Pennsauken Public Schools

Board of Education Members

 Nicholas Perry

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Nicholas Perry

Board President

Mr. Perry is beginning his 5th year on the Board. He was recently re-elected as Board President. He attended Penn State University and received a Bachelor of Science. He earned his masters’ degree from Beaver College in Environmental Education.  He studied Middle Eastern Politics at Gratz College. He was a teacher in Philadelphia School District for over 40 years.  He is a Board Memeber of the Penn State Alumni Association of Southern New Jersey.  In the community, Mr. Perry is involved in the Knights of Columbus Council 6735.

Dr. Allyson Meloni

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Dr. Allyson Meloni

Board Vice President

Dr. Meloni is currently entering her 7th year as a Board member. She was recently re-elected as Board Vice President. Dr. Meloni is a lifelong resident of Pennsauken and attended Pennsauken schools. She graduated from Dickinson College with dual degrees in Psychology and Spanish. She earned her masters’ degree and doctorate in Psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Meloni is employed as a professor at Camden County College and Rutgers University. In the community, she is involved with St. Stephen’s Church and has volunteered for numerous community events including the Pennsauken Harvest Festival.

 Cheryl Duffy

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Cheryl Duffy

Ms. Duffy was elected for a 3 year term in November 2015. She has lived in Pennsauken for more than 40 years and is a graduate of PHS, as are her 3 children. She has served on the Pennsauken Police Department for over 26 years and retired as Detective Sergeant. In the community, she is a member of the Pennsauken Domestic Violence Response Team  and Pennsauken Alliance on Substance Abuse. 

 Leona Moss

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Leona Moss

Ms. Moss has served on the Board since May 2014. She has lived in Pennsauken for over 10 years. Ms. Moss earned her Bachelor in Sociology/Community Health from St. Joseph’s University and her masters’ degree in Counseling from Eastern University. Currently, she works for Kaplan as a proctor for SAT/ACT test. Ms. Moss is also certificated in Disaster Relief with the Red Cross.

 Michael Hurley

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Michael Hurley

Mr. Hurley, a lifelong Pennsauken resident, was appointed to the Board in March 2015 to fill an unexpired term and won re-election in November 2015. His Pennsauken roots extend back over 100 years. Mr. Hurley has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from St. Joseph’s University. He works as a recruiter and an assistant basketball coach at Paul VI High School. He has been on the Pennsauken Harvest Festival board and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

 Diane Johnson

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Diane Johnson

Ms. Johnson was appointed to the Board in March 2015 and won re-election in November 2015. She has lived in Pennsauken for over 20 years. After graduating from Rosemont College, she spent 30 years in the banking industry. Ms. Johnson is retired United States Air Force Reservist and also served for 2 years in the Air National Guard. Currently, she is a member of the Pennsauken Library Board and Environmental Commission among many other organizations.

 Jennifer Slattery

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Jennifer Slattery

Ms. Slattery is a new board member elected November 2016 to a three year term. 

 Orlando Viera, Jr.

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Orlando Viera, Jr.

Mr. Viera is a Board member, elected in November 2015. He is a 2007 graduate of Pennsauken High School. He has lived in Pennsauken for over 20 years. Mr. Viera has coached for PYAA Baseball and Basketball. He also has volunteered for Youth in Action, an international, national and local organization. Mr. Viera is excited to be able to use the opportunity of being elected to the Board as a way to give back to his community.

 JoAnn Young

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JoAnn Young

Mrs. Young, a 20 year resident of Pennsauken, is married with two children and two grandchildren. She was re-elected November 2016 to the Board. She is employed as an OS&D clerk, a problem solving position, at New England Motor Freight. In the community, she plays the piano and teaches Sunday school at Faith Independent Bible Church. She is politically active in constitutional and conservative principles.

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