Who are Saddle River's two newest council members? – NorthJersey.com
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SADDLE RIVER — After a year of council “musical chairs,” two members were sworn in to three-year terms during the borough’s reorganization session this month.
John Azzariti and Ravi Sachdev were sworn in by Mayor Albert Kurpis during a combined in-person/remote session on Jan. 2.
Azzariti was appointed to the council last July after Councilman John DeRosa resigned for professional reasons. However, Azzariti chose to run with Sachdev for two open three-year terms, seats previously held by Paul Schulstad — who resigned unexpectedly last March — and Eric Jensen, who did not seek a new term.
Christopher DiGirolamo was appointed last March to fill Schulstad’s term until the election. However, he ran for the remaining year of DeRosa’s unexpired term in November, and was sworn in immediately following the election.
Azzariti has lived in Saddle River since 2001 and is a lifelong Bergen County resident. He is associate director of the department of anesthesiology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where he has worked since 1996.
He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and economics from Case Western Reserve University and his medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Azzariti is the alternate director and a delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He is also a past president of the New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists, where he continues to serve on the executive committee.
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He has served Saddle River on the Board of Health for many years, as well as on the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Sachdev has lived in Saddle River for more than 10 years. He holds bachelor’s and post-graduate credit in marketing and sales management, his employment field for the past 30 years, including AstraZeneca, WPP, Publicis, Euro RSCG and Cipla.
He also has entrepreneurial business startup experience with Expect Advertising Inc., and 600 Cuthbert LLC real estate development.
He and his wife, Susan, are parents of two children, Lauren and Ajay.
DiGirolamo is an eight-year borough resident. He was born in Paterson and raised in Woodcliff Lake, graduating from Pascack Hills High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his law degree from New York Law School.
He is managing partner in the personal injury law firm of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, PC in Fort Lee, where he has practiced for the past 28 years.
DiGirolamo has served on the borough Planning Board as well as other borough committees and subcommittees.
He is a Rutgers-certified youth coach for soccer, baseball and football.
He and his wife, Alisa, are the parents of son Zachary and daughter Natalie.
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