Meet the Board
Dave is currently the Director of Social Services for the City of New Brunswick. Under the auspices of the City of New Brunswick, the Youth Services System provides FREE afterschool care for 800+ youth during the school year and 1700+ in the summer months. Dave's extensive background in community organizing, urban planning and social work lends NJSACC valuable insight into how to best serve urban communities. Dave is, "committed to making positive changes in the delivery of services for children and young people in New Jersey."
Krista is an Assistant Division Director of Program Operations for the Child Care Services Division of Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen. The division currently offers over 40 child care programs ranging from early learning centers to before and after school programs. Krista has worked for Catholic Charities for nine years and has also been a board member for several years. Krista has many years of experience working with children of all ages. She joined the board because she is dedicated to the advancement of quality school age care.
Craig Nowlin has been focused on children and afterschool programs for over a decade. Currently Craig is the Director of Operations and Strategic Planning at Prevention Links, which provides character education programs to children in K-12, afterschool, family settings and special events. Craig has had 12 years of senior management experience in a nonprofit, including the YWCA which served over 100 children in an afterschool program. He also serves on the board of directors of the Gingham Giraffe Preschool and served 6 years on the Scotch Plains - Fanwood Board of Education.
Craig joined the NJSACC Board because of his commitment to provide a continuum of care and support for the children and youth of New Jersey.
Harriette Parrish-Rossi is the Director of Aftercare Service programs for the Haledon Board of Education. Harriette has many years of experience working with children and previously served as the program developer for the Wayne Township School's aftercare program. Harriette holds a Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership.
Harriette presently continues her business skills as President of a privately held family business and has been recognized by the National Congressional Committee as "Business Person of the Year". Harriette joined the NJSACC Board of Directors because of her commitment to "a quality afterschool and summer camp environment filled with emotional growth and development, confidence building, positive social interaction and life skills knowledge."
Bob established and served as the Program Director/Site Coordinator of an afterschool program in Linden, NJ from 2005-2010. At its peak, the enrollment was 360 students at three elementary schools. Before entering the field of afterschool programming, Bob held senior management positions in two hospitals in New Jersey where responsibilities included the oversight of both professional and service departments, all aspects of human resources management, strategic planning, quality assurance, insurance and risk management, legal services and policy and procedure development.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a BS in Psychology and the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a Master of Hospital Administration. He joined the Board to offer his experiences in both youth development and nonprofit businesses and because of his interest in promoting high quality expanded learning opportunities for youth in their out-of-school time.
Jon is the is the Director of Youth Services of Brand New Day, Elizabeth, NJ. The program Youth Build provides a High School Education, Construction Trade Education, Job Training, Follow-up Services, Construction Projects and Life Skills and Leadership Training. He is committed to giving all youth opportunities to learn and expand their world. His background is in elementary education and business management.
Tom is the Chief Operations Officer at North Jersey 4Cs (North Jersey Community Coordinated Child Care Agency) in Paterson. He chose his profession because of the profound impact made on him by someone who ran an after-school program that he attended as a child. He considers resources and networks among the most valuable services that NJSACC provides its members in his role on the NJSACC Board, Tom advocates for New Jersey's youth programs with both federal and state legislators.