July 9, 2019 Share

United Way Welcomes New Board Members

Lawrenceville, NJ, July 9, 2019- United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC) announces the appointment of three new board members to its Board of Directors, and the full slate of board members for 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Joining the Board of Directors are Dynell Kellyman, Michael Mancini and Christina Spinelli. “We are excited to have these new board members join us in our endeavor to have a greater impact on Mercer County residents struggling to make ends meet,” said Sandra Toussaint, President & CEO of UWGMC. Jennifer Woods stated, “As president of the UWGMC board of directors, I welcome the new board members who have different professional expertise, diverse backgrounds and a passion to service the residents of the Mercer County community. We are thrilled to have them join us as we implement the strategic plan.”

Dynell Kellyman is the Associate Director of Partnership Engagement, at the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) a division of Educational Testing Service (ETS). She has held this position since 2015 and prior to this was the Associate Director of Communications and Public Policy for Children’s Futures in Trenton, NJ. Where she oversaw the communication plan for health and education policy issues, event planning, brand development and website management.

In her role with ISA, Kellyman establishes relationships with new potential partners and develops tactical communication strategies that will influence education practice and policy in ways that enhance the ISA portfolio.

Michael Mancini is the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, at Thomas Edison State University (TESU) and serves as the primary advisor to TESU President Dr. Merodie A. Hancock. Mancini serves as an integral link between the Office of the President and University Community, collaborating across all University divisions in positively influencing the institution’s evolving strategic direction and primary drivers for student success.

Mancini is active in state and national higher education organizations and is a former member of the board of directors for the State University of New York Council on University Advancement (SUNYCUAD). He has received several professional service awards, among them SUNYCUAD’S Award for Excellence, Government Relations Program in 2014, in recognition of his congressional lobbying efforts and the award for Excellence in Professional Service at SUNY Empire State College in 2012.

Christina Spinelli is the Vice President and Relationship Manager, at Berkshire Bank. Spinelli has held this position since 2017 and prior to this was the Vice President and Manager at TD Bank. Spinelli began her career in banking at Commerce Bank.

As a resident of Hamilton, NJ, Spinelli, is involved in various ways in the community. She serves on the boards of Advancing Opportunities and RWJ University Hospital Young Professionals. She is also a volunteer for Susan G. Komen and is a committee member for YMCA of Hamilton. Her professional affiliations include Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission (HTEDAC) and Princeton Mercer Chamber of Commerce.

The Slate of Board Members for 2019-2020 is listed below:
Jennifer Woods, UWGMC Board President from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rita Ribeiro, UWGMC Board Vice President and Healthcare Marketing & Communications Leader
Raji Sathappan, UWGMC Treasurer & Finance Chair from Mercadien, P.C., CPAs
Elizabeth (Betsy) Hanna, Clinical Genomics
Dynell Kellyman, Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) a Division of Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Michael Mancini, Thomas Edison State University
Eugene Marsh, Eugene Marsh LLC, Motivational Speaker
Michael A. Rowe, Esq. LUCAS Construction Group, LLC
Christina Spinelli, Berkshire Bank
Sandra Toussaint, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Mercer County
Richard S. Willinger, The Mercadien Group

About United Way of Greater Mercer County: We connect people with resources propelling individuals and families to reach their fullest potential creating a thriving community. Our vision is a vibrant and inclusive greater Mercer County whereby all can thrive. We invest in programs, community partnerships, and volunteer engagement in youth and family success, economic vitality and health and wellness. To learn more about United Way of Greater Mercer County visit www.uwgmc.org