Board Members

The Board of Education is comprised of nine citizens who are elected by the public in the November general election. A Board of Education position is a three-year term. Members are elected from each of the constituent districts based on population or appointed by BOE members to fill a vacated seat. Currently, there are two members from Franklin Lakes, three from Oakland and four from Wyckoff. Additional information about the role of a school board member can be found on the NJSBA website by clicking here.




Please be advised that any correspondence sent to members of the BOE may be subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records laws of the State of New Jersey. Contact each board member directly using their email below.  To contact all members of the board please email rihboemembers@rih.org
John Kinney

JOHN KINNEY
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2019

Oversees ALL Committees
Email: jkinney@rih.org

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Natalie Zammitti Shaw

NATALIE ZAMMITTI SHAW
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2020
Chairs:
Policy Committee
Committee Assignments: Negotiations/Strategic Planning; Education
FLBOE K-8 Liaison
Email: nzammittishaw@rih.org

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E. David Becker

E. DAVID BECKER
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2014
Chairs:
Education Committee
Committee Assignments: Negotiations/Strategic Planning; Community Relations Committee
Email: edbecker@rih.org

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John J. Butto

JOHN J. BUTTO
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2013
Chairs:
Finance Committee
Committee Assignments: Policy; Facilities
Community Liaison: Franklin Lakes Council
Email: jbutto@rih.org

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John A. Carolan

JOHN A. CAROLAN
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2020
Chairs:
Negotiations/Strategic Planning Committee
Committee Assignments: Finance; Personnel/Goals
Community Liaison: Wyckoff Council
Email: jcarolan@rih.org

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Robert Fortunato

ROBERT FORTUNATO
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2020
Chairs:
Facilities Committee
Committee Assignments: Extra Curricular; Personnel/Goals
APTS Liaison
Wyckoff BOE K-8 Liaison

Email: rfortunato@rih.org

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Filomena LaForgia

FILOMENA LAFORGIA
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2019
Chairs:
Community Relations Committee
Committee Assignments: Education; Extracurricular
PTSO Liaison
Email: flaforgia@rih.org

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Judith Sullivan

JUDITH SULLIVAN
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2020
Chairs:
Extracurricular Committee
Committee Assignments: Finance; Policy
Community Liaison: Oakland Council
Email: jsullivan@rih.org

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