Jennifer "Leigh" Dym

Jennifer "Leigh" Dym

Leigh Dym

Founder/Executive Director

Dym has BS in Marketing and Business Administration, and worked in store management, buying and sourcing for major corporations.

While recently living in Israel, Dym worked with the Tel Aviv Rape Crisis Center and free-lanced with grass roots peace initiatives. She assisted at St. Joseph’s Hospital, caring for Palestinian children. Dym connected the English-speaking community with opportunities to help care for children of poverty-stricken asylum-seeking African women living in Israel.

In the summer of 2014, after six babies died of preventable deaths in five weeks, Dym worked with the Unitaf organization to put forth a business plan to close the “baby warehouse” daycares and switch to a smaller care model, currently being piloted.

Dym now lives in Rumson with her husband and children.


 

Sue Feinberg

Community Outreach Director

Sue Feinberg, previously worked as a Wealth Advisor in the financial sector for 25 years. She serviced a national clientele of high and ultra high net worth professionals, entrepreneurs, closely held businesses and family portfolios. In her role as a Wealth Advisor, Susan led a team of financial specialists whose skill sets span the economic spectrum, with focus on investment management, debt facilities, insurance, tax and estate planning and financial solution modeling.

Susan spear headed the Women’s initiative programs as well as marketing and networking conferences.

Susan is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of The University Of Miami Business School Honor’s program, majoring in Finance and Marketing.


 

Elaine Melia

Director of Finance

Elaine Melia currently serves as the Finance Director of STEAMpark, Inc. Elaine has served in various financial positions in publicly traded companies throughout her nearly 20 year career. Elaine’s most recent position was the Director of Finance for Bentley Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an international pharmaceutical manufacturer. Prior to that, Elaine was the Assistant Controller at Tech Data Corporation, one of the world’s largest technology distributors; and the Accounting Manager for Paddington Corporation an international liquor distributor. Elaine began her career at Price Waterhouse, an international public accounting firm. More recently Elaine has spent much of her time volunteering and giving back to her community through various volunteer positions in her local school district.

Elaine currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Education of the Rumson School District and the Treasurer of her family’s foundation - the James P Melia Jr Memorial Foundation, whose mission it is to provide support, services and advocacy for children/adults with special needs and their families.

Elaine graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in Business Administration and held a Certified Public Accounting certificate in the state of New York.


Maria Moschitta

Maria Moschitta

Maria Moschitta

Director of Development

Moschitta holds a BA in Economics from Brown University, and her professional experience includes sales and operations and management positions at several New York City-based financial services firms including Salomon Brothers Inc and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.. Most recently she worked in the Retirement Plan Group for Newport Capital Group, located in Red Bank, NJ.

Moschitta served as Director of the Rumson Education Foundation from 2013 - 2017, and currently serves as the Treasurer of the Rumson Community Appeal Association.

Moschitta resides in Rumson with her husband and two children. She enjoys running, triathlon and yoga.

 


Deborah Degnan

Deborah Degnan

Deborah Degnan

Director of Communications

Before joining STEAMpark, she served as the Coordinator at the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College. Previously, Degnan worked on the business side of the Television/Media Production and Post Production industry in New York and New Jersey.  

Degnan earned her BA in English Literature with a minor in French, and her MA in English Literature, both from Seton Hall University. 

She lives in Monmouth County with her husband, daughter, and two rescue cats.


Staff photos provided by Martha Dement