Board of Directors

Donnamarie Mazzola

President

Board of Directors

Seigha Omuso

Vice President

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Erica Jones

Secretary

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Arlene Felder

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Thomas J. Swan, Esq

Board of Directors

J. Roosevelt Smith

Board of Directors

Janice Lieljuris

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John Hammer

Treasurer

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David Ballard

City Council Appointee

Donnamarie Mazzola

President

Hailing from a small town outside of Boston, and having lived for many years in Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, and the Lehigh Valley, Donnamarie Mazzola is thrilled to have crossed the river to make Burlington City her new home. She fell in love with the community spirit, the history and waterfront, and most of all, the sense that the city is on the brink of something big. “I came here eager to be part of the transformation. We have all the right ingredients, and the Main Street approach provides the structure and blueprint for community involvement in revitalizing downtown, by focusing on economic vitality, aesthetics, marketing, and organization.” Donnamarie’s career in digital marketing, technology product management, and e-commerce operations has spanned decades and industries, from internet music pioneer CDNOW, to e-commerce ventures marketing women’s apparel and pet supplies, to online counseling, employee assistance, and psychic advice services. Establishing a brand strategy, tone of voice and digital footprint is one of her favorite professional pursuits. She’s passionate about supporting small businesses, having co-founded a Venetian plastering company in 2006, and a mosaic, Venetian Plastering, and garden design side gig serving the Burlington area, Creatrixity, in 2019. An artist at heart, she enjoys working with mosaics, fiber, and fabric.

Seigha Omuso

Vice President

Seigha Omuso has served as the Founder and Executive Director at The Opportunity League since 2009. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Cabrini University.   After 5 years of award-winning corporate marketing, Seigha changed careers. Responding to the needs of those in his community, in 2009 he founded The Opportunity League, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The organization focuses on building communities by providing opportunities for youth, adults, and community development. As the founder, the organization now serves over 300 households annually, has expanded operations to the countries of Ghana, Nigeria, and Haiti, and is now in the development of “Villages Community Marketplace” a community-based grocery store/ food hub.    Not only is Seigha an entrepreneur and business consultant starting over 24 businesses, he is the former Mens’ Basketball Head Coach for Rowan College at Burlington County, coaching not only basketball but life.  

Erica Jones

Secretary

Erica is the founder/owner of The Turquoise Cup. She brings her extensive experience transforming business organizations, building top-performing teams, and board management to her dual roles as Secretary and interim Treasurer.

Arlene Felder

After working with the State of NJ as a social worker for 15 years, Arlene Felder, also known as “Glassy Brown '', decided to take a leap of faith and pursue her passion for baking cookies. Since entering the culinary world in 2015, Glassy Brown has expanded its operations both online and with multiple storefront locations that provide full-service catering for local customers and corporate clients. She also supports her local community by offering consultations to other small business owners and hosting cookie classes for youth. In addition to baker, business owner, and board member, Arlene is a podcaster, motivational speaker, and social media whiz.

Thomas J. Swan, Esq

Tom Swan is a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, a former City Council Representative, and an active community volunteer.

J. Roosevelt Smith

J. Roosevelt Smith is an entrepreneur and Burlington City Council representative.

Janice Lieljuris

Janice Lieljuris is the owner of the Albert V. Jaskol Agency and an active member of the Board.

John Hammer

Treasurer

John Hammer had a CPA office at 214 High Street in Burlington, which he owned and restored. He is active on several boards, usually as treasurer including, the West Jersey Rotary Club, Rotary District 7505 Gift of Life Foundation, The Orchid Foundation ( supports an orphanage in the Dominican Republic), and now the Main Street Burlington. He has also served on the Rotary Zone 28 Board, as Rotary District 7640 Youth Exchange Chair, as Rotary District 7500 Representative for the Rotary International 2015 Council on Legislation, past Board member for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, past treasurer for the Trident Swim Club in Edgewater Park, NJ, and past Treasurer of the Rotary Mid-Atlantic PETS. He is currently retired and lives in Burlington City.

David Ballard

City Council Appointee

David Ballard, a lifelong Burlington resident, brings extensive experience to the Main Street Burlington Board. With a BA in History Education and an MA in Supervision and Instruction, he served as an educator and principal before transitioning to roles in transportation and city administration, first as the Director of Housing and Community Development, then as Business Administrator, and currently as City Councilman. His commitment is reflected in his long-standing community involvement and service record, including Burlington Rotary and Member of the Land Use Board.