Family Promise Names Angela Fields New Executive Director
Longtime community development professional to lead agency from July 9
The Board of Directors of Family Promise of Hunterdon County Inc. is pleased to announce that Angela M. Fields, M. Div., has been named the agency’s new Executive Director, effective July 9.
Ms. Fields joins Family Promise from Eva’s Village, an organization based in Paterson, N.J., that provides care and support for people who are struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness and addiction. At Eva’s Village, she served as the Community Outreach Coordinator, a role in which she focused on building strong relationships with donors, volunteers, local, county and state officials, as well as clients and other stakeholders.
“I am grateful for the privilege of being selected as the next Executive Director of Family Promise of Hunterdon County,” Ms. Fields said. “It is an honor to be a part of an organization that is committed to walking with others during a crucial point in their lives. I am truly blessed and look forward to serving with our staff, our families and our volunteers.”
Maggie D’Aversa, Family Promise of Hunterdon County board of trustees president, said many qualified candidates applied for the position but Ms. Fields rose to the top.
“I want to thank all those who applied to lead Family Promise of Hunterdon County,” she said. “The search committee had a very difficult decision to make because there were so many very qualified candidates. But Angela’s passion for people in need, drive to connect deeply to the community and commitment to serve really put her ahead. We are looking forward to this new chapter for Family Promise of Hunterdon County.”
Ms. Fields has also served as social and behavioral specialist at I’m Perfectly Different, where she provided behavioral health services for individuals with complex needs, director of community outreach at Macedonia Baptist Church, and program coordinator at Northern New Jersey Maternal Child Health. She has authored several papers and presentations on racial justice, solving poverty, child advocacy and policy-making. Angela also serves on the board of New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts from William Paterson University and a Master of Divinity, with a focus on community development, from Mercer University.