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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

Meet our Dedicated Team!

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

Ross Wishnick

Ross Wishnick

President

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.

Bob Rabner

Bob Rabner

Vice President

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.

Julie Ramirez

Julie Ramirez

Secretary

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.

Michael Krevitskie

Michael Krevitskie

Treasurer

Bio Coming Soon

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. 

Lawrence Greenberg

Lawrence Greenberg

Volunteer, Board Member

Lawrence is a payments industry pioneer, award winning filmmaker, and adjunct professor. He worked as CTO for Albridge developing the online platform that now houses $4 Trillion in assets for American Express Financial Advisors, Northwestern Mutual, and others.

Most recently Greenberg worked as CTO to develop a patented cross border payment solution for migrants sending money home to their families. Greenberg took ten years off from financial services to make movies including the documentary “An American Epidemic” about the opiate epidemic in America. He teaches filmmaking at Mercer County Community College. He is a Trustee for CASA of NJ serving children removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. His goals include learning and teaching financial best practices to his clients and prospects in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Trinidad Rodriguez

Trinidad Rodriguez

Volunteer, Board Member

Bio Coming Soon

Melissa Urias Mercuro

Melissa Urias Mercuro

Volunteer, Board Member

Melissa Urias Mercuro is the Associate Director for Community Relations in the Office of Community and Regional Affairs at Princeton University. In her position, she helps to strengthen the University’s relationship with the Princeton community and support opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to be active participants in community life by collaborating with other campus and community organizations.

Prior to joining Princeton University, Melissa worked for the Municipality of Princeton as the Director of Human Services. In this position, she managed all services and programs offered by the department, including public assistance, emergency homelessness assistance, pandemic relief, Welcoming Week, immigration outreach, Princeton’s Summer Youth Employment Program and charitable drives for economically disadvantaged youth.

A Princeton native who grew up in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, she attended Princeton Public Schools. She is a licensed social worker and has a master’s in social work with a concentration in community-based leadership from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Public Health from Rutgers University.

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Volunteer, Board Member

Bio coming soon

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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