Board of Directors
Mark Zacharczyk - President & Founder:
Christopher M Curcia is a Bank Mgr for Investors Bank N.A. in Red Bank . Chris Grew up in Matawan NJ and graduated St John’s Vianney High School in Holmdel. He attended Rowan University and has his BS in Business Administration. He has been in banking since '09 and with Investors Bank since 2014, bringing his branch to the level of Circle of Excellence. He is on 4 boards in the community he serves including; The Community YMCA of Red Bank, The Friends of the Monmouth County Parks, Family Resource Center , and The Believe Project. He also serves on committees for Lunch Break, Monmouth Arts, and the Monmouth Council Boy scouts. His mission is to bring value and positive change to his daily endeavors utilizing work, personal contacts, and engagement.
Margaret "Peggy" DeKastrozza is a Respiratory Therapist and Educator at Preferred Home Healthcare & Nursing Services. Peggy's career has been dedicated to providing respiratory care to adult and pediatric ventilator-dependent patients. A graduate of California College of Health Science with a degree in respiratory therapy, she brings a wealth of knowledge to The Believe Project regarding pediatric ventilator-dependent patients, their challenges, and the burden that this places on the families. Peggy is a resident of Brick, NJ.
Mark Zacharczyk was raised in upstate NY where he celebrated the most magical Christmases as a child. After moving back to NJ (where he was born), Mark joined Kiwanis of Greater Red Bank where he began helping local children in the community. It was there that he found that helping young ones with serious illnesses was especially rewarding. In 2013, getting tired of the progressive commercialization of the holidays, he decided to put the spirit of Christmas to use in a way that it was meant for & The Believe Project was born. Graduating cum laude from SUNY Albany business school, Mark has been a successful .com entrepreneur, restauranteur, and mortgage advisor. He works with his brother, Lee, at Guaranteed Rate. He is co-founder of LeTip Of Red Bank with his other brother, Ryan, who owns Zynergy Retirement Planning. His sister, Jennifer Giampietro, lives in Wyckoff, NJ and works as Corporate Counsel for Wyndam WorldWide. He resides in Ocean, NJ with his wife & two sons.
Andrea Pollara, CPC, ELI-MP is the CEO of Andrea Pollara Coaching, where she helps others discover the true meaning and potential in both their work and personal lives. She is a Certified Professional Life and Business Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). She has a diverse career background as an Educator, Sales Director, National Trainer, Skin Care Specialist and 24 years in the Dental Industry. Her extensive knowledge, experience, and networks from her practice brings tremendous value to the Board Of Directors. Andrea is a Jersey girl who was raised in Seaside Park, NJ with her 4 siblings, and is blessed with 15 nieces and nephews. Andrea is also a proud mother of a bright teen-aged daughter herself.
Kevin I. Asadi, Esq. is a partner with the Red Bank law firm Zager Fuchs, PC who has developed a broad transactional and litigation practice which includes real estate and business transaction, landlord/tenant, land use/development, property tax assessment appeals and trial work frequently dealing with real estate issues. Kevin served as a member on the Freehold Borough Planning Board from 2010 – 2013 and currently has the honor of serving as a member on the Freehold Township Zoning Board of Adjustment. Additionally, Kevin volunteers as a trustee/committee member of several non-profit organizations such as Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America, The Wright Way Through and The Believe Project. Kevin is an avid Rutgers Football and NY Giants fan and enjoys spending time with his family, friends and colleagues when he is not working.