The Princeton Area Community Foundation has named Anthony “Skip” Cimino as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Area Community Foundation for a three-year term. Cimino, the executive director of the state Assembly Majority Office, succeeds Carol Herring, retired President of the Rutgers University Foundation.
“We are thankful for Carol’s leadership during her three-year tenure as Chair and we are grateful that she will remain on the Board,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “We are looking forward to working with Skip, who brings great experience on Board governance and is well-known throughout the Greater Mercer County community for his leadership.”
The Community Foundation also announced the appointment of officers.
Carolyn Sanderson, of the Copper Beech Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, was appointed as a Vice-Chair of the Board. Meredith Moore, Principal of Riverbridge Communications Consulting in Pennington, continues her term as Vice Chair. Andrew Lieu, Principal at Roundview Capital, was appointed as Board Secretary, and Marguerite Mount, Managing Director at The Mercadien Group, will continue to serve as Treasurer of the Board.
The Board appointed three new members: Justina Nixon-Saintil, Rakia Reynolds and Anne M. VanLent. Three other board members, Patricia Herst, David Scott and John “Jack” Wallace, left the Board after completing their terms of service.
“We’d like to thank Patty, David and Jack for their commitment to the Community Foundation,” said Vega. “All three have spent many years volunteering at the organization, and we are fortunate that they will continue to volunteer on our Committees. We’d also like to welcome our three new board members, who we are confident will lend great expertise as we work to improve the lives of children and adolescents living in poverty in our region.”
Community Foundation Officers
Skip Cimino of Hamilton was most recently a partner at the Kaufman Zita Group. He previously served as the President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton. Prior to his work in the private sector, Cimino served as the state Commissioner of Personnel under Gov. Jim Florio. From 1988 to 1992, Cimino represented the 14th Legislative District as a state Assemblyman, and was the Chair of the Assembly State Operations and Personnel Committee.
Carolyn Sanderson of Pennington, an Executive Director with the Copper Beech Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Lawrenceville, serves as the Chair of the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls. She is a 2018 YWCA of Princeton Tribute to Women honoree.
Andrew Lieu of Pennington is a Principal at Roundview Capital, a family office investment advisory firm in Princeton. He previously served as a financial analyst at Citigroup in the Capital Markets & Banking division and with Merrill Lynch Hong Kong in the Investment Banking division. He joined the Community Foundation Board last year and has been a committee volunteer since 2012. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton.
New Community Foundation Board Members
Justina Nixon-Saintil of Princeton Junction leads Verizon’s Corporate Social Responsibility global initiatives. Her emphasis is on designing innovative, technology-infused programs in underserved communities to close the digital divide and prepare students to be college and career ready. She also played an important role in the company’s successful partnership with former President Barack Obama’s ConnectED initiative. Prior to her work with Verizon, Nixon-Saintil worked as an Engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2013, she became an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow.
Rakia Reynolds of Princeton is the CEO & Founder of Skai Blue Media, a multimedia communications agency in Philadelphia. DELL Computers named her one of 25 tastemakers on their “Inspire 100” list. She previously served as a producer for shows on MTV, TLC and Discovery Health networks.
She currently serves as a Board Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Film & Technology, The Arts and Business Council of Philadelphia and The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. Reynolds is also on the advisory board for educational platforms Project Explorer and Tech Girls, and a member of the NationSwell Council, a network of innovators working together to develop impactful solutions for America’s most critical issues.
Anne VanLent of Princeton is the President of AMV Advisors, providing strategy and financial management services to the life sciences industry. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for two Princeton area life sciences companies, each of which she took public. A current member of the Leadership Committee of the Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls, she also serves on the Boards of three publicly traded life sciences companies. She is Vice Chair of The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a Trustee and Treasurer for McCarter Theatre, and a Trustee and Audit Chair for the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.