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NJPRA Conference Coming Soon!

Save the Date: November 20 & 21, 2014


Patti Holand

Technical Assistance Collobarative, Boston, MA


Andrew Bernstein, PhD, CPRP

Rise Health and Wellness Center, University of Arizona 


Special Guests:

Lynn Kovich, DMHAS

Chance Lykins, Advocate, MBI-Gluckshaw



NJPRA has received word that that Mohammad Shafiq, one of the founding members of NJPRA passed away recently. Shafiq worked at Fountain House originally, then was part of the group of Fountain House staff who brought the Clubhouse Model to New Jersey in the early 1970's. He then worked at St. Clare's for a period of time in Transitional Services, before founding Harbor House at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson.

Shafiq was a member of the NJPRA Board of Directors from its inception, served several years as Board President, and was a recipient of the Mort Gati Award. He retired to Pakistan, but stayed in touch with various Board members over the years.  Shafiq was a very vocal advocate for persons experiencing mental illness, for the Clubhouse model and for psychiatric rehabilitation. He brought energy and true dedication to the field.   






The NJPRA ELECTION results are in! We would like to announce and congratulate the new officers of the NJPRA Board of Directors:


Dave D’Antonio, Bridgeway – Vice President
John Kulesza, Collaborative Support Programs of NJ – Vice President

Melissa Roberts, Rutgers University– Vice President

Joni Dolce, Rutgers Univerisity - Secretary

Tom Pyle, PsychOdyssey & Family Member - Treasurer

Leslie Stivale is tranistioning to President Having completed a term as President-Elect.


 The new officers will serve a two year term commencing with the February 14, 2014 Board Meeting. Thank you for your participation in the election and in helping set the course of NJPRA!



  Members Only!

Vote for the Executive Board Now! 


Thank you for voting on the new by-laws! All proposed changes passed unamimously!



 Congratulations to NJ's newest CPRPs!


Alexandra Kennedy, Triple C Housing
Tom Pyle, PsychOdessey Services, Inc.