BOARD

Christie Zipfel

President
Christie Zipfel, PhD, is a physicist who had a distinguished career in device development at AT&T Bell Laboratories. She is a former member of Vestry at Calvary Church Summit, and is now a member of Christ Church, Summit.

Mary Dickey

Vice President
Mary Dickey is a longtime resident of Summit. Most recently, she served as VP of Marketing & Communications for Odyssey Networks in NYC—the nation’s largest multi-faith media coalition. She is highly skilled with digital marketing and social media and has served on a number of nonprofit boards. Mary holds a master’s degree in Journalism from New York University.

Geri Livengood

Secretary
Geraldine O. Livengood is an attorney specializing in child advocacy and litigation. A longtime member of St. Andrew and Holy Communion Episcopal Church, she served as a vestry member from 2000-2004 and warden from 2002-2004. Geri also served as a member of the Newark Commission on Minsitry from 2005-2012. She has been part of Interweave’s Board of Trustees since 2008, as Vice President, President and, currently, Secretary.

James Reho

Treasurer
Bio coming soon.

Marc Acito

Marc has his B.F.A. in Photography and an MSW. He is currently working with incarcerated youth in Newark, in the capacity of school social worker, dealing primarily with the special education population. He is also district test coordinator for the other three alternative education schools in the Newark district. Marc believes that the most meaningful connections occur between staff and the students, when the opportunity for opening occurs and there is a realization that we are all interconnected. Marc is honored to be invited to be part of Interweave’s important work. His hope for Interweave is that it continues to flourish with the embrace of all truths that point to a way of being that is the divine. Marc lives in Bloomfield with his husband, Richard Ferrante.

Betty Adams

Betty Livingston Adams holds a M. Div. Drew University, M. Phil. Yale University, Ph.D. Yale University. She is an associate minister, adjunct professor at Rutgers University (New Brunswick), and has more than twenty years of corporate managerial experience. Betty’s activities focus on issues of social justice, and the structural and systemic forces that silence many voices in our communities and organizations. Betty’s forthcoming book (New York University Press) explores the historic strides African American women made in the early twentieth century and the relevance of their accomplishments to leaders today.

Andre Bernard

Bio coming soon.

Sue Hirner

Sue has lived in Summit for more than 40 years, and was married to her beloved husband, John, for 39. She is a member of Calvary Church and the Calvary bell choir, as well as the Summit College Club. She is a member of the League of Women voters, and is currently chairing the Great Decisions program on behalf of Interweave and The League. Sue has a background in science and began her professional life as a medical technologist in a bacteriology lab. She has a MSW from Rutgers, and later earned her LCSW and worked extensively with hospice. Sue has been a part of Interweave from the very beginning. She signed our incorporation papers and was our original publicity person. She believes it is critically important that Interweave continues to be here to serve our communities.

Lorri Lizza

Susan Maitner

Susan Maitner is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Randolph. A Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, her academic writing and 22 years of ministry have focused on the pastoral care and religious experience of bereaved parents.

Judi Ostberg

Judi lives in Summit with her husband of 46 years, Rick. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She has served on the boards of the Reeves Reed Arboretum and The Connection for Women and Families. Judi is a member of Junior League of Summit, and upcoming co-chair of The Summit Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America. She and her 3-year-old black Lab, Beacon, participate in Creature Comfort Pet Therapy. Judi has been an Interweave Member for at least 34 years, serving as a Board member twice. She has served as treasurer as well as on publicity and finance committees. Judi is excited to be a part of Interweave’s continuing story.

Peter Savastano

Bio coming soon.

Terry Todd

Bio coming soon.
 
 
 

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