Ronald Chaluisán

Executive Director

Ronald Chaluisán joined the Newark Trust for Education in October 2016 as Executive Director. Ronald is committed to developing, coordinating and focusing ideas, resources and expertise that expand opportunity and improve academic and socio-emotional outcomes for all children in Newark. Prior to joining the Trust, Ronald led the New Visions Charter High Schools Initiative, successfully opening seven charter high schools serving high need students across New York City. During his career in the field of education, Ronald has also led the creation, implementation and assessment of programs and has served as principal and educator for district schools.  

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Natasha Dyer

Director of Operations

NatashaDyer.jpgNatasha joined the Trust in 2012 as Operations Manager and has since advanced to the position of Director of Operations. Prior to joining the Trust, Natasha served as Office Manager for the Vice President and Assistant Vice President of Arts Education at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. There she developed a deeper understanding and attraction to the educational landscape of her hometown—Newark, NJ.

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Stephanie Parry

Director of Programs and Community Engagement

Stephanie Parry joined the Trust in May of 2017 as the Director of Programs and Community Engagement.  With experience coordinating community-based education programs in her home state of California, practice delivering education and health interventions in South Africa and Uganda, and a background in non-profit management and program evaluation, Stephanie brings to her work both first-hand knowledge of community development and a strong understanding of the technical supports that make interventions successful.

Prior to joining the Trust, Stephanie was a Policy Analyst at Strong Healthy Communities Initiative in Newark where she managed a diverse group of collaborative partners to design and implement innovative cross-sector pilot projects to bridge gaps in education, primary care, mental health services, housing and nutrition for children in the Newark’s South Ward.


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Oana Vicol

Director of Finance/Controller

Oana Vicol joined the Newark Trust for Education in February 2018 as Director of Finance/Controller. She has 15 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector and she is passionate about education. Prior to joining the Trust, Oana was a Budget Analyst for New Visions Charter High Schools and New Visions for Public Schools where she was assisting in the creation and monitoring of budgets, providing weekly and monthly financial analysis and reports.

Oana and her husband reside in New Jersey with their two children, a dog, and a cat.

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Lissette Morales

Senior Program Officer, Early Learning

Lissette Antonia Morales joined the Trust in July 2018 as a Program Officer Early Learning. She is leading the team that will bring the Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) to the North and East Wards of Newark. She is excited to provide PCHP to the children of Newark because the program is a proven beginning for school success. With an approach of teaming with parents and emphasis on early literacy, PCHP offers more than early literacy.


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Kalimah Wilson

Senior Program Officer, Early Learning

Izabelle Denizé

Grants Manager


Izabelle Denizé rejoined the Newark Trust for Education as Manager of Facilities and Operations in August of 2017, and within a year, got promoted to Grants Manager. She served as a Program Intern and Program Associate from 2012 to 2015 at the Trust. Prior to rejoining the Trust, Izabelle served as Senior Associate for Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives at the United Way of New York City where she supported a portfolio of 45 schools within the NYC Community Schools Initiative.

Izabelle holds a B.A. in Public Service from Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sadie Nash Leadership Project. A Leadership Newark Fellow, Izabelle is deeply committed to education equity in Newark and is excited to do this work in a professional capacity.


Muddasra Munir

Manager of Facilities and Operations

Muddasra joined the Newark Trust for Education in July 2018 as the Manager of Operation and Facilities. Prior to joining the Trust, Muddasra worked as a Program Associate at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, where she managed the organization's legal team, and led the monthly Community and Faith Outreach Subcommittee meetings for the Newark 2020 initiative. Lastly, Muddasra served as a Program Assistant at the Strong Healthy Communities Initiative for two years. 


Muddasra is currently an MPA student at Rutgers University-Newark. She obtained her bachelor's degree in 2015 from Rutgers University-Newark. Muddasra enjoys traveling and trying out various cuisines. 

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Yvonne McBride

Early Learning Specialist

Yvonne is the Early Learning Specialist at the Newark Trust for Education, which is someone who visits the home & facilitate play, verbal interactions with children as well as show the parents how to engage with their children in a positive communication. This can be done by building a strong parent & child relationship. Teaching the child the basic concept he/she will need with it is time to enter school.



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