Contact Information

Tyler Sandford Volunteer Support Technician 5511 Texas Ave
Joint Base MDL NJ 08640
609-562-3987
tyler.l.sandford.ctr@mail.mil

Samantha Stripko Program Support Specialist 5511 Texas Ave
Joint Base MDL NJ 08640
609-562-5550
samantha.r.stripko.ctr@mail.mil

New Jersey

Committee Leadership

Mr. Don Tretola State Chair Ms. Carol Beske Bosslift Coordinator
Mr. Leo McGuire/Mr. Michael Ferraro Vice Chair Mr. Dennis Dougherty Co-Bosslift Coordinator
Mr. Ken Baker Ombudsman Director Mr. Norm Patten Employer Outreach Director
Ms. Liz Thomas Public Affairs Co-Director Mr. Lou DiGeronimo Northern Area Chair
Mr. McKinley Williams Public Affairs Co-Director Mr. Richard Burke Central Area Chair
Mr. Marty Bischoff Training Director Mr. Bob Carullo Southern Area Chair
Mr. Frank Colavita Military Outreach Director Ms. Leah Arter Employment Initiative Director

  

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

News

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July 18, 2019CSAA Insurance Group Supervisor honored by Department of Defense for Patriot Support
Mercer County, N.J. - Ms. Susan Agbaje, a Supervisor for the CSAA Insurance Group, was recently presented the Department of Defense Patriot Award by Patricia Ward, the Mercer County Chair for the New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Learn More.
July 08, 2019Southern Ocean Medical Center Supervisor honored by Department of Defense for Patriot Support
Manahawkin, N.J. - Ms. Jenna Schaal, a Manager in the Emergency Department of Southern Ocean Medical Center, was recently presented the Department of Defense Patriot Award by Richard Burke, the Ocean County Chair for the New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Ms. Schaal was nominated for being highly supportive of her reserve component employee, Specialist Deirdre G. McBride, who is currently deployed overseas. Learn More.
July 08, 2019Health Care Association of New Jersey supervisor honored by Department of Defense for Patriot Support

TRENTON, N.J. – Supervisor John Dolan of Health Care Association of New Jersey, received the Department of Defense Patriot Award June 19. The award was present by Pat Ward, a Mercer County Employer Outreach Coordinator for the New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

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