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.

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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

Intake Coordinator

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.

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Alyssa Lopez

Research Specialist

As Research Specialist, Alyssa finds pertinent information and communicates with others on our team. The information is used for fundraising campaigns, social media avenues, and website updates. Alyssa coordinates our team to make sure everyone is on the same page, all are well informed, and spreads knowledge of our mission for further outreach.

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