Without our dedicated staff, we would not be able to provide the high quality of service that we strive for. A dynamic group of dreamers and doers committed to building better, brighter communities through entrepreneurship, members of the RTC team share the common goal of changing lives through economic empowerment.
Program Director of the Community Business Academy
Mary Sansait is the Program Director of the Community Business Academy (CBA), working with Jay Savulich, Managing Director of Programs. In addition to administrative support for our signature 12-week program, she is responsible for developing and managing community partner relationships in Hudson County. Mary oversees the implementation of recruitment goals and outreach strategies, enabling our CBA to reach high potential Hudson County participants. Upon completion of her Planning and Public Policy degree at Rutgers University, Mary’s passion for community development grew stronger while serving an AmeriCorps term as Volunteer Coordinator and Violence Against Women Act Specialist for the International Institute of New Jersey.
Mary is also an accomplished singer, recording artist and entrepreneur who uses her skills to engage creative entrepreneurs in the community with markets in the North Jersey area. Her passion in fusing community development with the arts is a direct result of Rising Tide Capital’s art, music and vendor festival called ARTfest! which showcases Rising Tide’s artist entrepreneurs.