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Our Staff

Joe Hadge, MA, SAC, CPS, LCADC
Assistant Director
Joe Hadge photoJoe Hadge is the Assistant Director of TCNJ’s Alcohol and Drug Education Program (ADEP).  Joe is a graduate of Penn State University where he achieved All American status as a wrestler. He earned his Masters Degree in Education from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Joe has worked in public education for 5 years and higher education for 14 years. He has written and received state and federal grant funding, chaired the Central NJ Consortium, and organized three state-wide peer education conferences. In addition to his role as ADEP Coordinator, Joe encompasses the most current and effective practices in the field, such as Motivational Interviewing, Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) and CHOICES, an early intervention program.  Joe additionally advises Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed fraternity at TCNJ based on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Services.

Kim Valdner
ADEP Assistant 
Kim dabbles in all things ADEP related! She has most recently acted as the Peer Institute Coordinator for the 2017 Conference held right on TCNJ’s campus. She is an aspiring Speech and Language Pathologist and has most recently found a love for Student Affairs. When she’s not in the ADEP office, she’s usually playing/snapchatting her dog, planning Disney trips, and reading.

Chris Raia
Interactive Multimedia
ADEP Media Creator 

Christopher Raia is a senior, Interactive Multimedia major. He is an aspiring character designer, illustrator, and animator who has a passion for both traditional and digital art. When he’s not creating graphics and other marketing material for ADEP, Chris enjoys bike riding, movie watching, and going to concerts.

Nicole Bruno
Communication Studies
SH 101 Campus Correspondent 

Nicole Bruno is a  sophomore Communication Studies major with a minor in Public Health. She is a member of the Honors Program here at TCNJ, and loves the challenges and opportunities it provides. Her career goals would include working in the field of Public Relations, as well as going on to receive a Masters degree in communications. In her free time at school she volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity in Trenton, and serves as the Secretary of the club on campus. She loves to play the guitar, sing, and take millions of pictures with her adorable lab puppy named Gibby. Basically she would spend all her free time with her dog if she could!