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The Friends of Hoboken Charter School Contacts

 

Julianne O' Connell President – Julianne O’Connell – Julianne is President of the Friends of Hoboken Charter School, after having served as Vice President. Julianne and her husband John have been Hoboken residents for five years. They have two children who attend HCS in the second and third grades. Contact at: [email protected].
 head Treasurer – Rob Johansen – Rob joined the Friends as treasurer in June 2017. He and his wife have four children attending Hoboken Charter School. Contact at: [email protected].
 head Friends Secretary – Nick Wuorenheimo – Contact at: [email protected].

Joseph Fung

Communications/Marketing Officer – Joseph Fung – Joe directs the communications strategy, online presence and social media outreach and manages the technical infrastructure for the PA, including the web site, communications technology, and fundraising event management and transactional systems. He first arrived in Hoboken in 1982 to attend Stevens Institute of Technology and returned as a Hoboken resident in 1993. Joe and his wife, Valerie, have two daughters, one a current HCS student and another who is an alumnus. Joe has been involved with the Friends since 2012. Joe’s information can be found here. Contact at: [email protected].
 head Fundraising Chairperson – Diana Faricelli – Diana is the go to person for all fundraising opportunities for the Friends of the Hoboken Charter School. She began volunteering for the Parents Association in 2014. She is a proud homemaker and mother of two boys at HCS. Contact at: [email protected].
 Christine-Sheedy PA Rep to the Board of Trustees – Christine Sheedy – Christine is the PA representative to the Board of Trustees of Hoboken Charter School. She became the PA Rep in August of 2013. Prior to that she was a Friends Trustee since 2010. She is the proud mother of two children at HCS, one in the class of 2022 and the other in the class of 2024. A twenty-year resident of Hoboken, Christine works in financial services, helping organizations and leadership teams improve their effectiveness. She can be contacted at [email protected].
Elissa Friends Trustee – Elissa Brachfeld – Elissa Brachfeld is a FoHCS Trustee and a parent of two girls at HCS. She was President of FoHCS from Sept 2011 to Aug 2014. Prior to that she was secretary & VP of the organization.
heidi Friends Trustee – Heidi Conlin – Heidi has been a HCS parent since 2002. All 4 of Heidi’s children started their academic careers at HCS. Currently, Heidi’s twin boys are in the 7th grade and her daughter is in the 3rd grade. Heidi served as PA President 2005 – 2008 and has been a Friends’ Trustee since 2010. Heidi is proud to be part of our driven, dedicated and passionate HCS community and welcomes her participation in the HCS Rebuild. Contact at: [email protected].
  Friends Trustee – Karen Platt  – Karen is a Trustee of the Friends, having served as Vice President from 2012 through 2016. Karen and her husband, Christopher, have lived in Hoboken for over 20 years and love raising their two boys in such a great community. Both boys (classes of 2023 and 2026) have attended HCS since Kindergarten. By day, Karen is a partner at a boutique matrimonial law firm where she guides her clients through the emotional and financial challenges of divorce. She can be contacted at [email protected].
Karen Kelly Friends Trustee – Karen Kelly – Karen has been a Trustee of The Friends of Hoboken Charter School since 2014. Formerly, she was the President of the Friends of Hoboken Charter School from 2014-2017 after serving as Secretary in 2013. She is the mother of three sons who are attending HCS. She can be contacted at [email protected].