About Us

 

Our Mission

The Family Resource Network (FRN) is dedicated to offering individuals and their families with continuing needs the greatest opportunities, resources and services to support a full and happy life.

Who We Are

With more than 50 programs and services available for New Jersey residents living with epilepsy, autism, intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, and chronic illness, The Family Resource Network (FRN) and its affiliates have been affecting lives of thousands of families across New Jersey for the past 49 years. 

When you add these results to the thousands of people we reach through our family-friendly events, such as the “Glow, Walk, Run” Family 5k, and the Autism Beach Bash, it is clear we are making a difference in the health and happiness of thousands of families.

 

The Family Resource Network is a comprehensive family-focused umbrella of organizations designed to meet the growing need for community-based programs and services to individuals and families with a variety of disabilities and chronic conditions through our three affiliate organizations (below). The Family Resource Network is a statewide organization with offices located in East Windsor New Jersey. FRN serves approximately 30,000 individuals annually.

Our Network

Autism Family Services of New Jersey (AFSNJ) was created in order to better serve individuals and families affected by autism. With an array of behavioral therapy, after school services, and scholarship opportunities, AFSNJ strives to ensure a better quality of life for people with autism and their families.

Caregivers of New Jersey’s (CNJ) is proud to offer a centralized location for answers and information on all caregiving concerns. The growing number of caregivers in the state has increased the demand for advocacy, education, information and support.

Epilepsy Services of New Jersey (ESNJ), is a state-wide, non-profit charitable agency dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for people affected by epilepsy and their loved ones. ESNJ provides necessary programs for families living with epilepsy, such as a residential summer camp, support groups, scholarship opportunities, seizure first-aid and recognition training, and referral programs.

Board of Trustees

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
LIZA GUNDELL
The Family Resource Network

PRESIDENT
WARREN JOSEPHSON
Accenture

VICE PRESIDENT
JOHN PATRICK OROHO, ESQ.
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

VICE PRESIDENT CHAIRMAN
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ERIC B. GELLER, M.D.
Institute of Neurology & Neurosurgery

CHAIRMAN
ROBERT L. D’AVANZO
Accenture

SECRETARY
KEITH BEHRENS
Frank A. Boffa & Co.

TREASURER
JOHN M. SEBASTIANO
Pegasus Asset Management, Inc.

TRUSTEE
MICHAEL ALAN CHAPMAN
Accenture

TRUSTEE
JOHN DALTON
IT Initiatives

TRUSTEE
SARAH E. DAU
The Power Practice

TRUSTEE
PETER T. DONNELLY, ESQ.
Donnelly Minter & Kelly

TRUSTEE
KENNETH R. LEVINE
First Equity Capital Securities, Inc.

TRUSTEE
SHAJI PROCIDA
EISAI

TRUSTEE
ERIC SEGAL, M.D.
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

TRUSTEE
Deena Andreola
Lundbeck

Executive Staff

Chief Executive Officer
Liza Gundell

Senior Vice President, Development
Christi Kobus Rokicki, MAS, CVA

Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance
AnnMarie DiFalco

Chief Financial Officer
Sue Carduner

Senior Vice President, Case Management
Eileen Coyne

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Tanya Anderson

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, Health
Adeola Sonaike, PhD, MPH

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, Programs & Services
Veronica Diaforli

 

We are nothing without you.

Donate, volunteer or become a fundraiser and help us continue providing much needed services to New Jersey families living with disabilities and chronic illness.

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