New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation Flash: 
2021 Q1

2021 NJPAF Board of Trustees

Matt Hagovsky, PhD (President);
Toby Kaufman, PhD (Secretary);
Abby Rosen, CFP
(Treasurer);
Richard Klein, EdD
(Trustee);
Ann Stainton, PhD
(Trustee); 
E. Belvin Williams, PhD (Trustee);
Regina Budesa, PsyD
(Trustee);
Alyssa Austern, PsyD
(Trustee);
Eileen Kohutis,PhD 
(Trustee);
Jonathan Wall, PsyD
(Trustee);
Peter DeNigris, PsyD
(NJPA President-Elect and Foundation Board Liaison);
Joanna Tillson 
(NJPAGS Representative);

Keira Boertzel-Smith (Executive Director)

2021 NJPA Foundation Upcoming Meetings Calendar

April 19, 7-9pm
June 7, 6pm – 9pm
September 20, 7-9pm
November 15, 7-9pm


Organization Structure

The New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation was established in 1993 as a charitable, tax-exempt organization. The NJPA Foundation is an IRC 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation and all donations, less any goods and services received, may be  tax deductible. Consult your financial consultant to learn more.

The mission of the NJPA Foundation, in addition to supporting NJPA's mission, is promoting the psychological health of the diverse people of New Jersey.


Get Involved!

Become a Board Trustee
The NJPA Foundation is governed by the NJPA Foundation Board of Trustees.  The board has four officers: president, secretary, treasurer, and the NJPA president-elect. All trustees are voting members except for the NJPA president-elect who is an ex-officio non-voting officer. The trustee's term may be as long as he/she is qualified and eligible. Become a Board Trustee!

Become a Friend of the Foundation

The NJPA Foundation includes non-voting Friends of the Foundation members. These individuals must be NJPA members and may assist with projects on behalf of the NJPA Foundation such as volunteering at fundraising events, writing NJPA Foundation articles, reviewing and voting on student grant papers, attending site visits, or planning NJPA Foundation continuing education programs. The projects are monitored and managed by the NJPA Foundation Board of Trustees. Friends of the Foundation are welcome to attend and participate at the NJPA Foundation meetings.  There is no term limit for Friends of the Foundation. The NJPA Foundation president, in consultation with the NJPA executive director, reserves the right to terminate a Friend of the Foundation membership if the member is deemed to not be acting in the best interest of NJPA Foundation. Become a Friend of the Foundation!

Contact Jennifer Cooper at [email protected]  
973-243-9800 with questions.


 Foundation Funding

The majority of current funding comes from NJPA membership, with some funding coming from outside groups. Funding comes in the form of NJPA Foundation annual solicitation letters to the NJPA membership, NJPAF hosted events such as member-hosted dinner parties, and special events, such as 2017 Somerset Patriots baseball game.  Tributes and bequests are a great way to contribute to the Foundation. The NJPA Foundation is open to exploring new manners of fundraising such as corporate sponsorship and grant writing. Click here to read more about how you can participate in, and contribute to, our fundraising efforts.

Take this opportunity to make your 2020 charitable donation!  The New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations (less any goods/services received) may be tax-deductible and go directly to supporting a psychologically health community. Contact your financial consultant to learn more.

 

In addition to supporting the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) mission, the mission of the Foundation is promoting the psychological health of the diverse people of New Jersey. The NJPA Foundation administers and raises money to deliver psychological services to underserved populations, trains psychology graduate students as clinicians and researchers with an emphasis on treating underserved populations, supports the mission of NJPA especially in its commitment to diversity, public health, underserved populations and the training of graduate students in psychology. The NJPA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) corporation and all donations, less any goods and services received, may be tax deductible. Consult with your financial advisor to learn more.

Grant making during the ongoing pandemic

With the ongoing pandemic, the need for access to mental health services is more evident than ever and especially for underserved and marginalized populations.   The NJPAF Foundation's philanthropic work is in high demand.

The NJPA Foundation administers and raises money to support the training of psychology graduate students as clinicians and researchers with an emphasis on treating underserved populations. The NJPA Foundation supports the mission of NJPA especially in its commitment to diversity, public health, underserved populations and the training of graduate students in psychology.

