Edvocate School Support Solutions:
756 Opatut Court - Toms River, NJ 08753

Our Team

Bill Gerichter


Bill has extensive experience in designing, structuring and implementing improvement in school districts food and facilities programs. Bill was with Marriott School Services and Sodexo for 20 years where as senior vice president he helped school districts improve their food service, custodial, maintenance and grounds programs. He has worked with over 400 school districts nationwide in his career, ranging from large (100,000 plus students) to small (1,000 students) and from urban to suburban and rural. Bill’s experience with management companies allows him to structure the most favorable contract and program terms for your school district.

Ginny Eilinger

Vice President

Ginny has over 30 years of business experience including 4 years working in the facility management industry.   Her K-12 and Higher Education facilities experience began working as a Northeast Regional Administrator responsible for human resources, training and development and the startup of custodial, maintenance & grounds contracts for GCA Services Group.  Expanding out to facilities management, Ginny managed the following school districts; Wanaque School District (GCA) and Glen Rock School District (Aramark). With Edvocate, Ginny monitors the custodial and/or facility programs throughout New Jersey and with her knowledge of the inner workings of management companies, operations, client relations and employee motivation make her a great asset to Edvocate.

John L. Ledwick

Senior Consultant

John brings over 30 years of experience providing solutions for auxiliary services to public school districts and educational institutions. His expertise is centered on satisfying client needs in the providing of food, facilities and dining services for their students and staffs. In the course of his career at the operational and vice president level with the major contract management companies Aramark, Compass and Marriott, John has prepared needs assessments and solutions to over 120 school districts from New England to Maryland, as well as M.I.T., Hartwick and Choate Rosemary Hall. John is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Sean Walsh

Senior Consultant

Sean brings to our team over 30 years management experience in the food service and restaurant industries. After spending 15 years managing high volume restaurants, Sean has spent the last 17 years in the K-12 sector as a director, resident district manager and district manager with Chartwells. Understanding all aspects of the K-12 business, Sean’s strength is both student and client satisfaction. He most recently managed the food service programs in Woodbridge and Edison, two large school districts in New Jersey. With Edvocate, Sean will be monitoring the food service programs of school districts throughout New Jersey.

Joe Scala


Joe joins our team bringing an extensive background in custodial, maintenance and grounds operations. During his 25 years in the facilities industry, he has worked for some of the leading management companies as well as self-operated school districts. Joe is a Certified Education Facilities Manager with IAQ, IPM, AHERA and security backgrounds. Because of his experience, he understands the challenges of operating high quality custodial, maintenance and grounds programs. As a Regional Manager for ABM Industries, he had total oversite responsibility of 15 school districts covering customer service, contract negotiation, custodial, maintenance, grounds operations. Joes expertise also lies in the starting of new accounts for management companies. His extensive knowledge of the systems and procedures needed to run a school district smoothly makes him an excellent asset to evaluate Districts for optimal efficiency. His experience has given him the knowledge to understand the challenges districts and business administrators face each day. His knowledge and experience is a perfect match for our team.

Robert Del Prete


Rob brings to Edvocate over forty years of K-12 custodial, maintenance and grounds experience. He started out in 1975 in the Jersey City School District and recently retired as Executive Director of Facilities.  As such Rob was responsible for the entire facilities department operations.

“ I look forward to inspecting buildings and holding management companies accountable with a keen eye for detail, drawing upon my experience and Edvocate’s systems to improve the overall cleaning quality of schools”.  Rob will strive to assist our clients to achieve success with their custodial or facilities programs.