- About Us
- Government & Policy
- Education & Training
- Sexual Violence in NJ
Staff and Trustees
Interim Executive Director
Director of Policy and Government Affairs
Jennifer Nix, JD, MPH
Director of Prevention and Evaluation
Jyoti Venketraman, MPA
Training and Program Coordinator
Fund Development Associate
NJCASA AMERICORPS MEMBERS
Capacity Development Specialist
Outreach & Volunteer Specialist
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Patricia Teffenhart-Maikos, WomenAware – Chair
Julia McClure, Esq. – Vice Chair
Nicole Bearce Albano, Lowenstein Sandler PC – Secretary
Darrin Ferrel, JP Morgan Chase – Treasurer
Judith W. Dorsey, Gannett Media
Christine Ferro, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Charlyn Frazier, Salem County Women's Services
Gabrielle Gault, Middlesex County Rape Crisis Intervention Center
Deborah Jacobs, Ms. Foundation
Sharon Levy, Taking Tea In Style
Linda Sloane Locke, St.Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Sophia Marandino, Center for Family Services, SERV Program
Philip McCabe, UMDNJ – School of Public Health
Erin O’Hanlon, Atlantic County Women’s Center
Stephen J. Oreski, D&S Psychological Services, LLC
Abdul Staten, Morris County Sexual Assault Center
Trustee affiliations are for information only.
ROLE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
As the elected body of NJCASA, the Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance and financial stability of the Coalition. Together with the professional staff and the Sexual Violence Program Members, the Trustees are responsible for the overall strategic direction of NJCASA.
Board members set broad policies and goals and give the Executive Director the responsibility to implement them in the day-to-day management of the Coalition. Board members also are "trustees" of the Coalition. They approve an annual budget (income and expense) that ensures that the Coalition can meet its financial needs. In addition, the Board monitors the overall health of the Coalition by reviewing annual reports of the auditor recommended by the Executive Director and/or Finance Committee. The Board of Trustees meets at least six times each year. It currently has four committees: Executive, Governance, Fundraising, and Finance.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for:
- Furthering the mission of NJCASA
- Promoting the development of the Coalition as a membership movement
- Establishing policy
- Insuring that the Coalition's policies and practices reflect NJCASA's organizational commitment to racial, ethnic and cultural diversity
- Insuring the financial integrity of the Coalition
- Raising funds
- Maintaining community relations
- Providing expertise
- Creating and approving strategic plans and directions
- Hiring, supporting, evaluating the Executive Director
- Insuring that the Coalition's programs match the mission
JOIN THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NJCASA is always open to new Trustees that bring expertise in the area of fund raising, governance, marketing, and strategic planning for the Board. The Board looks for candidates from all backgrounds that are committed to NJCASA’s mission. NJCASA prioritizes a board that is diverse in age, gender, race and ethnicity, as well as skill, life and work experience.
Applications are accepted throughout the year, but preferred by mid year and no later than September 1 to be considered for a term beginning the following January. Elections are held annually in mid-November for terms beginning January 1.
If you are interested in joining the Board of Trustees, please review the documents below and complete a Board Application.
If you cannot download these documents, but are interested in joining the Board of Trustees, please call 609.631.4450 to have these materials sent to you.