Executive Director, Newark Emergency Services – her passion and lifelong goal is to help disenfranchised individuals and families increase their quality of life through a variety of support services. Diane has started and directed multiple programs aimed at ending homelessness and providing vital support services for the working poor, pregnant and parenting teens, and victims of domestic violence. She currently directs several programs and start-up efforts are responsible for overall agency direction, fundraising, advocacy and managing external relationships and collaborations. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration. One of Diane’s major focuses is on supporting and building community-based programs and collaboration that can be offered to a broad spectrum of individuals and families. Her major role is strategic planning, program development, and community outreach.
Human Resource Administrator, is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the organization's human resources department by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. She has a firm belief that managers should be “Servant Leaders”, and exemplifies this leadership style. Prior to accepting this position, she served as the Training Manager at Vital Signs Devices in Totowa, NJ. She also worked as a Human Resources administrator at the corporate offices of Verizon in Basking Ridge, NJ. Earsala brings her expertise and a proven track record of success in Human Resources, which will be invaluable in meeting the departmental goals and objectives.
The NESF SAIF Program Director, Markisha Deville, is no stranger to the field of Human Services having spent 20 plus years doing community inclusion, integrating families, bridging the gap between families and their community resources.
Ms. Deville exceeded expectations with the SAIF program in the following areas: Completion of the Annual SAIF Audit (deemed as state model); Development of the first NESF SAIF Administrative Binder and State Model for Continuous Quality Plan (CQI); and Expansion of Community Outreach (agency-wide and programmatic). In all, Ms. Deville developed 6 new community partnerships regarding workshop presentations, provided 65 workshops for 2017 and achieved a goal of over 50 people hired for jobs in 2017.
As Director of Social Services, she oversees the provision of a wide range of homeless services to individuals and families who are at risk of homelessness. NESF Social Service Programs have served a total of 10,364 families and individuals during 2016/2017 Fiscal Year. The data, captured in our Homeless Management Information System for the Drop-In Center, reveals that: 2,450 Showers were taken; 4,000 meals were served; 350 individuals were provided on-site laundry services; 500 families and individuals received emergency food vouchers; 100 families and individuals were referred to Emergency Shelter; 275 individuals received rental assistance; 300 families received utility assistance; 250 families received security deposits; and 1,639 families and individuals received case management support services.
Director of Weequahic Family Success Center worked in the field of human services for over 10 years. Ms. George brings leadership and creativity to the Center’s programs and a deep sense of commitment to our community. Ms. George's years of experience in community organizing, program development and planning plays a key role in WFSC community by supporting the quality of life for families and individuals in Essex County.