Executive Director, Christie Carter-Love
The odds were stacked against her—abused, neglected and homeless after the loss of both parents to substance abuse and AIDS, Christine Carter-Love experienced first-hand the harsh reality of homelessness. Christine’s experience ignited her passion to serve the most vulnerable. She earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Social Work from Norfolk State University and then her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
From 2004-2014 Christine served as the Executive Director of Against All Odds Foundation, a nonprofit multi-service agency serving at-risk children and families through K-12 tutoring programs and its Family Success Center. Christine managed the day-to-day operations of more than 15 full-time staff and a budget of $2.5M. In 2014 Christine launched her own consulting firm with her husband and worked on many projects in the areas of fundraising, capacity building, program development and expansion. She currently serves on various mission driven boards and remains dedicated to empowering the most vulnerable. She has been featured in the Star Leger, Black Enterprise, Forbes Women, My9 News and other media outlets.
Christine has been described as “fearless, steadfast and on a mission,” and views the impossible as her lifelong adversary. Former Mayor of the City of Newark now Senator Cory Booker stated, “…Christine embodies the resilience, determination and love needed…” Christine is honored to serve as the newly appointed Executive Director of Family Promise of Monmouth County and she is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge, unique aerial view and passion to help build community and strengthen lives in Monmouth County.
Case Manager, Elizabeth Raftery-Triolo is a Monmouth County resident and studied Divinity and Psychology at Drew University. Elizabeth is strongly connected to vital resources in Monmouth County and beyond. Elizabeth has extensive case management experience, having served for many years in that capacity at Love, Inc. and other mission-aligned agencies. She is also a Certified Assisted Living Administrator, Certified Domestic Violence and Rape Care Advocate, EMT, SHIP counselor and HMIS site manager. Elizabeth works exhaustively to find the housing and a myriad of other resources our families’ so desperately need. She is an advocate, broker and determined problem solver.
Guest Services Coordinator, Judith Busi has over 50 years’ experience in hospitality and guest services. She is an active Monmouth County resident and a resource broker for our families. Ms. Busi transports our guests to and from scheduled appointments and assists with administrative support of our Day Center. Judi is trained and certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.