OUR MISSION

Disrupt the cycle of poverty by convening, collaborating and investing in strategies to improve outcomes for children and families.

OUR VISION

Through our leadership and partnerships, residents in our 13 municipalities are empowered to create healthier lives with access to quality education and opportunities for economic advancement.

STAFF

Catherine Wilson

President and CEO

cwilson@uwnewark.org

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. 

Dr. Robert Austin

raustin@uwnewark.org

Chief of Staff

Hana GreenE

hgreene@uwnewark.org

Executive Assistant to President & CEO

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CHRISTOPHER PATEREK

cpaterek@uwnewark.org

Accountant 

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

KAREN LEaCH -TOOMER

kleachtoomer@uwnewark.org

Director of Marketing

Victoria KAMALOVA

vkamalova@uwnewark.org

Database Manager

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Adaobi NDupu

andupu@uwnewark.org

Director of Health 

Danielle Corea-Smith

dcorea-smith@uwnewark.org

Director of Financial Stability

Emma Lavin

bhncoordinator@uwnewark.org

BHN Coordinator 

Justin Artenant

jartenant@uwnewark.org

Senior Manager, Newark Thrives

Marselis Middleton

Mmiddleton@uwnewark.org

Education Associate 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SECRETARY

CATHERINE WILSON

President and CEO
United Way of Greater Newark 

ViCE CHAIR

MARY ANN JACKSON

Prudential Financial

CHAIR OF GOVERNANCE

LESTER E. TAYLOR, III

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli, LLC

CHAIR OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

DUPRE KELLY

211 Community Impact

Treasurer

Nan Jiang

Deloitte

CHAIR OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

DUPRE KELLY

211 Community Impact

TIFFANY ALICHE

The Budgetnista 

ANDREA LEWIS-WALKER

US District Courts

MICHAEL MUNIZ

Columbia Bank

SALLYANNE FLORIA, A.J.S.C.

Retired

TINT TINT YAP

Bayer

TYRON D. BROWN​

M & T Bank

Coltrane Stansbury

Macmillan

MARK HARTIGAN ​