With a keen eye on supporting NJEdge’s strategic objectives, our Leadership Team consists of seasoned postsecondary professionals, creative thinkers and future-focused individuals.  

Their collective experience across the education, government, corporate and technology industry verticals makes them uniquely qualified to guide members amid the constant change and innovation that accompanies a world driven by transformative technology. The team is committed to delivering persistent value to our members with a full range of clearly defined digital ecosystem solutions – solutions that help members thrive and grow.

BRYNN DEPREY, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Marketing, Communications and Member Engagement

Brynn Deprey brings a new level of insight and expertise to NJEdge with her extensive background in the areas of program marketing strategy, communications, relationship management and social media promotion. Combined with her collaborative and outcome-based leadership style, she is uniquely qualified to bring NJEdge’s mission and vision to life through a combination of fully integrated traditional and non-traditional communication, member engagement, and marketing mediums. In her most recent position, Brynn directed the marketing communications efforts for the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) where she contributed to CEN’s significant growth. Brynn received a Ph.D. in International Business from Anglia Ruskin University, an MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in French from the College of the Holy Cross.  

JIM STANKIEWICZ

Principal Network Architect

Jim Stankiewicz leads the technical management team with a future-forward approach that embraces a long-term vision of an integrated K-20 portal for the NJ educational community. With responsibility for the NJEdge network infrastructure, Jim guides his team through complex engineering project activities that drive customer performance, utilization, problem resolution and the overall effectiveness of the Edge network. Jim’s 25+-years of experience in communications and network development are key drivers for NJEdge’s commitment to adaptive and defined technology solutions. Jim holds certification in CCIP (Certified CISCO Internet Professional) and CCSP (Certified CISCO Security Professional).

BRUCE TYRRELL

Senior Director, Programs and Services

Since the infancy of NJEdge, Bruce Tyrrell’s roots with Higher Education, State Government, K-12, local and county government IT environments has served as a foundation for defined solutions and transformative engagement experience for all NJEdge members. With a keen emphasis on realizing the strategic goals of the consortium, his member-focused approach continues to drive maximum benefit for all NJEdge constituents. Bruce holds an ITIL V3 certification – one of the most widely adopted approaches for IT service management in the world, providing a practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning and supporting IT services.

MICHAEL REEKIE

Director of Network and Security Operations

Michael Reekie is NJEdge’s subject matter expert who actively manages the organization’s network and security operations. This includes the programmatic implementation of policies and procedures to conform to NIST security controls, while obtaining operational efficiency and rapid deployment control of new network additions and network integration. Michael served as a Network Engineer at Montclair State University for fifteen years prior to transitioning his experience to lead NJEdge’s network and security team. He received a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical Engineering and Network Information Systems with a concentration Secure Network Design from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS in Computer Science from Montclair State University.

ADAM BATHIARD

Network Support Engineer

Adam Bathiard brings his extensive knowledge of systems integration on the network side to enhance NJEdge’s network management and support. His experience with big data analytics, cloud computing, automation and open source software aligns with the organization’s vision for network infrastructure. Adam was working for the past 10 years with NJEdge as a systems administrator before transitioning to the role of network support engineer. He received a Master’s degree in Information Systems and a BS degree in Management Information Systems from NJIT.

CAITLIN KAPLAN

Controller

In her role as Controller at NJEdge, Caitlin is responsible for overseeing the accounting operations, including financial reports, audits and accounting records. With a sharp eye for detail, she  ensures that all of NJEdge’s reported results adhere to strict compliance measures and accounting principles.  Her most recent experiences include a six-year term  at New Jersey’s Institute of Technology where she held the position of  Account Manager which was preceded by a six-year tenure as an Auditor in KPMG’s non-profit sector.  Caitlin received her B.A. in Accounting from Muhlenberg College.