Trustees & Staff

Staff

Lucy Vandenberg, MSW

Executive Director

lvandenberg@schumannfund.org
Lucy Vandenberg is the Executive Director of the Schumann Fund for New Jersey. She leads the Fund’s mission to empower low-income children and families of color to thrive. Lucy ensures that Schumann Fund’s investments positively impact …

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Kamille Oliveira, MSW

Program Associate

koliveira@schumannfund.org
Kamille Oliveira is inspired to give back to the Newark/Essex County community from which she hails. She is a social worker and obtained a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University with a specialization in Management …

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Lauren F. Nance, CMP

Office Manager

lnance@schumannfund.org
Lauren Nance manages Schumann Fund’s office and administrative operations. She is an active contributor to the business, service, and civic uplift of northern New Jersey. Driven by her passion for efficiency and community, Lauren frequently leverages …

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Trustees

Martha Bonsal Day

Chair

Martha Bonsal Day joined Schumann Fund for New Jersey’s Board of Trustees in 2005. She grew up in Montclair, raised her family in Montclair, and has dedicated her life to supporting her neighbors locally and others …

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Christopher J. Daggett

Co-Chair

Chris Daggett is Board Chair and Interim Executive Director of the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium. This nonprofit organization provides grants to local news organizations to meet evolving community information needs and to benefit the State’s …

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Roger Pratt

Secretary and Treasurer

Roger Pratt brings to Schumann Fund for New Jersey a wealth of professional experience that supports the Fund’s initiatives. His real estate investment experience alongside his involvement in social investment projects advance Schumann Fund’s mission in …

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Barbara Bell Coleman

Trustee

Barbara Bell Coleman is President of BBC Associates and an advocate for disenfranchised people, especially children. Barbara’s experience in the social and public health sectors include stints as president of Amelior Foundation and the Boys & …

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Leonard S. Coleman, Jr

Trustee

Leonard S. Coleman, Jr. is Chairman Emeritus of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs. Mr. Coleman signed-on with Major League Baseball in 1992 as Executive Director-Market Development. Previously, Mr. Coleman was a municipal finance banker …

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Marla Higginbotham

Trustee

Marla Higginbotham is an outstanding leader, lawyer, and active advocate in New Jersey’s nonprofit sector. She has over 25 years of professional experience encompassing corporate engagement, educational excellence, high value donor recruitment, and advocacy for youth …

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Carlos Lejnieks

Trustee

Carlos Lejnieks is Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union counties and past chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Jersey. Carlos has helped strengthen and expand the agency …

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Joseph Matara

Trustee

Joseph Matara is the Chief Operating Officer at Unbound Philanthropy. He oversees all aspects of the organization’s finance and operations, human resources, information technology, and grants management. Joseph joined Unbound in May 2023. He brings extensive …

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Rhonda Robinson

Trustee

Rhonda Robinson is the Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management at Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey. She designs relevant strategies to assess, report, and mitigate risks across the organization. Rhonda has been …

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