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NORWESCAP CEO, Terry Newhard

Terry Newhard has been at the helm of NORWESCAP for the past thirty years. Coming from a social services background where he served in community development, was the head of a Community Center and worked within the prison system as an educator, Terry knows first hand the challenges and rewards of attempting to equalize the effects of poverty on the individual and on the community. As CEO of NORWESCAP, Terry has guided the organization with a growthimplementing vision, passion and dedication to achieving NORWESCAP's goals of creating opportunities and changing lives.

Creating a culture that fosters social entrepreneurialism NORWESCAP Directors and Staff are able to use their creativity and innovation to create solutions to the evolving dynamics and needs represented by economic crisis and social disadvantage. Fostering a climate of responsiveness and innovation has enabled NORWESCAP programs and directors to implement effective programs tailored to the unique needs of the community and measured success. Flexibility and risk taking are hallmarks of NORWESCAP under Terry's leadership. When asked about NORWESCAP and his role as CEO, Terry said, "I try to hold up the global view of the organization and the vision to end poverty in Northwest New Jersey.

The success stories are a result of the efforts of people who want to change their lives and the talents of a caring staff who create the opportunities for transformation. Working with a strong board that is focused on the future of the agency and how it responds to the community, we have successfully led the organization through challenging times and look forward to strengthening families and communities in Northwest New Jersey."

NORWESCAP Associate Director, Georjean W. Trinkle

Georjean has over fifteen years of experience within the Social Service field and she continues to demonstrate the passion that led her to this field in public service with a particular emphasis on working with low income families, grant management, innovative program design, as well as, strategic planning, advocacy and outcome based programming.

Georjean credits her success at NORWESCAP due to her experience in several roles which started as a case manager, then as the Director of First Call for Help, before her ascension to the NORWESCAP leadership team.

As part of the NORWESCAP Directorship and Administrative team, Georjean continues to keep the pulse of the people NORWESCAP serves utilizing a hands-on approach. As a member of the Executive Team she is able to employ her leadership skills in the oversight of the organization while fulfilling her devotion for Social Service work by participation in NORWESCAP program events. As a result of recent catastrophic events, Georjean recognized a gap in crisis counseling and immediately took the initiative receiving her certification as a Disaster Relief Crisis Counselor.

Adding this certification to her credentials and accomplishments has affords her the ability to be effective in addressing the needs of the northwest New Jersey communities and people she is dedicated to serving. When asked about her role as Associate Director, Georjean replied, "Serving as Associate Director, my job is to insure that all the pieces of the NORWESCAP organization seamlessly integrate so we can continue to provide programs and services that are changing lives in Northwest New Jersey.”

“I love the communities and the people we serve, and want to give back to those struggling the opportunities I was afforded. In this time of economic crisis, I'm proud that NORWESCAP is continuing to connect to the people in effective and efficient ways." Georjean has also supervised the development of programs and services including asset building services designed for low income individuals, improving access to primary health care services, and creating unique collaborations with a wide range of cross sector partners, .

Georjean holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Masters of Science from New England College. Her social service background and administrative function create a blend of opportunity to serve the organization.

NORWESCAP Associate Director, Patrick Grogan

After a career of almost twenty five years at NORWESCAP Patrick still has a deep desire to serve the NORWESCAP organization by taking the responsibility of day to day operations off the minds of the Directors and Staff- freeing them to do what they do best-directly impacting the community.

As Associate Director of NORWESCAP, Patrick works to insure a smooth running operation. A graduate of Marywood University, Patrick earned both a BSW and MSW degrees in Social Work. Understanding his strengths lie in the administrative functions of the organization, Patrick
continues to be inspired daily by the passion, dedication and innovation of the NORWESCAP team. His contribution to the organization directly impacts the ability of NORWESCAP to continue to offer needed assistance and life changing opportunities.

When asked what Patrick admires most about the organization, he replied, "NORWESCAP has kept the focus on the community, its needs and the everyday people it serves. The people that work for NORWESCAP genuinely care about the people they serve."

NORWESCAP Chief Financial Officer, Lynn Snyder

Lynn began her career at NORWESCAP thirty years ago. A graduate of Montclair State College in New Jersey, Lynn holds a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. After a brief time working in an accounting firm, Lynn joined the NORWESCAP team. Over the past thirty years, she has seen the organization grow eight fold and attributes the continued financial and community support NORWESCAP receives to the philosophy of accountability and transparency to funders, clients and supporters.

As Chief Financial Officer, Lynn holds that charge at the forefront of her work, providing precise and clear accounting that has repeatedly brought a clean audit to the organization. Perhaps as important as her professional achievements, Lynn has found in NORWESCAP an organization filled with folks who are passionate and dedicated to their work. Whatever talent, skill and role they play at NORWESCAP, commitment and respect are hallmarks of NORWESCAP people, programs and networks.

"There have been many opportunities to work in the for profit world," Lynn said, "But to meet the challenges working with a non profit and end the day with a sense of purpose-knowing that your efforts aren't just important-they're meaningful-that gives everyday a sense of purpose."

Lynn and her team are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of fiscal management for NORWESCAP-making it possible for contributors, donors and funders to feel confident that their contributions are being properly managed.

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