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 Our Staff & board 

 STAFF 

Catherine Wilson

President and CEO

Catherine Wilson serves as the President and CEO of United Way of Greater Newark, a position she has held since May of 2016, providing executive leadership and vision to the organization. In 2018, she led the board of trustees to adopt a new mission, vision and strategic direction for the organization focusing convening, collaborating and investing in education, health and financial stability.

Prior to becoming the President and CEO, Catherine spent 5 years designing, implementing and evaluating programs as the Program Design and Evaluation Specialist and Senior Director of Community Impact. She developed a passion for empowering community residents to take charge of issues specific to their neighborhoods and schools. Prior to joining United Way, Catherine spent eight years in the child welfare field, first working for what was then the Division of Youth and Family Services and the Essex County Court Appointed Special Advocates.

There she advocated for children and youth in the child welfare system, and designed the first CASA mentoring program for youth aging out of foster care. Catherine holds a B.A. in Communications from Rowan University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. She also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Hana Greene​

Executive Assistant to President & CEO

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Chris Paterek​

Accountant

 RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 

Richard Greco​

Chief Development Officer

Victoria Kamalova​

Database Manager

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Marselis Middleton ​

Development Manager

 COMMUNITY IMPACT 

Danielle Corea-Smith

Director of Financial Stability

Karen Leach-Toomer

Director, Community Engagement

Adaobi Ndupu

Director of Health 

Justin Artenant

Senior Manager, Newark Thrives

 BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Catherine Wilson​

SECRETARY​

President and CEO
United Way of Greater Newark

Mary Ann Jackson

BOARD CHAIR​

Prudential Financial

Tint Tint Yap

VICE CHAIR

Bayer

Nan Jiang

TREASURER

Deloitte

Irene Muldowney

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

PSEG

Melissa Prashad

COMMUNITY IMPACT CHAIR

JPMorgan Chase

Vincent Alonge

Vice President – Service Horizon – BCBS

Michael Muniz

Columbia Bank

Mark Hartigan

Tyron D. Brown

UBS

Sallyanne Floria, A.J.S.C.

Retired  

Andrea Lewis-Walker

US District Courts

Workplace Giving

Advocacy