Meet the RUAA Board of Directors

The Board of the Rutgers University Alumni Association has authority over the affairs of the RUAA. The board partners with the Department of Alumni Relations in the core functions of the department to further the goals of the mission of the RUAA.

For complete information about the board’s structure, powers, and duties, please see the RUAA Bylaws and Constitution.

Learn more about RUAA leadership opportunities and the application process.

Board Officers

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Gregory A. Bedard RC’97, RBS’03
Chair
gregory.bedard@alumni.rutgers.eduWhat it Means to be Scarlet Forever
Since graduation, there have been new, unique, and meaningful ways to connect with Rutgers in each phase of my life, whether as a recent graduate, through my professional life, or while raising my family. In doing so, I’m giving back to Rutgers and helping other alumni connect with Rutgers and one another. Go RU!

Industry
Accounting/finance, insurance, investment management

Amanda Ebokosia

Amanda Ebokosia NCAS’08
Vice Chair

Jeff Linfante

Jeffrey Linfante CC’85, RSDM’90
Treasurer

linfante@sdm.rutgers.eduWhat it Means to be Scarlet Forever
Scarlet Forever is knowing the past and promoting the future. It is putting an emphasis on your own life to give back, be involved with the RUAA at all levels, understanding that recent graduates and current students are the future of the RUAA and supporting their success.

Industry
Higher Education

gloria_vanderhamGloria K. Vanderham RC’00, SCILS’00
Corporate Secretary
gloria.vanderham@alumni.rutgers.eduWhat it Means to be Scarlet Forever
Scarlet Forever means never forgetting where you came from and always celebrating with pride your connection with Rutgers alumni around the world. As a part of being Scarlet Forever, it’s important that alumni continue to give back in time, talent, or treasure so that we continue to foster the growth of our stellar alumni base and raise the bar for future alumni involvement. Rutgers is a force. I am #scarletforever.

Industry
Oncology pharmaceuticals

Josh Harraman

Josh Harraman
Interim Vice President for Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, and Communications;
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement
josh.harraman@ruf.rutgers.edu

Board Members

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Matthew Aquino LC’08, RBS’08

What it Means to be Scarlet Forever
It means having a sense of pride for Rutgers and a lifelong commitment to giving back to a place that means so much to me. It means being a Rutgers fan and supporter, actively engaging with and mentoring students and fellow alumni, making an impact, and contributing in many ways to make Rutgers a better place for future generations of students.

Industry
Financial services, alternative asset management

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Maurita W. Bivans CCAS’66, GSE’84, ’93
maurita.bivans@alumni.rutgers.edu

John Borak

John Borak RC’66, RBS’68What it Means to be Scarlet Forever

To truly be Scarlet Forever, you need to know the history of the University and understand how it has changed and grown over the years. I believe that once you realize that you are part of the Rutgers tradition and history you will be Scarlet Forever. Rutgers has helped me change and grow and for that I am Scarlet Forever.

Industry
Credit Risk Management

Ruth Ann Burns

Ruth Ann Burns DC’67, GSNB’75What it Means to be Scarlet Forever
Being Scarlet Forever is appreciating the diversity and unity of the entire Rutgers community. I am very proud of this community and am very passionate about building stronger bonds among our alumni. We have so many alumni to be proud of and so many accomplishments to celebrate. I am excited to help grow this community and continue to welcome new Scarlet Forever alumni.

Industry
Communications

Andrew CianciaAndrew J. Ciancia ENG’68, GSNB’70What it Means to be Scarlet Forever
To me, Scarlet Forever means feeling pride in my academic roots and gratitude toward those that guided me during my time “on the banks.” It means staying connected to fellow classmates and faculty and giving back to Rutgers to support future generations of graduates.

