Board of Trustees
Christopher Seiz, Executive Director, The Mercadien Foundation
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Financial Literacy Advisory Committee
The Financial Literacy Advisory Committee was recently formed to assist the development of the Financial Literacy Program. Made up of highly respected members of the community, this group lends expertise to the project in a very meaningful way. The newly formed committee members include:
Michelle P. Cash
Having been on the front lines with organizations through major programmatic development and change, Michelle is a champion of the power gained through collaborative efforts among organizations working toward a common goal of improving community life.
Pasquale A. Colavita, Jr.
Formerly an educator in the K-12 system, Freeholder Colavita knows the role and importance of teachers and their impact on each and every child who passes through our education system. He is a strong advocate of underserved populations, building a stronger community from the ground up.
John Farrell
John has 28 years of experience as a management consultant to global corporations on strategic and operational projects. In addition to overseeing the College of Business Administration graduate programs and the Center for the Development of Leadership Skills, he teaches the undergraduate-level Managing Your Money and Personal Financial Planning courses.
Jeffery J. Robbins, EdD, LCSW, Executive Director
Jeff became the Executive Director of the Family Guidance Center in 2013 having previously been Director of Consumer Credit Counseling Services for the organization. He has been instrumental in developing and delivering some of Mercer County's best financial literacy education programs and is proud to bring his expertise to The Mercadien Foundation's mission.
Eleanor V. Horne, Community Advocate
Retired VP of ETS Social Investment Fund, Educational Testing Service
Under Horne's leadership, ETS created a strong community and philanthropic presence and developed active and enduring collaborations in the local community and with a number of organizations committed to increasing educational equity and access for women, people of color, and those with limited financial means. Eleanor continues her community activism through her service on numerous non-profit boards and advisory committees.
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