Elaine has been volunteering with Family Promise of Monmouth County since the agency opened its doors in July of 2001. She started out as a volunteer coordinator for a host congregation (St. Luke’s UMC, Long Branch). She also worked as a case manager for Family Promise from 2004 to 2006. In 2009 her church could no longer support the ministry and had to step down as a host congregation. Not long afterward, Elaine was invited to join the Board of Trustees. She became President of the Board in 2011. Elaine has earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling, both from Georgian Court University.

She is a licensed professional counselor and works for an adult partial care program. She also teaches as an adjunct professor of psychology at Georgian Court University. In her spare time she writes, sings and preaches an occasional sermon at her church

Contact Elaine at elaine@familypromisemc.org
Pete is a Certified Community Service Chaplain, Disaster Relief Crisis Counselor (DRCC) and John Maxwell coach, trainer, teacher and speaker, working with the community, church lay leadership and Christian nonprofit management to care for people, build and better equip leaders to be all they can be to help build effective organizations. Pete has also have worked in the areas of organizational development; program development; strategic planning; accounting and fiscal management; and human resources; certified in 2012 as a Professional Human Resource (PHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

His career has taken him from Wall Street to Main Street to help people who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, and who are without basic needs. He has also worked with people living with psychiatric disabilities to meet their financial needs, and people 50 and older who are looking for employment. Specialties include: training, church ministry, non-profits, and financial education.

In 1999 Pete joined the steering committee that developed the Monmouth County affiliate of Family Promise that we have today. Pete was also the original Middletown UMC host church coordinator from when Family Promise opened in 2001. He continued as coordinator until 2003. Pete joined the board in January 2005 and served as Treasurer through December 2007. He rejoined the Board in 2013 and currently serves as Vice President, Fund Development Team Chair, and Congregational Care Representative

Pete and his wife, Linda, reside in Mnmouth County, NJ. Their family is blessed with three adult children, two stepchildren and eight grandchildren.

Contact Pete at pstahl@familypromisemc.org
Jim is an industry finance leader with experience in all aspects of financial management, operations and compliance in the legal, technology consulting and public accounting services industries. Management roles included oversight and participation in technology, marketing, facilities, human resources and long-range planning departments and projects. Core competencies include comprehensive financial management, business process improvement and major project management. He has been a board member and treasurer for Family Promise since 2014. Jim and his family reside in Monmouth County, NJ.

Contact Jim at jmortenson@familypromisemc.org
Wendy is a licensed pharmacist currently working as a manager in clinical research. Wendy received her Bachelors’ of Pharmacy From Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She has life-long interests in improving human health and quality of life. Wendy hopes to help improve the lives of members of her community by using her communication, organization, and analytical skills to work with Family Promise of Monmouth County to accomplish their mission. Wendy and her family live in Monmouth County and are happy to be involved with Family Promise of Monmouth County.

Contact Wendy at wcarofano@familypromisemc.org
Mike has been an active member of the Board of Family Promise and supports our fund raising, community engagement, and advises on our business operations. Mike and his wife Marie are also volunteer coordinators for the local Monmouth County Chapter of Rainbows a national non-profit program dedicated to providing support groups for children and families who have experienced loss due to separation, death or divorce. Mike’s advocacy for homeless families and children also includes recently leading a 2016 Monmouth County Grant for establishing additional Rainbows sites to serve local families. Mike’s 30+ year business career in technology has included serving as an executive at leading firms such as Oracle and D&B and was CEO of GoldenSource a master data management platform and former IBM business. Mike also co-founded in 2005 the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council a non-profit trade association for the global financial industry for advancing data management best practices and standards where today Mike is the senior advisor for industry engagement. Mike and his wife, Marie, reside in Little Silver in Monmouth County, NJ. Their family is blessed with two daughters and three grandchildren.

Contact Mile at mmeriton@familypromisemc.org
Frank Maag is a CPA specializing in not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and is on their exempt organization committee. Frank seeks to improve the lives of members of his community by using his experience servicing NFP organizations to help Family Promise of Monmouth County efficiently and effectively accomplish their mission. Frank and his family live in Monmouth County and are proud to be able to support and assist Family Promise of Monmouth County.

Contact Frank at fmaag@familypromisemc.org