Meet Our Co-Founders

Katie Como

As an architect working on low-income and affordable housing, Katie has seen firsthand how public policy can elevate the lives of those who are less fortunate. As a political and community activist, she sees the areas that policy has neglected. She helped to found Chilltown United because she believes if we work together as neighbors and friends, we can ensure social and economic justice for all.

 

Elizabeth Gardner  

Starting with a childhood of tagging along with her father to help at her local food bank, community involvement has always been important to Elizabeth. As nonprofit professional in workforce development, Elizabeth has spent her career working to eliminate barriers for low-income individuals locally and across the country. Involved in the Jersey City nonprofit world since 2009, Elizabeth has witnessed the day-to-day challenges local families face in securing basic necessities that many of us take for granted. As a co-founder of Chilltown United, Elizabeth hopes to eliminate one source of stress for struggling families in our community.

 

Nicole Spector

After becoming a mom for the first time, three years ago, Nicole experienced first hand how many diapers, wipes, and formula babies go through each day. These are only some necessities young children need and they can become costly. When she was asked to participate in Chilltown United, she jumped at the chance to help babies, children and parents in her community with such a simple yet sometimes burdensome need.