Secondary School Representatives

The duties of the Secondary School Representatives shall be to:

  1. Serve as a resource for secondary school counselors and present their issues to the Executive Board.
  2. Attend NJACAC Executive Board meetings as voting members.
  3. Attend NJACAC general membership meetings.
  4. Serve on NJACAC committees and assist with events.
  5. Perform such other duties from time to time as may be prescribed by the President.

Secondary School Rep Candidates


Faride Hernandez

Current Place of Employment: Dover High School
Job Title: School Counselor

Candidate Message:

I am interested in working alongside professional organizations to further help my students on their path of post HS education. I genuinely believe that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment that welcomes exploration and builds self-confidence. I have over 15 years of professional experience in education serving as a High School Counselor and in Higher Education in various roles. I am confident that my years of leadership, counseling, collaboration, and professional development experiences make me a strong candidate for the NJACAC Executive Board. As a member of NJACAC, ASCA, and MCPCA, I understand the value of professionals working together as we help our students overcome the obstacles that come with transition from high school to post-secondary education.


Melissa O’Sullivan

Current Place of Employment: Immaculate Heart Academy
Job Title: Director of College Counseling

Candidate Message:

I have been involved in NJACAC for over 18 years and look forward to being able to continue working with the board. I’ve previously served in the President cycle, as a secondary school rep, assembly delegate, and numerous chair positions. I believe my experience both on the board previously, and as a current college counseling professional I could add a great deal to the board as a voting member.