Our Team

Officers of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative (HTEI) form the Executive Board and serve in their positions for a term of two years.  All officers are members of the HTEI Board of Directors, which is comprised of five people currently.  Our organization has made commitments to increase Board diversity and maintain representation from HT residents.  Learn more about our Board members and officers below!

Current HTEI Board Members

Isis Williams

she/her/hersisis@haddontwpequityinitiative.org

President

Isis is a cofounder of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative and has served as the Board President since its inception. Isis found her life forever changed in 2020, and vowed to do her part to make her corner of this world better for all those who reside in it.

Isis believes in the power of community and connection to make long standing change. That as individuals, we have a personal obligation to uphold an environment where all can flourish and meet their full potential, while feeling supported in doing so. An accountant by trade and the Executive Director for a Minority owned Philadelphia based CPA firm, Isis believes that representation matters and is a critical component in change that will result in equitable access, diversity of thought leadership and empowerment  of individuals historically marginalized in our society.  

Isis is a resident of Haddon Township and serves on the Haddon Township School District Equity Committee in addition to leading the Haddon Township Parent Equity Group.  She has dedicated over 20 years to philanthropy and civic service, including her current roles as a Board member for the Haddon Township Board of Education, C.O.L.L.A.B., and the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

In 2022, Isis was honored for her leadership with HTEI and the inaugural Haddon Township Pride Parade + Events and was a recipient of the 2022 Camden County Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal.

Becky Reiser

she/her/hersbecky@haddontwpequityinitiative.org

Vice President

Becky is a contemporary artist who works and lives in Haddon Township, NJ, with her husband and their three children. In between earning her BFA from Pennsylvania State University and her MFA from Syracuse University – both with a concentration in Sculpture – Becky worked as the Director of the Public Art Academy’s Artist-in-Residence Program at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA.

Her work crosses disciplines – often introducing sound, performance and video to compose space and activate objects (found or constructed) – as she pushes her viewers to examine the desire that connects objects and people. Becky’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries such as KHB Weissensee, Berlin, Germany; 25CPW Gallery, New York, NY; Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY; and SUArt Galleries, Syracuse, NY.

As cofounder and Vice President of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative, Becky has begun the push for real equitable change across her community – focusing on relationship building, connectivity, and collaboration to create more inclusive spaces where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Becky was a guest on The Kinswomen Podcast, Episode 24, Be Like Becky, and a recent visiting artist at Penn State’s School of Visual and Performing Arts where she gave a lecture titled, An Intersection of Art, Activism, and Motherhood.

Carrie Grimmie

she/her/herscarrie@haddontwpequityinitiative.org

Secretary

Carrie is a lifelong resident of Haddon Township, co-founder of HTEI, and serves as the current Board Secretary.

Carrie spent a decade working at PHH Mortgage in Marketing & Communications returning to school in 2011 as part of the first cohort of Rowan University's Urban Teacher Residency Program. Through this program, Carrie earned a M Ed in Teacher Leadership and fulfilled her dream of teaching in Camden. She has spent the last 12 years serving students and families in Camden both as a teacher and school leader. Carrie currently works as the Senior Manager of School Operations at the Camden High Campus, Eastside High & Pride Academy.  

Carrie is proud to work alongside the other members of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative to recognize, understand, honor, and celebrate the beauty of diverse people, ideas, and lifestyles within our community. 

Treasurer

Bryan serves as the Treasurer of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative, striving to build a community that values and respects all people, regardless of their background or identity. As a resident of Haddon Township, Bryan acknowledges the Lenape people as the rightful owners of the land. They are a strong advocate for anti-racism and anti-discrimination policies and practices that center the experiences of historically marginalized individuals and communities.

As a learning strategist at PwC, Bryan brings valuable expertise in environmental social governance, sustainability, and technology risk and assurance to their role. Bryan also serves as the President of Torch Leadership Academy, a non-profit organization that runs a leadership program at Stockton University focused on servant leadership development in high school students and young professionals.

Bryan believes that true progress and positive change require an unwavering commitment to equity and justice for all people. Through their work with the Haddon Township Equity Initiative, Bryan is dedicated to building a community that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable for everyone.

Philip "Pip" Haxby-Thompson

he/him/hispip@haddontwpequityinitiative.org

Board Member

Pip co-runs JFKLiving with his husband Jeremiah - an LGBTQ+ owned real estate team, located right in the heart of Haddon Township. They love promoting the neighborhood and local businesses; and continue to fight for fair housing practices throughout the area and the U.S. 

Originally from the U.K., Pip has a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is also a trained sommelier. His involvement with the inaugural Pride celebrations in Haddon Township was one of the most rewarding things he has ever done, and he is thrilled to join the Haddon Township Equity Initiative. 

Board Member

Jeff is a resident of Haddon Township and was inspired to get more involved with HTEI after working with this group of amazing people on the inaugural Haddon Township Pride celebration.

By day, he works as an analyst with the United States Courts in Trenton. Jeff also serves as the board secretary for PFLAG Collingswood and has volunteered with the Humanity Preservation Foundation.

Jeff is a firm believer in HTEI’s commitment of creating and supporting a community that fosters a sense of belonging, where all historically marginalized members feel seen, heard, respected, and supported.

Brendan Slavin

he/him/his

Board Member, HTEI

Small business owner and Retail Manager, born and raised in Haddon Township class of 2003. After graduating, lived up and down the east coast from Savannah to NYC before making it back in town with his boyfriend Caleb.

Growing up in town, he always felt comfortable with being who he was but learned quickly after graduating that there are a lot of people in our community that have not been so lucky. He is grateful to be part of HTEI and couldn’t be more proud of our town for supporting such an amazing event like PRIDE and the work that HTEI has done to support the community.

Former HTEI Board Members

Founding Member

Genevieve is a MSW Admissions Interviewer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and is a cofounder of HTEI.

She is a master's level social worker with 10+ years experience in hospital, research, K-8 school, and higher education settings.

Founding Member

Kristen Carr Jandoli volunteers as a literacy tutor for Hopeworks, with the Haddon Township School District's special education parent advisory committee, and as a cofounder of HTEI. She is a trustee of the Haddon Township Education Foundation and lives in Haddon Twp with her husband and three teenagers.

Lauren Beals

she/her/herslauren@haddontwpequityinitiative.org

Founding Member

Lauren is a full-time mother, former teacher in HTSD, and is a cofounder of HTEI.

Founding Member

Michele is a school psychologist at the School District of Philadelphia and is a cofounder of HTEI.

Founding Member

With more than 20 years in corporate marketing and communications, Nicole leads marketing for PwC’s Financial Services practice. She grew up in the area and wants all community members to not only have the same joyful experiences she has had, but also be celebrated for all that they contribute to the beauty of our little town. Nicole lives in town with her husband and three children.

Ruth Malwitz

she/her/hersruth@haddontwpequityinitiative.org

Founding Member

Ruth is the Librarian and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator for the Lower School at Moorestown Friends School, mother of two, and is a cofounder of HTEI.