Doing Good Better - Deepening Philanthropic and Nonprofit Partnerships in NJ

Steering Committee and Advisory Group

The Doing Good Better initiative is led and informed by the wisdom and active participation of the Advisory Group and Steering Committee.

Steering Committee

Jorge Cruz, Executive Director of the Greater Newark at Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Linda Czipo, President & CEO of the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits
Jackie Edwards, former Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Pascale Sykes Foundation
Victoria Fernandez, Director of Thriving Communities, Grunin Foundation; and Co-Founder, Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective
Tyneisha Gibbs, founder and Principal Consultant of 144th & Vine; and Co-Founder, Nonprofit Professionals of Color Collective
Lois Greco, Grants & Program Officer of Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities
Theresa Jacks, President & CEO of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
Bridget Phifer, Chief Executive Officer, Parkside Business & Community in Partnership
Samantha Plotino, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation

Nancy Burd, Consultant, Doing Good Better, The Burd Group


Advisory Group

Keith R. Adams, Executive Director, NJVOAD
Carin Berkowitz, Executive Director, New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Elsa Candelario, Professor of Professional Practice, Latino/a/x Initiatives for Service, Training, and Assessment, Rutgers School of Social Work, Rutgers School of Social Work
Jane Cohen, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy
Jorge Cruz, Executive Director, LISC Greater Newark
Tanuja Dehne, President and CEO, The Dodge Foundation
René O. Deida, Director, Corporate and Community Engagement, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Hans Dekker, President, Community Foundation of New Jersey
Craig Drinkard, Co-Executive Officer, Victoria Foundation
Katherine Durante, Executive Director, OceanFirst Foundation
Bill Engel, Chair, The Hyde and Watson Foundation
Andy Fraizer, Executive Director, Community Foundation of South Jersey
Laurie Goganzer, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Monmouth County
Jeremy Grunin, President, Grunin Foundation
Bob Guarasci, Founder & CEO, New Jersey Community Development Corporation
Christine L. Healey, President, The Healey Education Foundation
Susan Hoskins, Executive Director, Friends Foundation for the Aging
Kiki Jamieson, President, The Fund for New Jersey
Sharnita C. Johnson, Vice President of Strategy, Impact and Communication, Victoria Foundation
Elaine E. Katz, Sr. Vice President, Kessler Foundation
Eddie LaPorté, Director, New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives
Wayne Meyer, Retired President, New Jersey Community Capital
Taneshia Nash Laird, President and CEO, Newark Symphony Hall
Tammy Rice Herman, Director of Grants & Strategies, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Maisha E. Simmons, Director of New Jersey Grantmaking, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
John Thurber, Partner, Br’Island Group LLC
Keith Timko, Executive Director & CEO, Support Center
Sandra Toussaint, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Mercer County
Allison Tratner, Executive Director, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Jeff Vega, President & CEO, Princeton Area Community Foundation
Margaret Waldock, Executive Director, Duke Farms
Catherine Wilson, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Newark

Doing Good Better, a partnership of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits, is a community of funders and nonprofits taking action against the power imbalances and racial inequities in philanthropy, nonprofits and government.