Karl Clark — President

Karl served as Vice-President for EPEF from 2013 to 2017. In August of 2017 he was elected to serve as President. For years he served as EPEF’s Scholarship chair and has helped to grow the program, increasing giving each year. Born in Trenton NJ, Karl Clark was graduated from the Trenton school system in 1981. He and his wife, Masaé, became Ewing residents in 2001. Karl served 20 years in the United States Navy stationed in Yokosuka Japan; Pearl Harbor, HI; San Diego, CA; and Pensacola, FL. During his service he visited many places including Hong Kong, Australia, Dubai and Kenya. Karl is presently employed with Educational Testing Service (ETS) as a Test Security Supervisor. His son and daughter are both graduates of Ewing High School. Karl volunteered numerous years with the Ewing Township Talent Show, is a member of American Legion Post 182, and US Naval recruits. He’s an advocate for education and studying foreign languages.

Lisa Stewart Albright, Esq. – Vice-President

Lisa joined EPEF in 2015 and was elected to serve as Vice-President in August 2017. She and her family have lived in Ewing since 2000 and her three daughters attend Parkway Elementary and Fisher Middle Schools and Ewing High School. She is a current member of Parkway’s PTA and has served both as Secretary and President for that organization. Additionally, she is a member of the Fisher PTO.

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Miami (1993, Psychology) and Villanova University School of Law (2001), where she graduated magna cum laude and was invited to join the “Order of the Coif”. In 2013 and 2014 consecutively, she was named one of South Jersey Magazine’s “Awesome Attorney’s” in the field of Health/Administrative Law. Currently, she practices healthcare corporate, transactional and regulatory work as a partner with the law firm of Archer & Grenier PC located in its Princeton office.

 Lisa and her husband enjoy spending time watching their daughters play soccer with the Ewing United Soccer Association and walking the family’s French bulldog, “George”.

Wayne Staub — Treasurer

Wayne Staub was appointed as the Vice President of Member Services for New Jersey Business and Industry Association in June 2015.  His responsibilities include leading efforts to attract new members and for the development of relevant, timely and attractive member benefit programs.  He also is responsible for leading retention activities to help maintain a positive member experience for the approximately 20,000 membership.

Prior to joining the NJBIA team Wayne was with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  During his time with NDEP he served as a Director of Operations and Coordination in Water Resources and prior to that served as the Director for the Office of Economic Growth and Green Energy.  Before joining NJDEP Wayne worked for Mercer County Government in various roles.  His last 10 working for Mercer County he served as the Business Representative for the Office of Economic Growth and Sustainability.

Wayne is a community volunteer and serves on various boards.  He is a Trustee for the Ewing Public Education Foundation, where he served as President for 8 years, The Ewing Township Economic Development Advisory Committee and The Internal Review Board at TCNJ.  Wayne Lives in Ewing Township with his school board member wife and their 2 children.

Whitney Lewis — Secretary

Whitney is a lifelong Ewing resident and a 2008 graduate of the Ewing Public Schools. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with double minors in Business Management and Deaf Studies from The College of New Jersey 2012.. Whitney also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration of Marketing from Thomas Edison State University 2015.. Whitney’s mother, Camila King-Lewis also served on the EPEF board in the 90’s.

She is currently employed as a Marketing Coordinator for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association in Trenton. Whitney is also an active soccer coach and trainer. She has coached teams for Ewing United Soccer Association, Hopewell Valley Soccer Association, Next Level Soccer Association and The Pennington School. 

Maria Benedetti — Trustee

Maria is a lifelong resident of Ewing Township and a proud alumni of the Ewing Public Schools.  Maria also attended Mercer County Community College and holds an associate’s degree in Business Administration. Before retiring Maria worked for the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, in both the Procurement and Facilities Management Bureaus for 28 years.  

Maria has an extensive history of volunteering in the community.  In the past she has coached girls softball.  She served as Treasurer for the Ewing Girl’s Softball Association.  She has also served as a Division Commissioner for the Ewing Girl’s Soccer Association.  She served on the Ewing Township Talent Show Committee. Maria also served in various capacities on the Antheil PTO, as well as the 5th grade parent group, Treasurer of TEKPRO (The Ewing Katzenbach Robotics Organization) as well as volunteering assisting with the EHS Robotics Team.  She served on both Ewing Township’s Condemnation Board and Environmental Commission.   She was also elected to the Ewing Board of Education from 2003 through 2018, where she served as a board member and spent a year as each, the Vice President and President. 

