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.Read more
Manager, Facilities & Operations
Izabelle Denizé rejoined the Newark Trust for Education as Manager of Facilities and Operations in August of 2017 after serving as Program Intern and Program Associate from 2012 to 2015. 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.
Director of Operations
Natasha 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.Read more
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Julia Perez joined the Newark Trust for Education in May 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Trust, Julia was the Director of Finance and Operations of both public and private educational and nonprofit entities, most recently with the Archdiocese of New York.Read more