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United Way Announces New Board Members

Updated: Mar 15, 2021

Six new leaders in human resources, communications, health care, financial and educational fields

United Way of Northern New Jersey is pleased to welcome six new members to its 20-member Board of Trustees. Each is attuned to vital community needs and is a leader in the human resources, communications, health care, financial and educational fields.

“I am thrilled that we have attracted these dynamic and talented leaders to serve on our Board of Trustees, particularly at a time of heightened economic instability for ALICE families in our five-county region,” said United Way CEO Kiran Handa Gaudioso.

The new members who have joined the board are Keith Barrack, Bryan Evans, Sara Lechner, Nicholas Lordi, Steven Magee, and Ardaman Singh.

Barrack, who previously was assistant counsel to New Jersey Governors Jim McGreevey, Richard Codey and Jon Corzine, currently serves as chief of staff to the president of Montclair State University, where he provides counsel to the president and oversight of cross-divisional initiatives that impact more than 21,000 enrolled students.

“United Way of Northern New Jersey exemplifies the best in all of us by helping our neighbors, friends and coworkers. We all benefit when we all succeed,” Barrack said.

Evans, who has more than 20 years of public relations and communications experience, is the vice president of marketing and communications for Greater Trenton Economic Development, where he leads public relations, social media, advertising and policy initiatives to attract business to the state’s capitol.

“I Live United by reaching across New Jersey to advocate for policies and grassroots initiatives that build economic opportunities for underserved communities,” said Evans, in embracing a United Way motto.

Lechner is senior vice-president and chief of government affairs and advocacy at Hackensack Meridian Health, and previously served as senior vice-president of policy development and government affairs at RWJBarnabas Health and general counsel for the New Jersey Hospital Association.

Lordi is a partner in Digital Assurance at PwC and has 20 years of experience providing internal controls expertise and guidance in the areas of information technology and business processes.

“United Way’s purpose, through the ALICE program, offers the resources and economic support to those who need it so that they can be successful even in the most difficult of financial times.”

Magee has amassed more than 35 years of experience in financial services, technology, operations, project management and consulting. Prior to retirement, he worked for Morgan Stanley and then as managing director at MSCI, a leading financial information and analytics company.

“I am delighted to be part of United Way because of the enormous impact this organization has in our local area and beyond. Its focus on ALICE, caregivers, free tax preparation and more, delivers important benefits to those in our community who need it most,” Magee said.

Singh currently is the director of human resources at PRAB Inc. and has more than 20 years of human resource generalist experience in hiring and community outreach, best practices and employee relations and diversity.

“I Live United by embracing my passion to help those in need. We are meant to be of service to each other, to uplift, and to advocate for those who don’t have enough,” Singh said.

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