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Jeffrey Dollinger Collins Elementary School
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President, Class of 1972
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Greer GelmanHarrison Elementary School
Mt. Pleasant Middle School
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Livingston Township Youth Advisory Committee
Stephen Oremus Harrison Elementary School
Heritage Middle School
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BiographiesBrandon BodowBrandon Bodow, 28, has held a key role at ABC’s Good Morning America since his graduation from Boston University in May 2006. As a producer, he is responsible for the overall editorial content of the daily program. Bodow books, produces, and develops innovative live news and entertainment segments as well as manages the GMA Summer Concert Series. Bodow also handles many of the show’s large-scale remote productions and special events.
Bodow was the recipient of the 2009 Daytime Entertainment EMMY Award for Outstanding Morning Program and has participated in judging the 2010 and 2011 News & Documentary EMMY Awards. He has also been invited to speak at various public relations firms and universities as a media expert.
While a student at BU, Bodow worked as an entertainment producer and correspondent for Nitebeat with Barry Nolan on The Comcast Network. He booked, wrote, produced and occasionally hosted music segments with major national talents.
A cum laude graduate, Bodow received his BS in Film & Television from Boston University’s College of Communication. He also received the school’s prestigious Blue Chip Award for excellence in media achievement.
Bodow will be getting married in September 2012 to his fiancée Rita Gallina.Links:
Jeffrey D. DollingerJeffrey D. Dollinger, Esq., (“Jeff”) has been a leading residential real estate attorney in New Jersey for more than 30 years. Having earned his Juris Doctorate from the Fordham School of Law in 1979 after earning an AB degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Jeff was appointed Law Secretary to the Honorable Murray G. Simon of the New Jersey Superior Court. He then became associated with the Roseland firm of Brach, Eichler Rosenberg, Silver, Bernstein and Hammer prior to co-founding the West Orange law firm of Dollinger & Ostrowsky in 1982. That firm was succeeded in 2007 by The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Dollinger and by Dollinger Drachman, LLC in 2010 which was co-founded by Jeff and his law partner Evan R. Drachman, Esq. Representative clients of Jeff’s have included: North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (the largest regional Realtors Association in New Jersey), Superior Court of New Jersey (as Standing Court-Appointed attorney for alleged incompetent hospital patients), Montgomery Towers Coop Association, St. Barnabas Health Care System, Valley National Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Beneficial Finance, Household Finance, Aegis Lending, Diamond Mortgage, Countrywide Home Loans, Approved Federal Savings, Full Spectrum Lending (Countrywide Funding), and thousands of individuals and small businesses. He has personally closed titles and mortgages (residential and commercial) estimated to exceed $15 billion dollars.Jeff has been a regulator contributor to the North Jersey Broker/Agent magazine on many subjects dealing with property law, agency law and the residential practice. He has been a featured speaker at seminars open to real estate salespersons as well as the general public throughout the State and is a New Jersey approved Continuing Education Instructor teaching courses on legal issues for New Jersey –licensed salespersons throughout New Jersey. He has been called on as an expert witness in real estate matters and has been quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal on various issues. Jeff is rated “AV Preeminent Rating” (its highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell” a peer-review agency for attorneys.Community contributions include: Elected and re-elected Mayor of Livingston, New Jersey in 1990 and 1994; elected and re-elected Member, Township Council of Livingston – 1989-1996; Vice Chair, Livingston Planning Board; Member Board of Trustees – Livingston Public Library; Member Livingston Environmental Commission; Livingston Public Defender; Foundation for Diabetes Research – Co-founder and Initial Acting President; Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (North Jersey Chapter) – Vice President; United Jewish Federation (Metrowest) – Vice Chair SuperSunday/Member Community Relations Committee; United Way of North Essex – Member of Board of Trustees; United Way Member Board of Trustees for Livingston Grants Division; and, recipient of 1999 “Humanitarian Award” from Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.Link:
Greer GelmanMs. Gelman is presently a Kindergarten teacher at Collins School, where she has taught for the past fifteen years. She has been the Student Council Advisor for the last fourteen years, and due to her efforts, the faculty and students of Collins have raised funds for a number of charities and organizations, including Pennies for Patients, The Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter, Defibrillators for Livingston Police Cars and The Livingston Fire Department.
- Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Dollinger (http://www.dollingerdrachman.com/)
Thanks to her efforts, the students at Collins School had the opportunity to meet and speak with 2010 Livingston Hall of Fame Inductee Harlan Coben, who engaged in an extended question and answer session with the children at Collins. Ms. Gelman is also a member of the district wide "Going Green Committee," as well as The Livingston Bicentennial Committee planning to celebrate Livingston's 200th birthday.
Most recently, Ms. Gelman, along with co-chairperson Jeanne Silberman, created a town wide fund raising event to continue the efforts begun by Jennifer Goodman-Linn (Livingston Hall of Fame Inductee), raising more than $360,000 for Cycle for Survival, the funds of which will go directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to aid their efforts for research of rare cancers. She has also volunteered for Makes Some Noise, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and helps run an annual event called “OlliePalooza,” to raise money for The Mitochondrial Foundation and The Muscular Dystrophy Association.Links:
- Ms. Gelman at Collins Elementary School (https://www.livingston.org/greer_gelman)
- Cycle for Survival-Livingston (http://ashoestringproduction.com/cycle-for-survival-livingston-2012-2/)
Stephen is the music director, vocal arranger and co-orchestrator of The Book of Mormon, for which he received the 2011 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Orchestrations. He received a 2012 Grammy award as a producer of The Book of Mormon original Broadway cast recording.
Stephen is the music supervisor and arranger of the original Broadway and subsequent worldwide productions of Wicked and Avenue Q, which he also orchestrated. He was music supervisor, vocal arranger and co-orchestrator for All Shook Up and 9 to 5, which featured a score by Dolly Parton. With Ms. Parton, Stephen served as producer for the 9 to 5 Broadway cast recording and received a 2010 Grammy nomination. Stephen was the vocal arranger for the Broadway production of High Fidelity.
Off-Broadway, Stephen was music supervisor, vocal arranger and orchestrator of tick, tick...BOOM! and music director of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Highlights of his other credits include: music arranger of Tales of the City, the Musical, composed by Jake Shears and John Garden (of the Scissor Sisters) which had its world premiere at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco; music arranger and producer of the recording of New York, New York performed by Carey Mulligan in the current hit film Shame; music director of Jerry Springer – The Opera at Carnegie Hall; music director for Rufus Wainwright’s re-creation of Judy Garland’s famous 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Hollywood Bowl in California, the Palladium in London and the Olympia in Paris. Stephen served as music director Mr. Wainwright’s five-night residency, House of Rufus, at the Royal Opera House in London, where he conducted the Britten Sinfonia for both the Judy Garland concert as well as excerpts from Primadonna, Mr. Wainwright’s opera. Stephen was music director for the second national tour of Rent and music supervisor and vocal arranger of Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Music of Stevie Wonder starring Chaka Kahn in Las Vegas.
Stephen’s next project is working as music supervisor, orchestrator, and vocal arranger for Kinky Boots, with music by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, slated for a Broadway run beginning in 2013.
He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey.Link:
- American Theatre Wing (http://americantheatrewing.org/biography/detail/stephen_oremus)