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. 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.”
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.”
Karen Williams, Retired from NYCPD
Weichert Real Estate Sales Agent
Karen began volunteering with FPWC in 2013 and shortly thereafter became a board member of Family Promise. To let her tell her story, she came face to face with homelessness during her career as a police officer. She witnessed individuals who took up residence inside the tunnels of the NYC subway system. Although the face of homelessness is quite a disparity from the tunnels of a transit system and the volunteer work of Family Promise, Karen came to the conclusion that homelessness is a complex
social problem with many underlying factors as to why someone may find themselves displaced from housing. It is because of her experience interacting with homeless people that she wants to continue to serve people who are currently homeless or about to become homeless and Family Promise is just the organization where she can continue to do that. She says, “People helping people” is at the heart of this organization
Matthew R. Bradley, Esq.
Matt is an accomplished attorney and the newest board member. More to come soon...........
Beth grew up in Morris County and has been a six-year resident of Greenwich Township in Warren County, NJ.
Beth has worked as a sales representative for the Staples Corporation in their commercial furniture division and is currently a full-time stay-at-home mom. She enjoys hiking, concerts, spending time with her family, and exploring the greater Lehigh Valley area. After attending a children's community service event at Family Promise of Warren County with her daughter, Beth immediately fell in love with the organization and the FPWC's dedication to helping the less fortunate in our community. She joined the Board of Trustees and has been active on committees and a regular volunteer at the Day Center since.
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.