Please call 908-722-0233 for more information or call 908-722-1563 for a tour of The Creative Campus

Main Office
1124 Hwy 202 S, Ste B-11
Raritan, NJ 08869

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The Creative Campus
580 Old York Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876


The Jointure is proud to offer Preschool Programs, School Break Camps, Community Programs, Summer Camp and Summer Enrichment.


The Jointure's Before and After School Programs are conveniently located in schools throughout Somerset County providing parents with safe and educational child care.


As part of our commitment to a "joint venture in learning," we are proud to offer continuing education for adults and children. Click on the community tab above for a list of current offerings.


The Jointure offers free listening, speaking, and writing classes for non-English speakers. Those who want to brush up on their skills are also welcomed. Classes are held in eight locations across Somerset County.

Bonnie Scharf

Program Coordinator

908-722-0233 X-112

Peter Diana

School Age Coordinator  

908-722-0233 X-101 

Erica Cruz

Executive Director 

908-722-0233 X-118 

Lisa Giranda 

Assistant Executive Director 

908-722-0233 X-114 

Darnell Scott

Director of Children's Program 

908-722-0233 X-110 

Lauren De Cuollo

Public Relations Coordinator 

908-722-0233 X-115

Phyllis Schnell

Administrative Assistant 


Maria Vernaci

Administrative Assistant 

908-722-0233 X-117

If you would like to work for the Jointure or  The Creative Campus 

Board of Trustees

Dr. Rosina Dixon- President

Dr. Dixon has over 30 years of experience on the boards of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. and Cambrex Corp. She currently serves as chairman of the Governance Committee of Church & Dwight and Compensation Committee of Cambrex. She served on the board of NACD from 1994 to 2003. She is a Trustee of Daytop NJ, a residential treatment facility for adolescents, the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, The Jointure and a member of the Advisory Board for Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickenson University. She holds a BA from Harvard/Radcliffe College and an MD from Columbia P&S. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Roosevelt Hospital in New York and worked in new drug development at CIBA-Geigy and Schering Plough. From 1986 to 2006 and from 2012 to present she was a consultant in pharmaceutical development. She is retired from Sanofi where she was Senior Director in Global Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology from 2006 to 2012.


Mr. Gerald Smit, Esq., P.E., IEEE- Vice President

Mr. Smit currently works as the Assistant Vice President at Aon Hewitt.

Mr. Rahul Mahna- Treasurer

Mr. Mahna has over 14 years of experience leading education technology-focused companies and has dedicated his career to helping teachers and students succeed. He holds degrees from Lehigh University, Columbia University and Northwestern University- Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Mahna is currently the Founder and CEO of Class Compete, a revolutionary brain-training assessment program to help relieve student’s test anxiety and improve scores.

Mrs. Barbara Kane- Secretary

Mrs. Kane comes to The Jointure with experience in K-College Education in the areas of math, science,gifted, professional development, teacher,  assistant principal, and supervisor. She has also consulted in the areas of math and professional development. Her Community Volunteerism includes youth sports,township planning board, and Townhouse Community Board of Directors.


Mr. Ernest Shuba

Mr. Shuba was an elementary educator in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District for 42 years and a principal for 36 of those years at several district schools. He served as the principal of Van Holten School for 31 years retiring in September of 2006. Mr. Shuba held a number of leadership positions while in B-R including President of the B-R Principals’ Association and President of the Somerset County Elementary & Middle School Principals’ Association. He became a member of the Jointure Board of Trustees in the fall of 2007 and has served as the treasurer as well as the Board President. Mr. Shuba resides in Hunterdon County, is married and the father of two children and six grandchildren. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and Seton Hall University in New Jersey where he earned his M. A. Degree in the Administration and Supervision of Elementary Education.


Mr. George Mullen, Esq.

Bio Coming Soon

Dr. Joseph McGarry

Dr. McGarry is the former Superintendent of Schools, Bridgewater-Raritan School District (Ret.). He has served as the Co-Chairman of the Somerset County Business and Educational Partnership, Member of the Bridgewater Twp. Environmental Commission and founding member of the Shade Tree Board.  He also served as the President of the Somerset County Federal Teachers Union, worked as a microbiologist in antibiotic research, and was awarded numerous grants by the National Science Foundation. Dr. McGarry is a thirty year resident of Martinsville and the father of four daughters.

Dr. Randy Webb- Treasurer

Bio Coming Soon

Mr. Arthur Akins

Bio Coming Soon