Ms. Custard has a Bachelor’s degree in Art from Moravian College and a Master’s of Science in Management from Thomas Edison State University. In addition, she has received a Certificate of Excellence in Non-Profit Administration, also from Thomas Edison State University.
Ms. Custard currently serves on the US Chamber of Commerce Education, Employment and Training Committee, the We Raise New Jersey Coalition, Newark S.T.E.A.M Coalition, New Jersey's STEM Pathways Network, NJDOE Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, NJBIA’s Post-Secondary Education Taskforce and is also a member of the Burlington Township School Board. She has served on the ESSA Stakeholder Focus Group and Grants Management Committee for the New Jersey Department of Education, the Business Coalition for Educational Excellence Technology Committee, the Educational Technology Training Center Directive, the Committee to Advance Professional Practice, and the New Jersey Mayoral Summit Planning Committee.
Sandra G. Strothers, Ph.D.
Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates
In her role as executive director, Dr. Strothers is responsible for all aspects of the Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates program throughout the New Jersey region. Through her leadership, she holds partner organizations accountable for reporting and program outcomes; ensuring the program conforms to the Jobs for America's Graduates national model; identifying funding sources; and developing pipelines for students from JAG programs to employment, military and post-secondary education.
Dr. Strothers’ previous experience includes 16 years with the New Jersey Department of Education and ten years in higher education. She has logged a total of more than two decades in volunteer, community and non-profit service, including three years as the state director of the 'Jobs for New Jersey Graduates' program when it was run by the State Department of Education.
Ms Cook holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from The College of New Jersey and aspires to obtain her post-graduate degree in the field of psychology. She has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and has spent time tutoring in the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility.