Contact Information

Francis M. Colavita Program Support Technician 5511 Texas Ave
Joint Base MDL NJ 08640
609-562-5550
francis.m.colavita.ctr@mail.mil

Samantha Stripko Administrative Support Technician 5511 Texas Ave
Joint Base MDL NJ 08640
609-562-3760
samantha.stripko.ctr@mail.mil

Janice Livanos Employment Coordinator 5511 Texas Ave
Joint Base MDL NJ 08640
609-562-3996
janice.livanos.ctr@mail.mil

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

New Jersey

Committee Leadership

Mr. Don Tretola State Chair Ms. Carol Beske Bosslift Coordinator
Mr. Leo McGuire Vice Chair Mr. Norm Patten Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Ken Baker Ombudsman Director Mr. Lou DiGeronimo
Northern Area Chair
Ms. Liz Thomas Public Affairs Co-Director Mr. Richard Burke Central Area Chair
Mr. McKinley Williams Public Affairs Co-Director Mr. Bert Rogers Southern Area Chair
Mr. Marty Bischoff Training Director Ms. Leah Arter Employment Initiative Director
Mr. Michael Ferraro Military Outreach 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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May 09, 2016In Memoriam 2015 Gold Volunteer Service Awardee, Ombudsman, New Jersey ESGR

TRENTON, N.J. – It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve member Eugenio (Rod) Rodriguez.  Rod passed away April 27. Rod was a member of the New Jersey Committee for many years, serving most recently as an Ombudsman.  Rod joined the Ombudsman corps in 2010 and mediated several dozen cases in support of our Service members and their employers.


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May 05, 2016Allies Inc. CEO honored by Department of Defense with Seven Seals Award

HAMILTON, N.J. – New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve a Department of Defense program, announced that Elise Tretola, CEO of Allies Inc. was recently honored with the Seven Seals Award in recognition of her meritorious leadership and initiative in supporting men and women who serve America in the National Guard and Reserve.

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May 03, 2016Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Supervisor Joseph Lodise of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City was presented with a Patriot Award April 13, by Don Tretola, State Chair for New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.



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