Meet the Original Team

Board Members Jan 2020 - July 2023

Matthew Zhang
- Founder and President -

Matthew Zhang is a senior at Livingston High School. There, he is a captain of the Debate team and Vice President of FBLA. Matthew avidly participates in community service, consistently volunteering for his Church and school, independent service events, and large non-profit organizations. He is also a volunteer instructor at multiple debate camps that teach underprivileged kids public speaking and debate skills. His favorite hobbies include playing basketball, reading, and creative writing!

Harris Rosenthal
- Chairman -

Harris Rosenthal is an enthusiastic student with a love for learning and technology. Harris serves as the president of the Friendship Circle, an organization that helps kids with disabilities or special needs. Additionally, he has been a passionate investor since age 8 who regularly attends the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. In spare time, Harris enjoys world travel and playing basketball. Harris believes in the philosophy, “The harder you work the luckier you get.” 

Anuvik Das
- Service Coordination Executive -

Anuvik Das is a senior at Livingston High School, and participates in basketball, Lincoln-Douglas debate, chorus, mock trial, and community service at various events and organizations. He has lots of experience volunteering for the West Essex YMCA, The Wounded Warrior Project, and the Livingston Public Library. Anuvik enjoys playing sports and exercising. His favorite subject in school is any course that involves math. Anuvik is extremely optimistic about making a difference for the community with the LYOHS! 

Kishan Bava
- Chief Financial Officer -

Kishan Bava is a senior at Livingston High School. He is a member of the FBLA and high school math team. Kishan has participated in many town clean-ups, volunteered for local non-profit organizations, and helped distribute food to impoverished children. Kishan has always had a deep interest in mathematics and has gone on to win many awards at numerous competitions. He gives back to his community by sharing his experiences and knowledge to younger kids in his town who also have an interest in math. During his free time, Kishan enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and reading.

Nidhi Gosalia
- Director of Program Development, Webmaster -

Nidhi Gosalia is a senior at Livingston High School. She is President of both the high school Coding Club and her service organization, CoderGals 2.0, volunteering to empower young students with business and computer programming knowledge across New Jersey. Nidhi is also highly active in her high school’s Student Government, FBLA chapter, and fencing team. In her free time she enjoys painting, coding, and reading.

Dylan Perlstein
- Chief Strategy Officer -

Dylan Perlstein is a senior at Livingston High School. At school, Dylan is a captain of the Varsity Basketball team, where he has played since he was a freshman. He is also a founder and president of his school’s Pickleball Club. He loves community service, as he has volunteered as a youth basketball coach for many years and as a coach at the dedication of Ryan’s Field at Lifetown. Dylan has also worked with children for the past two summers, as a counselor at a sports camp and a general day camp. He looks forward to continued work with the LYOHS as their Chief Strategy Officer!

Neal Hejib
-Director of Strategic Partnerships-

Neal Hejib is a senior at Livingston High School. He participates in many extracurricular activities such as Public Forum debate, the robotics team, and the soccer team. Neal has lots of community service experience from volunteering at Sanskriti in Livingston, New Jersey. Some of the hobbies that he is passionate about are sports and coding. His favorite subject in school is math and he is looking forward to helping the community with LYOHS.

Jake Fersko
- Marketing Manager -

Jake Fersko is a senior at Livingston High School. There, he is the vice president of the Chinese Honors Society and plays on the soccer team. Jake has tried to help the community and the world starting at a young age. He has donated money to charities, given sports lessons to many kids, and helped children with disabilities.  Specifically, he is a shadow for Shining Stars, a program to help kids with disabilities interact and play sports. In his free time, he enjoys working out, hanging with friends, and writing, among others.  He is looking forward to and excited to further contribute to the community!

Isaiah Chang
- Ambassador Team Supervisor -

Isaiah Chang is a senior at Livingston High School. There, he has served as a class representative in the Student Government and is a member of the Model United Nations club. Isaiah plays basketball as a winter sport and lacrosse as a spring sport. His favorite subject is English. Isaiah serves at a homeless shelter from time to time in Hackensack, NJ often with his church. He enjoys playing video games and spending time with his family.

Helen Cheng
- Director of Community outreach -

Helen Cheng is a senior at Livingston High school. She actively volunteers at the Community FoodBank of NJ and is the secretary for the Teen Leadership Council there. She also was a volunteer soccer coach at a summer camp for kids and now hosts free Zoom and live soccer sessions for little kids in her town. She plays club soccer and enjoys playing basketball, baking, running, and painting.

Rishab Bamzai
- Chief Executive of event and media arrangements -

Rishab Bamzai is a senior at Livingston High School. At school, he participates in baseball, speech and debate, and coding. Outside of school, Rishab enjoys playing all kinds of sports and runs a YouTube channel where he creates and posts his own music.

