Our Team

Katherine Durante

Executive Director

kdurante@oceanfirstfdn.org  732-240-4500 ext. 1742

Kathy joined the Foundation as Executive Director in 2003 and is one the founding Board Members serving since 1996. She’s worked in the nonprofit sector for 28+ years previously serving as Executive Director of a United Way.

She is a Rutgers grad and outside the office, she’s kept busy by her family that loves to travel and spend time together.


Lisa Petrozzello

Office Manager

info@oceanfirstfdn.org  732-240-4500 ext. 1743

Lisa joined OceanFirst Foundation in 2019 and has 35+ years of administrative experience with 20 years in the nonprofit sector. She  performs general administrative functions for the office including bookkeeping, correspondence and scheduling.

Her greatest accomplishment in life is raising her strong, compassionate, and free-spirited daughter. When not in the office you can find Lisa spending time with family and friends enjoying a good laugh or a game of poker.

Stephanie Toal

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

stoal@oceanfirstfdn.org 732-240-4500 ext. 1744

Stephanie joined the OceanFirst Foundation team in March 2018. She helps tell the story of the Foundation’s positive impact on the people and nonprofits supported by grant programs. She also promotes the Foundation’s special programs, events and opportunities.

She is a graduate of Seton Hall University and is a big sports fan. She is an avid runner and roots for Seton Hall Basketball, the New York Giants and all things Notre Dame.