Interim Executive Director
Virginia brings experience from both the corporate and nonprofit sectors to her work at Project U.S.E. She was most recently Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, where she received national recognition for increasing the scope and scale of the program, and before that spent 15 years in Community Relations and Philanthropy at Time Warner. Her professional work has always been accompanied by service on nonprofit boards, which have focused primarily on parks and environmental issues.
Donna Hoffman joined Project U.S.E. in spring of 1994 as Bookkeeper and Executive Secretary to Phil Costello. After enjoying 8 years working side by side with Phil, Sarah and staff, she left when due with her second child and to dedicate more time with her family. With an educational background in accounting and business, Donna was working part-time bookkeeping before happily returning to Project U.S.E. in July 2006 as Finance Director. She has three children and is very involved in their schools and activities, volunteering over the years with school boards, PTA programs, and Treasurer roles.
Amye comes to Project U.S.E. after spending time in the non-profit development consulting world. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a double minor in Computer Science and Italian from Drew University. Prior to working in consulting Amye focused her energies on bridging the gap between city life and the environment. She worked as a co-coordinator of a youth summer bicycle camp in Providence, Rhode Island where she not only taught youth how to ride and maintain their bicycles but also environmental lessons about the city and watershed they live in.
Professional Development Consultant
Bob Goger has long been associated with Project U.S.E., first as a volunteer and board member; then more recently coming aboard to help us expand our adult training programs. After working as a teacher and social worker in Puerto Rico and New York City, Bob returned to his native New Jersey to assume training and management positions in the State Departments of Health and Education. Among the original group of counselors to receive certification as a Substance Awareness Coordinator, he helped develop the first wave of student assistance programs in local districts throughout the state. More recently he has served as a SAC and Student Services Coordinator for the Montclair Schools.
Bob is a graduate of Fordham University (BA & MA); a biker (‘unmotored’); and a harried part-time beekeeper. He also spends some time each week at the Y as a certified fitness instructor and ropes course facilitator.
Thomas joined Project U.S.E. after graduating from Loyola University, Maryland with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. While at school, he worked with youth in Baltimore City coaching ice hockey. Prior to college, Thomas was awarded his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America by completing a community service project. He is a volunteer at the local food bank and in his free time Thomas enjoys playing golf, ice hockey, and hiking with his two goldendoodles.