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. Tim lives in Chatham with his wife, Kellie, and he works in operations for an HVAC distributor.

 

Vice President: Charlie Baumann

Charlie has been a member of RAP since April 2017, serving in a number of roles: tutor, driving instructor, cook, handyman, shopper, furniture mover, driver, and more.  He recently retired after 31 years in the insurance industry.  He has tutored as a Literacy NJ volunteer for seven years, and was named 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.  They have two adult daughters, both of whom live in Alaska.

Treasurer: Richard Scannell

Richard Scannell is a long-time resident of Fanwood where he and his wife Linda have raised two sons. He has been an active volunteer throughout his adult life participating in family and faith-based organizations. He has a BA in Accounting, and MBA in Finance and is a CPA (NJ Inactive). Richard has over 40 years of experience in the financial field before his recent retirement. 

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. 

 

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

Malini Majumdar has lived in Scotch Plains with her husband Russ Lomuscio and their two kids, Andrew and Neena, for 18 years. 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 for almost 4 years. 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, fundraising and for the past year has served as a member of the board.

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.

Anne Goetz is a co- founder of RAP- she named it! She is a former teacher of French and Spanish and recently retired from her work as a school psychologist and behavior analyst. Anne loves all aspects of teaching and learning, and works primarily with the Sunday Sharing group. Multicultural herself, and an immigrant, she delights in diversity and thanks God for the opportunity to work with our wonderful group of volunteers and resettled families. Anne has served as RAP’s Vice President for the past four years. She looks forward to the opportunity to be a member-at-large in 2021.

NON-VOTING MEMBER

Executive Director - Jill Segulin

Jill was recently appointed as RAP's first Executive Director after serving as President for four years.  One of the earliest members of RAP, joining in 2015, Jill has logged thousands of hours of hands-on work with hundreds of refugees and has forged productive relationships with our partners and grantors. Her keen intelligence, extensive talents and inspiring reflections have have helped RAP evolve into the sustainable resource we are today. Jill lives with her family in Scotch Plains and holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resources and Psychology.

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