Board Members

PTA Board for 2017-2018

President – Jessica Valentino  –

Jessica Valentino is a freelance graphic designer and mother of two sons. Her older son is  a sophomore at Freehold Township High School and her a younger son is in the 4th grade at Memorial. She has been active in the Griebling-Memorial PTA for 10 years.  This is her 6th year on the PTA Board serving in the roles of VP1 and President.

Vice President 1 – Ilene Palmieri  –

Ilene is a stay at home mom of 2 girls. Keira is starting 4th grade at Memorial and Peyton in 1st grade at Griebling. She has been an active member of the PTA for 4 years and has chaired many fundraisers. This will be her second year on the board serving as VP1.

Vice President 2 – Karen Buckley –

Karen works part time for a financial institution. She is responsible for the regional recognition program.  She has been part of the Griebling/Memorial family for the past 10 years. Her oldest daughter will be a sophomore at Freehold Township High School and her youngest daughter will be in 5th grade at Memorial. This is her fourth year on the PTA board.

Treasurer – Jen Polotti  –

Jen has been a stay at home mom for the last 10 years. Prior to being a stay at home mom, Jen worked in the accounting department of an environmental testing laboratory. Her son Dominic is going into 4th grade at Memorial and her daughter Abigail will be going into the 1st grade at Griebling. She has been a PTA member for the last 4 years and has been the chairperson for numerous fundraisers. This is her second year serving on the PTA board.

Recording Secretary – Lisa Fricke –


Corresponding Secretary – Stephanie Forbis –

Stephanie moved from Sellersburg, IN to Howell, NJ in August of 2017 when her husbands career moved them here. While living in Indiana she was a teachers assistant for two years at her daughter Gabbie’s school. She was also the co president of the PTO. She is the Domestic Diva of the Forbis household and has two daughters, Gabbie a 3rd grader at Memorial and Maddie an 8th grader at Middle School North.