Family Promise of Warren County
Board of Trustees
Bradford Day, Esq.
Brad retired nearly four years ago. He and his wife, Becky, enjoy traveling and playing golf together. In addition to Family Promise, Brad is active in the Lions Club and had the privilege of serving as a District Governor in 2016-2017, for which he was sworn in while attending the International Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. He also serves as the Secretary of the Belvidere Lions Club, as well as the Global Leadership Team Coordinator for the 1,350 Lions in 59 clubs across northern N.J., whose motto is “We serve.”
Brad underwent open-heart surgery 11 years ago and now serves as a heart-to-heart volunteer at the hospital where the bypass surgery took place. Brad’s Lions Club partners with Family Promise to periodically provided meals to clients who were sheltered as part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Brad volunteered to help serve approximately 125 people a hot meal, delivered to their doors as part of the Belvidere Community Lunch Program.
After 45 years of practicing law, as well as teaching it at the Warren Community College, Brad realized that helping people has been his life’s work. In addition to his current volunteer work, Brad had the honor of serving Belvidere as their Mayor and Town Attorney for many years and served as a member of the Belvidere School Board and Chairman of the local District Committee of the Boy Scouts of America. Brad was also on the Local Planning Board for several years in Knowlton Township, where he now resides. Brad also served as the President of the Board of Trustees of Warren County Legal Services, Inc. for many years, as well as the President of the Board of Trustees of Warren County Family Guidance Center, Inc.
He understands the adage that “the more you give, the more you get.” Mahatma Gandhi’s quotation regarding service best personifies my commitment to service:“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Marinell was born in the Philippines and grew up in Jersey City. She began working her Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS) career in Newark for five years, then in 2007, working in Warren County, assisting individuals with mental health disabilities. Through her Easter Seals New Jersey Behavioral Health Services ICMS work, Marinell was introduced to Family Promise of Warren County and the wonderful ways they assist homeless individuals and their families. Marinell joined the board due to her positive interactions with Family Promise and wanting to continue helping the people of Warren County. Marinell enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters in her free time, hiking, exploring, traveling, and living life to the fullest.
Rosemarie Lynch (Rose)
Rose is a longtime resident of Warren County and is a graduate of Warren County Community College and Centenary University, where she earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Rose has worked at Warren County Community College for over 23 years, currently serving as the Coordinator for the Instructional Support Center & Chief Examiner for Warren County for HiSET High School Equivalency Testing. Rose’s previous positions at WCCC include Director of Financial Aid, Director of Student Activities, Academic Advisor, and Veteran’s Certifying Official, and the advisor for both Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the Student Government Association, which offered additional opportunities to connect with and volunteer for community organizations, such as the United Way and DASACC. In her current role, Rose has the opportunity to work with at-risk students, helping them to overcome challenges, and provide strategies to help them become more successful students, which she finds very rewarding.
Rose was first introduced to Family Promise when she began a summer internship while working on her bachelor’s degree, which left a lasting impression on her, “I was so very impressed with all of the tireless and wonderful work Family Promise did for the members of our community”. She believes “Beyond the obvious basic need for shelter, everyone needs a safe place to call their own. I have a passion for helping others and find it very rewarding when people are able to succeed during their journey. Reconnecting with FPWC and helping families connect with resources and tools to better their situation is an exceptional opportunity. A stable living environment is crucial to the well-being of families and is the foundation from which its members can feel safe, grow, flourish, and become….”
Elizabeth C. deRohan (Liz)
Liz is the Treasurer for Family Promise and is well suited for that position given her bookkeeping background. She is retired from the Warren County Division of Temporary Assistance and Social Services, where she was a supervisor in the Case Banking Intake Unit. Though modest, her experience is vast and includes working with at-risk clients and her ability to identify underlying issues that impede employability make her a great asset and complements the Board of Directors very well.
“I have seen too many situations where people fall through the cracks either because they didn’t meet the right criteria or underlying issues were not properly addressed.”
Matthew R. Bradley, Esq.
Matthew R. Bradley is an appointed Junior Partner at Cohen Marraccini LLC Law Offices. In his new position, Matthew plays a larger role in the development of the firm, while continuing to appear on various matters in Court. Prior to this exciting transition, Matthew served as the managing attorney at CM, which included mentoring of a team of associate attorneys in addition to handling the firm’s extensive landlord and tenant caseload. A proven litigator, Matthew has extensive courtroom experience and epitomizes the values of the firm.
Matthew graduated from Rutgers Law School in 2014. He subsequently completed a one-year judicial clerkship with the Hon. H. Matthew Curry in New Jersey’s Vicinage XIII. Immediately following his clerkship, Matthew accepted a position as Staff Attorney at Legal Services of Northwest Jersey where he specialized in Landlord/Tenant matters and presented numerous seminars on the topic. Matthew continues to provide legal education on the subject of landlord/tenant law as a panelist for the New Jersey Apartment Association and for various judiciary-sponsored events. Additionally, Matthew was recently appointed by the National Apartment Association as the designated lease attorney for the state of New Jersey. He is admitted to the state bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States District Courts of New Jersey and the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, and the United States Supreme Court.
Steven J. Unger (Steve)
Steve is the Executive Director with the Warren County Division of Aging and Disability Services. He has worked with the Division for 18 years, 17 of them as the Adult Protective Services Coordinator/Supervisor investigating abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of vulnerable adults throughout Warren County.
Steve has worked closely with Family Promise of Warren County to assist those who are on the verge of homelessness throughout the years. The Division also provides support, guidance, and financial assistance to senior and individuals with disabilities who may need a little extra help to prevent them from becoming homeless. Being a member of the Board and working in partnership with Family Promise of Warren County, he works with FPWC to assist with reducing the number of homeless individuals here in Warren County.
Thomas F. McGuire (Tom)
Tom is the Executive Director of the Phillipsburg Housing Authority. Tom has worked at the Authority for 15 years. Tom started at the Authority as an Accountant working his way up to the Director of Finance/Human Resources and then to his current position of Executive Director. While at the Authority Tom has successfully met the requirements to become a Qualified Purchasing Agent and more recently a Public Housing Manager.
Tom joined the Family Promise of Warren County Board of Trustees in October 2023. Tom has prior Board experience having served on the Phillipsburg Board of Education for approximately 15 years. In 2022 Tom served on the Family Guidance Center of Warren County Board of Trustees. He has enjoyed his time serving on these Boards due to the work that is done and the positive impact it has on families in Phillipsburg and Warren County.
Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy
Mary Beth is the pastor of Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church (Stewartsville, NJ), and loves her work there!
Mary Beth grew up mostly in South Carolina, but attended schools in the Northeast. Before landing in New Jersey in January of 2020 to pastor Old Greenwich, Mary Beth served as associate pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, IA for 3 years; and as pastor at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Madrid, IA for 10 years. She worked as a hospice chaplain at Hospice of Central Iowa for 2 years between her two pastoral calls, and directed a bluegrass/gospel band for the Saturday evening service at Plymouth Church in Des Moines “on the side” for well over a decade while in Iowa.
She and her husband Matt (also a Presbyterian pastor!) have three children: Ellie, Wil and Calvin, and one cat, Abelard. Mary Beth enjoys spending time with her family, attempting to play music of all kinds, walking or jogging (let’s be honest, walking), praying with monks, and seeking out the best cannoli in the Lehigh Valley.