Jenira A. Hill - Family Success Center Director Extension: 101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenira Hill has always had an interest in learning about human dynamics. During her senior year at the College of Saint Elizabeth, she was selected as a New Jersey Minority Academic Career Fellow (a statewide fellowship for minority college students that demonstrate academic excellence) and had the opportunity to conduct an independent research study investigating anxiety in African Americans and the benefits of dance therapy. Under the mentorship of Associate Professor, Dr. Doris Walker-Bennett, Jenira developed a profound interest in using movement therapy to integrate the body, movement, and expressive spirit with the healing skills of counseling, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. After completing her Bachelors of Arts in psychology, Jenira went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at New York University. Throughout the years, she has gained experience working with diverse populations which range from the developmentally disabled, medically fragile individuals to substance abusers and recovering addicts. Jenira is truly honored to be apart of the growing network of Family Success Centers. She hopes to empower lives and assist families in taking charge of their lives.
Shamir Hobbs - Family Partner Extension: 102 Email: email@example.com
Shamir holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Farleigh Dickinson University. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree she has worked for various service agencies in Bergen County. Shamir has interned for Shift Transition, a service that prepares young adults for college and the job industry of their choice. She has also worked directly with the developmentally impaired population through the Center for Family Support, based out of Paramus, New Jersey. Shamir has a talent for interpersonal communication and possesses a passion for helping others. She is excited to join the team at the Meadowlands Family Success Center and looks forward to using her talents to assist the families in the Bergen County Area.
Jacqueline Hur - Family Partner Extension: 106 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline Hur holds a Bachelors of Arts in Family and Child Studies with a concentration in Family Services from Montclair State University. Longing to find her true calling, she found her passion in working with families and children during her studies. During Jacqueline’s senior year, she interned at Oasis, a Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, New Jersey. She was then hired as one of the head tutors at Oasis’ Michael Wagner After-School Program. It was at Oasis where she developed a desire to work with families, children, the community and ultimately, helping others in need. Jacqueline’s passion to help shines through when working with others. Bilingual in Korean, she is excited to use this skill to help and connect with the Korean-American families in Bergen County with the Meadowlands Family Success Center. Jacqueline is excited to join the team and is looking forward to help and support families and the community.
Philip A. Facendola is currently a teacher of health and physical education for grades pre-k to 8th grade for 41 years at the Robert L. Craig School in Moonachie, New Jersey. He has also been a director for Moonachie Recreational Department for the past 12 years, supervising all recreational activities in the borough. Philip has also been a Municipal Alliance Coordinator for the borough for the past 8 years working with the county alliance to create drug-free environment for the community. His vision for the Meadowlands Family Success Center is to help families become stronger by creating activities for the children, adults and seniors in Little Ferry and Moonachie. His mission is to eventually help bring communities together with no boundaries in Bergen County.
Meadowlands Family Success Center The Meadowlands Family Success Center is operated by the 201.464.4714 Meadowlands Area YMCA with Federal and State funding.