Our staff! Jahmoia, Lisa, and Lourdes.
Lisa Wilson, MSW, Executive Director
Lisa, a Philadelphia native, migrated to New Jersey in 2006 when she married her husband Mark. Lisa was introduced to the LBC by Monmouth University. She was an MSW intern in 2007. She graduated from the program with a Masters in Social Work concentrated in International Community Development. Lisa has her BA in Political Science. She was hired as the agency’s Program Director in 2008. Since becoming Executive Director in 2009, Lisa has grown the agency in delivery of literacy and education programs focused on family economic self-sufficiency and sustainability. She has solidified relationships with New Jersey universities by expanding experiential learning contracts for field interns in the areas of administration, governance, program, outreach, and direct practice. She has maintained state funding for the 6th consecutive year despite the economic downturn, and has been able to maintain private and corporate sponsorships as well. Lisa said, “When I learned how invaluable the LBC is to the community, I knew this was a place I wanted to be. We work with all sorts of people, provide an astounding array of services, all with a small staff and a tiny budget. Fortunately, LBC has a fabulous staff and an astounding Board.”
Jahmoia Rice-Norflett, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator
Jahmoia Rice-Norflett, Jersey Shore born and raised, has over 12 years' experience working with children and families in a multitude of capacities. With accepting this new role at Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center she looks forward to positively impact the community through conscious, thoughtful work. Jahmoia joined the LBC team in November 2016, exemplifying a leadership role within the organization, she has established herself as a catalyst building partnerships in growth with communities, families, and providers. Jahmoia is an adult student, continuing her studies to earn a Master's degree in social work, concentrating on community development. She believes that volunteerism is essential to altruistic wholeness! Whether it's a day spent at an event, helping out at the community garden, or sharing a moment and kind words, it all plays a major role in creating humanity, through care and dignity. "My goal is to be a part of something meaningful that creates opportunities, perspective and changes lives while promoting the belief in the inherent worth of the individual and the capacity for personal growth."
Lourdes Alcaraz, Bi-lingual Family Support Partner
Lourdes Alcaraz emigrated from Mexico City to New Jersey with her husband and two sons in 2000. In Mexico she was a certified Spanish Elementary School teacher and is currently a licensed Emergencyd Spanish Elementary School teacher and is currently a licensed Emergency Medical Technician Basic with the title of First Lieutenant. She is also a 3rd Officer In Line and an Active Emergency Medical Technician volunteer at Holmdel First Aid Squad. As the bilingual Family Support Partner, Lourdes is passionate about interacting with and helping people in need.