2023-2024 Junior League of Greater Princeton Board of Directors
President, Uta Steinhauser
Uta Steinhauser joined the Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP) as a Provisional member in the fall of 2009. Ms. Steinhauser has served the League in various positions including Admissions Co-Chair, Membership Manager, Director of Operations and as JLGP President in 2021-2022. She is a career public health professional with over 20 years of experience in the field and holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Rutgers University, School of Public Health with a dual concentration in epidemiology and health education.
Ms. Steinhauser works for the New Jersey Department of Health as the lead evaluator for the Department’s chronic disease prevention program. In this capacity, Ms. Steinhauser is responsible for developing and operationalizing the evaluations for the tobacco, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity prevention programs. She is also responsible for monitoring statewide surveillance data for chronic conditions and their risk factors, as well as grant writing, reporting and strategic planning. Ms. Steinhauser resides in Princeton Junction with her husband, Ben, and two children.
President-Elect, Lizzie Salita
Lizzie Salita joined the Junior League of Greater Princeton in 2017 and has since served as Social Media Chair, Web Coordinator, Communications Manager, and Secretary. She was named the League’s 2018 “Woman to Watch”. Lizzie has eight years of professional experience as a software engineer and technical lead, specializing in software development for federal government clients. She is currently a Senior Lead Engineer for Booz Allen Hamilton, where she received a 2019 Values in Practice Award (the firm’s highest individual honor). Lizzie grew up in Richmond, Virginia and studied computer science at William & Mary, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in Lawrenceville with her husband, Michael, and their two children.
Director of Operations, Zoe Baker
Zoe Baker has been a member of the Junior League of Greater Princeton since 2021. Her League positions have included Book Club Chair, Development Committee Member, and Member Events Committee Member. Zoe has also been a member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven and the Junior League of Dallas. Outside the JLGP, Zoe works in operations and most recently ran a small womenswear line. She holds a BA in Theatre and Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. Zoe is originally from Houston, Texas, and moved to West Windsor with her husband, Will in 2021. Zoe and Will welcomed their son into the world in 2022.
Secretary, Alex Hartz
Alex Hartz has been a member of the Junior League since 2019 and started her provisional year in Nashville, TN. In 2020, she transferred her membership to the Junior League of Greater Princeton where she has spent the last 3 years working on the Development Committee working in preparation for the Centennial Gala as well as Strategic Future Development planning. Outside of the League, Alex is a Sr. Clinical Recruiter and has been in recruitment for the last 10 years. She is a graduate of Southern Adventist University with a degree in Fine Art. In her free time, she enjoys blogging, DIY projects around the house, and volunteering at White Hill Mansion and Rolling Harvest Food Rescue.
Treasurer, Hitomi Margadonna
Hitomi has been a JLGP member since 2013. She served in several leadership positions including co-chair for Women & Children for 2 years, co-chair for Event Committee for 3 years. She also received JLGP’s Individual Leadership Award in 2016.
Hitomi grew up in Japan and came to the US to study business after working for Hitachi, a consumer electronics company in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from the College of New Jersey with BS in Marketing. She has 30 years of working experience in the financial industry, starting with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in Jersey City. Since 1997, Hitomi has been with Bloomberg LP as a Fixed Income Senior Data Analyst where she oversees data validation and integrity, and leads a team to develop new products and analytical tools for convertible bonds and other fixed income securities.
Through Bloomberg, she also has served many communities as a volunteer. She enjoys walking to the New Hope/Lambertville area with her husband, twin sons and Daisy (dog).
Nominating Director, Alaina DeWitt
Alaina joined the JLGP in 2016 and has served the League as a member of the Children’s Committee, the Grants and Scholarships Committee, Admissions Chair, Membership Manager and President-Elect before becoming President during the 2022-2023 League year.
In her two-year term as Membership Manager, Alaina worked to amend Active member requirements and facilitated a redesign of the new member class. As President, Alaina continued her focus on membership growth and retention, designing our rolling admissions model. With nearly 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Career Coaching, Alaina brings a diverse background to her role as a Human Resources Specialist with Insperity. Alaina received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from The College of New Jersey and her Employment Specialist Certification from Rutgers University. In addition to her work with the Junior League, Alaina sits on the Internal Affairs Committee for Alternatives Community Support Services and on the Human Resources Committee for the Franklin Food Bank. Alaina lives in Peapack, NJ with her husband, Matthew, and her sons, Jack and Benjamin.
Sustainer Director, Christina Bailey
Christina Bailey joined the Junior League of Greater Princeton (JLGP) in 2008. In her 15 years of volunteer service with the JLGP, she has served as Community Vice President, Co-Chair for the Centennial Grant Committee, Placement Advisor, Communications and Community Team Manager, and in other Community Council roles. Christina has also served as a Trustee of The Princeton Blairstown Center (PBC) and now sits on the Advisory Board. A strategic communications professional, she coordinates marketing for a Princeton-based design-build firm. Christina holds an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and an M.A. from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University.