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Meet the Board

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. 



Mary Baumann has been one of our most active volunteers since she joined in 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. 

Esma Savaş joined RAP’s ranks in the summer of 2023 and quickly dove in to serve on a Family Team. Having immigrated into the United States from Turkey, Esma has been a very compassionate mentor for refugee families.  She is currently working as an au pair while volunteering for a local development organization in Turkey. Esma is pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work.

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.

Allison Sorkin has been volunteering with RAP since 2021, assisting with family case management, planning and educational initiatives. She has a background in in International Conflict Analysis, and has worked in the NGO sector for 15 years. 





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.

President: Tim Janes

Tim joined RAP in 2019 where he began tutoring at Sunday Sharing.  In his early days as a volunteer he also assisted with IT and procedural matters, and he was a member of the Training Committee that compiled our first volunteer training program. Tim became President and Board Chair of RAP in 2022, leading our strategic planning and values identification efforts. Tim holds a MS in Organization Development and Leadership, and he has a BS in Operations Management. His mission is to create supportive communities so that others may thrive, and he strongly believes in the virtues of servant leadership. Tim lives with his wife, Kellie, their young son, and their dog. 


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.

Treasurer:  Eric Baltuch

Eric has been volunteering with RAP since 2021, when he started assisting a family who had been evacuated from Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul. A devoted family man himself, Eric finds satisfaction in assisting families achieve self-sufficiency by helping refugee men find jobs that provide for their families. Professionally, Eric works for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.  In addition to RAP, Eric is also the President of Temple Beth Shalom's Men’s Club and the Chairman of his town’s recycling committee

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