Family Promise Union County Community Board

The Family Promise Union County (FPUC) Community Board serves to further the interests of guest families, congregations, volunteers, and community partners of Family Promise Union County.

The Community Board is a key component in FPUC’s comprehensive approach to addressing family homelessness. The board is comprised of community leaders, and provides an additional voice, advocacy, and assistance for the program by making connections locally that lead to increased opportunities for families, additional fundraising streams, and the formation and strengthening of individual programs. Their function can be described as a combination of ombudsman, “kitchen cabinet,” and fund development committee.

Rev. Jane McCready

Jane serves as Chair of the FPUC Community Board, and is Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, New Providence, where she has been a member since 1996.

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Shonda Brooks

Shonda is the founder of The Need2Read Program, Inc., which offers a weekly literacy program to youth in the homeless community. Formerly an early childhood educator, she has incorporated both life-long and professional skills and experiences into educating youth and working with families.

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Nikki Griffiths

Nikki serves as Administrative Assistant to the Summit Chief of Police and also works as a dispatcher with the Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center.

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Kevin Hill

Kevin is the Chief Operating Officer of The Leaguers Inc., a federally funded agency with a focus on Early Childhood Education and has been appointed Vice President Corporate Relations and External Affairs for Berkeley College.

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Dr. Christina Johnson

Dr. Johnson is a physician at Maplewood Family Medicine and is on faculty at Overlook Family Medicine. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, community medicine, and primary care research.

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