Board of Trustees


CASA SHaW's Board of Trustees

Alice Condo, President
Alice Condo lives in Somerville, NJ. She graduated from Immaculata University with a BA in Biochemistry and obtained her MS in Pharmaceutical Quality & Regulatory Affairs from Temple University. Alice is a Director of Regulatory Compliance with J&J Global Services. She loves to travel, especially to unusual and exotic locations.

Roger Mellick, Vice-President
Roger is the President and CEO of The Doggett Corporation in Hunterdon County. Roger was born in New York City, raised in New Jersey and save for a 10 year stint in Boston, has spent the majority of his life in New Jersey. He attended Tabor Academy for his high school years, then Boston University and subsequently the University of Colorado. Roger is a past president of The Upper Raritan Watershed Association (now Headwaters). Has served on the Tewksbury environmental commission, board member for The Raptor Trust in Millington, charter board member of The Tree Fund and is currently on the Land Use Committee and the Historical Preservation Committee for Clinton Town. He also serves on both the standard practices and the sustainability committee as well as on the Political Action Committee (PAC) for The Tree Care Industry Association. Roger has an adult daughter involved with kids, family and foster care in Denver. It was due to her stories and experiences that resulted in getting him involved with CASA SHaW.

Brian Auger, Secretary
Brian is Director of the Somerset County Library System, and has households in both Hillsborough, New Jersey and Columbia, Maryland, where his wife Cheri resides. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Theology from Loyola College and The Catholic University and a master’s in library science from the University of Maryland. Previously a long-time volunteer in a variety of leadership positions with the Scouting program, Brian joined the board of trustees in 2012 because he wants to continue serving youth and to sink deeper roots into New Jersey. When not commuting between states, he enjoys reading, music and family time. He plans to continue his split household arrangements until his son finishes studies at Fairfield University in Conneticut, yet another state he frequents.

Joe Westlein, Treasurer
Joe worked in the Finance/Information Services Divisions of several different Johnson & Johnson companies for 35 years, retiring in 1999. He then became very active in the community by joining the Boards of the Somerset County United Way and Alternatives, Inc, as well as serving on the Family Court Juvenile Conference Committee and becoming a volunteer advocate with CASA of ShaW, where he served for 5 years, and has since joined the Board of CASA in 2013. He is also very active in several of his parish church ministries, and keeps very busy with his children and grandchildren, all of whom live in the local area. Joe enjoys collecting comics, traveling with his wife and family, reading fiction novels, and binging on his favorite TV shows. Joe is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School, and a retired member of the NJ State Bar Association.

Gena Pemberton, Member-at-Large
Gena Pemberton resides in New York City. Gena is a Senior Finance Manager, in charge of Finance Recruiting at Johnson & Johnson. Gena holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hampton University and a MBA from University of Phoenix. She is the North Atlantic Regional President of the National Hampton Alumni Association Board and a proud alumnus of Hampton University. Gena is very passionate about CASA SHAW and giving every child a chance

Eliot Goldstein, Esq., Trustee
Eliot lives in Warren, New Jersey with his wife and three daughters. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Economics and from the Syracuse University College of Law. He is the founder and managing member of the Goldstein Law Firm, LLC in Somerville, New Jersey. Eliot shares his legal expertise as a member of the Governance Committee. Thankful for his daughters, Eliot joined the CASA SHaW board in 2014 to help children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

Edie Grauer, Trustee
Edie lives in Franklin Township with her two children.  She earned a BSW from Livingston College and an MSW from Rutgers University.  She has worked in the field of education and with nonprofits throughout her professional career.  Her areas of expertise include youth, housing, and criminal and juvenile justice.  In her spare time, Edie enjoys gardening, making jewelry, and cooking.  She loves jazz music too.  Edie's particular passion for working and advocating for disenfranchised populations make her a wonderful fit for CASA SHaW's board of trustees.


Juanita Painson, Trustee
Juanita Painson is an Entrepreneur, Business Development
Consultant, Revitalization Strategy Consultant and Public Speaker. Mrs. Painson’s vision statement is “Economic Empowerment Through Knowledge” and her mission is to help others understand that communities thrive when each person understands that their spiritual wellness, financial well-being, mental stability and physical health, go hand-in-hand. Juanita is fulfilling her mission by educating and supporting communities . Juanita has been a business owner from the age of 13 and through her hard work and dedication, has owned several successful businesses. Mrs. Painson is an energetic entrepreneur with leadership and project management experience in start-ups, community development, as well as re-engineering organizations. She is the founder and CEO of the Biznest Catalyst Center (BCC) which is a consulting firm that caters to small businesses, churches, non-profits, corporations, and government agencies offering a full range of services to improve organizational effectiveness and revitalize communities. 

Ebony Foster, Esq., Trustee
Ebony is an attorney, professor, blogger, and entrepreneur. She is a native of New Jersey where she went to Hillsborough High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology at Temple University, a Master of Science in Forensic Science from Drexel University College of Medicine, and a law degree from Widener University School of Law. Ebony founded her own virtual law firm, eFoster Law, where she provides transactional and intellectual property legal services to individuals and small businesses. She actively and continuously volunteers her time and sources to various non-profit organizations in Central New Jersey that directly affect children. She truly believes it takes a village to raise a child, and is dedicated to doing her part and beyond with CASA SHaW. Ebony joined the board in November 2014. She is committed to public service, and looks forward to contributing to the continued success of CASA SHaW.

Hyun Lee, Esq., Trustee
Hyun J. Lee is an attorney at Savo, Schalk, Gillespie, O’Grodnick & Fisher, P.A. In 2005, Hyun received her bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University. She graduated cum lade from Vermont Law School in May 2010. Since serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Kimarie Rahill, J.S.C., Warren County, Family Division, Hyun has been passionate about protecting and helping children. Hyun enjoys the outdoors and lives in Hunterdon County with her family.

Gina Gibbs Foster, Trustee
Gina Gibbs Foster is Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for The Linde Group in North and South America. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Public Policy & Administration from Northwestern University. After living in seven cities across the USA and Switzerland, Gina currently resides in Basking Ridge, NJ with her husband and two children. Gina firmly believes that all children need and deserve safe and loving homes, and she is proud of the role that CASA SHaW plays in making that a reality for so many children in our communities.

"Great lives are the culmination of great thoughts followed by great actions."
-Peter Sinclair



Some Wish Lists are More Vital Than Others:
 
  • To be safe
  • To feel loved
  • To have enough to eat
  • To get a bath every day
  • To not be hit
  • To have a sober mom and dad
  • To have stuff of my own
  • To not have to keep secrets
  • To be seen, heard, and valued
  
You can HELP fill this wish list for children in our community by supporting CASA SHaW's mission of providing advocates for children living in foster care in our community. 
 
These advocates ensure the each child's needs are identified and their voices are heard by the judge. Working with other stakeholders, CASA's advocates help these children find safe, loving, and permanent homes. 
 
You can HELP by volunteering or donating today.
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