Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees supports HoLa's leadership with legal, financial and strategic guidance, and holds our school accountable for results.

Board Members

  • Nicole Cammarota, President |
  • Cindy Chin, Trustee |
  • Mark Galorenzo, Trustee |
  • Brigitte Kirk, Trustee |
  • Carlos Lejnieks, Trustee |
  • Jon Salinas, Trustee |
  • Cynthia Vazquez, Trustee |

Nicole Cammarota

Nicole Cammarota is a Senior Counsel for the federal government, specializing in international tax. She received a B.S. in Business, J.D., and M.B.A. with Honors from Indiana University.  She was an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and New York University and is currently a member of Indiana University’s Law School Alumni board.  In 2010, Nicole was one of five attorneys nationwide selected for the “Younger Federal Lawyer” award in recognition of her work with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the United Kingdom.  Nicole has two young children at HoLa.

Cindy Chin

Cindy Chin is Associate Provost and chief of staff to the Provost at Stevens Institute of Technology, responsible for strategic, administrative and financial operations and the Office of the Registrar. Cindy has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology, a Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Cindy lives with her husband and young daughter in Hoboken.

Mark Galorenzo

Mark Galorenzo has a BA in Economics from Duke University. Mark is a private real estate investor and developer and previously was an equity options market maker on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor.

Brigitte Kirk

Brigitte Kirk is a CPA, currently serving as Director, Finance at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ.  She received a BA in mathematics and an International Studies Certificate from Connecticut College, Phi Beta Kappa, and a MS in Accounting from the University of Hartford.  Brigitte is a mother of four including two alumni of HoLa and two current HoLa students.

Carlos Lejnieks

Carlos Lejnieks is CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, a trustee at Jersey City Medical Center, NJCU Foundation and a Board of Regent at Saint Peter’s University. He is Chair emeritus of the NJ Charter Schools Association. A Hoboken resident, Carlos has a BA from Brown University, an MSc from London School of Economics and an honorary doctorate from Saint Peter’s University.

Jonathan Salinas

Jonathan Salinas is an operating executive in the investment management industry.  He graduated from Rutgers College, Phi Beta Kappa, and received his MBA from Columbia Business School where he has served as an adjunct professor since 2011.

Cythia Vazquez

Cynthia Vazquez is of Puerto Rican decent and a native of Jersey City, NJ.  She currently holds a position as the Assistant Director & Certification Officer at  New Jersey City University, College of Education – Center for Teacher Preparation & Partnerships. She has held various civic and community leadership roles both on campus and in the surrounding community. She holds a seat at NJCU’s College of Education Advisory Council, and is also a member of the NJCU College of Education Executive Council.

As a community activist, she is also the President Elect of the Jersey City Rotary Club Chapter which the one of the largest community service organizations world wide.  She is also a partner with The Flow Initiative, which is an initiative that is trying to eradicate Period Poverty and holds a seat on the Education Committee for Save Latin America.

Cynthia received her B.A. from Rutgers College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick N.J,  and is a Graduate of NJCU’s MA Certified Teacher Education program with a certificate in ESL.

Public Notice


In compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A.10:4-6et.seq.), notice is hereby given that the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School Board of Trustees has approved the following meetings to be held at the dates and times below. The meetings will be called to order at 7:15 p.m. at 301 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030. Formal action will be taken.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • Tuesday May 11, 2021
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Board Minutes

Board Minutes can be found here

Annual Report

Each year, HoLa is required to submit an Annual Report to the New Jersey Department of Education, indicating progress on academic measures and mission-specific goals. Click below to view our most recent Annual Report.

Annual Report 2018

OPRA Requests

Digna Moreira is custodian of HoLa’s records, in accordance with Public Law 2001, c.404. For further information, please contact the school at

OPRA Request Form

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