Industry
Engineering and construction

Gizelle ClemensGizelle Clemens SPAA’13What it Means to be Scarlet Forever
Scarlet Forever is appreciating the professors, administrators and staff who supported and encouraged me up to graduation and recognizing that Rutgers will always serve as a home for me and thousands of alumni. Being Scarlet Forever is being part of a half million strong community and knowing that I have a voice to help bring marginalized alumni to the center of engagement to make sure they also have a voice at the table.

Industry
Healthcare Administration

Neda Farid NCAS’86
Francine GlaserFrancine M. Glaser SAS’15
francine.glaser@alumni.rutgers.eduWhat it Means to be Scarlet Forever
Mentoring students, donating to special programs and scholarships, and enhancing the alumni experience is how I am Scarlet Forever.

Industry
Government affairs

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Daryl W. Johnson CCAS’84

What it Means to be Scarlet Forever

Scarlet Forever speaks to the work ethic and commitment required, as well as the sacrifices made, in order to graduate. It means reflecting on the great friendships that resulted in priceless memories. It is the pride in knowing you are part of a significant and diverse professional community. It is gratitude for the people we connected with that challenged and supported our efforts, and inspired us to pursue our goals, and for the initiatives that positively impact a much wider audience than we can imagine.

Industry
Public sector—community relations

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Tennille R. McCoy SMLR’08

Gio NinanGigio Ninan CLAW’11What it Means to be Scarlet Forever
Being Scarlet Forever is about the strength of the Rutgers education, the diversity of its students and the alumni connections. I believe very strongly in building meaningful relationships and planting seeds that can be grown over time. The Rutgers community has helped me build very meaningful relationships in my career advancement and I am proud to serve as an ambassador for Rutgers representing the knowledge and history, the commitment to excellence and a passion to engage more of our alumni.

Industry
Legal

l_pontelandolfoLaura Ann Pontelandolfo CLAW’09, GSC’11
laura.pontelandolfo@alumni.rutgers.edu
Martin SiedererMartin A. Siederer LC ’77
martin.siederer@alumni.rutgers.edu
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Linda C. Smith RC’76

What it Means to be Scarlet Forever

Scarlet Forever means having an appreciation for the gift of a Rutgers education. It means giving back to Rutgers for the many students who have followed and will continue to follow in our footsteps. Scarlet Forever means supporting Rutgers not only financially, but also by dedicating time and using the talents we’ve gained over the years. Scarlet Forever means being forever thankful.

Industry
Banking—commercial real estate and construction financing

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Bryan T. Wilson SAS’11, RBS’16

bryan.wilson@alumni.rutgers.eduWhat it Means to be Scarlet Forever
Scarlet Forever means that your alma mater is part of your identity and is constantly growing. Over time, your connection to Rutgers will encompass many things, from social and professional development to supporting Rutgers Athletics or a philanthropic endeavor that is personally significant. That desire to give back and pave the way for others to experience Rutgers is a path to living Scarlet Forever.
Industry
Network engagement and data analytics

Term Lengths

TWO-YEAR TERM
Expiring on June 30, 2021
Gregory A. Bedard RC’97, RBS’03
Amanda Ebokosia, NCAS’08
Jeffrey Linfante CC’85, RSDM’90
Gloria K. Vanderham RC’00, SCILS’00

THREE-YEAR TERM
Expiring June 30, 2020
Maurita W. Bivans CCAS’66, GSE’84, ‘93
Francine M. Glaser SAS’15
Laura Ann Pontelandolfo CLAW’09, GSC’11
Martin A. Siederer LC’77
Bryan T. Wilson SAS’11, RBS’16

THREE-YEAR TERM
Expiring June 30, 2021
Matthew Aquino LC’08, RBS’08
Andrew J. Ciancia ENG’68, GSNB’70
Daryl W. Johnson CCAS’84
Tennille R. McCoy SMLR’08
Linda C. Smith RC’76

THREE-YEAR TERM
Expiring June 30, 2022
John Borak RC’66, RBS’68
Ruth Ann Burns DC’67, GSNB’75
Gizelle Clemens SPAA’13
Neda Farid NCAS’86
Gigio Ninan CLAW’11