Michael, the Founder and CEO of the Social Conscience Project, has been a large part of the philanthropic community for over 15 years. He has focused most of his energy and time in underserved communities to try and not only help children develop, but also their families and environments. He has run programs helping those who have no housing, children in poor conditions, mentoring people for work and family skills, and many other programs. Michael is also one of the key members responsible for negotiating and signing the largest gang cease fire agreement in the country. He has been a key figure of another large charity in Newark chairing the Board of Directors and running several activities for years.
Michael is a graduate of Stockton University, were he majored in Business and Social Work. He has been in the Healthcare industry for the past 13 years running regional teams. Michael is currently the Managing Director for Greystar, where he oversees National sales and marketing for the senior living division.
Accomplished Broker Associate with over twelve years of real estate sales experience. She holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Monmouth University and is a former fragrance company owner, where her accomplished skills in building effective relationships, sales, creativity and customer service resulted in a publication in Life & Style Magazine. Known in the real estate industry as action-oriented, Nicole works diligently for each of her clients, providing extraordinary customer service, individualized attention, and a thorough knowledge of the local real estate markets and trends.
She is a member of the Monmouth County Association of Realtors Associates Committee, as well as the Young Professional Network Committee for the Monmouth County Board of Realtors. Nicole achieved the NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award 2014-2017. She has also achieved the Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification.
Nicole’s passion is to help individuals achieve their own unique and specific needs and goals when looking to buy, sell, or rent. It brings tremendous pleasure to see her client’s dreams become a reality.
Desiree left home as a teenager and was legally emancipated before graduating high school. Through the Educational Opportunity Program Desiree graduated college with a Bachelor Degree of Science. Desiree has spent the past 17 years working in the hospitality industry in sales, marketing, and operations capacities. While not at work Desiree has found a passion in volunteering and giving back to the community. Desiree spent time as a Volunteer Project Coordinator for Jersey Cares with a focus on the Adolescent House in Newark, she sponsors a child in the Philippines through World Vision, and recently completed PRIDE
(Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education) Training as the next step in her journey to becoming a Resource Parent in Hudson County. Desiree believes that we all have a responsibility to take care of each other and hopes that The Social Conscience Project will be a platform to create awareness.
Originally from New Mexico, Felicia moved to Atlantic County in 2008. She started her family and career in southern New Jersey and hopes to make positive contributions to the community she now calls home. Through work with the Social Conscience Project, Felicia hopes to impart her belief that with resilience, faith, and opportunity; anything is possible.
Felicia is pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from Stockton University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She is a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, and her professional experience includes healthcare recruiting, human resources, and strategic communications. Felicia co-leads an interfaith group providing education and community outreach around spiritual understanding and diversity, and her volunteer experience includes job-readiness and interview training, donating meals for families of organ transplant recipients, and serving as Medical Explores post leader for teens.
Native of Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Willingboro High School in New Jersey. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science from The College of New Jersey before obtaining her Doctorate from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency at Kessler Memorial Hospital and South Jersey Healthcare, where she had specialized training in foot and ankle surgery and diabetic wound care and limb salvage. She completed her AO Trauma Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery under the direction of renowned surgeons in Lugano, Switzerland.
Dr. Din has completed the Columbia University Advanced Preceptorship in Wound Healing. She has received advanced training in pediatric foot and ankle orthopedics and clubfoot treatments at Sinai Hospital, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Din is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Din enjoys traveling all over the world and meeting new people. She is fluent in Urdu and Hindi. As a physician volunteer, she has done a medical mission in Kingston, Jamaica, she has covered the Millrose Games, NYC Marathon, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series. Her special interests include sports medicine, pediatrics and wound care and limb salvage. Her interest in foot and ankle surgery stems from her interest in working with diabetics in her own family. She is the co-founder of the non-profit Kaiser-Din Foundation, that focuses on preserving, promoting, and improving healthcare for all through education and medical mission trips.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Stockton University alumna. Christine has been serving Atlantic County’s most vulnerable and underserved populations for over 10 years as a part of a local mental health non-profit organization. Currently, Christine holds an administrative role, overseeing programs that support the Housing First model, and is actively involved in the Quality Assurance program. Christine also works with adults and children in a mental health outpatient setting providing individual therapy. Christine specializes in working with children who have experienced trauma. She is trained in various evidenced based treatment models including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent Management Training (PMT). Christine believes that together we can have a long lasting impact on people’s lives. This project will be able to empower individuals and communities, provide crucial resources, and tools to enhance life skills, to create effective and sustaining positive change.
Seasoned healthcare marketing strategist who leads the marketing division for Windsor Healthcare, an organization with nine skilled nursing and senior living facilities in New Jersey. Christina recently redesigned the organizations image to embrace the concept of Spreading Wellness, as she is passionate about helping those in the community through all stages of life, not just their time of need. Christina lives in Toms River with her husband, Ryan, and their five children Noah, Weston, DJ, Lucy, and Molly.
James graduated from New York University in 2012. He has worked in the Hospitality industry in NYC for the past 10 years. His experience ranges from managing restaurants, bars, large corporate functions and sales. He currently works in the Group Sales department at the New York Marriott Marquis.
James is also the Founder and Managing Partner of JJH & Co., a real estate investment company. He has acquired, managed or syndicated real estate assets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Cleveland. His company’s real estate holdings include single family rentals, apartment communities and entitled land development. He is currently working on acquiring his first international real estate asset in South Korea.
Like many, James has donated time, money, food and clothing to worthy causes throughout the years. However, The Social Conscience Project’s mission really spoke to him and he knew that he wanted to get directly involved. He feels that the Social Conscience Project has the ability and potential to make a massive difference in many people’s lives.
Jeana has led teams within the multifamily industry for over 20 years, recently transitioning into Greystar’s Senior Housing platform. With experience in Corpus Christi, Dallas, Austin & San Antonio markets, her career includes real estate development, lease-up, renovations, US Military Privatization initiatives, specializing in all classes of conventional rental housing. She served on the CCAA Board of Directors for 7 years and served as the CCAA President in 2013. She is an NAA CAM designate and has a BA in Organizational Communications from Texas State University. Charity work includes fundraising with teams to benefit St. Jude’s; Camp Hope; and South Texas Children’s Home.