Emily is currently a vice president in Financial Operations at MTV Networks. Her degree is in accounting and she has worked at both public accounting firms as well as at major media companies in a process improvement/internal audit capacity with an emphasis on the television production process. She has three children at Stevens. Her sons, Hudson and William, are in the 6th
grade and 2nd
grade, and her daughter, Presley, is in kindergarten.
Dean was elected to the board as a community trustee in March 2013. He graduated from Stevens as a member of the class of 2004 after having attended the school since kindergarten. His relationship with the school, which has spanned nearly two decades, continued throughout his years at Elisabeth Irwin High School in New York City and Occidental College in Los Angeles. After receiving a bachelor's in History from Occidental in 2012, he returned to New Jersey to begin pursuing a career in journalism and joined the Hoboken-based Hudson Reporter newspaper group as a staff writer last fall. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Occidental Weekly and worked for four summers with Rain Media, a documentary film company which produces films for PBS Frontline. He is a staunch believer in the value of progressive education and is both honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve the school he once called home for so many years.
Liz is currently a Director in the Loan Portfolio Management group at Citi, and has a background in credit trading and equity research. She is a CFA Charterholder and earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree in French from the University of Rhode Island. Liz and her husband Matt have lived in Hoboken since 2000 and have been members of the Stevens Community for four years. She has two children – Megan, who is in kindergarten, and Patrick, who is currently in the 3rd grade.
Djenaba Johnson-Jones, Trustee
Djenaba is the Digital Brand Development Director for W Magazine. Prior to working at W, she owned a consulting company that specialized in developing websites and multi-platform marketing programs for magazine publishers. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. Djenaba was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010. Currently, she holds the position of Parliamentarian and serves on the Communications committee. She also chaired the Harvest Festival in the 2008 and 2009 school years. In addition to her involvement with Stevens, she serves as Program Director for the Essex Hudson Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Her son Mason is in the 5th grade and her daughter Nora is in 1st grade.
Rebecca Kramnick, Trustee
Rebecca Kramnick is Vice President and General Counsel at the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a nonprofit in the South Bronx. WHEDco develops affordable, green housing and provides social services to community residents. Rebecca joined WHEDco in 2005 after serving for four years as a senior staff attorney at Lawyers Alliance for New York, a nonprofit law firm which advises New York City’s community-based organizations. At Lawyers Alliance, Rebecca specialized in advising nonprofits on employment law matters and liability issues affecting youth-serving nonprofits. Rebecca has lectured frequently to groups on legal issues affecting nonprofits. She is a co-author of The Volunteer Workforce: Legal Issues and Best Practices for Nonprofits. She serves on the Board of the Hoboken Homeless Shelter and the Chair of the Freelancers Co-op Insurance Co. of New Jersey. Her daughter Madeline is at Friends Seminary and her daughter Anna is in 7th grade. She has been a member of the Cooperative for eleven years, and was elected as a trustee in 2009.
Frank LeCates, Trustee
Frank is the Chief Operating Officer and a founder of Silverpoint, Inc., a company focused on website design and content management software for independent schools serving hundreds of schools across the United States and worldwide. Previously, he led product development efforts at two tech start-ups. Frank is a graduate of Princeton University, where he earned a degree in Economics. He has served on the Head of School Search Committee and the Transition Committee, and works on the school’s website. Frank and his wife Justine have two daughters at the Hoboken Campus, Cora in 3rd grade and Claire in Kindergarten.
Kim Lew, Trustee
Kim was elected a trustee in 2007. She is the Vice President, co-Chief Investment Officer at The Carnegie Corporation of New York, the first private foundation in the United States. She chairs the Audit and Transition Committee and was chair of the Head Search Committee. She has served on the Bylaws, Space and Head Review committees here at Stevens. Her previous board experience includes the Port Liberte Condominium Association, Aljira, an art gallery in Newark, New Jersey, and Treasurer of the Essex Hudson Chapter of Jack & Jill of America. She currently serves on the Investment Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Girl Scouts of America. Her daughter, Kalli is in 7th grade (Hoboken), and her daughter, Kaamila is in K (Newport).
Elysa Lyons, Trustee
Elysa is currently on hiatus from her career as a financial broker. She recently spent two years as co-chair of the Stevens Cooperative School Auction. Elysa's daughter Sami is Stevens class of 2011 and Trevor Day School class of 2015, and her son Jason is in 6th grade. Elysa has been a member of the Cooperative for 11 years.
Laura Miani, Trustee
Laura Miani is a Senior Vice President of Equity Sales/Trading at Miller Tabak. She has been an active member of Stevens Cooperative serving as co-Chair and Chair of the Golf Committee in 2008 and 2007. Prior to that, she served in various roles on the Auction Committee. Laura was elected as a trustee in 2009. Laura and her husband Rich have a son Matthew in the 8th grade and a daughter Caroline in 3rd grade.
Christina X. Miller, Trustee
Christina is a Vice President in Financial Management at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, responsible for financial planning, analysis and management reporting. In addition to finance, she has a background in human resources, accounting and technology and previously worked at Lehman Brothers and Price Waterhouse LLP. Christina served on the Head Search Committee at Stevens, as well as the Membership, Bylaws and Community Connections committees. She earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her daughter Claire is in 6th grade at the Newport campus.
Ron is the chair of the school’s Space Committee. He is a principal at LWDMR & Associates, PC, a Jersey City Architectural and Engineering firm with extensive experience in school design, mixed use urban architecture and historic preservation. Ron was a member of the Jersey City Historic Preservation Commission for 10 years, two of which he was chairman. His son, Ian, has attended Stevens for three years and is currently in the 8th grade.
After years of allowing his wife Jean to fulfill all co-op job obligations for the family, Anthony joined the school’s Space Committee in 2009. When not reviewing leases for the Space Committee he negotiates leases for Foot Locker, Inc. His son John is in the 8th grade and his son Nicholas, Class of 2010, is now attending Trinity High School in New York.