Joseph Barreto, of Hackensack, joined the board in 2017. He has worked for nearly 30 years as a bilingual high school guidance counselor in East Harlem, served on the education transition team for Gov. Phil Murphy, and as the secretary/treasurer of the Bergen County Board of Social Services. Among his honors, Barreto earned the Manhattan High School Counselor of the Year Award. He graduated from St. John’s University, earning a both a B.A. and M.S.