NJPRA Annual Organizational Breakfast

When: April 24, 2015
Where: Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, NJ

Special Guest Speaker:
Lynn Kovich, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Key Feature: Public Policy Updates and Planning for 2016

Letter of Invitation and Agenda to follow




Nominations for the Shafiq Award have been closed.

Click here for special information regarding the award.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for consideration.

We will be in touch with you soon!

NJPRA has received word that that Mohammad Shafiq, one of the founding members of NJPRA passed away in 2014. 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 transitioning 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!


Congratulations to NJ's newest CPRPs!


Alexandra Kennedy, Triple C Housing

Tom Pyle, PsychOdessey Services, Inc.