East Brunswick Public Schools

Excellence in Academics, Athletics and the Arts

Excellence in Academics, Athletics and the Arts

PRESIDENT
Jack Levitt
jack@ebef.org

 
Jack sees the business world from the inside out. With his prowess in understanding what makes people tick- and how to apply these insights to solve organizational challenges-Jack builds business teams that boost borrom line results, Jack began his career in commercial banking after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, After earning his MBA from Rutgers University, Jack joined Bell Atlantic to manage financial reporting. It didn't take long for the company's VP of Sales to snatch Jack up as the organization's channel strategy and technical training expert. His track record inspired Lucent Technologies to recruit Jack, who went on to lead multifunctional teams on the company's large projects. Ever the entrepreneur, Jack soon spotted an opportunity to launch a new business. He orchestrated a small team to turn this new environmental enterprise, PlasmaSol, into New Jersey's Environmental Company of the Year in 2001. And when they sold Plasma Sol, Jack and his team earned a 20,000% ROI. These successes made it possible to pursue his passion full time and he's been focusing on creating fundamental change ever since. In addition to an MBA, Jack holds an Executive Masters in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
 
When he's not breaking down barriers to success, Jack spends his free time keeping score and cheering on his two athletic boys, volunteering as president of the  EBEF, and teaching kids (including his own) how to become confident public speakers in a local youth Toastmasters program. His tenure with the Toastmasters-which extends back to 1992- includes earning the organization's highest distinction, the Distinguished Toastmaster Award.
 
 

VICE PRESIDENT
Lindsay Dobrzynski 
lindsay@ebef.org

 Lindsay is excited to have the role of Vice President of the EBEF. Having recently gotten involved in the Foundation, she plans to increase her involvement assisting in all areas of the organization especially fundraising. Previously, she was extremely active in the Warnsdorfer PTA for nine years; seven of those years serving on the Executive Board in various  capacities (two years as VP Events/Fundraising, four years as President and one as Treasurer). While she was the Warnsdorfer PTA President, Lindsay strove to build a strong sense of community within the school and to provide postive and enriching experiences for all of the students. She lools forward to applying a similar rational to the EBEF.
 
Lindsay is in her fourth year as President of the East Brunswick PTA President's Council, where she advises all the other PTA Presidents from the elementary level to high school  within the district on a multitude of issues such as school safety, fire permits, insurance coverage, accounting and budget issues, and school character. Through her involvement with the PTA President's Council, she has had the opportunity to sit on the district's Safety Committee as well as on the Calendar Committee.
 
Lindsay is a lifelong resident of East Brunswick and a graduate of EBHS. She and her husband Jack have two children, Jake and Alexandra who currently attend East Brunswick Public Schools. Lindsay has a general law practice in town, while her husband, also a graduate from EBHS, runs the family business, Eighteen Lumber, Inc. After graduating from EBHS in 1986, she went on to earn a BA degree in International Relations and a minor in French from Boston University. She received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University of Law and immediately entered into a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Robert A. Longhi, AJSC and the Honorable C. Judson Hamlin, PJSC in New Brunswick. From there she worked for an insurance defense firm for several years before opening her own general law practice in 1998 in East Brunswick, where she continues to concentrate on residential real estate transactions, estate planning and collection work.
 

TREASURER
Paul Schoen
paul@ebef.org 

 
Paul has been a member of the East Brunswick Education Foundation Board of Trustees since 1996 and currently serves as Treasurer. Paul has worked tirelessly in virtually every area of EBEF activities. A retired CFO of a large corporation, with a Masters Degree in 
Business Administration from NYU, Paul has brought his considerable expertise in finance to the Foundation. 

Paul’s primary efforts have been in fundraising, both identifying new corporate sources of revenues and increasing revenue raised through ongoing projects. The EBEF receives most of its funds each year from the sale of ads in the program booklet for the annual Partner in Excellence Dinner. He began by working on the booklet for the 1997 dinner and has been in charge of the entire project every year since then. Thanks to his efforts the revenue from the booklet has increased dramatically. He also has written applications for numerous corporate grants and has successfully solicited major donations to the EBEF’s Benefactors Endowment Fund.

Paul and his wife Leslie first moved to East Brunswick in 1971, shortly after the birth of their first child, having sought a community with an excellent school system. Leslie, a graduate of Hunter College, then obtained a graduate degree from Rutgers and went on to teach for 25 years in the East Brunswick Public Schools, first at Irwin, then Warnsdorfer, and finally Hammarskjold, retiring to spend more time with their grandchildren. Their son Michael graduated from EBHS in 1989, Harvard University, and UCLA Andersen School of Business and is a Vice President at Neustar. He and his wife Susan, have two children, Avery and Ethan. Their daughter Tara graduated from EBHS in 1991 and the University Rochester and is an Oncology Nurse at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She and her husband Bradley , a cardiologist, have two children, Samuel and Allison.
 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Annemarie Krawet

annemarie@ebef.org 

Check back soon for Annemarie's Bio 
 
 

RECORDING SECRETARY
Susan Mizerak
susan@ebef.org 

Susan is a well-known and respected educator at Warnsdorfer Elementary School. Susan is a graduate of Kean University with degrees in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. Susan began teaching at St. Ambose School in Old Bridge. In 1992 she started at Warnsdorfer. She has taught 1st, 2nd and now 3rd grade. In 2006, she was honored as Warnsdorfer Teacher of the Year.  The following year, in 2007, she completed the East Brunswick master Teacher Program. Shortly after that she joined the EBEF. Since joining, Susan has been an active member of the EBEF serving as the liason to Warnsdorfer School, a lead volunteer and currently as a member of the executive board of the organization.
 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Ellen Shur 
ellen@ebef.org

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