The NJPA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) corporation and all donations, less any goods and services received, may be tax deductible for you. Consult with your financial advisors to learn more.  Donate today!


The 2020-2021 academic year is coming to a close for the awarded 45 Graduate Students at 12 Community Service Sites Across New Jersey


Each year, the NJPA Foundation identifies exemplary programs that provide psychological services to those who cannot afford it and trains doctoral students to work with these underserved populations.

This spring, the NJPAF Board of Trustees are scheduling the end of the academic year site visits for our 12 Community Service Sites. Below are a few highlighted video reports from students from a handful of the 20/21 sites. Click on the hyper links to watch the videos. Stay tuned for more highlights to be shared in the Q2 Foundation Flash. 

Rutgers GSAAP Foster Care Counseling Project
Highlight - Drew Mendelson's Report

Program Director: Kate Garcia, PsyD
Students: Damilola Kolade, Drew Mendelson, Jessica Reed, Melissa Farsang, 

Franciscan Community Development Center
Highlight - Joint Group Report
Program Director: Daniel J Mahoney, EdD
Students: Estrevina Rivera, Marcella Farfan, Salvador Reyes 

Kean Social Skills Empowerment Group
Highlight - Joint Group Report
Program Director: Aaron Gubi, PhD
Students: Claudia Emmanuel, Gittie Freeman, Vanessa Vega
 
Rutgers DBT Clinic 
Highlight - Molly Stern's Report
Program Director: Shireen L Rizvi, PhD, ABPP
Students: Febrian "Annie" Moten, Jesse Finklestein, Kate El-Sharkawy, 
Maria Alba, 
Molly Stern, Kathryn Coniglio

Youth Development Clinic
Highlight - Sadaf Khawar's Report
Program Director: Mark Kitzie PsyD
Students: Fernanda Moura, Sadaf Khawar, Victoria Interra  

Newark Beth Israel GB-CBT
Highlight - Christopher Watkins' Report
Program Director: Barbara Prempeh, PsyD
Students: Brittany Klimek, Christopher Watkins, Sade Porter,
Zerbrina Valdespino-Hayden
 
Newark Beth Israel - General Track
Highlight - Sekinat KuKu's Report
Program Director: Karyn C Smarz, PhD
Students: Jessica Elliott, Sekinat KuKu, Shaneze Gayle, Simonleigh Miller, 
Tania Chowdhury, Raghad Hassabelnaby   

Rutgers YAD-C
Highlight - Melissa Pedrozza's Report
Program Director: Brian Chu, PhD
Students: Tian Saltzman, Melissa Pedrozza 

Additional programs:

Kean Adult Community Members Program
- Program Director: Donald Marks, PsyD
- Students: Ritvik Dutta, Christina Galese, Giuliana Stillo
Rutgers K-5 Elementary School High Poverty Program
- Program Director: Linda Reddy, PhD
- Students: Alexandra Franklin, Amy Oliveira, Samuel Laverty, Sam Barkhordari
Rutgers Anxiety Disorders Clinic
- Program Director: Andrea Quinn, PsyD
- Students: Joel Seltzer, Idil Franko
Rutgers Tourette Syndrome Clinic
- Program Director: Graham Hartke, PsyD
- Students: Amanda Austin, Erin Rosenberg, May Yaun, Nina Dallenbach, Emily Hendershot

More details about all 12 programs below can be found on the NJPA Foundation's Community Service Project Grant website page!


NJPA Foundation Dissertation Grants

The 2020 Dissertation Grant recipients are hard at work with their dissertation process. To learn more about the Dissertation Grant process, requirements, criteria, and to read about the 8 2020 grant recipients, please visit our NJPA Foundation Dissertation Grant Website Page


NJPA Foundation Student-Initiated Research Awards

The call for the 2021 Student-Initiated Research Award opportunities will be advertised early this summer. To learn more about these awards, please visit our NJPA Foundation Student-Initiated Research Award Website Page.


Thank you!

Thank you to all who continue to make individual NJPA Foundation donations during this ongoing pandemic!

If you are interested in hosting a virtual social gathering on behalf of the NJPA Foundation, please contact Jennifer Cooper to help you organize your virtual social event.


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