NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – June 30, 2021 – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey (PCA-NJ) and Child Wellness Institute (ChildWIN) announce the launch of their Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC). YPAC members will promote PCA-NJ and ChildWIN programs and raise funds, while the Board of Directors and senior leadership will provide mentorship and networking opportunities. Executive Director Gina Hernandez stated, “We are delighted to welcome the first cohort of our Young Professionals Advisory Council – a group that brings passion and enthusiasm for our cause of building a brighter future for children. We look forward to partnering with these impressive individuals.”
“It’s exciting to be part of this group,” said Zaire Ali, YPAC’s Chair. He explained, “Often our generation finds it challenging to make meaningful connections with other professionals. We also seek professional development and growth that may not always be so easily accessible. As children’s advocates, we are excited to volunteer and give our time to this most important cause.” The YPAC members include:
Zaire S. Ali, MPH, EdM of Highland Park, NJ
Social and Emotional Learning Consultant – New Brunswick Public Schools
Senor Field Consultant – Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) Lab
Altisha Byrd, MPA, MSW of Paterson, NJ
School Social Worker – Prospect Park School District
Kristin Gummoe, Esq/MBA of Williamstown, NJ
Associate Attorney – Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas
Danielle South, Esq/MBA of Moorestown, NJ
Realtor – Coldwell Banker, Moorestown.
For more information about PCA-NJ and ChildWIN, please visit www.preventchildabusenj.org and www.childwin.org or call 732-484-9977.
Founded in 1979, Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey builds a brighter future for children by promoting Great Childhoods, positive parenting and healthy child development. We help transform homes and schools into nurturing, trauma-informed environments. PCA-NJ is the New Jersey State Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, a network of chapters in all 50 states.