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Board of Managers

The NJAES Board of Managers, appointed by the Rutgers Board of Governors, is an advisory body to the Executive Dean of Agriculture and natural Resources. The Board of Managers consists of a representative from each county nominated by the County Board of Agriculture or Board of Chosen Freeholders, and a six-member statewide advisory committee. The President of Rutgers, the Executive Director of NJAES, and the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture serve as ex officio members.

Board Members

  • Atlantic County: Jerry Irick
  • Bergen County: James Spollen
  • Burlington County: Raymond Hlubik
  • Camden County: Edward J. Cuneo III
  • Cape May County: Allen D. Carter Jr.
  • Cumberland County: Keith MacIndoe Jr.
  • Essex County: Frank Yesalavich
  • Gloucester County: Ann Dorsett
  • Hudson County: vacant
  • Hunterdon County: Meredith Peters, Corresponding Secretary
  • Mercer County: Jeff Burd
  • Middlesex County: Timothy VonThun
  • Monmouth County: Pat Butch, President
  • Morris County: Carol Davis
  • Ocean County: Jeff Adams
  • Passaic County: Harry "Skip" Bartlett
  • Salem County: Dave Dolbow
  • Somerset County: Kenneth Osterman
  • Sussex County: vacant
  • Union County: Frederick Schieferstein
  • Warren County: Tracy Smith, Vice President

Statewide Advisory Committee

  • Biotechnology: vacant
  • Community Resources: vacant
  • Environment: Gene Huntington
  • Food Science: Pearl Giordano
  • Marine Science: vacant
  • Public Policy: Maurice Sheets

Ex Officio

  • President, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Jonathan S. Holloway
  • Interim Executive Director, NJAES: Laura Lawson
  • New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture: Douglas Fisher


  • Recording Secretary: Anna Molinski