Village of Suffern Board of Trustees

Deputy Mayor Frank HagenDeputy Mayor Frank Hagen
Trustee Hagen has been a resident of Suffern for over 40 years. He advocates for residents, taxpayers, and merchants working collaboratively with fellow Board Members and Village staff to address Village related matters. Trustee Hagen is an active member of the Revitalization Committee, Suffern Civic Association, American Legion Post 859, Suffern’s Lions Club, and Sons of Italy. Trustee Hagen is retired from the National Guard after 35 years as Logistics NCO (Vietnam era) and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management.

E-mail address: fhagen@suffernvillage.com
TEL: (845) 357-2600

Trustee Gina Bertolino
Gina Bertolino has lived in the Greater Suffern community since her youth.  She moved with her parents from New York City to Sloatsburg.  Gina is a graduate from Suffern Middle School and Suffern High School. Gina went to Rockland County’s Capri Cosmetology Learning Center to attain her accreditation as a NYS Licensed Cosmetologist.  In 1991, Gina established Mystic Images Salon in the heart of downtown Suffern where she has served our community for 27 years.  Gina and her husband, Joe, have two sons that are graduates of the Suffern Central School District.  Even in the most active years of motherhood, combined with being a business owner, Gina found time to give back to Suffern in abundance.  Gina and her staff at Mystic Images Salon have been ardent participants and promoters of the long-standing Suffern Street Fairs.  In 2009, as co-producer, Gina established the annual Mystic Makeover Fashion Show for Breast Cancer Awareness as a way for Suffern to give back to breast cancer survivors and their families. Gina is a former member of Suffern Rotary.  Within the Rotary, she served Meals-on-Wheels and as Social Media Chair.  Gina is a current and long-standing member of the Suffern Chamber of Commerce and is now serving on the Board of Directors.  As a Village of Suffern Trustee, Gina is uniquely qualified to add the perspective of a Suffern business owner.
E-mail address: trusteebertolinosuffern@gmail.com
TEL: (845) 357-2600

Trustee

Trustee Moira Hertzman
Trustee Hertzman has been a Suffern resident for 30 years. She has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and worked as Insurance Collections Director for a regional radiology company. She is experienced in management and contract negotiations,proficient at budgeting, maximizing cash flow, and directing personnel. Trustee Hertzman owns a family home remodeling business in Suffern where her strong leadership and business skills are used daily in directing project management, vendor negotiation and client relations.

E-mail address: mhertzman@suffernvillage.com
TEL: (845) 357-2600

Trustee Joe Russo
Joseph Russo is a lifelong resident of Suffern and a graduate of Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey. Joe earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Joe Russo works full time for Consolidated Edison Company of New York as a Sr. Specialist in the Environmental Health and Safety department supporting Electric Transmission Operations. Throughout his career, Joe has responded to various emergencies throughout the Con Edison and Orange and Rockland Service territories. Joe was appointed to the Suffern Village Board in February 2016 and has been working with Team Suffern to revitalize our local economy through sustainable, strategic investments in the unique places we live, work, and play through projects that promote Suffern’s economic vitality.

Joe is a volunteer firefighter in the Suffern Fire Department serving as a member of Hook & Ladder Company #1, a Hazmat Technician for Rockland County Haz-Mat Team, a former Dispatcher for Village of Suffern and Town of Tuxedo Police Departments, and an active parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern.

E-mail address: jrusso@suffernvillage.com
TEL: (845) 357-2600