Meet our Team

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Selma Avdicevic is a resident of Montclair. She is a graduate of Hunter College, and New York University. Professionally, a former investment banker, she works as a serial entrepreneur. As an active community member, Selma supports many art and education institutions in Montclair, like Montclair Community Pre-K, Montclair Film Festival, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Food & Wine Festival, and so on.

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Bonnie Carter is a devoted supporter and advocate for underprivileged children. She has served in leadership capacities for non-profit organizations and is a past President of the Junior League of Montclair-Newark Inc. and Board Chair of CASA for Children of Essex County. A mom of three currently on a career break from management consulting working primarily in the pharmaceutical industry, she holds a Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Mayuri Chandra has worked for arts organizations and museums for nearly fifteen years in Boston, New York, London. She is currently with the Newark Arts Education Roundtable in Newark, NJ managing a strategic alliance of arts education stakeholders to increase advocacy and opportunities for arts education for young people in Newark. She holds an M.A. in Arts Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Ellen Greenfield has lived in Essex County, first in Maplewood and now in East Orange, since 1970. She has contributed and led non-profit projects focusing on integration, communications and the arts. Affiliations include Gallery 1978 in Maplewood, The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race and the Newark Museum.

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Margo Greenfield is a retired public service labor lawyer and former special counsel to the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. She sits on the boards of Down the Block, The Mustard Seed Fund and St. Stephen's Preschool and has served as a longstanding volunteer and former president of the Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless of Essex County. She brings interest and experience in labor and  employment, homelessness and community-based solutions.

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Ann Huber is a retired trial attorney but has always been involved in the non-profit world volunteering both time and advice.  Currently, she  represents children in immigration proceedings and serves as Trustee and Treasurer for the Institute of Music for Children which offers arts education for underserved populations in Elizabeth, Newark, Plainfield.  The opportunities that Impact100 offers were a natural match.  
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Helen Mazarakis is a writer with a background in Community Development. She serves on the Board of the Community Foundation of NJ, the Newark Public Library Foundation and Brick Academy in Newark. Helen has lived in Montclair for 20 years and is navigating life with an empty nest.

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Rory McGovern is a Doctorally prepared Registered Nurse with over 25 years of hospital administrative experience and adjunct faculty positions addressing underserved patient and student populations in NJ, NY and CT.

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Lyn Rosensweig is a former human resources executive and management consultant. Her board and volunteer experience includes teaching ESL and Planned Parenthood and currently co-chairs the Jewish Women's Foundation, a collaborative funding non-profits serving women.
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Cathy Rowe holds a doctorate from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. She has experience working with underserved communities and is currently working with a local healthy aging initiative. She lives in Maplewood with her husband and two sons.

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Kate Shoemaker worked for 16 years at the Harlem Children's Zone in public policy, strategic planning, program and partnership management, legal affairs and real estate. Kate also served as Chief Operating Officer for the South Ward Children's Alliance in Newark. Currently she provides consulting in the areas of strategic planning and policy/advocacy. Kate and her husband live in Short Hills and she is the proud mama of two kids.

Heather Evans          
Lee Heh Margolies
Margarethe Laurenzi - Community Foundation of New Jersey