At its core, Monmouth ACTS is a partnership. Read on to meet our County government and community partners.
Monmouth County Department of Human Services
The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners established the Monmouth County Department of Human Services (MCDHS) in 1987. It reflects the Commissioners’ long-standing commitment to address the needs of our most vulnerable citizens, and those who may be struggling with an unexpected event that has left them unsure of where to turn.
MCDHS’ mission is to enhance the quality of life for people in Monmouth County through the planning, purchasing and delivery of human services by highly effective employees in partnership with public and private organizations. More than 140,000 Monmouth County residents receive one or more services from MCDHS each year.
Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council
The Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council (MAAC) represents a number of nonprofit organizations whose goals are to assist County residents in meeting a broad array of human service needs relating to mental health, disabilities, addiction, aging, housing, child care, food insufficiency, transportation and more.
Chair, Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council
Director, Monmouth County Dept. of Human Services
Vice-Chair, Monmouth ACTS Advisory Council
Susan M. Kiley
Monmouth County Commissioner
Monmouth County Administrator
Behaviorial Health Hub Co-Chairs
Early Childhood Success Hub Co-Chairs
Financial Empowerment Hub Co-Chair
Housing & Homelessness Hub Co-Chair
Positive Youth Development Hub Co-Chairs
Successful Aging Hub Co-Chairs
Transportation Hub Co-Chairs
Pat Bohse, Bohse & Associates LLC
Sara Burrill, Brookdale Community College
Tony Comerford, Ph.D., New Hope-IBHC, Inc.
Paul Dement, Monmouth University
Anna Diaz-White, 180 Turning Lives Around
Mary A. Ditri, New Jersey Hospital Association
Thomas F. Hayes, New Jersey Natural Gas
Steve Heisman, HABcore, Inc.
Gwendolyn O. Love, Lunch Break
Rev. Dr. Patricia S. Medley, Freehold Clergy Association
Beatriz Oesterheld, Community Affairs & Resource Center (CARC)
Rev. Robert Pierce, I Beseech Thee Development Corp.
Pastor Terrence K. Porter, Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank
Dr. Lester W. Richens, Monmouth County Office of Education
Louis Schwarcz, Family and Children’s Service
Marta Silverberg, Monmouth Family Health Center
Rev. Ronald L. Sparks, Bethel AME Church
Triada Stampas, Fulfill
Dr. Anita Voogt, Brookdale Community College
Alicia F. Williams, South Jersey Legal Services
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members:
Karen Asay, Division of Child Protection & Permanency
Ellen Cohen, Office of Youth Services Planning
Judith Green, Division of Child Protection & Permanency
Christopher Merkel, Monmouth County Department of Health
Lorraine Scheibener, Monmouth County Division of Social Services
Nelson Troche, State of New Jersey Department of Human Services
Residents can find any of these organizations, and the many more that provide helpful services and programs, at the MonmouthResourceNet.
If you are interested in becoming involved with one of the Monmouth ACTS Hubs, feel free to reach out to any of the co-chairs by clicking on their names.