Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

Open minds, loving hearts, helping hands

Officers’ Bios

Jackie White, President

Jackie White's pictureJackie joined UUCSH in 2011 and has served in elected leadership as a member of the Nominating Committee. She has taught RE classes, served on the RE Vision Team, and is currently a FLASH advisor.  She is a member of the choir and has been the chair of the Service Auction for several years. Jackie holds a PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked at various pharmaceutical companies and is currently a Director in the Investigational Material Supply Chain group at Celgene. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys gardening, quilting and cooking.

Scott Kitchen, Vice President

Scott joined UUCSH in 1997. He has served in elected leadership before as a member of the Leadership Development Committee, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and as Chair of the Ministerial Search Committee that brought Rev. Jennifer to UUCSH. He has taught RE, co-led an adult RE class, chaired the Committee On Shared Ministry, served on and chaired the Worship Associates, and currently sings in the choir. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from MIT in Materials Science & Engineering. He is currently a Mechanical Engineer and works for the US government. In his spare time, he plays Scrabble competitively, roots for the Mets and Giants, and listens to a wide variety of podcasts.  Stay tuned for a picture!

Frank Hershkowitz, Treasurer

Frank joined UUCSH in 1998 and has served in elected leadership as a member of the Board of Trustees as Treasurer since 2016.  Frank has also served on the ROOF (residence of our future), Finance, and Access committees. Frank holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is retired after a 35 year career in the Corporate Research division of ExxonMobil.  Frank does some technology consulting, but mostly enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling with his wife Missy Staples.

Laura Meerovich, Secretary

Laura joined UUCSH in 2001 and served as part-time office administrator for 11 years, beginning in 2002. During that time she was an unofficial member of the Membership and Caring Committees, and an official member of the Giving Network phone crew (on which she continues to serve.)  She has been a member of the choir for the past 3 years. Since 2014 she has been employed as full-time office administrator for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, only a mile away on Union Ave. in Somerville.  Laura has a B.A. in Spanish from Rutgers University, and she enjoys reading, traveling, and rooting for the NY Mets.