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Our belief is that every child in Princeton should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams and help make our community better. We’re striving to help them achieve that.

The SHUPPrinceton Board

help us help the children in our community

Meet our Dedicated Team!

We are all volunteers with day jobs. And we’re always looking for a little help.

Ross Wishnick

Ross Wishnick

Chairperson, SHUPPrinceton

Ross Wishnick is the chair person of Princeton Human Services Commission. He, together with other members of the commission and other members of the community started Send Hunger Packing Princeton with the inaugural event June 9, 2013 at the Garden Theater. Ross is also a member of the Board of The Bank of Princeton and a member of the Advisory Board of Princeton Education Foundation. He and his wife, Lesley have two children who graduated from Princeton Public Schools.

Andrea Spalla

Andrea Spalla

Volunteer, Board Member

Andrea is the Director of Legislative Affairs for the New Jersey Department of the Treasury. She formerly served two terms on the Board of Education of Princeton Public Schools, including as Board President.  In addition to her work for SHUPP, she is a Trustee of HiTOPS, a Princeton-based adolescent sexual health advocacy and education organization, and is a co-founder of and volunteer organizer for Save Our Schools New Jersey.  In all of her endeavors, she is driven by a passion for improving children’s lives and educational experiences.  Andrea and her husband Kevin have lived in Princeton for 20 years, where her two sons attended the Princeton public schools.

Bob Rabner

Bob Rabner

Volunteer, Board Member

As the owner of Rabner Graphics, a local graphic design, and creative services firm, Bob has always made it a practice to contribute his time and design resources to his local community. While living outside of Philadelphia, he participated in Business Volunteers for The Arts in Philadelphia and donated his design skills to benefit the SPCA. Since moving to Princeton, he has aligned himself with several causes near and dear to his heart, the Princeton composting initiative, and SHUPPrinceton.

Wendy Regina-Vasquez

Wendy Regina-Vasquez

Volunteer, Board Member

Wendy Regina-Vasquez had a successful career in marketing and sales management for over 20 years before retiring from ETHICON, Inc, a Johnson & Johnson Co in 2008. Wendy and her husband Joe live in Princeton with their 5 children, who have all attended the Princeton Public Schools. Wendy has supported the local Susan G. Komen foundation through Cook for the Cure and been involved in school based programs like KLAUS and the Koko fund, before joining the SHUPP Board.

Molly Chrein

Molly Chrein

Volunteer, Board Member

Molly an attorney and former public defender has lived in Princeton for over 11 years. Her two children attended and graduated Princeton Public Schools. She served two terms on the Princeton Board of Education. Prior to the BOE, Molly worked on governance as a board member of the Princeton Education Foundation. She now volunteers as a case developer for Centurion, an organization, that works to exonerate wrongfully convicted prisoners. Molly along with her husband support Send Hunger Packing Princeton because no child should have their potential limited — especially from hunger.

Adrienne Rubin

Adrienne Rubin

Volunteer, Board Member

Adrienne directs Marketing and Business Development for the MacLean Agency, connecting local businesses and nonprofits with MacLean’s insurance professionals to review their coverage and ensure their commercial and group benefit needs are met. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership development, strategic planning, management, marketing, and analytics. Adrienne is a well-regarded speaker on nonprofit management and has presented locally and nationally, most recently with 4Good.org and Progressive Business Executive Education. Adrienne lives in Princeton with her husband and son. She is an avid volunteer and is currently the Chair of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Central New Jersey Nonprofit Council and Nonprofit Business Partnership, the Secretary of her Princeton alumni class and a volunteer with several boy scout organizations. Adrienne is the Cantorial Soloist at Temple Micah in Lawrenceville, where she has sung for over 20 years.

James Parker

James Parker

Volunteer, Board Member

James Parker is Head of Employee & Organization Development at BASF Corporation, with responsibility for developing talent, organization capabilities and driving HR and business strategies. In this role, he is responsible for ensure the successful redesign of employee and organization development processes to drive enhanced business impact. Previously at BASF he was the Global Head of HR for the Mobile Emissions Catalyst business unit delivering an aggressive organization redesign. Before joining BASF, James worked for GE and Johnson & Johnson in human resources leadership roles where he focused on delivering business performance.

James serves on the board of directors for Send Hunger Packing Princeton and is actively involved as an alumni ambassador for Cornell University.

James holds a bacehlors degree in history from Cornell University, an masters degree in imperial and commonwealth history from King’s College London and a masters degree in human resources from University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their two children.

Julie Ramirez

Julie Ramirez

Volunteer, Board Member

Julie Ramirez has held many senior project management roles at Goldman Sachs, Princeton University, and is currently responsible for strategy and planning for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Trading and Operations Technology. Julie also serves as a volunteer on Princeton’s Citizens Finance Advisory Committee.  

Julie received a Bachelor degree from Tufts University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

She and her husband have lived in Princeton for over 15 years and have 3 children in the  Princeton Public Schools and one who has graduated.

Julie is a fervent supporter of public education and recognizes how difficult it would be to concentrate on learning when hunger is permeating your life.

Breana Newton

Breana Newton

Volunteer, Board Member

Breana is the program coordinator at Princeton Senior Resource Center. She is a recent graduate of Rider University. While at Princeton High School she participated as a Peer Educator at HiTops, a health education and advocacy organization promoting healthy relationships and supportive connections. She interned at the local software firm, Tangible Value and worked at Trader Joe’s. Breana is now a Program Associate and Rental Coordinator for the nonprofit Princeton Senior Resource Center catering to senior citizens in the Princeton area. Breana grew up in Princeton and from personal experiences understands the challenges the food insecurity the participants in SHUPP have on occasion. 

Martha Land

Martha Land

Volunteer, Board Member

Martha has lived in Princeton for 17 years where she and her husband Larry raised three children who attended the Princeton Schools.  When she first arrived in Princeton, she focused on a myriad of volunteer jobs from running the John Witherspoon middle school Super Saturday event to organizing sports booster clubs. For 12 years she was on the Board of Fund 101; where she helped the program award thousands of dollars to PHS students in need. Martha also served on the Princeton Board of Education for 4 years. Currently, she teaches an ESL conversation class at the YWCA in Princeton.  With a background in Fundraising, she hopes to help achieve SHUPP’s mission. 

Erin Metro

Erin Metro

Volunteer, Board Member

Erin is a native of Seattle, Washington, a graduate of the University of Washington, and since 1995 a resident of Princeton.  She is the proud mother of two boys who attended and graduated from Princeton Public Schools.  She is currently the Associate Director of Community Relations at Princeton University. Her volunteer experience prior to Send Hunger Packing Princeton has includes spearheading an indoor recess program for Johnson Park Elementary School,  volunteering for the non-profit organization 101:, and is currently on the boards of the Princeton Adult School and the Friends of the Princeton Public Library.

Become a Volunteer and join us!

We are always looking for volunteers to help with ongoing efforts and special events. Whether you have a few hours a month or few hours a year, please consider Send Hunger Packing Princeton.

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