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The Friends of Hoboken Charter School Contacts


Karen Kelly President – Karen Kelly – Karen became the Friends President in September of 2014 after serving as Secretary. She is the mother of three sons who are attending HCS. She can be contacted at [email protected].
Julianne O' Connell Vice President – Julianne O’Connell – Julianne joined the Friends as Vice President in August 2016. Julianne and her husband John have been Hoboken residents for five years. They have two children who attend HCS in the first and second grades. Contact at: [email protected].
 Michael Mayer Treasurer – Michael Mayer – Mike became Treasurer of The Friends in August 2015. Mike works as Vice President of Treasury for a global REIT headquartered in New York City. With his wife Virginia, they have been Hoboken residents for over 15 years and are proud parents of two boys, one at HCS and the other in Pre-K. For any questions please feel free to contact Mike at [email protected].
  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 in Hoboken Charter School. Joe’s information can be found here. Contact at: [email protected].
 head Fundraising Chairperson – Steve CalmasContact 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].
 head Friends Trustee – Paul McConnell 
 kim_w_sm Friends Trustee – Kimberly Weisz  – Kimberly is a Trustee of The Friends of Hoboken Charter School. She and her husband, Dan, have a son and a daughter in Hoboken Charter Middle School. Kimberly is a director at a leading media and entertainment company and is responsible for supporting the operations of the corporate accounting team and assisting in reporting and analysis of the financial results. Contact at: [email protected].
 Oda Wypior Friends Trustee – Oda Wypior  – Oda is a Trustee of The Friends of Hoboken Charter School since 2010. Her two children have been attending HCS since kindergarden. One of them graduated already from HCS middle school, the other child is still in HCS middle school. Oda has seen HCS advance and thrive every year since she is a HCS parent. During the day, Oda works as a lawyer in the financial services industry.