NBT Announces New Board of Trustees Members

March 13, 2019

New Brunswick Tomorrow Announces Three New Board Members

New Brunswick, NJ — New Brunswick Tomorrow announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees. The new members began their three-year term on March 13, 2019.

Joining the Board of Trustees are Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, Rebecca Escobar, and Gus Sleiman. “All three of our newest Board members bring valuable experience and expertise, as well as a passion for serving the New Brunswick community. I’m eager to have them bring their unique talents, expertise and perspectives to further our mission of improving the quality of life for everyone in New Brunswick,” said Jaymie Santiago, President & CEO of New Brunswick Tomorrow.

Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, Ph.D. is currently the Associate Vice President for Economic Development and the Associate Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station for Rutgers University. Dr. Brennan has a background in Industry and Community Development initiatives. She holds a doctorate degree in Urban Planning and Policy Development from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University. She has demonstrated an impressive history at Rutgers and across the state in bringing people together to affect meaningful change.

Rebecca Escobar is a long-time New Brunswick resident and advocate. She has served her community in many roles, previously serving as a family worker atPRAB and now currently serving as Program Director of Youth Advocate Programs. Her community activities include serving on several boards, such as the Middlesex County Council on Children Services, Town Clock CDC, Suydam St. Reformed Church Consistory Board, and currently the New Brunswick City Council. Escobar is also a graduate of New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Leadership Now and Leadership Tomorrow programs.

A first-generation New Brunswick resident, Gus Sleiman has close ties to the New Brunswick community and believes that a strong community begins with giving back what you can, where you can. Sleiman serves in a variety of volunteer roles including the Salvation Army (current serves as Chair of the Advisory Board), the Lebanese Information Center and NBT’s Bobadilla Summer Soccer Academy. A graduate of The City University of New York, Sleiman is an accomplished business owner and real estate investor in New Brunswick.

About New Brunswick Tomorrow:

New Brunswick Tomorrow is a social impact organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for all who call New Brunswick home. We are committed to moving people forward by addressing the human issues that impact us all, including, the vibrancy of neighborhoods, a family’s health and well-being, and a child’s ability to meet their fullest potential, academically and socially. We work in public and private partnerships across the city, assuring that health, human services and social issues are addressed. For more information call 732-246-0603 or visit www.nbtomorrow.org

New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Board of Trustees for 2019 are:

Roberto Muñiz, Chairman of the Board

Christopher Walsh, Vice Chairman

Honorable Roger Daley, Vice Chairman

Elizabeth Hance, Treasurer

Michael Bobadilla

Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, Ph.D. C

Chris Cimarusti, Ph.D.

C. Roy Epps

Rebecca Escobar

Eric G. Jahn, M.D.

Michael E. Knecht

Carla Haynes Siglam

Gus Sleiman

Marilyn Valentine

Joan Weisblatt, Esq.

Jaymie Santiago, President & CEO