Advocates for Children of New Jersey would like to welcome its new board members! ACNJ is governed by a volunteer board of trustees who are diverse in professional, educational and cultural backgrounds. They are united by a deep concern for the well-being of New Jersey's children.
|New Board Members||Biography|
|Monique Baptiste, Vice President of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Monique supports JPMC’s $350 million global investment in education and workforce training systems to promote economic opportunity and reduce inequities in labor market outcomes from groups that have historically faced significant barriers to accessing opportunity. This includes leading efforts to promote second chance hiring opportunities for individuals with criminal backgrounds in key cities across the country. With a background in urban policy and economics, Monique has worked in the field of workforce development for over a decade.|
|Bianka Douglas, Vice President, Lead Human Resources Business Partner, Prudential||Bianka is a strategic HR partner who understands the organization and the evolution of the business. She is a solutions-oriented change leader who brings strong influencing capability with a focus on developing and aligning the people strategy with the business. She has an innovative mindset and encourages others to develop new ways of working to optimize outcomes and performance. Bianka has extensive experience in employee engagement, talent and succession management, organizational effectiveness and executive coaching at the C Suite level.|
|Justin Kiczek, Executive Vice President, F. M. Kirby Foundation||Justin oversees the family foundation’s grantmaking to programs in the arts and humanities, human services, environment, health, education, and public policy. Justin worked previously at the Turrell Fund in Montclair, N.J. , first as a Program Consultant for 15 years and subsequently as Vice President of Programs, where he helped support the foundation’s efforts to improve early childhood outcomes in New Jersey and Vermont. He also has experience as an English teacher and lecturer in secondary and higher education institutions, including seven years at the all-scholarship Regis High School. He holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.A. from Hunter College. As a lifelong participant in non-profit work, Justin also volunteers regularly with the Interfaith Food Pantry, Student / Partner Alliance, and his local PTA. He lives in Morristown, NJ with his wife and their three daughters.|
|Monica Lallo, Ed.D., MPA, MPM, Senior Vice President, Acenda Integrated Health||Dr. Lallo is an educator, team strategist and advocate for improving government and nonprofit services to underserved youth and families. Throughout her professional career, she has been committed to bridging the socioeconomic divide that exists in disadvantaged communities. She has been actively involved in government-funded youth improvement initiatives and her work has heightened capacity building efforts for nonprofit organizations, both domestically and internationally. Dr. Lallo received her Doctorate in Education from Immaculata University, her Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University, and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.|