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The Ramapo Staff Association (RSA) is an advocacy and community building group designed as a resource to share information about the institution, support our interests as staff, provide social events and discuss trends in higher education as well as new techniques, policies, and procedures as they affect our work. Additionally, RSA is designed  to enhance connectivity among its membership while supporting institutional quality and organizational cohesion.

The RSA membership is comprised of unionized and non-unionized staff, however, it does not engage in matters that are the purview of collective bargaining.

Feel free to send the Executive Board any comment or suggestions to rsa@ramapo.edu.

RSA Bylaws

RSA 2021-2023 Executive Board

Lisa Ambrose, President

Lisa Ambrose joined Ramapo College in 2018 as Donor Relations Coordinator in Institutional Advancement & the Foundation. She engages the Ramapo community by managing IA/Foundation communication and working on events. Additionally, she is an instructor in the First-Year Seminar and teaches a course on leadership. When she isn’t cooking in her kitchen or volunteering as PTSO president and Girl Scouts troop leader, you can find her curled up (or sprawled out) on her couch watching really bad reality TV shows.

Tim Babasade, Vice President

Tim Babasade ’98 joined Ramapo College in 2015, and is currently the Director of Client Services. When not at work, Tim enjoys hiking, camping, photography, and time outdoors with his family.

Janelle Ferraro, Past-President

Janelle Ferraro ’14 began her career at Ramapo College as a student-aide designer, and was hired full-time in 2015 as a Graphic Designer. Janelle moonlights as an adjunct, teaching a class in graphic design and is the Yearbook Club Advisor. When she is not working for Ramapo, she can be found reading and enjoying her newly owned lake house.

Diane Couzens, E-Board

Diane Couzens joined Ramapo in December 2018 as the Special Assistant to the Provost. She supports new academic programs, special projects, and operations within the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs. She has been a member of the Open Educational Resources Task Force and the Academic Review Committee. As a Member-at-Large, Diane looks forward to strengthening connections among the Ramapo staff and cultivating a supportive and engaged staff community.

Before transitioning to higher education, she worked in performing arts administration and development. Diane received her MM in Flute Performance & Literature from the Ohio State University, and her BM in Flute Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Outside of work, Diane can be found meal prepping, hiking, and chasing after her puppy.

Karen Norton, E-Board

Karen Norton has worked at Ramapo since 2005 and is currently Assistant to the Dean of ASB. She supports the Dean and the ASB faculty in maintaining accreditation by AACSB and in developing new graduate programs. Outside of Ramapo, Karen enjoys her family, reading for her book club in its 30th year and unwinding with yoga.

Amanda Riehl, E-Board

Amanda Riehl has served as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the College since August 2017. Her day to day responsibilities include the advisement of the fraternity and sorority life community as well as co-advising the College Programming Board. She is looking forward to partnering with her fellow executive board members to help improve the staff experience and create a stronger sense of community at the College. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys volunteering as a firefighter in her hometown, spending time with family and watching the Devils play at the Prudential Center.