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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 County Commissioners, 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: John Vannini
  • Bergen County: James Spollen
  • Burlington County: Raymond Hlubik
  • Camden County: Neil Pastore, Corresponding Secretary
  • Cape May County: Jerry Futrell
  • Cumberland County: Timothy Eachus
  • Essex County: Frank Yesalavich, Vice President
  • Gloucester County: Ann Dorsett
  • Hudson County: Jill Koproski
  • Hunterdon County: Jeffrey Spencer
  • Mercer County: James Klett
  • Middlesex County: Timothy VonThun
  • Monmouth County: Pat Butch, President
  • Morris County: Carol Davis
  • Ocean County: Brick Wenzel
  • Passaic County: Harry (Skip) Bartlett
  • Salem County: Dave Dolbow
  • Somerset County: Kenneth Osterman
  • Sussex County: Ben Jorritsma
  • Union County: Frederick Schieferstein
  • Warren County: Tracy Smith

Statewide Advisory Committee

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

Ex Officio

  • President, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Jonathan S. Holloway
  • Executive Director, NJAES: Laura Lawson
  • New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture: Edward D. Wengryn


  • Recording Secretary: Amy Mandelbaum