Our Team

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Matthew Feinstein
Executive Director

Mr. Feinstein has been involved with NJ LEEP from its inception and became Executive Director in 2014. He holds a B.A. from The University of Maryland at College Park and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a Chancellor Scholar and a member of the Legislative Journal. He is also a graduate of the Rutgers Business School Institute for Ethical Leadership, Nonprofit Executive and Emerging Leader, and Executive Fellows Certificate Programs. He has also completed coursework in non-profit management at Harvard Business School.  

Email:  mfeinstein@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 205


Elizabeth Abitanto
Managing Director of Programs

Ms. Abitanto holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University-Newark, and an M.P.A. from Rutgers University, where she also earned a certificate in non-profit management. Ms. Abitanto has worked as a manager at a professional tutoring services company, and she has managed volunteer initiatives to serve low-income and homeless New Jersey residents. Ms. Abitanto has also had leadership roles in political campaigns and academic enrichment programs for urban youth. Ms. Abitanto believes passionately in providing urban youth with high expectations modeling which reveals to them the possibilities of college achievement in their lives.

Email:  eabitanto@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 204


Abdurrahman Ajeigbe
College Access Coordinator

Mr. Ajeigbe is a recent graduate of Georgetown University with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Education. A native of Newark, Mr. Ajeigbe is also an alumnus of NJ LEEP’s class of 2013 and has been involved in the program as a grammar instructor for the Saturday Writing Program. As a graduate of the program, he is committed to mentoring the next generation of scholars from the Greater Newark area to help them realize their potential in college and beyond.

Email:  aajeigbe@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555


Onaje Crawford
College Access Coordinator & Writing Instructor

Mr. Crawford holds a B.S. in Political Science from Boston University. He has worked in multi-faceted administrative and educational roles for a charter school in Newark, NJ. He has extensive leadership experience with many organizations, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has also worked for a math empowerment program and a mentoring program for urban youth as well as a mentoring program for juvenile offenders in Boston. Mr. Crawford has been with NJ LEEP since the beginning of its College Bound Program in 2007, and he has been an anchoring presence in the community since its inception.

Email: onajecrawford@njleep.org


Bradley DeGarmo
Legal Education Coordinator

Mr. DeGarmo is a recent graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where he obtained a B.A. in Criminology and Law Studies as well as in Peace Studies. During his time as an after school program tutor in Milwaukee, Mr. DeGarmo gained experience working with youth and helping with academic skill development. Mr. DeGarmo is one of two Jesuit Volunteers working with NJ LEEP this year. He is looking forward to making the most out of his experience and truly wants to foster relationships with the students he will be teaching. 

Email: bdegarmo@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555


Claire Dragon
Managing Director
of External Engagement

Ms. Dragon holds a B.A. in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.P.A. from Baruch College. She has worked in nonprofits for the past decade with a focus on fundraising, volunteer management and external affairs. Ms. Dragon is excited to help break the cycle of poverty in high-need communities by helping high school students achieve their dream of graduating from college.

Email: cdragon@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 208


Victoria Finn
External Engagement Manager

Ms. Finn holds her B.A. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick where she double majored in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies. After dedicating her year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA to NJ LEEP, she was hired as their Development Coordinator for the organization.  A longtime resident of New Jersey, she is very excited to working towards the mission of NJ LEEP where every student should be given the opportunity to realize their dream of succeeding in college and beyond.

Email: vfinn@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 209


Marissa Geraghty
Director of College Access and Success

Ms. Geraghty served as a Jesuit Volunteer Corps member with NJ LEEP in 2012 and we are thrilled to have welcomed her back to NJ LEEP! She has a B.A. in Psychology from The College of the Holy Cross and an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Email: mgeraghty@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 206


Joy Osahon
College Student Success Manager

Ms. Osahon holds a B.S. in Public Health (Health Promotion) and a M.A. in Women's Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. Ms. Osahon has previously worked with the homeless population, in high school and middle school settings fulfilling various roles and in the field of career readiness with disconnected youths. Ms. Osahon passionately believes in providing all students with academic and social emotional resources and tools needed to be successful throughout high school, college and post college years.

Email: josahon@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 200


Razeya Rahman
Operations and Program Manager

Ms. Rahman is a recent graduate of The College of New Jersey, where she received a B.A. in English. She is also a graduate of NJ LEEP’s Class of 2012. During her summer breaks from college, she interned at NJ LEEP in different capacities in order to learn more about non-profits. She is now NJ LEEP’s full-time Operations and Program Manager, and she is thankful for the opportunity to work at and give back to an amazing program that has helped her with her social and professional development.

Email: rrahman@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 207


Sergio Seijas
Dean of Student and Family Affairs

Mr. Seijas holds a B.S. in Biology from Seton Hall University. Upon graduation he enrolled at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he served as Co-Director of the Urban Health Initiative Clinic at Cooper University Hospital and developed programming that helped to address the unmet healthcare needs of the local community. He went on to pursue his interest in community programming at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America where he served as Regional Education and Support Manager for the Greater New York area. A lifelong resident of Newark, he is committed to building bridges in the community and dedicated to providing the students and families of NJ LEEP with the tools and resources they need to thrive and succeed.

Email: sseijas@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 202


Sophie Snider
College Bound Program Coordinator

Ms. Snider graduated from Creighton University with a B.A. in Graphic Design and English. She is serving at NJ LEEP this year through Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Ms. Snider is excited about the opportunity to build relationships with students at NJ LEEP and to work towards a more just and loving world.

Email: ssnider@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555


Catherine Ventura
Enrollment and Data Manager

Ms. Ventura holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Literature from Seton Hall University. While completing her graduate degree, she began teaching first-year English classes at Seton Hall University and continued teaching after graduation. Ms. Ventura began with NJ LEEP as a Saturday Writing Instructor, teaching reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. As a former first-generation college student and a Paterson, New Jersey native, she is deeply passionate about education and the various ways in which it can change the lives of students. Ms. Ventura is excited to be a part of NJ LEEP and to focus on the academic and personal development of urban youth.

Email: cventura@njleep.org
Phone: 973-297-1555, ext. 201


Matthew Feinstein
Executive Director

Elizabeth Abitanto
Managing Director of Programs

Abdurrahman Ajeigbe
College Access Coordinator

Onaje Crawford
College Access Coordinator & Writing Instructor

Bradley DeGarmo
Legal Education Coordinator

Claire Dragon
Managing Director of External Engagement

Victoria Finn
External Engagement Manager

Marissa Geraghty
Director of College Access and Success

Joy Osahon
College Student Success Manager

Razeya Rahman
Operations and Program Manager

Sergio Seijas
Dean of Student and Family Affairs

Sophie Snider
College Bound Program Coordinator

Catherine Ventura
Enrollment and Data Manager