Personnel

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Bernice Vanderpool
Managing Consulting Director

Bernice has decades of extensive not-for-profit management experience. She uses this experience to manage both the daily operations and the long-term direction of Family Promise of Hudson County’s programming. Since her year of consulting for FPHC, both rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention program components have been successfully added. Bernice also added key personnel to enhance the current and new programming. 

    

Additionally, Bernice has put into place a short-term plan for 2021-22 goal development. During the 2020-21 grant cycle, she succeeded in helping FPHC receive over $125,000 in public and private funds for new programming. Bernice has strategically planned for the crucial fundraising campaigns of FPHC while overseeing the planning of our 2021-22 fundraising events to maximize donor engagement.

Contact Bernice at: b.vanderpool@familypromisehudsoncounty.org

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Bernadette Meggett
HPP Senior Case Manager

As the senior case manager, Bernadette provides intake and  assessment and ongoing case management services for our Homelessness Prevention Program. She participates in the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Service Plan jointly with clients to establish measurable goals and objectives. She also conducts regular meetings with clients to perform an ongoing assessment of needs and provides comprehensive case management services to clients. 

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Elena Gurczeski
Program Director

Elena assists our clients and potential clients with all paperwork and applications. She handles all inquiries regarding the Homelessness Prevention Program. Elena is a criminal justice student with plans to attend law school after graduation.

Contact Elena at: e.gurczeski@familypromisehudsoncounty.org

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Alyssa Lopez
Research Director

As Research Director, Alyssa handles the gathering and mass spread of important information to the public in the name of Family Promise of Hudson County (FPHC). This includes the website, newsletter, and all fundraisers held. She also supervises the Research Specialist to give helpful advice and ensure that the Research Department of FPHC runs smoothly. Alyssa is a student with plans to go into webpage development.

Contact Alyssa at: a.lopez@familypromisehudsoncounty.org

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Donald Davis Jr.
Research Specialist

As Research Specialist, Donald looks for vital information to effectively communicate with outside people and members of the team. With his findings, he helps the team to fundraise and spread awareness on social media. He updates the team to make sure everyone is reaching their goals, is well informed, and shares knowledge of our team's future for better understanding. 

Contact Donald at: d.davis@familypromisehudsoncounty.org