Sasa Olessi Montaño, Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Montano joined Meals on Wheels of Mercer County in August 2013 and brings with her a wealth of non-profit and management experience. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Johns Hopkins University, she is a past President of the Trenton School Board and adjunct professor at Rider University. She has held various leadership positions both at the County and municipal government level, in addition to being a past Executive Director of the YWCA of Trenton, founding Director of the Pace Center at Princeton University, and the founder of Latinas Unidas. She is a past member of the National Board of Meals on Wheels America, and is President of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) Board. She has served on numerous State Commissions and Boards, many with a focus on the City of Trenton and its residents. She currently serves on the Trenton Board of Education (second time), and on the NJ Center for Non Profits Board of Directors. She has served on the Trenton City Planning Board, the TASK Board of Directors, the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Trenton and the Rescue Mission of Trenton Board of Directors. She was selected in 2020 to be part of CHIEF, a national women’s leadership program.