Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is an enthusiastic team of active and retired professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries. This energetic group brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership and community support to help the homeless.

 


 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (2019-2020)

 

President, Michael Fabricant, Ph.D.

Professor, Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work
Finance/Property, Board Development committees

 

Vice President, Betsy Fabricant

Director of Support Services, Footsteps

Fundraising, Program, and Board Development committees

 

Secretary, Kathy Skrupskis

Board Development and Fundraising committees

 

Treasurer, Jeff Crum
Director of Real Estate, NJ Community Capital

Finance committee

 

Benjamin DiNapoli
Transportation Professional
Fundraising committee


Emily Driscoll-Kelly

Student
Fundraising committee

 

Catherine Felegi

Staff writer, Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Program committee

 

Barbara Gaines

St. Joseph Social Services Center

Program committee

 

Amanda Leon de Gavarrete

Elizabeth Board of Education

Program committee

 

Eileen Martines

Standard and Poor’s Financial Services

Fundraising and Communications committees

 

Rosmery Pena

BASF
Fundraising committee

 

Susan Rifkin

Athletic Director, Bruriah High School for Girls

Board Development and Program committee


Carmen Rivera
Investors Bank
Fundraising committee

 

Marta Rivera

Branch Manager, New York Community Bank

Fundraising committee

 

Stephen V. St. Hilaire, Esq.

Retired, Central Jersey Legal Services

Property and Program committees

 

Michael Szarek
Assistant Vice President, Community Relations and Conference and Event Services, Felician College

Fundraising committee

 

Veronica Thomas

St. Joseph Social Services Center

Program committee

 

Allie Tunis

New York Historical Society

Program committee

 


 

ASSOCIATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Gerard Campbell

Retired, Investor, Merrill Lynch
Finance, Fundraising committees

 

Roy Thomas Colicchio
Teacher, Edison Board of Education
Fundraising committee

 

Edith Cheney, Ed.S.

Member Emeritus, Therapist, St. Joseph’s Social Service Center

Board Development committee

 

Sr. Jacinta Fernandes, OSB, MSW

Member Emeritus, Former Director, St. Joseph’s Social Service Center

Board Development Committee

 

Ellie Lesperance

Retired Assistant Chief Investigator, Office of the Public

Defender, Law Guardian Program in Newark

Fundraising committee

 

Arthur Martines

Retired Vice President of Human Resources, Saint Barnabas Health Care System

Finance and HR Development committees

 

Patricia Ann Vogler, Esq.
Attorney, New Jersey Public Defenders
Basketball Committee

 


 

STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

 

Linda Flores-Tober

Executive Director, The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

Ex-Officio