President – Jen Korab
Vice President –
Treasurer – Matt Guy
Secretary – Rebecca Newman
GET TO KNOW A FEW OF US A LITTLE BETTER
Courtney & Mike Newman are the founders of Steps Together. After meeting at the Philadelphia Marathon in 2004, they became training partners and soon married. During this time, they enjoyed five years of coaching the Strides For Hope Marathon team which raised funds for The Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey. Under their guidance, each participant trained to walk or run the 13.1 or 26.2 mile distance and raise a minimum of $3,000. Fifteen marathons later for Mike (PR Time of 2:36), and eight for Courtney (PR Time of 3:24), the birth of their second child officially made training and traveling to destination races too difficult and they semi-retired in 2010. Medical scares with both their children over the next 6 months brought to their attention the true cost of medical care and the importance of paying their blessings forward. They decided to combine their passion for fitness and fundraising by creating Steps Together and were honored to be selected as the People of 2012 by the Princeton Packet. Courtney was also named Somerset County Woman of the Year in the category of “Hometown Hero” in 2015. As a result of the project, Mike did become a bone marrow donor and now fully supports Be The Match. Click here to read his journey.
When they aren’t running, Mike is a mechanical engineer specializing in cryogenics for The Linde Group. Courtney is the Board President and Executive Director of Steps Together. She is also an event director and stay at home mom of their two children, Jacob (9) and Emma (6).
Jennifer Korab is the owner of Renaissance Hair Salon & Spa and Revival Barber Shop. She has been a hairstylist in Hillsborough for over 20 years. Jennifer not only has a passion for hair, she is very passionate about helping people in need. For the past 4 years she and her colleagues have done numerous fundraising events of cut-a-thons and fashions shows for township people who have been in need of a helping hand. Jennifer decided after doing many of these events on her own to join Steps Together. Jennifer hopes that working with Steps Together will help reach a much larger group and now serves as the Vice President of the Board.
Jennifer lives in Hillsborough with her husband Kyle. She and Kyle are graduates of Hillsborough HIgh School, and had lived in town for over 25 years.
Every Spring Jen hosts a fashion show to raise funds for Steps Together.
Hillarie Z. Scannelli is certified in Personal Training & Nutrition, and has a real passion for healthy eating, working out and helping others. Hillarie was a national fitness & figure competitor from 1995 through 1998, in addition to writing for Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine. Although Hillarie went to school for “business” back in 1983, she decided to pursue a career in the fitness industry when she received her certifications in 1998. And in 2009, Hillarie decided to give the fitness circuit another try, and she won her first figure competition. In addition to working as a trainer and nutritional consultant for TEST Sports Club in Martinsville, Hillarie had a successful home-based fitness business for 12 years. She decided to take a leap of faith in February 2012 when she and her husband, Michael Scannelli, opened a 4800 sq. ft. facility in Hillsborough called !MPACT Training.
Hillarie comes from a big family with two sisters, two brothers and loving parents; and unfortunately, lost her mom to long battle with colon cancer in 2013. Hillarie & Michael are originally from Union, New Jersey, and moved to Hillsborough in 2000 to start a family together. They have two boys, Anthonyand Joey, Hillarie & Michael are committed to helping people get healthier and fit – as well as organizing PAY-IT-FORWARD events at their training facility. In addition to trying to run a successful family business, Hillarie & Michael feel it is important to use their business as a platform to do good. Hillarie fell in love with Steps Together as !MPACT’s charity of choice and to date, has run several fundraising events for Steps Together beneficiaries. It is their hope to continue doing fundraisers to help this wonderful local charity. Click here to see their video on paying it forward: http://youtu.be/4j48JCJQthU
Diane Schilke is a lifelong resident of Hillsborough Township and has been very active in non-profits for the past 20 years serving on the Board of Directors of the Cancer Support Community for 6 years and as president of the Board for 3 years. She was previously on the Board of the Resource Center for Women and Their Families which supports victims of domestic violence and was a first responder for Hillsborough Township police for domestic abuse cases. She has been a leading realtor with RE/MAX Preferred Professionals in Somerset County since 2011. She enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren, Paige, Ben, Jacob and Emma and her husband John MacMaster. Her hobbies include cycling, gardening and reading.