Our Board


Board Officers

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Susan Kramer-Mills, Executive Director

Susan is an ordained minister within the Reformed Church in America. Her journey to head the Town Clock CDC has been a long one, involving years of experience working from East Germany to East Brunswick. In 2000, she accepted a call to co-pastor the First Reformed Church with her husband, Rev. Hartmut Kramer-Mills. In 2012, she stepped down from this position to dedicate her time to the Town Clock CDC and making her vision of creating Dina’s Dwellings as a sanctuary to survivors of domestic violence a reality.

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Sherrilynn Novack, President

Sherri is an active resident of New Brunswick and member of First Reformed Church. She works in Public Relations and Communications for The IR-4 Project of Rutgers University. As a member of the Fundraising Core Committee for the Community Campaign for Historic Preservation, she brings enthusiasm and experience to her role as board president.

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Marlana Moore, Vice President

Marlana is a Masters of City and Regional Planning candidate at the Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, and holds a fellowship at the Community Asset Preservation Corporation in Newark, NJ. In addition, she member of the First Reformed Church, a resident of New Brunswick, a voting council member of the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance, and co-chair of NBCFA’s Advocacy & Policy Work Group. She is passionate about affordable housing and preservation issues.

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Kathy Romano, Treasurer

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Ursula Cargill, Assistant Treasurer

Ursula is the pastor and founder of the Greater Newark Church of Christ, with 11 years of experience in that role. Before that, she worked in public education finance, serving as Budget manager with the New Jersey Department of Education. She brings smart financial experience and a passion for community development to the Board.

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Mary Peppe, Secretary

Mary manages the New Brunswick branch of the Amboy Bank and brings a strong commitment to community service. The Amboy Bank is a private independent community bank with branches across the Central New Jersey area.

 

Board Members

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Carlos Cordero

Carlos is the Program Director of Social Services at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a major provider of health services to the New Brunswick community. He serves as president of the Board of Trustees of the Rutgers Community Health Foundation and serves on the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition, among other organizations.

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Rebecca Escobar

Rebecca is currently serving as a Councilwoman of the City of New Brunswick, since having been sworn in on January 2, 2011. The inception of her community service based career started in 1987 where she held four positions for the Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB) of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her current position, as the Director of the PRAB’s Youth Services Program, is a manifestation of her advocacy and impassioned vigilance towards the youth of New Brunswick and their families. Rebecca also serves as a member of the Suydam Reformed Church Consistory Board and the Middlesex County Council on Children Services.

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Joan Fekete, Secretary

Joan is a retired teacher and member of the First Reformed Church. She has a passion for community service, serving on the South River Board of Education from 1977-1992 and on the Homelessness Task Force of New Brunswick from 2010-2012.

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Jim Hance

Jim is a retired plumber, belonging to the Local Union #9, Pipefitters since 1974. As a member of the First Reformed Church, he has served on the Consistory there between 2005-2011. He is also a member of Middlesex County’s Continuum of Care Committee, the county’s primary way of planning and coordinating the delivery of services to the homeless.

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John Keller

John Keller was born and raised in New Brunswick NJ, and works in NY and regionally as a freelance actor. He is an alumnus of the Graduate Acting Program at Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Apart from acting, John is a member of the leadership of coLAB Arts New Brunswick, where he builds and implements arts education programs for high schools. John also sits on the advisory board of the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University.