Maria is the proud Mother of two children who are also alumni of the Ewing Public Schools.

Marc Celentana, PhD — Trustee

Marc Celentana is Founder & Principal of Propel + Excel, LLC, a  best-in-class, human capital services firm.  Propel + Excel, LLC provides leadership coaching, training, and other consultative services to  high performing individuals and work teams in the non-profit, educational, banking/finance, and healthcare sectors. Prior to forming Propel + Excel, LLC, Dr. Celentana served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey. As Deputy Director/Mental Health Administrator for the Mercer County Department of Human Services from 2004 to 2008, he worked closely with area non-profits on personnel, fiscal, and administrative initiatives.  Marc holds an undergraduate degree in economics and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with specialization in organizational development and group dynamics.  Licensed in New Jersey as a Practicing Psychologist, Marc provides psychotherapy through Comprehensive Mental Health Services in Pennington.   Previously, he served as the Vice Chair of the Mercer County Family Support Organization and as a board member with the New Jersey Psychological Association’s Committee on Legislative Affairs. He joined the Ewing Public Education Foundation in 2014.  Since 2006, Marc has resided in Ewing Township with his wife and two children.

Diane Glover — Trustee

Diane Glover is a lifelong resident of Ewing.  She, her husband and their daughter are all Ewing High alumni.  In 1979 Diane graduated from TCNJ and received additional certification in Project ACTIVE from Monmouth College.  She is also a graduate of the esteemed Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College in Venice, FL (1984).  Diane taught Adaptive Physical Education at Mercer County Special Services for over 30 years.  Passionate about serving the special needs population, Diane has volunteered for Special Olympics for 25 plus years, currently mentoring as a coach for cycling and track and field.  She has extensive training with two national Adaptive PE certifications, was named New Jersey Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance 2012 Adaptive Physical Educator Teacher of the Year and currently serves on their Board.  Diane is committed to helping others provide quality innovative Physical Education programming for all students and is a sought after consultant and presenter.  A Trustee of EPEF since 2005, Diane served as Treasurer from 2007 to 2012 and now lends her talents to the Communications Committee and the Grants Committee.

Christopher Ingram – Trustee

Roomana Khan — Trustee

Lynn Lowe — Trustee

Joan Zuckerman — Trustee

Every EPEF trustee contributes monetarily to the Foundation

Steven K. Szmutko – President Emeritus

A member of EPEF since 2005, Steven K. Szmutko served as Board President from 2013 to 2017 and Vice-President from 2008 to 2013. He has lived in Ewing since 1997 and works at Drexel University LeBow College of Business as Employer Relations Manager/Career Advisor in the Graduate Career Services Office. Steve retired from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in 2005 after 25 years of high-risk commercial lending, and economic and community development. Born in Trenton, he holds a BA Degree in Economics from Saint Joseph’s University and an MBA Degree from Rider University. Steve has had extensive experience in stewardship, finance, and development activities for the Catholic Diocese of Trenton. He is an ordained Permanent Deacon serving in education, liturgical, and other ministries at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in West Trenton. Steve and his wife Mary live in Ewing and have two daughters, one son and three grandchildren.

Heather Kearns-Latini — Executive Director

Heather Kearns-Latini has been a resident of Ewing Township since 1988. Ms. Kearns-Latini is the President & CEO of LegWork Incorporated, an event planning & public relations company. Prior to being her own boss, Heather worked as an executive assistant for Mercer County Executive, Robert D. Prunetti for over 11 years. In November 2002, Ms. Kearns-Latini received an award from the Mercer County Veterans Organization for her work during President Bush’s visit to the County. The Commanders award is usually given to a veteran or a veteran group and Ms. Kearns-Latini was the first civilian to receive this accolade. Mrs. Kearns-Latini has a B.A. in Business Administration from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. Heather resides with her husband, a lifelong Ewing Township resident, and has two daughters, one of which attends Lore Elementary school. In addition to serving on the foundation board, Heather is actively involved in charitable organizations, such as, the March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, the Metropolitan Trenton African American Chamber of Commerce and the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. In January, 2011, Heather was appointed to the Ewing Township Redevelopment Agency.

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