Helen M. S. Mazarakis
Helen M-S Mazarakis serves on CFNJ’s Board of Trustees and its Leadership Committee. She chairs its Public Awareness Committee.
A writer, Ms. Mazarakis is a former consultant in the areas of organizational development, community economic development, and nonprofit management. In this role, she worked extensively with organizations such as Community Development Solutions, Inc., the New York Community Trust, AmeriCorps, the Clinton Global Initiative, and The New School for Social Research, among others.
She previously served as the Executive Director of the Montclair Economic Development Corporation and as a Program Director for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Key government experience includes senior leadership positions at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.
Ms. Mazarakis is a National Board Member of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, as well as Chair of its Regional Support Committee and founding Co-Chair of its Northern NJ Committee. She has also held volunteer leadership roles on the School Action Team for Montclair High School, the Princeton University Class of 1984 Memorial Fund, and the Montclair Housing Commission.
Ms. Mazarakis earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Princeton University and an MPA from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.