Our board of directors embodies diversity, community, talent, and intelligence. Each member brings a unique perspective, expertise, and passion to guide our organization towards success. With their collective wisdom and dedication, we strive to create a vibrant and inclusive community that celebrates and nurtures the arts. Join us on this extraordinary journey of creativity and transformation!

Tom Horan

Tom Horan currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Kennedy Dancers as well as Television and Technical Director.

In addition to his role with the Kennedy Dancers, he holds the position of Program Director for JCETV, the Educational Television Station of the Jersey City Public Schools as well as  Director of the B.E.S.T. Program (Broadcasting & Electronic Story-Telling), a District-Wide Career & Technical Program designed for high school students. Beyond his contribu:ons to education and the arts, Tom Horan is a skilled professional videographer and narrator.

Mary Miraglia

Mary Miraglia is not only a Licensed Realtor at Century 21 Viewpoint Realty but also a seasoned professional with five years of online expertise.

Mary’s unique skill set combines real estate acumen with Expert Custom Content and web design consulting services, allowing her to optimize websites for peak performance.

Specializing in law, criminal law, independent practitioners, small retail businesses, and Northern New Jersey.

Tom Zuppa

Tom Zuppa is a lawyer and community advocate focused on serving and having a positi

ve impact on his neighborhood. Tom is President of the Journal Square Community Association concentrating on a cleaner, greener, and safer Journal Square

Tom Parisi

Tom Parisi – Since 2011, Tommy Parisi (AKA “Tommy 2 Scoops”) the owner behind The Brightside Tavern, has poured his heart and soul into making this establishment a cornerstone of the Jersey City community.

With a passion for music and a love for bringing people together, Tommy’s dream has evolved into a place where locals and visitors alike can come to unwind, socialize, and experience the best of what the neighborhood has to offer.

Natasha Scalia

Natasha Scalia, based in New York is currently a Associate Director of Admissions at Anthem Educa:on Group. Natasha Scalia holds a 2018 – 2020 Master’s degree in Higher Educa:on Administration Leadership Studies @ William Paterson University of New Jersey. With a robust skill set that includes Teaching, Educa:onal Technology, Staff Development, Adult Education, Research and more,

Natasha Scalia contributes valuable insights to the industry

Chris Gadsden

Chris Gadsden is a distinguished graduate of Jersey City schools, culminating in a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and History from New Jersey City University and a Master’s in Education-Administration and Supervision from Saint Peter’s University.

With over two decades in the Jersey City Public School system, he currently serves as the principal at Lincoln High School in Jersey City.

Gadsden, the first Black Ward B councilman since his historic win in a 2016 special elec:on.

David Daoud Williams

Daoud worked for many years as Director of the Community Awareness Series (CAS(  from the Miller Branch of the Jersey City public library.  The CAS featured a rainbow of performing and visual artists , poets, authors, political activists always furthering greater understanding of a variety of subjects and issues.Daoud David Williams is a  lifelong Jersey City resident  musician. Leader and  percussionist of the Spirit of Life Ensemble which he started in 1975 performing around the world.

Chuck Carol

Chuck Caroll – Honorably retired civil servant. ADA Officer for Jersey City&  Past President Jersey City Public Employees Local # 246.

Mary Anne Serino

Mary Ann has been a prac:cing attorney in New Jersey since 1993. A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in dance and a degree in psychology, she used neither and went to Rutgers law school instead. Her goal was to practice law to aid in the rights and welfare of animals. She has been involved in rescue for over 30 years and currently shares her home with 5 extremely spoiled rescued felines.

Governor James McGreevey

Governor McGreevey was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 19th Legisla:ve District from 1990 to 1992, when he became Mayor of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey.

He was re-elected mayor in 1995 and 1999. He was elected to the New Jersey Senate in 1993, simultaneously serving as mayor during the four-year Senate term.

He was elected Governor of New Jersey in 2002 and  is currently running for mayor of Jersey City.

Amy DeGise

Amy Degise – Amy DeGise is a proud, lifelong resident of Jersey City. She grew up in the heights with both parents working in the Jersey City School District. Hoping to work in an environment where she could be a positive influence like her parents,

Amy earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University in 2008 concentrating in History and Education.

She is currently serving as Councilperson at Large In Jersey City.

Josephine Varsi

Josephine is a life-long resident of Jersey City’s Marion Section. My family, although not artistic exposed me to many art forms at a young age.

I listened to all kinds of music, including opera, standards, pop and rock n roll (I watched American Bandstand as a child with a young aunt). My interests also include dance, theatre and the visual arts.

My career has been spent in the fashion industry; currently with Ratti USA, the American showroom for a large Italian textile manufacturer