EDIT MAIN
Plus_blue

Members of the Board

Board MembersEmailTerm Expires
John Regan (President)reganj@madisonnjps.org
2022
Pam Yousey (Vice President)youseyp@madisonnjps.org2023
Sarah Fischerfischers@madisonnjps.org2021
Thomas J. Piskulapiskulat@madisonnjps.org2021
Stephen Tindalltindalls@madisonnjps.org2022
David Irwinirwind@madisonnjps.org2023
Heather Reddyreddyh@madisonnjps.org2023
Richard Bruno (Harding Twp.)brunor@madisonnjps.org

Annual Appointment

John Regan
JOHN REGAN (PRESIDENT)

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 High School, 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 over twenty years of experience as a teacher of social studies and coach of football, baseball, and golf.. 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: Operations, Human Resources, Shared Services

Term Expires: December 2022

Contact: reganj@madisonnjps.org

Pamela YouseyPamela Yousey (Vice President)

Pam has served as a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2018; she was re-elected for a second term in 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 a 2020 graduate of 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 an MBA from Fordham University. She has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources management in both consulting and corporate, with expertise in talent management, learning and development and diversity & inclusion. She currently works at a global business process services company in New Jersey.

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 coordinates senior gift giving for the Madison Eagle Christmas Fund and she is an American Corporate Partners mentor, mentoring military veterans as they transition to the private sector.

2021 Board of Education Committee Membership: Human Resources, Negotiations.

Term Expires: December 2023

Contact: youseyp@madisonnjps.org

Sara Fischer
Sarah Fischer

Sarah has served on the Madison Board of Education since January 2019. She currently serves on the Education and Human Resources Committees and as the BOE representative to Sustainable Madison.

Sarah moved to Madison in 2011 with her husband and partner Owyn. They have two children, one who attends 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 20 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 for a third year 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 maintained the garden and helped teach lessons. For the past few years she headed the May Day and Veterans Day beautification projects at the school. She also served as the PPEC representative to Kings Road and as a room parent. She has volunteered at the school in various capacities.

2019 Board of Education Committee Membership: Education, Policy

2020 Board of Education Committee Membership: Education, Operations

2021 Board of Education Committee Membership: Education, Human Resources

Term Expires: December 2021

Contact: fischers@madisonnjps.org

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 as well as the Board representative to Madison’s Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC).

David has lived in Madison since 2013 and along with his wife, Laurel, has two sons, one currently enrolled as a 9th grader at Madison High School and a 5th 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 a co-founder of Thru, a K-12 education management consultancy, supporting visionary K-12 district leaders and education providers across the United States. Prior to his current role, David was a senior managing partner at Gartner Inc. and led their global K-12 Education practice.

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.

2021 Board of Ed Committee Membership: Education

Term Expires: December 2023

Contact: irwind@madisonnjps.org

Reddy HeatherHEATHER REDDY

Heather has been a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2018. During her time on the Board, she has been a member of the Education, Operations, Human Resources, Shared Services and Negotiations committees. In addition, she served as Board Vice President in 2019 and Board President in 2020.

Heather has lived in Madison since 2015 and has three elementary-age children in Madison Public Schools.

Heather has a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MSc from the London School of Economics. She is an IT professional in the healthcare industry with focus on project management and product delivery.

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, which was installed in Spring of 2019.

2021 Board of Education Committee membership: Operations, Shared Services

Term Expires: December 2023

Contact: reddyh@madisonnjps.org

Tom Piskula Tom Piskula

Tom has been a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2016 and is currently in his second term. During this time he has served on the Finance/Operations committee, the Policy committee and the Education committee. Tom has lived in Madison over 30 years, since 1989, and has twin girls. They are currently enrolled in eighth grade, for the 2020-2021 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 is currently a full-time member of the Economics and Finance Department faculty at Baruch College in Manhattan, one of America’s most diverse institutions of higher education. Baruch is also long-rated number #1 for Social Mobility by CollegeNET, and is rated #1 for Value Among Public Institutions by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.

Tom has taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and has had two engagements as a statistical consultant to the United Nations. Before becoming an educator, 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. From 2006 to 2016, Tom was elected to five terms on the Madison Democratic Committee. He served as its chair in 2015. From 2014 to 2019, Tom served as a member of the Borough’s Open Space, Recreation, and Historical Preservation Advisory Committee.

2021 Board of Education Committee Membership: Education, Policy

Term Expires: December 2021

Email: piskulat@madisonnjps.org

Steve Tindall

Steve Tindall has served as a member of the Madison Board of Education since January 2020. He continues to serve on the Operations and Policy Committees and joined the Negotiations Committee in 2021. In addition, he served as the Board representative to the Sustainable Madison Advisory Committee in 2020 and is the current representative to the Downtown Development Commission.

Steve and his wife Jocelyn have lived in Madison since 1992 and in New Jersey since 1987.

Steve earned a BA in Chemistry from Hendrix College and a PhD in Biochemistry from Baylor College of Medicine. He began his scientific career as a staff researcher in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before he moved into biotechnology research in the pharmaceutical industry at the Schering-Plough Research Institute and later founded a biotechnology testing laboratory, Argo BioAnalytica.

Steve is now retired. His ongoing interests are Linux-based information technology and both vegetable and flower gardening. Steve is a founding member of The ELRepo Group (elrepo.org) and continues his extensive volunteer work with the group since 2009 to support the interface between the Linux operating system and hardware.

2021 Board of Education Committee Membership: Negotiations, Operations (since 2020), Policy (since 2020)

Term Expires: December 2022

Contact: tindalls@madisonnjps.org

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.