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Board of Trustees

Rashon Hasan, Board Chair

A Newark, NJ native, Rashon K. Hasan joins the Youth & Engagement Programs team as Fellow Success Coach for the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship. He attended Clark Atlanta University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Rashon also earned his master’s degree in business administration from Florida Institute of Technology and Master Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University. He spent 9 years working as an Operations Manager for Verizon Inc. before serving as Vice-President of the Newark Charter School Fund where he led the organization’s advocacy campaign, and managed their collaboration and advocacy grant portfolio.

Rashon is a fierce advocate for public education and served on the Newark Board of Education from 2013-2016 Rashon held the posts of Board Chair and Chair of the Finance Committee during his tenure. In 2017 he was awarded the Certified Board Leader Award from the New Jersey School Boards Association, the highest award given to school board members in the state of New Jersey. Rashon remains active in New Jersey’s public education landscape and currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Roseville Community Charter School in Newark, NJ. He’s also an adjunct professor at Felician University where he leads course study on project and process management.

 

Rashon values education and leadership development. He understands that developing new leaders is the key to sustaining communities and he wants to play a role in developing the next generation of leaders who will change society.

 

Sara Pena

A Newark native and resides in Newark. Sara has been an assistant to the County Engineer and the Director of Publics works for the County of Essex for the past three years.

Shakerra Malachi-Chang

Bio coming soon.

Dana Murray

Bio coming soon.