2017-18 Executive Board



Co-President Lisa Jacknow, lisamag1@aol.com

With two sons, both at Johnson Park, Lisa and her husband, Bret, are really enjoying the community of Princeton.  They have lived in the area for the past 11 years…and moved into Princeton itself five years ago.  She is full of ideas to offer great programs and opportunities for all Johnson Park children.  She hopeslisajacknow, through this role, she can continue to expand our JP programs, and is excited about some of the new events for this year.  A former TV reporter and producer, Lisa looks forward to helping out with JP-TV as well, hoping to share her experiences and knowledge with our budding broadcasters.  You can often find her on a tennis court, enjoying time with friends or helping out somewhere else around town.

Co-President Maria Mauer, mpmaurer128@gmail.com

Maria and her husband Matt moved their family to Princeton in September 2015. They have two boys; Palmer, a eighth grader at JWMS and Nolan, fullsizerenderwho is a third grader at Johnson Park. This is Maria’s second year on the PTO Board, she also happily chairs the Gorilla Gallop 5K Run / Walk that happens in the Spring at JP!

Secretary, Nikki Vermut nikki87879@mac.com

Nikki and her husband Mike moved to Princeton, from NYC, almost 7 years ago.  They have 4 children in the Princeton school system.  Jordyn is a 8th grader (JWMS), Joelle is a 5th grader and Gabriel is in 2nd.  Their younikkingest child is William who is in Kindergarten! This is Nikki’s fourth year on the PTO Board.



Treasurer,  Jessica Viera jpptotreasurer@gmail.com

Jessica and her husband Matt moved to Princeton in 2016 from Pelham NY and have not looked back.  With two kids at JP ( Juliet in 4th grade and Sebastian in 3rd) they enjoy spending lots of time at school functions and taking an active role in the PTO.  Last year Jessica was VP of Events for Staff and families.  This year, as treasurer, she will work to ensure we maximize our fundraising efforts while keeping a tab on our costs and ensuring we stay in compliance with tax and other legal registrations.  Johnson Park and the Princeton community have quickly become home for the Vieira Roden family and they encourage all to get involved as much as possible in the PTO.

Koko Chair, Amy Lansky, amyblansky@gmail.com

Amy and her husband Jonah have lived in Princeton for 14 years and both grew up in nearby West Windsor.  They have three children at Johnson Park.  Colin is in fifth grade and their twin boys, Alec and Ian, are in third grade. This is Amy’s fourth year on the Koko Fund Advisory Board and her second year as Chair.

Princeton Education Fund (PEF) Liaison, Linda Noel, ldnoel@hotmail.com

VP 5th Grade Activities, Deirdre Von Roemer dbvonroemer@hotmail.com

VP  Communications, Karen Ehee engk916@gmail.com

We moved to Princeton area from NYC 11 years ago.  My daughter is in 4th grade at Johnson park, and I have two other children who attend JWMS. In case IMG_4518anyone is wondering, my last name is pronounced “EE” like the letter, my father in law made it up when he emigrated to the US from Korea. =)

VP of Programs for Staff and Families, Stephanie Bug, stephanie.bug@gmx.de

VP of Fundraising, Courtney Fennimore, ccfennimore@yahoo.com

VP Go Green, Yamile Slebi, yslebi@yahoo.com

VP Programs for Children, Kelly Harrison kelly.johnson.harrison@verizon.net

VP Residencies Ann Kovalick annkovalick@gmail.com 

Ann and her husband, Kurt, moved to Princeton in 2007 after the birth of their daughter.  They now have two children at Johnson Park — Ellie is in 5th grade and their son, Will, is in 3rd grade.  Ann has been a perennial room parent since coming to JP, and co-chaired the JP Book Fair for 2 years.  This is her first year serving on the PTO board as VP of  Residencies.

VP School Services, VACANT

If you are interested in this position, please email us at johnsonparkelementarypto@gmail.com!

VP of School Spirit, Mandy Arshan, amanda.arshan@gmail.com

VP of Support Services, Katie Fields, jkfields.2006@gmail.com

VP of Community Services, Michelle Caruso, thelittlemanjack@me.com