About Us


Our Mission Statement:

The North Jersey Chapter, established in 1938, has a stated purpose to:

  • Promote the welfare of the American game of football, its players and officials.
  • Improve the standard of officiating.
  • Train and properly qualify capable and competent officials.
  • Encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • Cooperate with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and its member schools.

Our 400+ members are dedicated to the game of football. We participte in year-round training, utilizing the latest in technology, to continually improve our skills.

For information on becoming a member of our association, please click here to be redirected to our cadet application page.


2018 Chapter Officers

Gil Bragg
  1st Vice President
Jack Iliff
2nd Vice President
Vinnie Orrei
  Executive Secretary
Jim Conte
Robert Csigi
  Recording Secretary
Steve Peloso
Immediate Past President
Hank Teel
  Chapter Counsel
Michael Pasquale, Esq.

Executive Board

Al Taliaferro
North 2018
  Joe Dziuba
North 2020
Jerry Picazio
Central 2019
  Ryan McCleery
Central 2020
Michael Whritenour
West 2019
  Scott Iliff
West 2018
Fran Delaney
East 2019
  Vinnie Orrei
East 2018

Joe Trivisonno
South 2019

  Bob Masucci
South 2018

Special Committees

Joe Trivisonno, Chairman
  Audit & Budget
John Maine, Chairman
Julie Bookstaver, Chairman
  Banquet & Special Events
Mike Whritenour, Chairman
James D'Arcy, Chairman
Al Taliaferro, Chairman
Rules Interpreter
Bob Masucci, Chairman
Al Taliaferro, Vice Chairman
Jerry Picazio, Chairman
Membership & Cadet Program
Joe Belger, Chairman
Pat Passero, Co-Chairman
Pete Cirello, Chairman
Technology/Public Relations
MiAngelo Moore, Chairman
Joe Papasidiero, Chairman
Good and Welfare
Bill Magna, Chairman