Team Members

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Founding President of Northern New Jersey Community Foundation

Michael Shannon, a resident of Englewood for 42 years, is founding president of the not-for-profit Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

John Devol with John Legend

John Devol with John Legend

Founding Director of Arts Horinzons

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in business and in education.

John Merlino

John Merlino

Visual Arts Teacher

John Merlino taught visual arts at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood and at the Upper School in Englewood Cliffs for forty-two years.

Stephen L. Brown

Stephen L. Brown

Corporate Executive, Security Lawyer & Professor

Stephen L. Brown, a 23-year Englewood resident, corporate executive, securities lawyer, and professor, has provided volunteer and legal pro bono services...

Jane Keller Herzig

Jane Keller Herzig

Artist

Jane Keller Herzig of Englewood, NJ and Sarasota, FL is a
prize-winning artist who works in several media. After receiving her...

Harry Danner

Harry Danner

Actor and Singer

Harry Danner, leading actor, singer

Angela Davis

Angela Davis

Englewood Board of Education ( Two Terms ), Special Needs Advisory Council

Recreation Programs Coordinator, Englewood Actors Fund Home, Special Education Teacher and, Child Development Specialist.

Sondra Greenberg

Sondra Greenberg

Mayor of Englewood, NJ. 1976 - 1982

Trained as an Art Teacher, Ardent Civil Rights Activist, and Promoter of Englewood's Multi Artist Festivals, Sandy Greenberg initiated the early Rehabilitation and Enhancement of Downtown Englewood over fifty years ago. Her tenure encompassed the opening of the John Harms Theatre ( forerunner to today's BergenPac ) and witnessed among other things the birth of the Englewood Historical Society...

Peggy King Jorde

Peggy King Jorde

Cultural Project Consultant

Peggy King Jorde is a Cultural Projects Consultant, Harvard Loeb Fellow, and a global expert in cultural heritage memorialization.

Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson

Artistic Administrator

Linda Jackson most recently served as Managing Director for Robert Wilson's Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation.

Marcy Dermansky

Marcy Dermansky

Author

Marcy Dermansky is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Hurricane Girl, Very Nice, The Red Car, Bad Marie and Twins.

Irmari Necht

Irmari Necht

Fine Arts Artist

Irmari Nacht's art is featured internationally and at home in prominent corporate & public collections...

Lee Lobenhofer

Lee Lobenhofer

Stage Director and Teacher

Lee Lobenhofer has been teaching acting at LaGuardia High School since 2000. He was the department coordinator from 2019-2021.

Calvin Hill

Calvin Hill

Prominent Bassist, Composer Arranger and Educator

Founder of Englewood's "Jazz Under The Stars" Bachelor of Arts Berkeley College of Music, Master of Special Education Hunter College " I'm glad to see they're moving ahead with the (Liberty School) project. I think it's a fantastic idea "...

Dr. Bernard F. Dick

Dr. Bernard F. Dick

Emeritus Prof. of Communications & English at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Bernard F. Dick is a Teaneck resident and the author of many books on film, including biographies of Harry Cohn, Hal Wallis, Rosalind Russell, Claudette Colbert, Loretta Young, and Jane Wyman.

 Dr. William L. Lee

Dr. William L. Lee

Englewood Municipal Historian
Liberty Square Project Committee
Emeritus Associate Professor of English
Yeshiva College New York City

Dr. Lee serves on the board of the Englewood Historical Society and on Bergen County's Historic Preservation Advisory Board...

Gina Maria Leonetti

Gina Maria Leonetti

Directors Guild of America/Film, Executive Producer, Assistant Director,2nd Stage Theater Company Board

Gina Maria Leonetti spent approximately twenty years as a Director Guild of America Film/TV Assistant Director, working on a variety of projects from television shows, commercials, and major motion pictures...

Robert Forman

Robert Forman

Yarn Painting Artist

A graduate of Dwight Morrow High School, he credits art teacher, John Merlino, as one of his major inspirations to be an artist.

Patricia Malarcher

Patricia Malarcher

Visual Artist

Patricia Malarcher is a visual artist working in fabric and mixed media. She has had 20 solo shows and participated in group exhibitions nationally and in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Claudia Ospina

Claudia Ospina

Registered Environmental Health Inspector

Ms. Ospina, currently serves as a Registered Environmental Health Inspector for both the Departments of Health in the city of Englewood and in the Township of Irvington, New Jersey.

Phil Ball

Phil Ball

1st Vice - President, GNJ Wealth Management Group, ret.

Phil Ball's contribution to local government service, Rotary International, and a lifetime devoted to increasing educational opportunities, makes him an exemplar of civic responsibility.

Jeannette Curtis

Jeannette Curtis

Published Performance Poet

Jeannette Curtis – Rideau has been an Englewood resident for over 40 years. She is a retired Clinical Speech/ Language pathologist who worked in the school system in the latter part of her career on its Child Study Team.