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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. 

Family Case Manager, Robin Donohue

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 has also provided early intervention services to families with young children. 

Robin has served 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, is a member of our host congregation, First Baptist Church of Manasquan, and has three children.  

Guest Services Manager, 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.

Guest Service Coordinator, Brian Crimmins

Guest Service Coordinator, Steve Gaudette

Fiscal Specialist, Amani Eljallad

Amani is excited to join Family Promise of Monmouth County’s team. Amani is passionate about helping others and finds working in Family promise as an ideal way to blend her accounting expertise with her passion for the nonprofit and social service sectors.

Amani worked for 14 years as a Fiscal Manager in a nonprofit organization – Head Start a federally funded program, where she managed a budget of over $2.6 million. During her time serving, Amani had a clean audit; the financial statements were free from material misstatements. She was able to secure local and state grants that were crucial in supporting the mission of her program.

Amani holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and minor in Business Public Administration from the University of Jordan (Amman-Jordan).

Amani lives in Toms River with her husband, raising 3 children.


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