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.

 Michael Bortnowski

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Michael Bortnowski

Mike Bortnowski is a resident of Pennsauken for over 3 years. He was elected to the Board in 2017. He attended Rowan University where he received a degree in Health Promotion & Wellness Management. He is currently enrolled at Villanova University's Masters of Public Administration program with a concentration in City Management. Mike works as a Manager of Community and Patient Engagement at Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, a Federally Qualified Heatlh Center serving Burlington, Salem Gloucester, and Atlantic Counties. He was recently married to his wife Leyla in 2017 and they expect their first child in July 2018. An Advocate for healthcare and education, Mike has passion for public service as well as an interest in public policy. In his spare time, Mike loves to read and travel with his wife Leyla.

 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. 

 Maria James

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Maria James

Ms. James was elected for a three-year term in November 2017. She has been a proud Pennsauken resident for 15 years.  She’s been married since 2005 and has two children currently attending the Pennsauken School District. Her son is in fifth grade at the Intermediate School and her daughter is in second grade at Longfellow Elementary School. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 12 years and serves on the cosmetology advisory committee at Pennsauken High School. Ms. James is a dedicated volunteer for Pennsauken.  She has served as PTA president for Longfellow Elementary School, PYAA assistant soccer coach, and has volunteered at multiple school and township events.

 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.

 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.

 Mark Trost

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Mark Trost

Mr. Trost was appointed to the Board in February 2018.  He is a lifelong Pennsauken resident.  Currently, a student at Rowan University majoring in Secondary Education: Subject Matter and English.  Mark is substitute teacher for Source4Teacheres for all subjects and all high school grade levels.  He has worked with general education and special needs students.