Village Trustee Coallier
Donna moved to South Orange on Valentine’s Day weekend in 2003, and has been in love with our Village ever since. On any given morning, you will see her zip out of her home to log that week’s running miles. Donna is an amateur fitness and nutrition zealot. If given a chance, she will tell you all about her health journey and aspirations, and may just inspire you to further your own.
In 2017, Donna retired as a PwC partner to found her own organic food company; she now works from home right here in South Orange. As a PwC Partner she earned her chops in accounting and auditing, and ultimately made her way into leading multi-faceted finance and strategy advisory projects for her Fortune 100 clients. Donna was the Chief Diversity Officer for her business unit and a sought-after mentor to many of her colleagues.
Donna also brings public policy expertise to her candidacy. She was one of three accountants selected from a national field to win a two-year fellowship with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission. She is a former Chair to the Academic Advisory Council of the Michigan State University Accounting and Information Systems Department, and served on the Standard Setting Committee of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.
Notwithstanding the demands of her corporate career, and now as an entrepreneur, Donna is committed to serving others. Donna served on the SOPAC Board of Governors on the Executive and Audit Committees, and co-led SOPAC’s signature culinary performance event, Savor the Arts.
Through her role on the board of Hour Children, she worked with children of incarcerated women and their Moms to help them break the prison and poverty cycle. During the school year, Donna volunteers weekly to teach Girls Who Code at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Newark.