The Trustees

Belinda Manning is a retired organizational development professional and has been a life-long community volunteer and activist.

She spent 17 years as an internal consultant in the private sector responsible for the design and delivery of diversity initiatives, management training programs and strategic and goal-setting processes. She spent another five years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Rising, Inc.

Belinda’s experience has included facilitation for the New Jersey downlink site of a national video conference sponsored by the State Justice Institute and the National Center for State Courts. She also served as part of a national team of consultants selected to provide curriculum revisions for the Green Circle program, part of the American Friends Service Center. Additionally, Belinda has facilitated conferences and workshops in New Jersey for Gloucester County Community College, Texas Avenue School (Atlantic City, NJ) and New Jersey Welfare to Work Program at the Atlantic Cape Community College. Nationally, Belinda has worked with the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in Chicago and Seattle; and with the Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor/St. Joe project in Michigan.

As a community volunteer, Belinda has served as a commissioner and chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission of the State of New Jersey, chair of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of the South Jersey Pines Council (currently the Girls Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey), President of the Pleasantville School Board of Education and now serves on various local art committees.

Upon retirement, she became a self-taught artist and has won first place and best-in-show awards for both the Atlantic County and State of New Jersey Senior Art Exhibits.