Beloved Community Charter School is led and supported by people who care deeply about Jersey City’s children.

Our Board of Trustees

Rev. Ronnie Calvin ClarkPresident

Rev. Clark is Pastor of the Anointed Gospel Christian Center. In addition, he presently serves on the Executive Committee of the United Way of Hudson County and was formerly a member of the Jersey City Board of Education.

    Nicole JacksonVice President

    Board member Nicole Jackson is Operations Coordinate at WageWorks, a provider of tax-advantaged employee benefits, such as consumer-directed accounts for healthcare and commuting expenses. She is also the mother of a BelovED student and a former officer of its Parents-Teacher Organization.

      Salvatore RisalvatoTreasurer

      Sal Risalvato is Executive Director of the Gasoline Retailers, Convenience Store, and Automotive Association of New Jersey and is a strong believer that business should support efforts to improve public education.

        David RobinsonSecretary

        David Robinson is a contracts attorney. This will be the second school he has helped to found.

          Jessica LisboaChairperson of the Education Committee

          Jessica Lisboa is the Head of the Arts Department at North Star Academy (a member of the Uncommon Schools network) in Newark, NJ, and is a product of our Jersey City public school system.

            Richard ValdesChairperson of the Family and Community Committee

            Board member Richard Valdes is presently the state Deputy Administrator of the Office of Family Support Services with responsibility for services in northeast New Jersey, including in Jersey City, and was formerly a college administrator in Jersey City.

              Sheridan BellBoard Member

              Board member Sheridan Bell is Chief of Staff for Trade Execution Technology at Credit Suisse. He is also a leader with the Van Vorst Park Association in Jersey City and a new father who is passionate about quality education.


                Community Leaders Who Support Beloved

                Bret Schundler

                Bret Schundler, a former Mayor of Jersey City and Commissioner of Education for the State of New Jersey, has established an independent charitable organization, the Beloved Community Charter School Foundation, to raise money in support of our School.

                  Kathryn Narramore

                  Kathryn Narramore, an Assistant Professor of English at Hunter College in New York City and a Jersey City mother of three, was our Qualifying Founder and is now supporting the School through serving as the Beloved Community Charter School Foundation’s Treasurer.