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.
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.
Family Case Manager, Robin Popoff
Robin is a compassionate and dedicated professional who has been working with children and families for over 10 years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Rutgers University, she worked with children and youth facing multiple challenges such as teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and depression. Upon receiving her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kean University, she taught preschool and soon after became the director of two different preschools. Robin also provides early intervention services to families with young children.
Currently, Robin is serving on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Hope Changes Everything, whose mission is to provide education and meals to young children living in Grand Goave, Haiti. She has traveled to Haiti on multiple occasions to help build homes and make improvements upon schools.
Robin grew up in Monmouth County, NJ, has been a member of our host congregation, First Baptist Church of Manasquan and currently lives in Bricktown with her husband and three children.
Guest Services Coordinator, Charles Coughlin
Charley is a Monmouth County native and a graduate of Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC. He joins us after running a successful 30 year career in the office equipment industry, with 21 of those years as the owner of Lighthouse Copying Systems.
Charley also served as an educator for five years at St. Ann Elementary School in Keansburg & St. Rose Elementary School in Belmar. Additionally, he coached varsity baseball at St. Rose High School and is a certified high school baseball and softball official through the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Shore Umpires Association.
Charles considers himself blessed with a lovely wife of 38 years—-2 wonderful grown children—-1 beautiful granddaughter.
Charley is passionate about genuinely serving homeless children and families and he is thrilled to join the FPMC team.