Our Advisory Board


Abby Daly, Executive Director, Bridge of Books

Beth Hanratty, Friendship Train Foundation

Lilia Hernandez-Rios, Personal Banker, Wells Fargo

Lori Hohenleitner, Executive Director, Horizons Student Enrichment Program

Sharda Jetwani, Program Director, Lunch Break

Elizabeth McDermott, Library Director, Red Bank Public Library

Karen Rumage, Co-owner, River Road Books

JoAnn Rountree, Senior Outreach Director, Community YMCA

Jennifer E. Shields, M.Ed., LPC, Red Bank


Kelly Cullen, PR/marketing consultant

Heather Burke, grantwriting consultant

Beth Herbruck, Event Producer and Designer

Robert Housley, Senior Director Revenue Management, Pepsico

Sarah Orsay, Communications Director, Borough of Rumson

Patti Phelan Clapp, Digital Communications Consultant

Christine Ryan, President, Solari Creative

Alex Shanley, Partner, Defined Logic

Shannon Winning, Chief Content Officer, Marketing Rival


Amy Campbell, AVID teacher, Red Bank Middle School

Julie Ford, school counselor, Point Road Elementary, Little Silver

Christina Gauss, Spanish teacher, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Suzanne Keller, Program Director, The Source at Red Bank Regional High School

Stacy Sherwood, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Red Bank Middle School

Mary Wyman, School Climate & Culture Specialist, Red Bank Middle School


Barbie Bohrman, author

Marisa Corvisiero, Esq., Literary Agent, Corvisiero Literary Agency

Amy Byrnes, writer, “A My Name Is Amy”

Laura McCullough, poet, writer, editor, professor of English, Brookdale Community College

Student Advisory Board (2017 – 2018)

Annabelle Adams, 14, Thompson Middle School

Jackie Arevalo, 14, Red Bank Middle School

Ty Blitstein, 14, Marlboro Middle School

Annie Chu, 15, Biotechnology High School

Bethaney Clarke, 16, Long Branch High School

Mikayla Connolly, 16, Middletown High School South

Kelsey Cooper, 15, Trinity Hall

Ellen Daly, 14, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Dario Del Priore, 14, Oak Hill Academy

Amanda Dym, 14, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Bannan Elhag, 15, home-school

Riley Flanagan, 13, Markham Place Middle School

Camisha Forbes, 16, Long Branch High School

Jamie Galyas, 19, Emerson College

Eileen Huang, 17, High Technology High School

Aidan Kane, 15, Marine Academy of Science and Technology

Emily Levonas, 15, Holmdel High School

Alexandra Lewis, 14, Red Bank Regional High School

Maria Maroko, 16, Communications High School

Arthur Mazzeo, 16, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

Jenna Napoliello, 16, Voyagers’ Community School

Vivian Parkin DeRosa, 16, Communications High School

Lauren Restucci, 17, Howell High School

Priya Rinkus, 15, Holmdel High School

Carla Rios, 16, home-school

Summer Roderick, 15, Voyagers’ Community School

Emily Toro, 15, Communications High School

Sophia Weiss-Goldner, 14, Matawan Regional High School

Nyla Winning, 14, Shore Regional High School