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Because Covenant House New Jersey serves homeless youth throughout the state of New Jersey and the number of properties we operate continues to increase to meet the needs of our young people, we have created several Program Boards to help us raise support to develop and sustain particular initiatives.

While our Program Boards have no legal governance responsibilities, they are integral in ensuring that the services that we provide to our young people continue. They do this by helping us to raise funds for their particular area of interest. We could not do what we do without them.

We celebrate our incredibly generous Program Board Members!

Community Program Board

Responsibilities of a Board Member:

Program Board members help us in four ways:

  1.  Friend-raising Goal.  Program Board members are our best ambassadors to educate others about their area of focus. We ask that each Program Board member connect 20 new people to Covenant House through events, volunteer experiences, and site tours each year. 
  2.  Fundraising Goal.  The ultimate goal is for the Program Board as a whole to fundraise the budget for their area of focus. As such we ask Board members to raise or donate a particular amount. We will assist you in raising these funds by providing numerous fundraising opportunities for you to reach out to others such as Sleep Outs, Night of Broadway Stars, and Spring Lake Golf Outing.
  3.  Onboarding. All new Program Board Members attend a 2-hour Covenant House Board Orientation. Of course, because we work with youth and are dedicated to their safety everyone has to successfully complete a background check.
  4.  Meetings.  Program Board members are asked to attend their Board’s quarterly meetings and any specific fundraising events your Board may organize during the year.

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Current Program Boards

Our Program Boards function is organized around the services within a particular community, a particular service we provide, or the demographics of the group itself.

If you are interested in learning more about our Program Boards please contact Susana Monteiro, 

Community Program Boards

Our Community Program Boards rally the support of the communities where they live or work.

These board members work to ensure all of the programs Covenant House New Jersey provides in their community thrive. Presently, we have three Community Program Boards.

Camden Community Program Board

Coordinator – Jennifer Williams

Roxanne BrownHelen DaviesZulma Lombardo
Judy CarpenterMatt DeinerGlen McDonald
Vince CeroliLorna KaimPhyllis Pritchard
Joe Conway

Atlantic City Community Program Board 

Coordinator – Jennifer Williams

Charisse FizerErin O'HanlonDiana Schuman
Steve FrankelMary Onwuka
Bill McMahonJerome Robinson

Asbury Park Community Program Board 

Coordinator – Susana Monteiro

Charlie CallariMario GallucciMaria Maita
Lee ClayAustin HagamanSal Maita
Liz DeBeerSybil HeineFran Miller-Smith
Jennifer EckhoffNancy IncremonaMarie Noglows
Allyson ForteShawn LenahanClare Ryan
Patty Gallagher

Service Program Boards

Our Service Program Boards rally around a particular service that we provide.

These board members work to ensure that a particular service continues. Often these are tied to one location. Following are our current Service Program Boards

Dove Learning Center Program Board 

Coordinator – Janette Scrozzo

Gary CouittPamela PeaceTodd Squilanti
Julie HassanLinda PetrosRon Vandermark
Marta LajmiBarry RichardsNicholas Vene
Jim LowJeff ScottCatherine Walsh
Brendan MonaghanPamela SelitttoSarah Williams

Legal Services Program Board 

Coordinator – Julia Einbond

Ethan BarliebAlanna KaufmanFelicia Murray
Christopher CavaiolaSusan LambiaseJeffrey Powell

Nancy’s Place Program Board 

Coordinator – Kathy Walsh

Nancy KingCheryl McNamara
Kelly McDonaldChristine Ordway

Newark Rights of Passage Program Board 

Coordinator – Janette Scrozzo

Ed AckerJennifer CoxKen Wasik
Steve BoufardEmily HarrisGerard Watson
Jim CowanDianna IvanovJeanne Williams

Raphael’s Life House Program Boards: North and South

Coordinator – Kyllian Warman


Lynne ByrneKatrina CunninghamKathleen Martarano
Rosemary ChersiJoelle HendricksonCarol Williams


Rachel DalyChar McGeeLatoya Rawlins
Rabihah Dunkin

Donor Group Program Boards

Our Donor Group Program Boards are made up of a similar group of people.

These Board members provide general support to Covenant House New Jersey. This allows us to utilize funds where they are needed most.


Young Professionals Program Board
Young Professionals Program Board 

Coordinator – Kirsten Corley

Interested in learning more?


Matthew White – President 

Leadership Board: Ann Pennington, Shivani Sethi, Elizabeth O’dell, Michael Dzema, Patrick Rafferty 

Thank you to our incredibly generous and hard-working Program Board Members!
We could not do what we do without you!

Are you a youth in need of help?