The Princeton Area Community Foundation has appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees.
Sonia Delgado, a Partner at the Princeton Public Affairs Group (PPAG), Dr. Shannon Mason, a Trenton pastor, strategy consultant and leadership coach, and Tonya Woodland, an Assistant Vice President at the Commonwealth Fund, will serve three-year terms on the Board.
“We welcome the new trustees, who will bring extensive nonprofit, strategic and management experience to the board,” said Anthony “Skip” Cimino, the Board Chair. “They join an extraordinarily talented board, whose members are dedicated to helping our communities thrive.”
The three women were appointed to three-year terms on the Board of the Community Foundation, which is celebrating 30 years of using the power of philanthropy to help communities thrive. Since 1991, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofits and provided an additional $21 million in support to its nonprofit fundholders. Last year, it created a COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to respond to the economic devastation in our region.
Sonia Delgado of Lambertville, previously served as a Community Foundation Trustee from 2011 to 2016, and she volunteered last year as a member of the team that evaluated grant applications to the Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Fund. This year, Delgado, who grew up in Trenton, will also serve as Chair of that grants evaluation team, as well as the Chair of the Committee on Impact, which provides oversight of the Community Foundation’s responsive and strategic grantmaking programs and services.
With more than 20 years of experience in analysis and management of legislative and regulatory issues in public sector, corporate and healthcare settings, Delgado is an expert in health policy, strategic planning, and business development. She was named to the 2020 Insider 100 Policymakers list and has also received the NJ Biz Best 50 Women in Business Award and the Women’s Political Caucus Woman of Achievement Award.
She is a member of the Board of Latinas United for Political Empowerment Political Action Committee (LUPE PAC) and previously served on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Jersey Initiatives Advisory Committee, and the Boards of Greater Trenton Behavioral HealthCare and Oaks Integrated Care. She is also the former interim Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of UMDNJ.
Dr. Shannon Mason, of Trenton, holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Her work centers on aligning organizational values and practices. She provides leadership to organizations in transition and coaches leaders on organizational effectiveness. Mason previously served as Executive Director of Mercer Street Friends, and she is currently an Advisor to the Bunbury Fund at the Community Foundation.
Tonya Woodland, of West Windsor, is the Vice President, Administration at the Commonwealth Fund where she oversees human resources, IT, facilities, budget development, and organizational culture initiatives. A Trenton native, Woodland has significant nonprofit experience, having previously served as the Senior Director of HR & Organizational Development at the Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton, Service Area Director of the Office of Emergency & Community Services for Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton, Executive Director at Do Something, Inc. and Program Officer of Organizational Capacity Building at the Philadelphia Foundation
Five other trustees recently completed their terms of service on the Board.
One longtime trustee, Eleanor Horne, was named as the Community Foundation’s first Trustee Emeritus. Horne served as the Chair of the Committee on Impact and the Chair of its COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund grants evaluation team. She also spearheaded the Community Foundation’s implementation of its All Kids Thrive grants program. She will continue her volunteer work with the Community Foundation as a Special Advisor to All Kids Thrive.
“Eleanor is one of the greatest trustees that the organization has ever had,” Cimino said. “She molded the Committee on Impact into a lifeforce for the region, and her work on the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund and her vision that led to the All Kids Thrive initiative have made an incredible impact in our region. Eleanor will always have a home with us at the Community Foundation for all the great things she’s done for us.”
Also completing their terms on the Board were John Hatch, Marguerite “Mimi” Mount, Justina Nixon-Saintil, and Carolyn Sanderson.
“John has brought a fabulous perspective to the Board, particularly about arts and culture,” said Cimino. “Mimi has been my right hand on the Board. Justina brought expertise in strategic grantmaking to us. Carolyn was an incredible Board Member, who wore the organization on her sleeve and was committed to helping us raise assets so we could fulfill our mission.”