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Susan Jackson - Board Chair

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Susan Jackson has lived in New Brunswick for ten years and has been in New Jersey since 2001.  Her daughter is currently in seventh grade and has been a student at GBCS since Kindergarten.  She was a member of Acelero Learning's local and national Head Start program for three years and also worked as a Home Visitor for the Parent-Child Home Program with United Way of Central Jersey.  Susan currently works as a Substitute Teacher at two local pre-schools.  She has experience in hospitality management and has taught English as a second language in Puerto Rico. Susan is also bilingual in Spanish and English.
 
 
 
Jonina Mazzeo - Board Trustee
 
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Jonina Mazzeo moved to New Brunswick in 2015, where her family is "in residence" at the Rutgers Honors College. Originally from Oregon, Jonina earned her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College and her master's degree in viola performance from New England Conservatory. She has worked as a free-lance musician and music teacher, and is currently a full-time mother to her three children. Her two daughters attend GBCS.

Shamara Gatling-Davila - Board Vice Chair

 
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Shamara Gatling-Davila was born and raised in New Brunswick. She still resides in New Brunswick with her husband and children, both of whom attend GBCS' Dual Language program. Shamara was valedictorian of her graduating class from Lord Stirling Elementary School and #5 in her graduating class from New Brunswick High School. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Temple University. She worked as a Social Worker for DCPP formerly known as DYFS for 6 years before she decided on a career change. Shamara has worked for the Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development since 2014. She was promoted to Middlesex County Workforce Development Board Policy Analyst in 2016. In addition to working for the County of Middlesex, she has her own business, Personalized Imagery LLC. 
 
Sean A. Hewitt, MPA - Board Trustee
 
 
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Sean Hewitt is an experienced nonprofit director, mentor, and community advocate. Hereceived his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Monmouth University. Sean received his Master’s in Public Administration
from Walden University; currently, he is pursuing his Master of Social Work with Rutgers University.   In addition to having over fifteen (15) years of nonprofit management experience, Sean has facilitated several workshops on youth leadership, ethics, cultural competency,
wellness, and community engagement in both university and industry settings.  Currently, Sean is responsible for several youth development and social emotional learning programs. Sean’s advocacy work extends to collaborating with public and private sector agencies in support of
underrepresented youth and families. These relationships include Board of Director positions on several county-wide and local organizations. He has been serving on the GBCS Board of Trustees since 2016.

Lynell Burgos - Board Trustee

 
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Lynell Burgos resides in North Brunswick but has strong ties to the New Brunswick community where she taught for 30+ years at both the Woodrow Wilson and A. Chester Redshaw Public Schools. She always finds it a joy reconnecting with former students and their families. Lynell is the proud mother of three daughters and is married to Wilfredo Burgos. Mrs. Burgos is a graduate of William Paterson University and received her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Kean University. Joining the Board of GBCS and becoming part of the GBCS family has given her an exciting opportunity to give back to the community which she loves.