Our Board

  • Jodi Drennan (President) is a lifelong resident of Jersey City. She worked for the City of Jersey City under Mayor Bret Schundler and is currently an aide for HC Executive Tom DeGise. Jodi encourages everyone to come to live, work and play on the West Side, Jersey City's best side!

  • Charlene Burke (Vice President) is a local civic leader in the West Side community that envisioned in 2007 the expansion of the small Boyd-McGuiness park and convinced the City that the community should re-design it – today’s half-acre park has a stage, a toddler play and sprayground and raised garden beds for senior citizen participation. The establishment of the West Bergen-East Lincoln Park Historic District began with Charlene writing the grant pro-bono for the City – as of July 2015, it is listed on the Jersey City Municipal Register and the NJ State Register of Historic Places. And in 2011, Charlene described to the Coalition an idea called the “BIG DIG” that with lots of support from Sponsors and the City, hard work from all the members and the public, it won a National Make a Difference Day award including a $10,000 prize its first year. She is is the 1 st Vice President of the West Side Community Alliance affiliated with Lincoln Park and is currently forming a friends group for the new Boyd-McGuiness Park.

  • John J. Hallanan Jr. (Treasurer) has a BA in History from Rutgers, is Past President and current Treasurer The Lincoln Association of JC, member of the Elks Lodge 211 Jersey City , KofC St. Peters University, MENSA, Jr. Vice Cmdr. Veterans Corps 69th Infantry, and is a member of the Hudson County History Advocates

  • Stephen Stamos (Secretary) is an alumnus of Saint Peter's College (now University) with a degree in Business Administration. On the New York Stock Exchange, he was a Trading Floor Supervisor and later an analyst in Market Surveillance. He serves on two Juvenile Conference Committees which seek to resolve minor violations of the law and serve in a number of volunteer organizations.

  • Neil Boyle (Board member)

  • Elizabeth Goldstein (Board member) is an Educator and has been a resident of the West Side for the past 8 years.

  • Mei Yeung (Board member)

  • Amy Wilson (Board member) is an artist and an educator who is part of the faculty of the Visual & Critical Studies Department of the School of Visual Arts in NYC.