Meet the Board of Trustees of Family Promise of Hunterdon County, Inc.:
Maggie D’Aversa, Board President: Maggie has been an avid supporter of Family Promise of Hunterdon County since its inception. She is in research and development at Johnson & Johnson and is fortunate to work for a company that believes in giving back to the community. She has been involved in many other organizations and says this of Family Promise of Hunterdon County, “I’ve been a believer in fairness and equity all my life and Family Promise is one of those organizations which is focused on closing the equity gap with grace and dignity.”
Greg Crawford, Board Vice President: Greg is a career business journalist who currently is the editor of a website for professionals who work in the financial services industry. He has lived and worked in New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Hong Kong. For many years he has worked with organizations dedicated to shelter and housing – using his gifts and talents to spread the word and encourage others to step up and make a difference.
Mike Stover, Board Treasurer: Mike is a CPA who works for the McGraw-Hill Financial Companies. Mike and his family has been supporting Family Promise for the past several years by hosting dinners and spending nights as a chaperone. From our time with Family Promise we could see the long term benefits and the impact it had on the families as they were able to take control of their lives. I joined the Board of Directors in December of 2011 to see what additional contributions that I could make to assist the organization.
David Detoro, Board Secretary: Dave has been fortunate enough to live in Hunterdon County since 1995. He has a consulting practice supporting the pharmaceutical industry and has been involved in clinical research for 25 years. Dave joined the Family Promise board in 2016 and is very passionate about cooking and hosting dinners for Family Promise participants. “As a board member I want to make a bigger difference in people’s lives who have had unexpected bumps in the road of life but want desperately to get back on track.“
Tom Jones, Member-at-Large: Tom’s tenure in ministry includes; Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries, Hunterdon Hospice, and volunteer Chaplain at Hunterdon Medical Center. As an Elder at the Alexandria First Presbyterian Church, Tom has helped to cultivate and deepen the church’s ministry with Family Promise of Hunterdon. He truly believes that our responsibility is to advance God’s call to social justice. Family Promise works hard to achieve this and I’m excited to be a part of this ministry.
Stephen Rothenburger, Member-at-Large: Stephen joined the Family Promise board in December, 2013. He is a microbiologist and associate director in Research and Development at Johnson & Johnson. Stephen has been involved with other non-profit organizations, and is particularly interested in volunteer development for Family Promise of Hunterdon County. “I am very happy to work with such a dedicated group of people in an organization providing important assistance for homeless families in our community.”
Eric Lathrop, Member-at-Large: Eric is a Wealth Advisor at Insight Financial Services and has enjoyed living in and serving the Flemington community for the past 28 years. He is on the board of other non-profits and has chaperoned and hosted dinners for Family Promise as a member of host congregation Calvary Bible Church. “It is so important to be helping people, especially the homeless, who call on us in their time of need”.
Warren Searles, Member-at-Large: Warren is a Vice President at Cassidy-Turley Commercial Real Estate. He has been involved as a volunteer with his wife, Stephanie, for the 16 years they have lived in Hunterdon County though St Thomas Episcopal Church. They’ve hosted many different shifts at various churches and enjoyed the opportunity to serve as a volunteer and board member. Warren says, “We’re very fortunate and blessed with a great family and support we can count on and we know that isn’t the case for everyone. We see this as an opportunity to give back and not just talk Christian but act Christian. It’s also a great experience for our kids, and we liked having them involved, as well.”
Patty Isabella, Member-at-Large: Patty is a senior product manager for Philips Lighting in Somerset, NJ. She has lived in East Amwell Hunterdon county for 24 years with her husband and two girls. Patty has done volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, Elijah’s kitchen, and Restore the Shore but wanted to give back on a local level. “I am excited to be a part of an organization that truly cares about the community and helping homeless families get back on their feet.”
Susan de los Santos, Member-at-Large: Susan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in the field for over 20 years. She is currently employed at Delaware Valley High School as their Mental Health Counselor and Child Study Team Social Worker, as well as having a private practice in Clinton. Susan has been involved with many organizations both as a social worker and a layperson, and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community. She and her family have volunteered with Family Promise since they moved to Hunterdon County in 1998. “I have been blessed in so many ways and I am grateful to have been given this opportunity to assist others through Family Promise.”
Laura Tonzetich, Member-at-Large: Laura is an elementary school teacher who lives in Clinton with her husband and children. She has volunteered with Family Promise since 2010 and always enjoys sharing meals and fellowship with the guests. Laura was drawn to become more involved with the organization and hopes to make more of a contribution in helping these deserving families find the stability of permanent housing.