Sasa Olessi Montaño, Chief Executive Officer
Sasa joined Meals on Wheels of Mercer County in August 2013 and brought 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 within the Mercer County and Trenton City governments, in addition to being a past Executive Director of the YWCA of Trenton and founding Director of the Pace Center at Princeton University. In 1993, Sasa founded Latinas Unidas, a program that supports immigrant families acclimate with language, job and life-skills. She has served on numerous National, State, and local Boards including the National Board of Meals on Wheels America, the Trenton City Planning Board, the TASK Board of Directors, and the Rescue Mission of Trenton Board of Directors. She currently serves as President of the Board of the Latin American Legal and Education Fund (LALDEF), and was selected to be part of CHIEF, a national women’s leadership program.
“Meals on Wheels was a natural next step in my career. My grandparents were a big part of my life growing up and I am still blessed to have my 87 year old dad. They taught me so much over the years. I share this passion of our elders sharing their knowledge and experienced with us. It's an honor and a privilege to serve them.”