Moving from maintenance to mission is at the forefront of the realignment of staff into regional teams and shared services. As a result of this shift, the leadership of Greater New Jersey assessed current staff and assembled new teams to support the structure. The first wave of hiring for administrative support has been complete and the following are new assignments starting in April.
Kaitlynn Deal – Communications Administrative Assistant
Kaitlynn attends Brick United Methodist Church where she has helped run events for the youth and Sunday School programs. She has a BA in Communication from Rutgers and is working on a MA at Monmouth University. She is starting her career in communication and has a wide variety of experiences in marketing and nonprofits. She is a highly organized and dedicated person and is coming to us from Elijah’s Promise where she served as Volunteer and Donation Coordinator.
Kristina Carver – Regional Administrative Assistant
Kristina brings a wealth of capabilities ranging from marketing and communications to multi-tasking and managing several projects. She possesses strong computer skills, analytical thinking, problem solving and leadership capabilities. Kristina is a graduate of Moravian College and a native of New Jersey.
Deborah Sidorakis – Regional Administrative Assistant
Deborah has over 20 years of experience as an administrative assistant. She has strong computer skills and a proven record of being able to prioritize and work within a team. Deborah is very excited for the opportunity to work at GNJAC where she believes our work is transformational. Deborah is a graduate of The Stuart School of Business Administration.
Krystina Michalopoulos – Regional Administrative Assistant
Krystina is energetic and passionate about her work making a difference. One of her greatest accomplishments was working with women who were dealing with substance abuse and helping them to rehabilitate. She has strong computer skills and leadership qualities. Krystina is a graduate of Neptune High School (Valedictorian) and graduated with honors from New York University.
Diana Picurro – Connectional Ministries Administrative Assistant
Diana who currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Northern Shore District will be the Administrative Assistant for GNJ resourcing and will work in the Connectional Ministries Team. Diana has been with GNJ for 2 ½ years serving as the Administrator for the Northern Shore District. She is a person of moral integrity and has a strong work ethic. Diana has strong computer skills, is detailed oriented and enjoys working as part of a team. She looks forward to the opportunity to grow new relationships, as well as to contribute to resourcing our transformational leaders and congregations. Diana is a graduate of The Cittone Institute of Business Administration.
Michael Basile – Property Assistant
Michael most recently worked in maintenance and grounds for the Long Branch and Monmouth Beach school systems. As property assistant, he will be responsible for all maintenance and meeting set up at the Mission and Resource Center.
Because of transition in two positions, there are five additional positions to be filled including: the Assistant Director of Development, Editorial Manager, Property Manager, and Administrative Assistant for the Episcopal Office.