Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is an enthusiastic team of active and retired professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries. This energetic group brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership and community support to help the homeless.





President, Michael Fabricant, Ph.D.

Executive Officer, Doctor of Social Welfare Program,

Graduate Center, Hunter School of Social Work


Vice President, Betsy Fabricant

Director of Support Services, Footsteps


Secretary, Eileen Martines

Retired Executive Editor, Industry Surveys, Standard & Poors


Treasurer, Shelley Rothenberg

Retired Director of Finance, AT&T Treasury


Cindy Boyea

Property Manager, Paramount Group Inc, NYC


Gerard Campbell

Retired Vice President, JP Morgan Chase


Edith Cheney, EdS.

Therapist, St. Joseph’s Social Service Center


Jeff Crum

Director of Real Estate, NJ Community Capital


Sr. Jacinta Fernandes, OSB, MSW

Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Social Service Center


Mike Jones

Retired, Elizabeth Police Department; Athletic Program Director at Benedictine Academy


Arthur Martines

Retired Vice President of Human Resources, Saint Barnabas Health Care System


Annice Reape

Retired, Merrill Lynch


Susan Rifkin

Athletic Director, Bruriah High School


Elizabeth Shea

Project Manager, JP Morgan Chase


Kathleen Skrupskis

Retired, Social Security Administration – NY Regional Office


Tangela R. Simpson

Elmora Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center


Stephen V. St. Hilaire, Esq.

Retired Attorney, Central Jersey Legal Services





Linda Flores-Tober

Executive Director, The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless





Rev. Michael Granzen

Pastor, 2nd Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth


Donna Grozuczak

Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, Law Guardian Program


Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley

Professor of History, New Jersey City University


Ellie Lesperance

Assistant Chief Investigator, Office of the Public

Defender, Law Guardian Program in Newark


Patricia McGowan

Retired, AT&T Bell Labs; Professor of Computer Science at UCCS and UC, Irvine


Patricia Ann Vogler, Esq.

Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, Law Guardian Program