Family Promise of Warren County

Board of Trustees

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Dennis Winegar, Esq.

President

Dennis Winegar is the President of the Board of Trustees for Family Promise of Warren County. This is his sixth year serving on the current Board. Prior to re-joining the Board in 2016, he  served on the Board in 2011 and 2012. He is proud and honored to be a part of such a wonderful and altruistic organization. Dennis grew up in a very poor area of Florida, and saw firsthand how homelessness and poverty can stymie families’ plans and dreams. As a Family Law attorney, Dennis has always been drawn to wanting to help families who are going through

hard times. When he first met Bob Frankenfield (the Executive Director of Warren County Family Promise) back in 2011, he was immediately drawn to his caring and enthusiastic personality in wanting to help families. In addition to many attorney-related organizations and committees, Dennis has been a Board member of Legal Services (for both Warren County and Northwest Legal Services), so he is familiar with community based assistance programs. Having been blessed with his own wonderful family, Dennis cannot think of a better way to “pay it forward” than to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for Family Promise of Warren County.

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Bradford Day, Esq.

Vice President

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. Last year, Brad and Becky traveled to Italy and France for a few weeks to enjoy some time together before staying in Milan, which hosted the convention. 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. It brings him great personal pleasure to help others. Brad’s Lions Club partners with Family Promise to periodically provide meals to clients who are sheltered as part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Brad has 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.”

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Nishali Amin Rose, Esq.

Secretary

Nishali has been a Family Promise Board member since 2016 and currently serves as the Board Secretary. Nishali, unfortunately, had many experiences with homeless individuals and families through her work at the Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office, where many of her clients were accused of committing crimes that were the direct result of their lack of housing. She was involved in a variety of initiatives while living in Miami to assist homeless individuals with obtaining suitable housing and access to other resources.

After beginning work with at a Phillipsburg law firm, Nishali heard about Family Promise while helping a colleague find housing for a homeless client, as it was one of the few local organizations with the resources to help. After doing some research and learning that so many in our community were facing homelessness, Nishali knew that she had to get involved, leading her to join the Board. Nishali was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, where she still lives with her husband and daughter. 

Theresa A. Kist 

 

Dawn Walker

 

Beth Bergin 

 

Daniel C. Detore 

Karen Williams

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Elizabeth C. deRohan

Treasurer

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. Her experience 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.”