The Team

Tobias A. Fox, Founder and Managing Director

  • Tobias Fox is the Founder and Managing Director of the community-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc. Aside from being a writer and having ten years of independent publishing experience, Fox is a Professional Organizer, Urban Farmer, Photographer, and Coordinator of an annual Sustainable Living Empowerment Conference. He conducts various community events, presentations, and workshops on sustainable living practices and has assisted numerous urban farmers and gardeners with the cultivation of their agricultural space. Fox has earned many accolades for his work, including:
    • In 2012, awarded an Exemplary Service Recognition by the Greater Newark Conservancy for Community Organizing.
    • In 2014, awarded the Newark NAACP Environmental Justice Honoree.
    • In 2016, Community Service Award presented by the Northeast Earth Coalition.
    • In part of Newark’s 350th anniversary, selected by peers for outstanding contributions to the Newark community to be part of the 100 People of Newark. This Newark Project, a series of 100 photographs and on-camera interviews with Newarkers, was produced by the 100 People Foundation in partnership with PSE&G Foundation.

Jacqueleen Bido, Assistant to Managing Director

A Newark, New Jersey native, Jacqueleen Bido earned her Bachelors of Arts in Spanish from New Jersey City University and an Executive Master’s from Seton Hall University in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy. She is the founder of 1980 Company and BIDOISM, which are two consulting companies created to empower and help people, their organizations, and the communities they serve that invokes social change. As a Board member of Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc., she continues to expand her mission through business consultation, program development, grant writing, and the creation of the Garden of Hope in Newark, New Jersey. Bido is also proud to have served her country in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in the United States Navy. Today, she is a Doctoral Candidate at Seton Hall University. Her four beautiful children have been her greatest achievement because their mere existence proves the importance of the work she does to make life a better place for them to live in.

Newark SAS Board

Rachel Emas, Ph.D. (Strategic Management Advisor)
Assistant Teaching Professor, MPA Program Director at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University’s Newark Campus

Aisha Steplight Johnson, Ph.D.
Director of Student Development and Career Services, Essex County College

Garfield Smith
Project Manager, Community Development Group

Shelley Hartz
Director of Community and Civic Engagement, The Pingry School

Christine Morales, LCSW
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment. School of Social Work, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Emily G. Lavallee
Education Administrator.
2018 Seton Hall University (Environmental Studies & Political Science), Former Newark SAS Intern

Click to view a copy of our annual returns:
2018 Tax Return Form 990
2017 Tax Return Form 990
2016 Tax Return Form 990
2015 Tax Return Form 990