Garden State Skating Club’s Board of Directors consists of eight members, each serving a three year term on a rotating basis. Two to three positions are up for election each year. A ballot with the list of nominees will be made available to all members, 18 years and older, each year for voting during the annual meeting.

Garden State Skating Club Board Members

Velma Chang
Co-Vice President & Test Chair
Re-election Year: 2020

Nichole Ruggeri
Co-Vice President
Re-election Year: 2021

Illya Nesson
Re-election Year: 2021

Anthony Aprilante
Membership Chair & Media Chair
Re-election Year: 2020

Christine Merlino
Secretary & Junior Board Advisor
Re-election Year: 2020

Nancy Zavattieri
Hospitality Chair & Consignment
Re-election Year: 2019

Carl De Angelis
Advisory Council *Non-Voting

Garden State Skating Club Junior Board Members

Emily Chang

Paige Ruggeri

Noelle Zavattieri
Vice President

Camryn Aprilante

Gwen Afanasewicz

Anna Merlino

Syena Schaad

Evelyn Jones
Community Service

Sophia Newman
Board Member

Francesca Olivieri

William Lissauer
Board Member

Lindsey Lissauer
Board Member

The Garden State Skating Club is a non-profit organization that depends heavily on volunteers to run successfully. It takes an enormous amount of time and commitment to be a successful figure skater; it also takes an enormous amount of time and commitment to run a successful figure skating club.  There are a number of events throughout the year that call for volunteers, such as; National Learn-to-Skate Day, Shore Skate Competition, Fundraising Events, Charitable Events, Exhibitions and Shows, Annual Banquet, Test Sessions and more. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.