Board of Trustees
Ms. Byard has enjoyed a highly successful career as a teacher in New Jersey. She has taught primary grade students in diverse educational environments, including the Village Charter School in Trenton and the Bound Brook School District. Recently, she taught kindergarten at the Chesterfield School District. Her interests include all forms of exercise, especially running and soccer.
Mr. Demmo is active in philanthropic activities that enhance the lives of disadvantaged youths. His current focus is fighting hunger, and is devoted to many charities whose mission is in alignment with that focus. His professional experience is construction management.
Robin Lipman (chair)
Ms. Lipman is very active in K-12 education, supporting organizations that promote mission-based experiences that enrich the lives of participants. Her extensive international travel schedule allows her to develop relationships with prospective partners.
Ms. Steffner had a distinguished career as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in diverse New Jersey school districts. She earned local, regional, and national recognition as a prominent figure in the war on drugs.
Dr. Zappala is the Dean of Graduate Studies at Pierce College in Philadelphia. Before assuming that role, he served as Assistant Dean of the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences at Thomas Edison State College for over three years. Prior to that position, he was the Coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program at Western Governors University. His doctorate is from Capella University.
Aminata C (student rep)
The Board of Trustees meets monthly (except July). For the foreseeable future, the meetings will be held only online due to the coronavirus. The meeting dates for 2023-24 will be August. 31, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 20, January 18, February 22, March 21, April 25, May 23, and June 20. All meetings start at 7 p.m. The call-in number is 908-224-3162. The website is https://meetings.dialpad.