Board Members

The Board of Education is comprised of nine citizens who are elected by the public in the November general election. A Board of Education position is a three-year term. Members are elected from each of the constituent districts based on population or appointed by BOE members to fill a vacated seat. Currently, there are two members from Franklin Lakes, three from Oakland and four from Wyckoff. Additional information about the role of a school board member can be found on the NJSBA website by clicking here.


Please be advised that any correspondence sent to members of the BOE may be subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records laws of the State of New Jersey. Contact each board member directly using their email below.  To contact all members of the board please email rihboemembers@rih.org
Filomena LaForgia
Filomena Laforgia
BOE President
BOE Member since 2019  
Oversees all committees
Email: flaforgia@rih.org
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John A. Carolan
John A. Carolan
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2020
Chairs
: Education / Sp. Ed. / Vocational / Extra-Curricular Committee Assignments: Personnel, Evaluation, and Goals; Strategic Planning / Data Collection (survey) / Future Schools
Community Liaison: Wyckoff Council
Email: jcarolan@rih.org
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Robert Fortunato
Robert Fortunato
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2020
Chairs
Negotiations Committee  
Committee Assignments: Finance/ Technology; Policy / Legislation / Litigation
Wyckoff BOE K-8 Liaison
Email: rfortunato@rih.org

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Vivian Yudin King
Vivian Yudin King
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2021
Chair
: Facilities / Return to Learning / Safety Management
Committee AssignmentsNegotiations Committee; Communications / Public Engagement / Student Experience 
PTO Liaison 
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John Kinney

John Kinney
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2019
Chairs
: Strategic Planning / Data Collection (survey) / Future Schools
Committee Assignments: Education / Sp. Ed. / Vocational / Extra-Curricular; Negotiations Committee 
Email: jkinney@rih.org

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Helen Koulikourdis
Helen Koulikourdis
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2021
Chairs
: Communications / Public Engagement / Student Experience
Committee Assignments: Education / Sp. Ed. / Vocational / Extra-Curricular; Personnel, Evaluation, and Goals  
Email: hkoulikourdis@rih.org
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JAMES SETTEDUCATO
James Setteducato
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2021

Chair: Personnel, Evaluation, and Goals Committee Assignments:  Facilities / Return to Learning / Safety Management; Strategic Planning / Data Collection / Future Schools
Community Liaison: Wyckoff
APTS Liaison 
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Judith Sullivan
Judith Sullivan
BOE Member
BOE Member since 2020
Chair
: Policy / Legislation / Litigation
Committee Assignments: Finance/Technology; Communications / Public Engagement / Student Experience
Community Liaison: Oakland Council Email: jsullivan@rih.org

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