Roomana Khan — President
A member of EPEF since 2014 and has served as Grant Chair since 2015. In 2020 Roomana served as Board Vice President and currently serves as Board President.
Roomana and her family moved to Ewing in 1976. She has two sons. Her older son graduated from Ewing High School (EHS) and New Jersey Institute of Technology; her younger son with Autism is currently at EHS in the Life Skills Program. She is a Realtor with over 17 years of experience at Berkshire Hathaway Home-Services Fox & Roach Realtors. She also works at the Ewing Board of Education.
She has been involved in the school community since 2000 in many different volunteer positions including Kindergarten/Grade Room Parent, Antheil Elementary School (AES) Parent Teacher Organization President, AES Flower Sale, EHS/Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf Robotics Team Mom and other roles. She is also heavily involved with Parents Of Autistic Children (POAC) as a Team Captain for its annual Fundraising event: the Mercer County Autism Walk. Roomana is a strong advocate for her son and all the children with special needs.
Roomana believes the key to good education is for all students to have a solid foundation. Students should be provided with the resources that they need regardless of their abilities, in order to succeed in school and beyond. She further believes that good communication, transparency and accountability in the education process are key factors to success.
Lynn Lowe — Vice President
Karl Clark- Treasurer /President Emeritus
Karl served as EPEF President from 2017 to 2021 and Vice-President from 2013 to 2017. For years he served as EPEF’s Scholarship chair and has helped to grow the program, increasing scholarship awards 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. His son and daughter are both graduates of Ewing High School.
Karl’s formally a Test Security Supervisor of College Board program at Educational Testing Service, but presently serves as a professional photographer for KJCImages and Photography. Karl volunteered numerous years with the Ewing Township Talent Show, a member of American Legion Post 182, and a volunteer instructor for Veterans with traumatic brain injuries. He an advocate for education and youths learning foreign languages.
Dr. Alisha Pollard – Trustee
Dr. Alisha Pollard: Learning and leading as the President and co-founder of the educational non-profit organization, Warriors Helping Achieve Triumph Inc. affectionately known as WHAT, Alisha Pollard brings positivity and inquisitiveness to a grassroot-developed organization established in 2012. Her appreciation of education also includes over 10 years of valuably contributing to Educational Testing Service, ETS, in various positions with her current role as the lead global strategist. Alisha Pollard enjoys creating, teaching, and leading new initiatives geared towards professional and personal development, financial literacy and cultivating environments of academic learning. With her extensive background, she intends to raise money and awareness around the impactful work done by the Ewing Public Education Foundation as the new fundraising chairperson. In 2010, Alisha became a third-generation alumni of Mercer County Community College and received an associate degree with a major in Criminal Justice. She continued her educational journey and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Global Leadership and Administration. In 2019, Dr. Pollard successfully defended her dissertation titled, Exploring the Financial Literacy Knowledge of Parents, thus achieving her Doctor of Education degree specializing in Organizational Leadership from Stockton University.
Joan Zuckerman — Trustee
Joan Zuckerman was principal of Antheil Elementary School for eighteen years, where she worked with students, their families and teachers to help create an inclusive atmosphere where reading was a way of life. Every student, parent and faculty member was a member of the Antheil’s Helping Hands Club in which service to the community was stressed.
Joan received her undergraduate degree (Education) from NYU and her master’s degrees (Reading and Language Arts and Administration) from Rider College.
The highlight of Joan’s career was when she was named National Distinguished Principal and honored at the White House.
While retired now, she continues to work with youth as a member of both EPEF and the Lower Make Field Youth Aid Panel.
Desiree McCray Clark — Trustee
Desiree McCray was born in Koshigaya Japan and became a Ewing resident in 2001. Growing up in Ewing she has attended Parkway Elementary School, Fisher middle School and Ewing High School.
She has been an active member in the community by participating in numerous clubs and sports such as band, cheer, Odyssey of the Mind, Class Office, and more. Desiree graduated Ewing High School in 2017, and even was an EPEF scholarship recipient.
Most recently, she has attended and graduated from William Paterson University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and minor in Japanese Language in spring 2021. Desiree joined with EPEF in April of 2022 to help give back to the community, particularly the teachers and students of the next generation.
Andrea Camillone — Trustee
Andrea Camillone: attended the Antheil Elementary School and Fisher Middle School. After graduation from Notre Dame High School, she earned a Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Mercer County Community College. Andrea currently works for a local real estate company. In her free time, she volunteers with the Special Olympics of New Jersey. Andrea’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, golfing, and reading biographies. She joined the EPEF in April 2022.
Tia Epps — Trustee
Tia Epps graduated from Ewing High school in 2017 where she was a peer leader, events coordinator on student council and much more. Tia is also a Kean University alumnus; she has participated in JumpStart where she volunteered her time to low-income preschools. She held many positions in the residential life at Kean where she was a community assistant, summer assistant and a resident assistant for 2 years. Tia is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Salisbury University and is expected to graduate in May of 2024. She currently upholds the position of a Resident Director at Salisbury University. She joined EPEF in April of 2022 and has been on the scholarship committee as well as our social media committee. Tia plans to continue to help with scholarships by looking over applications and help distribute them. She also plans to help with social media so everyone can stay updated on any information regarding EPEF.
Bintou Fofana — Trustee
: Bintou Fofana is an ambitious undergraduate student at The College of New Jersey, majoring in Public Health and pursing the pre-medical tract. She is a young change-maker passionate about creating equitable spaces for children in education and promoting health initiatives within communities through community partnerships and policy. Through the EPEF Organization she hopes to create more opportunities and access to resources for students and teachers within the Trenton community to build upon the EPEF’s mission and goals.
Cashea Anderson — Trustee
Cashea Anderson was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. Growing up in Trenton she attended Foundation Academy Charter School and Foundation Collegiate Academy High School. Graduating from William Paterson University obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies. Cashea join EPEF in November 2022 and is eager to give back to the community.
Every EPEF trustee contributes monetarily to the Foundation