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If you are interested in learning more about the Robbinsville Education Foundation (REF), or have an interest in joining the Board of Trustees or the Advisory Council, please email us at:  rvilleeducationfoundation@gmail.com

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Officers

Desiree Daniels, President

Desiree Daniels has lived in Robbinsville since 2000. She is a real estate agent for her family-owned Remax Tri-County Agency. She enjoys serving in the community she adores. Although she has sometimes been referred to as the "Crazy Santa Lady" she is actually a doer and enjoys volunteering to help make a difference in our world. She is currently the President of REF.

​​Brian Hayes, Vice President

Brian has lived in Robbinsville for over 8 years with his husband and their dog Shea. He currently serves as Regional Director of Porticus North America, a family foundation based in New York City. In that work, Brian works closely with schools and education organizations to promote whole child education and social emotional learning. A former high school educator and administrator, Brian Hayes has worked in education since 2002 and is deeply interested in the intersection of education and the larger public policy arena. He has a passionate concern for improving the quality of social studies and civics instruction in schools and engaging students in the political process around issues of pertinent concern.  

Evan Schwartz, Treasurer

Evan and his wife have lived in Robbinsville more than 15 years.  They have three children currently in the Robbinsville school system.  Evan has worked in the Human Resources operations and systems field for over twenty years.  He currently consults for EY, LLP. as part of their People Advisory Services practice.  Evan has been a trustee of the Robbinsville Education Foundation for about 10 years.  He is passionate about supporting our schools and having an opportunity to give back to the community.  When he is not doing activities with the kids, he enjoy walks the their dog, watching his favorite sports teams, and listening to audiobooks.

Charity Comella, Secretary

Charity and her family have been residents in Robbinsville since 2016. Having a son in the school district, Charity joined the Robbinsville Education Foundation to further the success of the Robbinsville School district. Charity has worked in public education for the over 20 years in roles such as teacher, reading specialist, supervisor of staff development, principal, and central office administrator. She enjoys exercising, reading, photography and spending time with her family.

​​Trustees

Debbie Baer

Debbie has lived in Robbinsville since 1994 and has a son who went through the Robbinsville School System from K - 12. She has been a teacher in a local school district since 1991 and has a passion for supporting our public school system. She served as President of the REF for 5 years and has been a trustee of the foundation since 2007. In her free time she likes to read, travel, cook, and go for walks.

Leslie Trichter 

Leslie has been a volunteer for over18 years in different capacities in Robbinsville - PTA/PTSA, REF, elected to Board of Education. She spent a significant amount of time volunteering at Princeton Alliance Church over the past 20 years. Leslie has one daughter, an alumni of Robbinsville School District and West Chester University. Jordan currently teaches in Pennsylvania as a Special Education teacher.  Leslie enjoys giving back to the district that her daughter got so much out of and paying it forward to the next generation.

Kimberly Keener

Kimberly Keener and her husband, Robert, moved to Robbinsville in 1993 and have four grown children: Kevin, Nichole, Tara, and Lauren and three grandchildren: William, Harper, and Sophia. Kim enjoys baking, crafts, and fitness/wellness activities. She began working for Robbinsville Public Schools in 1999, progressing from substitute roles to teaching, and then to district administration. Kim retired in 2019, and now works as a Facilities CRMO Sales Consultant in the Educational & Municipal Markets.

Kim is very passionate about her volunteer work in education and facilities mentoring. She has been active in the New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association serving as President, and the National School Plant Management Association as Immediate Past President. Kim is a Lifetime PTA Member and has been an Officer, Trustee, and Advisory Member on the Robbinsville Education Foundation since 1999.

​Amanda Jandovitz

Amanda, along with her husband and 3 children lived in Robbinsville for more than 7 years. She currently works as a Publicist.

I love what REF stands for and their commitment to our school system. I enjoy being a part of that and offer my PR experience and network for the betterment of the school system. She enjoys fitness activities and has a history of running road races (5K, 10K, half and full marathons).

 

Reshma Shahade

Reshma has lived in Robbinsville with her husband and 2 girls for more than 14 years. She joined REF as a way to support a cause dedicated to enriching the lives of kids in an important way. She is an experienced IT professional mainly managing the delivery of new products, maintaining existing systems, and most recently managing Salesforce client implementations for a small consulting firm in Hamilton, NJ. She enjoys skiing, hiking, spending quality time with family, and going for walks.

Advisory Council  

Ronald Witt

Ron is the President and CEO of Sweetwater Construction. Ron is married and a father of three. He has lived in Robbinsville since 1998. He was elected to serve on the Robbinsville Township Council in 2011 and is currently the Township Council President. He is the Council/Administration liaison to the Robbinsville School District. In addition, Ron serves as an advisory board member of Robbinsville Education Foundation.  Ron is a proud supporter and sponsor of local organizations such as the Robbinsville PBA, Robbinsville Little League, Campfire NJ, Ability Tree NJ, and Jersey Outlaws Fast Pitch.

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Deborah Millar

Deborah Millar, RN, has been employed by Penn Medicine Princeton Health for 30 years.  She is the Director of Community Wellness & Engagement, managing a comprehensive and vital resource serving professionals and the public alike, providing more than 2,000 programs annually, serving some 55,000 people. Some offerings include Mental Health First Aid, CPR classes for community members as well as health professionals, childbirth and family education programs, routine screenings and events to raise awareness about a wide range of health conditions. Ms. Millar organizes the community health needs assessment and the annual Kids Marathon, a fitness program sponsored by Penn Medicine Princeton to help youngsters develop healthy habits for a lifetime by incorporating physical activity into their daily lives. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Ms. Millar is a member of several Board of Directors and Chairs multiple committees.