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If you are interested in learning more about the Robbinsville Education Foundation, or have an interest in joining the Board of Trustees or the Advisory Council, please email us at:



Debbie Baer, President

Debbie Baer has lived in Robbinsville for 24 years and has a son who went through the Robbinsville School System from k-12. She has been a teacher for 26 years in a local school district and has a passion for supporting our public school system. She is currently the president of the REF and has been a trustee of the foundation for 10 years.

Marni Blitz, Interim Vice President

Marni began her tenure as a trustee on the Robbinsville Education Foundation in 2007, right after moving to Robbinsville with her husband and daughters. As a former educator and religious school administrator, Marni was excited to give back to the community that warmly embraced her family. Marni has particularly enjoyed working with the mini-grants program and supporting the wonderful creativity and innovation of the Robbinsville teachers over the past 12 years.  In her “day” job, Marni is the Associate Director of the Center for Jewish Life- Hillel (CJL) at Princeton University. She oversees all programming at the CJL, and works closely with the Princeton campus life staff. She is an avid sports fan, with her favorite team being (obviously) the Robbinsville Ravens.

Julie Lichtenstein, Secretary

Julie Lichtenstein and her husband have lived in Robbinsville for 15 years and have two children who attend Robbinsville High School.  A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Business, Julie began her career in accounting before migrating into Executive Recruiting.  Over the years, Julie has been an active volunteer in many different community organizations including: an executive officer in the MOMs Club of Robbinsville, a coach for the Robbinsville Soccer and Basketball Associations, a girl scout leader, a member and active participant in the PTA and a trustee and now officer for the Robbinsville Education Foundation. She has been involved with REF for the past 6 years.  


Evan Schwartz, Treasurer

Evan and his wife have lived in Robbinsville for 14 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 close to eight years.  He is passionate about supporting our schools and having an opportunity to give back to the community. 



Leslie Dee 

Leslie has been a volunteer for almost 18 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, alumni of Robbinsville School District and a soon to be graduate from West Chester University, PA with a teaching degree. She enjoys giving back to the district that her daughter got so much out of and paying it forward to the next generation.


Charity Fues

Charity Fues and her family have been residents in Robbinsville for three years. 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 past 19 years in roles such as teacher, reading specialist, supervisor of staff development, principal, and central office administrator.

Brian Hayes

Brian has lived in Robbinsville for nearly 6 years with his husband and their dog Shea. He currently works as a Program Manager for Education at 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.  

Kimberly Keener

Kimberly Keener works for Cenergistic on the Operations Team as a Client Manager in the North Region. Kim recently retired from Robbinsville Public Schools as the Director of Operations where she was responsible for maintenance services, HVAC, energy conservation programs, ESIP/construction projects, grounds/athletic fields, safety/security, facilities revenue, and served as the district liaison to township municipal services/departments. Kim was with Robbinsville Public Schools since 1999, progressing from substitute roles to teaching and then to district administration. 

Kim received her undergraduate degrees from Middlesex County Community College in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management and Trenton State College in Marketing/Management. She received her Master of Arts in Secondary Education from New Jersey City University, and her Post-Master’s in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey. She earned her NJDOE Certified Educational Facilities Manager certificate and LEED Green Associate credentials. She is an instructor for the CEFM Program for Rutgers University. 


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


Kim and her husband, Robert, moved to Robbinsville in 1993 and have four grown children, Kevin, Nichole, Tara, and Lauren. Kim enjoys baking, crafts, and fitness/wellness activities.

Marla Serafino

Marla and her husband have lived in Rville for 19 years. She has two children. One attending RHS and one off to Syracuse University. Marla has been an REF trustee for over 10 years. Marla was a Robbinsville Girl Scout Leader for three years. Marla is a Graphic Designer and Preschool Teacher with an interest in making our schools excel. 

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.