Foundation Academies Board of Trustees

Strengthening Our Collaborative Influence as a Positive Pillar In the Trenton Community

Board Leadership

Richard Seigler

Richard Seigler-Carter, Board President

Richard serves as Managing Director at LeveragED Foundation. Before joining the LeveragED team, Richard served as Managing Director of Schools at Success Academy, managing a portfolio of 13 elementary and middle schools. In addition to managing schools, he also designed and led Success Academy's teacher on-boarding and training program, training over 700 new teachers. Richard had many roles at Success including teacher, Dean of Students, Principal and Director of Culture. As a principal, his school was recognized with a National Blue Ribbon Award for its academic results, one of only five schools in Harlem to ever receive that award. Richard received his BS from SUNY College at Old Westbury, MBA from University of Phoenix and Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University.

Jacqueline Griffith, Board President

Jacqueline Griffith, Vice President

Jacqui grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from Barnard College with a degree in American Studies. She earned an M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr College and worked for many years as a clinical social worker, specializing in the field of child and adolescents. She also holds a Master of Letters from Drew University. Jacqui and her husband live in New Hope, PA, and have two adult children. Jacqui is a community volunteer and has been active on several boards in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

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Stacy A. Denton - Secretary/Treasurer

Stacy earned her Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University and her Bachelor of Arts in Law & Justice Studies and Sociology with a concentration in African American Studies from Rowan University. She is the Director of Mercer County Community College’s Upward Bound program. 

Kimme Carlos

Kimme Carlos

Kimme is a graduate of Regent University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and a minor in Psychology. She is the co-Founder and Lead Facilitator of Sister Wellness Retreats; a certified health and wellness coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition; a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid; and author of the published book The Window of Grace: Living in Recovery through Christian Faith.


Duncan Harrison, Jr.

Duncan Harrison Jr. joined the Princeton University Office of Community and Regional Affairs in 2021. In his role as Assistant Director for Regional Affairs, he strengthens engagement between the University and community organizations.
Duncan was the youngest African-American in the City of Trenton’s history to be elected as Councilman At-Large, serving from 201-2014. He previously served as Associate Executive Director for the Father Center of New Jersey.
A native Trentonian, Duncan received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology focused on criminal justice from Delaware State University, and as a National Urban Fellow, he received his Master’s in Public Administration from Bernard M. Baruch College, the City University of New York.
He has received certifications from Harvard University, Cornell University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Duncan is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Todd W. Kent, Ph.D.

Todd is Director of Teacher Certification and a lecturer for Princeton University’s Program in Teacher Preparation. He serves as secretary for the New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and is a member of the Accreditation Panel for the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University and earned his doctorate in educational evaluation from the University of Virginia. 

Carl Seiden

Carl Seiden

For the last thirty years, Carl and his wife Vanessa Sandom have lived in Hopewell Township, NJ, where they raised their two sons. In 2007, Carl founded Seiden Pharmaceutical Strategies, LLC, which primarily provides business strategy consulting services to biopharmaceutical companies and investment banks, as well as investment analysis to institutional investors.  From 1992 to 2006, Carl was a highly-regarded pharmaceutical industry securities analyst employed by Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., JPMorgan Equity Research, and UBS Securities. Prior to that, Carl was an executive at Bristol-Myers Squibb and General Electric. Carl earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Union College.

For Board of Trustees meeting schedule and minutes, visit the Meetings page here.

Advisory Grievance Committee

The bylaws of Foundation Academy state the following: In accordance with New Jersey law (N.J.S.A.18A:36A-15), the Board of Trustees shall establish an Advisory Grievance Committee comprised of both parents and teachers to make non-binding recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning the disposition of complaints.

The Advisory Grievance Committee shall have four members who will serve one year terms, with one member designated as chairperson by the other committee members. Committee members shall be appointed each year at the first Board of Trustees meeting following the annual meeting or as soon thereafter as practicable. Advisory Grievance Committee members may serve no more than two consecutive terms on the committee.