Rush Russell

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey Board of Directors Announces Appointment of New Executive Director, Gina Hernandez

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – March 2, 2021 – The Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey (PCA-NJ) and its nonprofit subsidiary Child Wellness Institute (ChildWIN) is pleased to announce that Gina Hernandez will succeed Rush L. Russell as its next Executive Director beginning on April 5, 2021.

Board President Robert Rotondi stated, “Gina has been a key member of our team in various roles since 2005.  We are confident her many talents, collaborative and engaging management style, and wide-ranging experience will benefit children and families throughout New Jersey. Gina is uniquely positioned to ensure sustained programmatic excellence and development of new initiatives.  Our board and employees look forward to continuing to work with Gina to build a brighter future for children.” Continue reading


Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey Named New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs Special State Project

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – May 25, 2016 – The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) recently announced its selection of Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey (PCA-NJ) as its Special State Project for 2016-18 at its annual convention in Atlantic City.  NJSFWC is the largest volunteer women’s service organization in New Jersey with nearly 7,000 members statewide. The entire Federation votes to designate a specific charitable organization as the beneficiary of its advocacy, volunteer and fundraising efforts every two years.  Continue reading


National Child Abuse Prevention Month Observed at the Iconic Rutgers College Avenue Gym with State and Community Leaders Planting New Jersey’s BIG PINWHEEL GARDEN

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – March 28, 2016 – Dozens of community leaders, children’s advocates and university students will join Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey (PCA-NJ) on Friday, April 1, 11 a.m. at the Rutgers College Avenue Gym (130 College Avenue, New Brunswick) to call the citizens and State to act in support of ensuring Great Childhoods for all children.  Continue reading