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Meet the Board

President: Tim Janes

Tim has been a member of RAP since 2019, when he began tutoring at Sunday Sharing. Since then, he has assisted with IT and procedural matters, and he was a member of the Training Committee that compiled our volunteer training program. Tim holds a BS in Operations Management and is currently pursuing an MS in Organization Development and Leadership. His mission is to create supportive communities so that others may thrive. He strongly believes in the virtues of servant leadership, and he serves on the Intentional Leader Podcast team that is committed to teaching leaders how to support the growth and fulfillment of others. 

 

Vice President: Charlie Baumann

Charlie joined RAP in April, 2017.  He has served in many roles: tutor, driving instructor, cook, handyman, shopper, furniture mover, driver, collector-sorter-deliverer of donated goods, and more.  He retired in 2021 after 31 years in the insurance industry.  Pre-COVID, he had tutored as a Literacy NJ volunteer for seven years, was a reading mentor in the New York City public schools, and was recognized as a “Volunteer of the Year” by his former employer for his work with RAP.  Charlie was born and raised in Newark, NJ, and now lives in Cranford with his wife, Mary, also a RAP member, and one of our newest trustees.  They have two adult daughters, one of whom also works with refugees.

Secretary:  Sharon Buntain

Sharon is an avid bi-lingual traveler. She is a creative global thinker who enjoys managing relationships while building consensus across teams. She feels that raising happy, successful children is her most important accomplishment. Sharon has consistently invested considerable time and energy on non-profit work with refugees since her early twenties. She has been an invaluable RAP volunteer, giving tenacious attention to refugee family members since November 2020 as a family care team leader and translator. 

 

TRUSTEES

Mary Baumann has been a member of RAP since April of 2017 along with her husband Charlie.  She became interested in RAP after her daughter started working with refugees in Anchorage, Alaska as an Ameri-Corps worker and it seemed to be such a worthwhile way to support people working towards a better life for themselves and their families.  Mary (and Charlie) enjoy being "boots on the ground" volunteers who will do whatever may be needed like driving to medical appointments, collecting donations, moving clients into apartments, assisting college bound seniors, and planning events like the annual RAP picnic. Mary was a teacher and high school guidance counselor for 40 years before retiring in July of 2021.  When not volunteering for RAP, she enjoys traveling as much as possible and spending time with friends and family. 

Malini Majumdar lives in Scotch Plains with her husband Russ Lomuscio and their two kids, Andrew and Neena. She has an undergraduate degree in finance from Rutgers University and a law degree from Georgetown University. She currently works full time as an Associate General Counsel at ConnectiveRx, a healthcare marketing company in Whippany. Malini has been a volunteer with RAP since 2017. During this time, she has worked with our families at Sunday Sharing, along with her daughter Neena, to assist with tutoring, childcare and preparing and serving meals. She has also assisted in collecting donations and fundraising.

Wendy Oldham has been a member of RAP since Spring 2017.  She has been active on the anti-discrimination committee, on several family teams, in making deliveries during the pandemic, and has also served as a tutor.  Professionally, she blends her career in organizational development with her passion for social justice, and is a founding member of Social Justice Matters, in Scotch Plains. She feels a deep personal and spiritual connection with RAP and with the families we help.  Wendy’s hope is that people find a way to resolve conflict that does not displace families all over the world.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jill Segulin manages the operational side of RAP, supervises RAP’s volunteer teams who work tenaciously as our “boots on the ground,” and liaisons these teams with RAP’s Board of Trustees. Having joined RAP’s ranks in its founding year, Jill has logged thousands of hours of hands-on work with hundreds of refugees and has forged partnerships with congregations, grantors, and fellow community organizations, locally and nationally. Jill lives with her family in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and holds a bachelor's degree in Human Services and Psychology. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University-Newark.

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