Everyone’s title is Team Member – ready to do what has to get done and step in to help out whenever needed!  We share common values of mutual respect, service and civility and we try to act in accordance with these values in our everyday lives. 

Harry Pozycki is our founder, chairman of the board and our 24/7 volunteer extraordinaire!  He is a graduate of Brown University and Fordham Law.  He has served in government, acted as advisor to governors, established a specialty law firm, and spearheaded several successful political reforms. He is a nationally recognized leader in citizen empowerment.  A true Citizen Leader in every sense of the word, Harry now dedicates his legal, political, academic and business expertise to building a new National Public Service designed to create a pipeline of principled leaders and practical solutions. Harry@thecitizenscampaign.org

Michelle Curry is the lead manager and developer of our Civic Trusts.  She has extensive experience in our programs having been a longtime volunteer member of The Citizens Campaign community serving as a Newark Civic Trustee.  She has a wealth of experience working with economically disadvantaged and minority populations, strongly advocating for their rights in the health and housing arenas.  Her fervent belief in the positive rewards of community service is also evidenced in her long-term volunteer service as Executive Director of the Althea Gibson Foundation/Community Tennis Association.  She has a B.A. from Rutgers University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Ashford University and is presently completing her PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership with a thesis on ‘Closing the Civic Engagement Gap.’ Michelle@thecitizenscampaign.org

Joanna Kenty comes to us with impressive credentials steeped in a study of classics and its relevance in today’s politics.  Joanna is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University and holds a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a scholar, writer, lecturer, researcher and published author who has taught in colleges and universities and most recently worked with community college faculty to develop an online curriculum.  Joanna brings her exceptional skills to our team to create a full semester, online course in citizen leadership training. Joanna@thecitizenscampaign.org

Carole Dortch-Wright comes to us with a wealth of experience in politics, government, public policy, and public relations.  She is a true leader in every sense of the word, having served in various roles for several presidential and gubernatorial administrations.  Her roles include that of spokesperson, policy liaison, surrogate, commissioner, trainer, summit organizer, program creator and manager, to name a few.  Carole takes great pride in her many talents and strengths, and most especially in public speaking and communications.  While at the US Food & Drug Administration, she pioneered and hosted a TV show “In Your Interest” which reached a weekly viewing audience of 6.5 million, and she has been the voice in radio and TV ads for educational campaigns for various other government agencies.  Carole received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from New Jersey City University and a Master’s Degree in Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University.  At the Campaign, Carole continues to use her myriad skills to accelerate the work of our chairman, Harry Pozycki. Carole@thecitizenscampaign.org

David Sherwin is a seasoned problem solver.  He plants his feet firmly on the ground dealing with quick-changing environments that often require immediate attention, like getting stranded Americans back home from abroad in his work as an Operations Team Manager for a company serving humanitarian and academic organizations.  He has an extensive background in operations management, strategic planning, and team building.  He is a graduate of Temple University and has a Master’s in Public Affairs and Administration from the Metropolitan College of New York.  At the Campaign, he is developing partnerships with our country’s community colleges and introducing Power Civics to over 5,000 political science professors across the Nation. David@thecitizenscampaign.org

Rob Horowitz is a political and media consultant who is an expert campaign strategist.  He has also been successful in helping gain passage of significant legislation dealing with agricultural, pay-to-play and drug addiction issues.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  As our political strategy guru, he has developed strategies for our Civic Trustees’ advocacy of practical solutions that make their communities better.  He knows who and how in the realm of politics, an important skill to have in the world of civic engagement!

Ellen Clarkson serves as our ‘Chief Operating Officer.’  She is a graduate of the City College of New York and Seton Hall Law School.  She clerked for the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and as a lawyer represented both public and private entities, non-profits, businesses and individuals.  She has taught courses in law school and community college.  She uses her legal background and experience in the non-profit, academic and local community realms to keep Campaign programs and day-to-day operations on an even keel and running smoothly. Ellen@thecitizenscampaign.org

Samantha Castro is a recent Rutgers graduate (cum laude) with a deep interest and experience in civic education and engagement.  While her degree was in the sciences, she also minored in Comparative Ethnic and Race Studies and serves as a research assistant to a leading international scholar in Islamophobia.  She is a Citizen Leader in the truest sense helping her hometown of Perth Amboy address serious challenges and improve public safety for its’ residents in her roles as Civic Trustee and Chair of the Citizen’s Public Safety Advisory Board, which she worked hard to establish. She ably assists our COO and works with all team members to serve our Citizens Campaign community. samantha@thecitizenscampaign.org

Cesar Romero is currently an Honors student at New Jersey City University and an intern at the Campaign.  When not studying, Cesar works tirelessly on behalf of his fellow residents as a Perth Amboy Civic Trustee and in serving organizations representing the interests of immigrants and minority populations. He is bilingual and uses his linguistic skills to help non-English speakers understand their rights.  Cesar understands people and machines.  At the Campaign, he keeps our board Chair on schedule and helps team members address any and all tech problems and issues.  cesar@thecitizenscampaign.org