on specialized projects. Before having children Tom worked as a fixed-income portfolio manager for two Fortune 500 financial firms.

    In addition to his work on the Board, Tom has served the Madison community in various roles, including six years, 2014-2019, as a member of the Borough’s Open Space, Recreation, and Historical Preservation Advisory Committee.

    2020 Board of Education Committee Membership: Operations, Policy

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  • John Regan

    John Regan

    John Regan joined the Madison Board of Education in January 2020.

    John has lived in Madison since 2010 along with his wife, Christine. He has two sons and a daughter who currently attend Madison Junior School and Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School.

    John earned a BA in History from Rutgers University and his MA in Educational Administration from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. Currently, John is a Social Studies teacher at West Essex Middle School and is the head varsity golf coach at West Essex High School. He has almost twenty years of experience as a teacher and coach. In that time he has served on several committees including union negotiations, intervention and referral services, differentiated instruction, and others.

    Throughout his time in Madison, John has coached several Little League Recreation teams as well as Williamsport travel teams. John is a member of the Madison Little League board and serves as the Tee Ball Commissioner.

    2020 Committee Membership: Education, Human Resources

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  • Steve Tindall

    Steve Tindall

    Steve Tindall has served as a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2020.

    Steve and his wife Jocelyn have lived in Madison since 1992.

    Steve earned a BA in Chemistry from Hendrix College and a PhD in Biochemistry from Baylor College of Medicine. He was a staff researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Biochemistry, worked locally at SPRI in biotechnology research, and founded Argo BioAnalytica, a biotechnology testing laboratory.

    Steve is currently retired with ongoing interests in vegetable and flower gardening and information technology. He and his wife are volunteer gardeners at the Madison Civic Center, weeding and planting annual flowers and bulbs, and participating in meetings with other gardeners to plan landscaping improvements at the site. Steve is a founding member of The ELRepo Group (elrepo.org) and continues his longstanding volunteer work with the group since 2009 to support the interface between Linux software and hardware.

    2020 Committee Membership: Operations, Policy.

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  • Richard Bruno

    Richard Bruno

    Richard has been a member of the Harding Township Board of Education since January 2017. During his time on the Harding Township Board, he has served on the Finance; Facilities and Technology committees.

    He has been Harding’s liaison to ECS and Morris County School Board. In January 2020 he was selected to serve as the Harding BOE’s appointed representative on the Madison Board of Education.

    Richard has lived in Harding since 1991 with his wife, Barbara. They have 4 married children and 5 grandchildren.

    Richard earned his undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science at Marist College. He is retired after a career at AT&T and 20 years as the Managing Partner of Bruno & Buchanan Group LLC. While at AT&T, Richard was awarded 18 Patents in Network and Video technologies. While on loan to AT&T Bell Labs, he chaired AT&T’s Strategic Global Video Initiative in developing video distance learning.

    In addition to his work on the Harding Board, Richard has served the Harding Community in several volunteer capacities, including the Environmental Committee and the Harding Shade Tree Committee. He also coached HTA Soccer and Baseball. Richard is also Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Harding Green Townhouse Association.

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