Raghav Ladda
- Chief Operating Officer -

Raghav Ladda is a senior at Livingston High School. Raghav has done community service his entire life – participating in food drives and fundraisers, along with his volunteer work at the Livingston Public Library where he would read to young children still developing their comprehension skills. Raghav’s hobbies include watching and playing sports, biking, playing the guitar, and reading.

Adarsh Patel
- Chief Officer of technology and project design -

Adarsh Patel is a rising senior at Livingston High School. Adarsh has been volunteering at B.A.P.S. non-profit charities, a youth development center, for over 10 years. At his school, he is a member of the FBLA and HOSA. Adarsh is also a member of the 3-year Science Research Program at LHS. Adarsh is an amazing content creator, and is skilled in design applications such as Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.

Zachary Feldman
- Secretary -

Zachary Feldman is a senior at Livingston High School. Zach is a member of the FBLA, and a starter on the boys varsity soccer team. Zach’s spends time volunteering at Friendship Circle and offering his time to children at his temple. In addition, Zach has recently become a member of Talenthood, a social media app that raises money for three local charities through soccer practice lessons to local children. Zach  also spends his time playing for his soccer club STA, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Hugo Vays
– Chief Communications Officer –

Hugo Vays is a senior at Livingston High School. He is a member of FBLA, Key Club and the Livingston High School Chess team. He is also a Co-Founder of the Livingston High School’s Investing Club and is a Student Liaison for the Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities. In his free time, Hugo likes to play sports and spend time with family and friends.

David Zoller
- Chief Human Resources Officer -

David Zoller is a senior at Livingston High School. David is a member of FBLA and its Community Service Committee for 2 years, the treasurer of HOSA, and on the Greenbinz Publicity Team. He also participates in Key Club, Investing Club, People Helping People Club, and LHS Mentors. David takes part in community service, specifically volunteering through an organization called Conversations to Remember during the school year and Shining Stars in summer 2021. He enjoys giving back to his community in various ways by doing whatever he possibly can to aid the lives of the people around him. David’s hobbies include playing basketball, soccer, reading, and playing the guitar and piano.

Adin Kurtz
- Events Supervisor -

Adin Kurtz is a senior at Livingston High School. At school, Adin takes part in many extracurricular activities such as being apart of FBLA and volunteering in Key Club. Adin is also the Class Representative in the LHS United Way Varsity Letter Club. In addition, he loves to stay active and play sports. Adin participates in both the Livingston High School lacrosse and basketball teams. All of his life, he has been involved in community service in one way or another. Working at a food pantry, aiding the less fortunate, or even offering his time to help children in need. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Adin is very thrilled working for the LYOHS as a board member!

Matthew Kaye
- Chair of the committee on socioeconomic inequality-

Matthew Kaye is a senior at Livingston High School. He is a member of both the varsity basketball and soccer teams at LHS. Matthew is passionate about bettering the community as he actively volunteers for LYOHS, is on the Community Service Committee for FBLA, and has been a member of Key Club for 3 years. Matthew has also given private basketball lessons to many elementary students because he loves teaching the sport. This summer, he plans on serving as a counselor at a kids’ sleepaway camp. Matthew looks forward to continuing to aid the community with LYOHS as one of their Committee Chairs!

Jake Einzig
- Ambassador Liaison to the Board -

Jake Einzig is a senior at Livingston High School. He competes for the school’s varsity tennis team, where he has been a member of the starting lineup for the past couple of years. Out of his love for helping others and his love for the sport, Jake has given tennis lessons to many elementary and middle school students in his town. Jake has also served the community in various ways. For example, he has been an extremely active member of the LYOHS Ambassador Team, where he has contributed significantly to the success of many fundraisers and volunteer events. Moreover, Jake is a member of the FBLA Community Service Committee, where he helps organize and contributes to service projects. During his free time, Jake loves to ski, bike, travel, meet new people, and spend quality time with his family and friends. Jake has a true passion for helping the people around him, and enjoys spreading his positivity to everyone he meets!

Rahul Koppisetti

-Member of the Committee on low-income Community outreach-

Rahul Koppisetti is a senior at Livingston High School. He is passionate about topics related to biology, history, and philosophy. At school, he is the Feedback and Data Chairman for the Organization of Student Tutors and a board member of the Biology Club. Recently, he was selected as a winner of the 2022 New York Times STEM Writing Competition. Additionally, he published a research paper on computational analysis of neurodegenerative diseases in the International Youth Neuroscience Association Journal. Rahul is excited to serve the community through LYOHS!